We are in the process of scheduling presenters for Q1 & start of Q2 of 2019 and are interested in hearing about both the big picture ideas in infectious disease biostatistics, bioinformatics, and epidemiology methods, as well as hands-on/technical details about your feild of expertise. If you are interested in presenting at one of our team meetings or seminars please contact the group’s project manager, Elly Appelmans.
Kira Mori: Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance Forum in Kampala, Uganda, February 6th- 8th
Robertson K.R., Lama J.R., Rios J., Brandes P., Ruiz E., Bender Ignacio R., Haselden H., Pilcher C., Appelmans E., Spudich S., Duerr A., & the SABES study team. ART in Early Infection Improves Neurocognition Regardless of Infection Duration (Abstract 2984). Accepted. CROI, Seattle, USA, Feb 2019
PI: Holly Janes. Co-I: Ying Chen. Expect more news March 2019.
Submitted to PA-18-484
PI: Dobromir Dimitrov. Co-I: Ying Chen. Expect more news March 2019.
Submitted to RFA-AI-18-026
PI: Ying Chen
Agency: NIH Fogarty International Center
On Friday, December 7th, Dr. Chen and his partners Dr. Obong'o and Muganda-Onyando were selected from a pool of candidates to become members of the Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA) created by the Center for Global Health Studies (CGHS) at Fogarty in collaboration with the Office of the Global AIDS Coordinator and other NIH Institutes and Centers.
The Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment Implementation Science Alliance (AHISA) aims to enhance the effective use of evidence and help overcome implementation challenges related to prevention, screening and treatment of HIV among adolescents (ages 15 to 24) in sub-Saharan Africa by catalyzing collaboration and communication among implementation scientists, program implementers and policymakers.
Tanzania with the support of PATH Digital Square has developed a digital health investment strategy and supporting policy to improve in-country healthcare delivery. This development has led to a data collaborative that enhances the capacity of the Tanzanian MoH to track progress to health-related goals. Currently, patient and financial data is being collected with the aim of being used by the MoH for evidence-based decision making.
While the focus of the government is currently of digitization of data, this is predicted to shift to digitilization of health care in the future. The Chen Group foresees that there will be analytical challenges related to using this big data for prediction and intervention. Further discussion is needed with relevant parties on the opportunities for directed research into relevant statistical method development.
December 15th – January 15th. Dr. Chen looks forward to welcoming you all back in the new year
December 25th and January 1st are Centerwide scheduled holidays.