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A mixed method study of caregiving for older adults in India Location: Jodhpur, India

Key Contact: Benjamin Capistrant

India is rapidly undergoing two simultaneous transitions: an epidemiologic transition to growing chronic disease burden and a demographic transition to an unprecedentedly large and growing aging population. Thus, in the coming decades, older adults in India will be living longer albeit with more mor... learn more.

Accountability and quality of health service delivery in Jordan

Key Contact: Cari Clark

The objective of the study is to generate and disseminate knowledge on the relationship between accountability and quality of health service delivery to inform the Government of Jordan on potential policy options to further strengthen service delivery in the health sector. Specifically, the study ai... learn more.

Acute vs Delayed Iron: Effect On Red Cell Iron Incorporation In Severe Malaria

Key Contact: Sarah Cusick

Approximately 1 million children < age 5 living in sub-Saharan Africa die from severe anemia annually. This severe anemia frequently results from coexisting iron deficiency and malaria infection, but the standard of care, concurrent iron therapy, and antimalarial treatment has proven ineffective at... learn more.

Adjunctive Sertraline for the Treatment of HIV-Associated Cryptococcal Meningitis (ASTRO-CM)

Key Contact: David R Boulware

This project is a clinical trial testing whether sertraline has antifungal efficacy for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis. Cryptococcal meningitis is the most common cause of meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa and causes 20-25% of AIDS-related mortality.... learn more.

Advancement of Bubble CPAP for Use in Children in Low Resource Settings: A Study of Safety

Key Contact: Ashley Bjorklund

Clinical trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a modified bubble CPAP device in children with respiratory distress age 1 month to 5 years. The device is constructed from low cost, easy to find materials. Typically bubble CPAP has only been used in neonates, so this device has a modified n... learn more.

Advising Japanese Fulbright Scholar

Key Contact: David Jacobs, PhD

Dr. Akira Fujiyoshi is Special Contract Associate Professor (Lecturer), Department of Health Science, Shiga University Medical Science. He is visiting UMN and working with me under a Fulbright Fellowship ... learn more.

Anti-Influenza Hyperimmune Intravenous Immunoglobulin Clinical Outcome (IVIG)

Key Contact: Dr. James D. Neaton

INSIGHT 006, the Anti-Influenza Hyperimmune Intravenous Immunoglobulin Clinical Outcome Study (FLU-IVIG), is an international randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of anti-influenza hyperimmune intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) in individuals hospitalized with influenza (flu) A or B, to d... learn more.

Asian Clinical Tropical Medicine Course, Bangkok, Thailand

Key Contact: Patricia Walker, MD, DTM&H

The University of Minnesota, University of Ottawa and Mahidol University Bangkok, Faculty of Tropical Medicine all collaborate to hold a two week clinical tropical medicine course in Bangkok, Thailand. This course is open to providers interested in learning hands on clinical tropical medicine, and i... learn more.

Assessing antiretroviral distribution in CNS reservoirs using IR-MALDEI

Key Contact: Melanie Nicol

Despite availability of highly active antiretroviral therapy that can suppress the plasma viral load of HIV infected patients, HIV remains a significant global burden. The inability to cure HIV has been attributed to the establishment of viral reservoirs, cell types or tissue compartments that are u... learn more.

Assessment of immune response during hepatitis B and HIV coinfection

Key Contact: Jose Debes

The aim of the study is to evaluate whether blood leukocytes express a higher level of functional impairment of immune parameters during co-infection with both HBV and HIV when compared to HBV mono-infection.... learn more.

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