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Summer 2018 Student Global Health Project Applications are Open

The Center for Global Education Initiatives is pleased to announce five global health interprofessional projects for the summer of 2018. Students have an opportunity to participate in projects in Costa Rica, Israel, Rwanda, The Gambia, and Zambia. Applications are open until Dec. 3.

  • Costa Rica: A comparative analysis of emerging infectious disease outbreak preparedness and response in Costa Rica and the United States.
  • Israel: Expanding greywater reuse in water-scarce regions in Israel.
  • Rwanda: First assessment of injection drug use practices and associated HIV risks in Kigali, Rwanda.
  • The Gambia: Health system strengthening in The Gambia: A continuation of prior work.
  • Zambia: Assessment of medical and pharmacy student knowledge of antimicrobial spectrum in Lusaka, Zambia.

For more information on these projects, go here.

Additional information about the grant application process can be found here.

  
Heidi Fancher Bulletin Board, Collaboration, Education, Research, USGANovember 7, 20170 comments
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HIV Vaccine Trial

Healthy Volunteer Research Opportunity

Institute of Human Virology Vaccine Research Trial

This is a Phase 1 clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a HIV vaccine called FLSC (full-length single chain) in healthy volunteers without HIV infection. This novel vaccine was developed by investigators at the Institute of Human Virology as a potential future strategy to help prevent HIV infection.

Volunteers must be healthy, between 18-45 years of age, HIV negative, and have never previously participated in an HIV or DNA vaccine trial. Compensation given for travel and expenses.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, please contact Joyce Lam 410-706-3367.

Institute of Human Virology
Clinical Research Unit
725 W. Lombard St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

  
Amy Nelson Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Education, Global & Community Engagement, ResearchApril 3, 20170 comments
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HIVTrialELm

Institute of Human Virology HIV Vaccine Research Trial

This is a Phase 1 randomized, placebo-controlled, modified double-blinded clinical trial designed to evaluate the safety and immunogenicity of a HIV vaccine called FLSC (full-length single chain) in healthy volunteers without HIV infection. This novel vaccine was developed by investigators at the Institute of Human Virology as a potential future strategy to help prevent HIV infection.

Volunteers must be:

  • healthy,
  • 18-45 years of age,
  • HIV negative,
  • and have never previously participated in an HIV or DNA vaccine trial.

Compensation will be given for travel and expenses.

  
Nora Grannell Bulletin Board, Clinical Care, Research, UMB NewsAugust 22, 20160 comments
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Parker

Director of AIDS Center Named Employee of the Month

When Hazel Jones Parker, DNP, MSN, CRNP, AACRN, was asked to go to a conference room in the Saratoga Building in March, she wasn’t given a reason. So when Jay A. Perman, MD, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore, showed up with an Employee of the Month Award for her, Parker was very surprised. “You really got me,” she said. “I didn’t know why I was coming here.”

Parker’s Expertise & Dedication

Parker is the director of clinical education at the AIDS Education and Training Center (AETC) at the School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology. “I want to congratulate and thank you for what you do,” Perman said. “Your colleagues say you are a very special person.” Those colleagues include Abby Plusen, MSSW, site director at the AETC. “Hazel is known in the HIV/AIDS community as an expert on routine screening and has dedicated her professional career to achieving routine HIV screening in community practices both on campus and across the city,” says Plusen, who nominated Parker for the award. Plusen adds that Parker “works hard to stay current in a rapidly evolving field” and has “an incredible work ethic.”

“The University of Maryland is lucky to have Dr. Parker,” she says. Parker received a framed certificate, a letter from Perman, and $250. She also became a candidate for the Cecil S. Kelly Memorial Employee of the Year Award, which is presented each spring. “When you enjoy your co-workers, are passionate about teaching, and value patient care, it is a pleasure to come to work at UMB every day,” Parker says.

Photo Caption: Hazel Jones Parker with family members and Jay A. Perman, University president (second from left), and Anthony Lehman (right), senior associate dean, clinical affairs, School of Medicine.

Photo Credit: Patrick Patrong

  
Ronald HubeClinical Care, For B'more, Global & Community Engagement, People, UMB NewsApril 7, 20140 comments
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