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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.

Factors associated with longevity in Guangxi, China

Key Contact: Fang Yu

This project is part of an initiative to forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and Guangxi CDC.... learn more.

Secondhand smoke exposure and carcinogen uptake in elementary school children in Nanning, Guang

Key Contact: Irina Stepanov

This project is part of an initiative to forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and Guangxi CDC.... learn more.

Hepatitis E infection in immunosuppressed hosts

Key Contact: Jose Debes

This project addresses risk factors for Hepatitis E infection in individuals with HIV, transplant recipients, patients on dialysis, etc. It also studies the role of hepatitis E in progression to liver fibrosis and cirrhosis. It is performed in collaboration with Virology Institute of Cordoba, Hospit... learn more.

Hepatocellular carcinoma in South America

Key Contact: Jose Debes

This is a multinational project involving multiple countries in South America. The study aims to understand risk factors for liver cancer in the region. It also studies the effect of specific therapies for liver cancer and the role of region-specific infections and customary habits in the developmen... learn more.

Hepatitis B in Tanzania

Key Contact: Jose Debes

This project aims to understand the knowledge as well as social impact of hepatitis B infection in rural Africa. We run surveys to understand hepatitis B knowledge among health care providers as well as patients. We also evaluate the clinical progression of hepatitis B (to liver cancer and cirrhosis... learn more.

Women’s Health Practicum in Brazil

Key Contact: Carolyn Porta

January 2017, School of Nursing (SON) faculty will lead the second annual study abroad women’s health practicum in Salvador, Brazil. Students that participate in this study abroad practicum will receive 80 clinical hours credited toward the course they are enrolled in Spring 2017. These courses ar... learn more.

Primary Care Practicum in Guatemala

Key Contact: Carolyn Porta

March 2017, School of Nursing faculty will lead a study abroad primary care practicum in Antigua and San Martin, Guatemala. Students who participate in this study abroad practicum will receive 60 clinical hours credited toward the course they are enrolled in Spring 2017. These courses are as follows... learn more.

Easing lifetime transitions with Cognitive Behavioral Therapies

Key Contact: Carolyn Porta

This international experience will focus on the use of cognitive behavioral therapies for use with people across the age span who have mental health concerns related to life transitions such as parenthood, aging, medical illness. Working with University of Iceland and University of Akureyri, nursing... learn more.

Course: Global Health in a Local Context

Key Contact: Michael Westerhaus | Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility

This course immerses students in the study of health equity, the social determinants of health, global health in a local setting, and community-based healthcare. The course curriculum is modeled on the highly successful and dynamic SocMed curriculum currently utilized annually in Uganda and Haiti, w... learn more.

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