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A Pilot Test of a Technology-delivered HIV Self-Testing Intervention in Kampala, Uganda

Key Contact: Keith Horvath

The purpose of this proposal is to assess the feasibility, acceptability and preliminary impact of a novel HIVST intervention in Uganda that has 2 primary components: 1) an established 24-hour call-in center staffed by medical providers who will deliver accurate HIV/STI information, perform pre- and... learn more.

A Role for Cellular APOBEC Enzymes in Protection from HBV Infection

Key Contact: Reuben S. Harris

Determine whether it is genetic variation(s) in APOBEC or the virus itself that is responsible for HBV resistance in the highly exposed, non-immune but uninfected spouses of HBV carriers and/or for recovery from past infection (anti-HBs and anti-HBc positive).... 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.

Addressing needs of migrant farmworkers in Southern Minnesota

Key Contact: Jonathan Kirsch

Research is ongoing to test the utility of community health workers in addressing needs of dairy workers. Clinical activity occurs in the summer months helping to care for migrant farmworkers working in various agricultural industries. ... 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.

Afghan University Partnership

Key Contact: Carolyn Porta

The University of Minnesota is partnered with Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) to improve clinical, educational, professional and leadership skills for health sciences faculty in Kabul, Afghanistan. Funded by a sub-award grant from FHI 360, the project is part of the Afghanistan Universit... learn more.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias and Cognitive Practices among Tibetan Buddhist Monks

Key Contact: Richard MacLehose

pilot study on mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and ADRD among Tibetan Buddhist monks at the Drepung and Ganden monasteries in India conducted to determine how the global ADRD epidemic has affected this unique population; and to explore risk and protective factors, as well as mechanisms for cognitive... 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.

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