Infectious Diseases

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

Gupta Reviews TB Prevention in Patients with HIV

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Amita Gupta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and international health and deputy director of the Center for Clinical Global Health Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses research related to the prevention of tuberculosis in patients with HIV. According to Gupta, “HIV is your number one risk factor for developing active(...)

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Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

Johns Hopkins approved to perform HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants

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Christine Durand, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, and Dorey Segev in the Department of Surgery are PIs on the NIH grant that will design and implement the clinical trial to do HIV-positive to HIV-positive organ transplants at multiple centers across the country. Christine, along with Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of(...)

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Quantitative IFN-γ,IL-2 Response and Latent Tuberculosis Test Discordance in HIV-infected Pregnant Women

Quantitative IFN-γ,IL-2 Response and Latent Tuberculosis Test Discordance in HIV-infected Pregnant Women

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ARTICLE: Quantitative IFN-γ,IL-2 Response and Latent Tuberculosis Test Discordance in HIV-infected Pregnant Women AUTHORS: Jyoti S Mathad, Ramesh Bhosale, Usha Balasubramanian, Savita Kanade, Vidya Mave, Nishi Suryavanshi, Nikhil Gupte, Samir Joshi, Ajay Chandanwale, Kathryn M Dupnik, Vandana Kulkarni, Prasad Deshpande, Daniel W Fitzgerald and Amita Gupta JOURNAL: Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract RATIONALE: Pregnant women with latent TB infection (LTBI) are at high risk(...)

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New Blog Launch: ID Clinical Minute

New Blog Launch: ID Clinical Minute

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The Center for Clinical Global Health Education has launched a new blog that will feature evidence-bases syntheses of clinical practice issues pertaining to the diagnosis, treatment and management of infectious diseases, emerging infectious diseases and disease outbreaks and epidemics as well as review of groundbreaking articles. "ID Clinical Minute" is headed by Natasha Chida, fellow(...)

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Solomon Receives Avenir Award

Solomon Receives Avenir Award

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Sunil Solomon, assistant professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases, recently received the Avenir Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse in the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Avenir Award, using the French word for future, looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies. Dr. Soloman’s study focuses(...)

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Marr awarded Rustgi Family Fund grant

Marr awarded Rustgi Family Fund grant

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Kieren Marr, professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases and associate vice chair for innovation and commercialization, along with Supirya Munshaw from the Carey Business School, was recently awarded a $2,500 Rustgi Fund grant for their study “Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Medical Research.” The Rustgi Family Fund in Entrepreneurship was established in honor of Motil(...)

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Faculty Promotions

Faculty Promotions

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Congratulations to all of the below faculty members who have been promoted since October. A special congratulations goes out to Seva Polotsky (pictured) who will be honored at the School of Medicine’s annual professorial dinner in December 2016. Promoted to Professor: Vsevolod “Seva” Y. Polotsky, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Promoted to Associate(...)

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Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for HCV Genotype 2 and 3 Infection

Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for HCV Genotype 2 and 3 Infection

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ARTICLE: Sofosbuvir and Velpatasvir for HCV Genotype 2 and 3 Infection AUTHORS: Foster GR, Afdhal N, Roberts SK, Bräu N, Gane EJ, Pianko S, Lawitz E, Thompson A, Shiffman ML, Cooper C, Towner WJ, Conway B, Ruane P, Bourlière M,Asselah T, Berg T, Zeuzem S, Rosenberg W, Agarwal K, Stedman CA, Mo H, Dvory-Sobol H, Han L, Wang J, McNally J, Osinusi A, Brainard DM, McHutchison JG, Mazzotta F, Tran TT, Gordon SC, Patel K, Reau N, Mangia A, Sulkowski M; ASTRAL-2 and ASTRAL-3 Investigators JOURNAL: N Engl J(...)

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Five DOM Faculty Among Most-Cited Researchers

Five DOM Faculty Among Most-Cited Researchers

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Five Department of Medicine faculty members have been named Highly Cited Researchers 2015 by Thomson Reuters, which identifies the world’s most influential contemporary researchers across 21 scientific fields. Over three thousand researchers earned the distinction by writing the greatest numbers of reports officially designated by Essential Science Indicators (ESI) as Highly Cited Papers—ranking among the top 1(...)

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