Program News & Trainee Publications

Program News

Please see the following request for proposals (RFP) for an event coordinator to plan our annual Fogarty Global Health Fellows Training Program Orientation in Bethesda, Maryland in summer 2019. Intent to bid must be submitted by November 20, 2018with final bids due December 10, 2018. Please refer to the RFP for further details and contact information.

VUMC_Event Coordinator RFP

Congratulations to Fogarty Mentor Dr. Lishomwa Ndhlovu and 2015­2016 Fogarty Fellow Dr. Gabriel Loni Ekali who were awarded the UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) International Infrastructure Award.

Congratulations to 2017­2018 Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Elison Sarapura Casto, whose Fogarty project, “Parkinson’s Prevalence in Jauja” placed 1st in the Central Region category of the 2018 Medical College of Peru research competition.

Congratulations to 2014­2015 Fogarty Fellow, Dr. Paul A. Burns, who was recently appointed Assistant Professor at the John D. Bower School of Population Health at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Trainee Publications 

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Motorcycle taxi programme increases safe riding behaviours among its drivers in Kampala, Uganda

Kennedy Muni November 2018

Prevalence and factors associated with female genital mutilation among women of reproductive age in the Bawku municipality and Pusiga District of northern Ghana

Evelyn Sakeah September 2018

Physical and Mental Health Impacts of Household Gardens in an Urban Slum in Lima, Peru

Jorge A. Alarcon, Leann Andrews August 2018

Surgical oncology at a major referral center in Ghana: Burden, staging, and outcomes.

Adam Gyedu, Cameron Gaskill August 2018

The New England Journal of Medicine Perspective Piece – Crossing Borders

Marlene Martin, MD July 2018

Evaluation of the GeneXpert MTB/RIF in Patients with presumptive tuberculosis meningitis 

Tatiana Metcalf June 2018

Measuring adherence to antipsychotic medications for schizophrenia: Concordance and validity among a community sample in rural China

Roman Xu May 2018

An Assessment of Rehabilitation Infrastructure in Peru.

Amy Fuhs, Lacey LaGrone November 2017

Surgery and trauma care providers’ perception of the impact of dual-practice employment on quality of care provided in an Andean country.

Amy Fuhs, Leah Isquith-Dicker, Lacey LaGrone May 2017

Mixed-Methods Assessment of Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Quality Improvement Programs in Peru.

Amy Fuhs, Leah Isquith-Dicker, Lacey LaGrone April 2017

New-onset diabetes in hiv treated adults from thailand: predictors, long-term renal and cardiovascular outcomes.

Vorapot Saprisivat April 2017

Spatiotemporal mapping of cervical cancer incidence highlights need for targeted prevention in Songkhla province, Thailand.

Shama Virani April 2017

Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders in HIV-infected individuals in Rakai, Uganda.

Mahsa Abassi, Bozena Morawski December 2016

Fixed-dose combination therapy for the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases.

Ehete Bahiru March 2017

Genital Injury Signatures and Microbiome Alterations Associated With Depot Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Usage and Intravaginal Drying Practices.

Rose Bosire February 2017

The targetable A1 Huntington disease haplotype has distinct Amerindian and European origins in Latin America.

Mario Cornejo February 2017

Early childhood transmission of hepatitis B prior to the first hepatitis B vaccine dose is rare among babies born to HIV-infected and non-HIV infected mothers in Gulu, Uganda.

Emmanuel Seremba May 2017

Depression and Anxiety are Common in Acute HIV Infection and Associate with Plasma Immune Activation.

Nitaya Chomchey May 2017

Sustainable Resuscitation Ultrasound Education in a Low-Resource Environment: The Kumasi Experience.

Rockefeller Oteng March 2017

Interferon-γresponses to Plasmodium falciparum vaccine candidate antigens decrease in the absence of malaria transmission.

Cyrus Ayieko, George Oyodo January 2017

Feasibility and acceptability of HIV self-testing among pre-exposure prophylaxis users in Kenya.

Elizabeth Irungu February 2017

The PICASSO Cohort: baseline characteristics of a cohort of men who have sex with men and male-to-female transgender women at high risk for syphilis infection in Lima, Peru.

Segundo Leon April 2017

Seroprevalence of Histoplasmosis in Somali, Burmese, and Hmong Refugees Residing in Thailand and Kenya.

Nathan Bahr May 2017

Differences in Immunologic Factors Among Patients Presenting with Altered Mental Status During Cryptococcal Meningitis.

Nathan Bahr, Olatundan Williams, Joshua Rhein, Bozena Morawski, Mahsa Abassi, Sarah Lofgren March 2017

Eosinophilic Meningitis Due to Infection With Paragonimus kellicotti.

Nathan Bahr May 2017

Model distinguishability and inference robustness in mechanisms of cholera transmission and loss of immunity.

Karen Hamre May 2017

Barriers to Follow-Up for Abnormal Papanicolaou Smears among Female Sex Workers in Lima, Peru.

Devora Aharon January 2017

The Changing Epidemiology of Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus Type 1 Infection in Peruvian Female Sex Workers, 1993-2010.

Kristin Heitzinger February 2017

Beyond a Moral Obligation: A Legal Framework for Emergency and Essential Surgical Care and Anesthesia.

Barclay Stewart May 2017

Brief Report: Association Between Menopause and Unprotected Sex in High-Risk HIV-Positive Women in Mombasa, Kenya.

Linnet Masese April 2017

BCG vaccination induces HIV target cell activation in HIV-exposed infants in a randomized trial.

Melanie Gasper April 2017

Clinical Comparison of Retinopathy-Positive and Retinopathy-Negative Cerebral Malaria.

Ruth Namazzi January 2017

Recent advances in AIDS-related cryptococcal meningitis treatment with an emphasis on resource limited settings.

Joshua Rhein, Mahsa Abassi April 2017

Human Papillomavirus at Multiple Sites Associated with Anal Squamous Intraepithelial Lesions in HIV-Seropositive Individuals.

Eleanore Chuang July 2016

Elevated cerebrospinal fluid tumor necrosis factor is associated with acute and long-term neurocognitive impairment in cerebral malaria.

Paul Bangirana April 2017

Feasibility Study of HIV Sentinel Surveillance using PMTCT data in Cameroon: from Scientific Success to Programmatic Failure.

Gabriel Ekali January 2017

mHealth Interventions for Health System Strengthening in China: A Systematic Review.

Maoyi Tian, Dong Xu March 2017

The role of implementation science training in global health: from the perspective of graduates of the field’s first dedicated doctoral program.

Dong Xu January 2016