AJTMH Focuses on Mentorship Training in LMICs, Global Health Research
Featured Publication: Attrition of HIV-exposed infants from early infant diagnosis services in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Research led by Vanderbilt investigators found nearly 40% of HIV-exposed infants in low‐ and middle‐income countries (LMIC) were not in care at 18 months of age or had died. Despite the availability and progress of HIV prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs which includes postpartum follow-up of HIV-positive mothers and their HIV-exposed infants, many infants do not remain engaged in early infant diagnosis (EID) services that are essential to optimal health outcomes.
HIV-positive pregnant women at significant risk of loss to follow up from HIV Care after delivery in South Africa
In 2017, according to UNAIDS, more than 90% of HIV-positive pregnant women accessed antiretroviral (ART) medicines to prevent mother-to child transmission of HIV in Southern Africa, and recent research suggests access and adherence to ART remains high during pregnancy due in part to the scale up of national antenatal (ANC) and ART care clinics. Engagement in HIV care after delivery, however, can be challenging.
Calling for improved HIV data systems on World AIDS Day
World Malaria Day Perspective: James Carlucci M.D.
World Malaria Day 2017, observed on Tuesday, April 25, seeks to raise awareness and highlight the need to close the gap in access to malaria prevention tools. While the burden of disease continues to decline, efforts to improve access to interventions that prevent, diagnose and treat malaria are needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals of malaria elimination by 2030, especially in sub-Saharan Africa where malaria is most prevalent.
2016 Core Faculty Publications
2016 Publications (ordered by pub date) List of Core Faculty Tao J, Qian HZ, Kipp AM, Ruan Y, Shepherd BE, Amico KR, Shao Y, Lu H, Vermund SH. Effects of depression and anxiety on antiretroviral therapy adherence among newly diagnosed HIV-infected Chinese MSM. AIDS. 2017 Jan 28;31(3):401-406. doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001287.
Core Faculty Publications
2016 Publications: January through October List of Core Faculty
Faculty Publication: Factors associated with the use of mosquito bed nets in Mozambique
Benjamin Andrews, M.D., and co-authors' publication recognized
Benjamin Andrews, M.D. and co-authors were recognized by the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Editorial Board (GEMLR) for a recent publication. The recognized publication is titled “Simplified severe sepsis protocol: a randomized controlled trial of modified early goal-directed therapy in Zambia.” Andrews provides clinical and research mentoring to Master of Medicine students at the University of Zambia.
VU Ph.D. student, Akhenaten Tankwanchi, explores the global dilemma of "brain drain in an era of increased globalization."
The past decade has seen a dramatic rise in the number of physicians trained in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) emigrating to the United States, resulting in a “brain drain” on nations in the greatest need for affordable and accessible health care. This global dilemma is explored in the dissertation of Akhenaten Tankwanchi, a portion of which was published recently in PLOS Medicine.
Vanderbilt research developing new chemical against mosquitoes to eradicate malaria
Vanderbilt researchers publish findings into the biological basis of odor-sensitive behaviors central to disease transmission
Mosquito research news from the Hillyer Laboratory at Vanderbilt
New Experiences in Narrative, a collection of essays by Fogarty trainees
VIGH Faculty: Recent Publications
VIGH July 2012 Publications
IeDEA Network at AIDS 2012
AIDS 2012 IeDEA and Euro-Coord Satellite SessionThe Translational Power of Collaboration: Harnessing Large Datasets to Understand the HIV/AIDS Epidemic and to Opimize Care and Treatment Monday, July 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit the IeDEA.org website for more information.