Fogarty Global Health Fellows Coordinating Center

Summary

Principal Investigator: CHARLES MICHAEL VAN DER HORST
Abstract: Abstract: Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program (FGHF) The University of North Carolina, Johns Hopkins University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Tulane University have formed a consortium, based on over 20 years of research and training collaboration, to launch the Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program (FGHF). This consortium brings together 17 primary research training sites in Africa (Ghana, Malawi, South Africa (2), Swaziland, Uganda (2), Zambia), Asia (Bangladesh, China (3), India, Thailand) and South America (Argentina, Brazil, Peru). Our proposal focuses on more advanced trainees, regional partnerships, multilayered mentoring. Each primary training site has a lengthy history of NIH and US government research funding, training of US and international research trainees, and on-the-ground faculty mentors, many of whom were trained through Fogarty International Center programs. Twelve of the proposed training sites are currently part of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars &Fellows program. We will preferentially recruit advanced post-doctoral researchers from more than 50 T32 training grants at the affiliated institutions in all disciplines of health sciences, as well as early-stage post- doctoral researchers, and doctoral and health science students from Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine at our 4 universities and around the US. Trainees from the international sites will be "twinned" with US trainees through additional resources including other existing Fogarty training grants and the Gilead Foundation to build research capacity at the sites to which the consortium has long-standing commitment. The areas of research focus include a broad range of topics that are consistent with the NIH Fogarty 2008-2012 Strategic Plan, recognizing the growing importance of non- communicable diseases while continuing the commitment to infectious diseases. Trainee applications will be judged on the quality of the research proposal, their previous track record, and commitment to a global health academic research career. Trainees will be assigned a team of mentors, with at least one senior and one junior mentor, who will closely monitor the progress of the trainee and provide on-site supervision. Drawing on existing linkages between sites and training faculty, we will enhance regional partnerships in order to provide training and guidance for junior mentors. Trainees and their twins will have access to biostatistical and epidemiologic consultation from UNC and Tulane faculty for both data analyses and grant writing purposes as well as supplemental funding for their research from multiple small grant opportunities at UNC. FGHF leverages a unique set of resources, training faculty, and sites in order to directly respond to three of the four Fogarty Strategic 2008-2012 Goals: bridging the training gap, fostering sustainable research, and building strategic partnerships.
Funding Period: 2012-04-04 - 2017-07-31
more information: NIH RePORT

Top Publications

  1. pmc Rifampicin for continuation phase tuberculosis treatment in Uganda: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Yukari C Manabe
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 7:e39187. 2012
  2. pmc Short communication: Late refills during the first year of antiretroviral therapy predict mortality and program failure among HIV-infected adults in urban Zambia
    Michael J Vinikoor
    1 Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 30:74-7. 2014
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of well water arsenic and child IQ in Maine schoolchildren
    Gail A Wasserman
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY, USA
    Environ Health 13:23. 2014
  4. pmc STI patients are effective recruiters of undiagnosed cases of HIV: results of a social contact recruitment study in Malawi
    Nora E Rosenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC UNC Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 65:e162-9. 2014
  5. pmc Delivery of operative pediatric surgical care by physicians and non-physician clinicians in Malawi
    Anna F Tyson
    Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
    Int J Surg 12:509-15. 2014
  6. pmc A cross-sectional study of determinants of indoor environmental exposures in households with and without chronic exposure to biomass fuel smoke
    Suzanne L Pollard
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1800 Orleans Ave, Suite 9121, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Environ Health 13:21. 2014
  7. pmc Treatment outcomes of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma under a routine antiretroviral therapy program in Lilongwe, Malawi: bleomycin/vincristine compared to vincristine monotherapy
    Albert A Mwafongo
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 9:e91020. 2014
  8. pmc Womens experiences of HIV testing and counselling in the labour ward: a case of Bwaila hospital
    G Hamela
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe Malawi
    Malawi Med J 25:36-9. 2013
  9. pmc Effect of an educational intervention on HPV knowledge and vaccine attitudes among urban employed women and female undergraduate students in China: a cross-sectional study
    Irene J Chang
    Department of Epidemiology, Cancer Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, P, R, China
    BMC Public Health 13:916. 2013
  10. pmc Early experience after developing a pathology laboratory in Malawi, with emphasis on cancer diagnoses
    Satish Gopal
    Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e70361. 2013

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc Rifampicin for continuation phase tuberculosis treatment in Uganda: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    Yukari C Manabe
    Infectious Diseases Institute, Makerere University College of Health Sciences, Kampala, Uganda
    PLoS ONE 7:e39187. 2012
    ..We compared the impact of a continuation phase using 6HE or 4HR on total cost and expected mortality from the perspective of the Ugandan national health system...
  2. pmc Short communication: Late refills during the first year of antiretroviral therapy predict mortality and program failure among HIV-infected adults in urban Zambia
    Michael J Vinikoor
    1 Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses 30:74-7. 2014
    ..Monitoring late refills during the initial period of ART may help resource- and time-constrained clinics identify patients at risk for program failure...
  3. pmc A cross-sectional study of well water arsenic and child IQ in Maine schoolchildren
    Gail A Wasserman
    Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University New York, NY, USA
    Environ Health 13:23. 2014
    ..g., Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory) after adjustment for social factors. Because findings are not easily generalizable to the US, we examine this relation in a US population...
  4. pmc STI patients are effective recruiters of undiagnosed cases of HIV: results of a social contact recruitment study in Malawi
    Nora E Rosenberg
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC UNC Project, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Health Policy and Management, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC and Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 65:e162-9. 2014
    ..Social network recruitment by persons with newly diagnosed HIV may efficiently identify undiagnosed cases of HIV infection. We assessed social network recruitment as a strategy for identifying undiagnosed cases of HIV infection...
  5. pmc Delivery of operative pediatric surgical care by physicians and non-physician clinicians in Malawi
    Anna F Tyson
    Department of Surgery, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
    Int J Surg 12:509-15. 2014
    ..Delegating some surgical tasks to non-physician clinical officers can mitigate the dependence of a health system on highly skilled clinicians for specific services...
  6. pmc A cross-sectional study of determinants of indoor environmental exposures in households with and without chronic exposure to biomass fuel smoke
    Suzanne L Pollard
    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, 1800 Orleans Ave, Suite 9121, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Environ Health 13:21. 2014
    ..A secondary objective was to identify chronic vs. acute changes in cardiopulmonary biomarkers associated with exposure to biomass smoke...
  7. pmc Treatment outcomes of AIDS-associated Kaposi's sarcoma under a routine antiretroviral therapy program in Lilongwe, Malawi: bleomycin/vincristine compared to vincristine monotherapy
    Albert A Mwafongo
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi
    PLoS ONE 9:e91020. 2014
    ..We assessed whether bleomycin/vincristine compared to vincristine monotherapy was associated with improved treatment outcomes for AIDS-associated KS among patients initiating combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) in Malawi...
  8. pmc Womens experiences of HIV testing and counselling in the labour ward: a case of Bwaila hospital
    G Hamela
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe Malawi
    Malawi Med J 25:36-9. 2013
    ..The study explores how HIV testing and counseling during early labour affects women...
  9. pmc Effect of an educational intervention on HPV knowledge and vaccine attitudes among urban employed women and female undergraduate students in China: a cross-sectional study
    Irene J Chang
    Department of Epidemiology, Cancer Institute of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, P, R, China
    BMC Public Health 13:916. 2013
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  10. pmc Early experience after developing a pathology laboratory in Malawi, with emphasis on cancer diagnoses
    Satish Gopal
    Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e70361. 2013
    ..Despite increasing cancer burden in Malawi, pathology services are limited. We describe operations during the first 20 months of a new pathology laboratory in Lilongwe, with emphasis on cancer diagnoses...
  11. pmc Assessing the effect of HIV counselling and testing on HIV acquisition among South African youth
    Nora E Rosenberg
    aDepartment of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA bAfrica Centre for Health and Population Studies, University of KwaZulu Natal, Mtubatuba, South Africa cDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology dGlobal Health Institute, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina eDepartment of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts fDepartment of Medicine, School of Medicine gDepartment of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA hAcademic Unit of Human Development and Health, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    AIDS 27:2765-73. 2013
    ..HIV counselling and testing (HCT) is designed to promote HIV prevention. However the impact of HCT on HIV acquisition has never been assessed among youth. We assess the impact of HCT on HIV acquisition among South African youth...
  12. pmc Temporal trends in presentation and survival for HIV-associated lymphoma in the antiretroviral therapy era
    Satish Gopal
    Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:1221-9. 2013
    ..Lymphoma is the leading cause of cancer-related death among HIV-infected patients in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era...
  13. pmc Association of early HIV viremia with mortality after HIV-associated lymphoma
    Satish Gopal
    aUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina bNorthwestern University, Chicago, Illinois cUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama dUniversity of California at San Diego, San Diego, California eCase Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio fUniversity of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, California gFenway Health, Boston, Massachusetts hJohns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland iUniversity of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA Satish Gopal and Monita R Patel contributed equally to the writing of the study
    AIDS 27:2365-73. 2013
    ..To examine the association between early HIV viremia and mortality after HIV-associated lymphoma...
  14. pmc Role of exhaled nitric oxide as a predictor of atopy
    Karina M Romero
    Asociacion Benefica PRISMA, Lima, Peru
    Respir Res 14:48. 2013
    ..Therefore, FeNO may be a useful predictor of atopy in the general population. We sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of FeNO in predicting atopy in a population-based study...
  15. pmc US commercial air tour crashes, 2000-2011: burden, fatal risk factors, and FIA Score validation
    Sarah Blythe Ballard
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, United States
    Accid Anal Prev 57:49-54. 2013
    ..This study provides new public health data concerning the US commercial air tour industry. Risk factors for fatality in air tour crashes were analyzed to determine the value of the FIA Score in predicting fatal outcomes...
  16. ncbi The U.S. commercial air tour industry: a review of aviation safety concerns
    Sarah Blythe Ballard
    Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Aviat Space Environ Med 85:160-6. 2014
    ....