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HIV Clinical and Public Health Epidemiology Research Training Program

The HIV Clinical and Public Health Epidemiology Research Training Program empowers students, residents, fellows and faculty to design and execute original research projects in the United States and globally; effectively initiate ethical clinical and research projects in resource poor settings; increase their awareness of global public health issues and potential for careers in Global Health or underserved areas of the United States and increase safety while traveling.

Work with your training program mentor and collaborating site mentors to:

  • Identify potential collaborating sites and partners
  • Formulate a research question
  • Design your study
  • Submit IRB applications
  • Conduct study
  • Analyze results
  • Publish results

We are currently recruiting participants for a curriculum designed to support student, resident, and fellow HIV-related research initiatives.

 Seminars Learning Objective Speaker
 W1 - Clinical Presentations and
 complications of HIV
 Presentation of patients with IIV in the
 United States and globally
 Tonya Crook, M.D.
 W2 - Anti-retroviral therapy in the United
 States and globally
 Current indications for treatment John Zurlo, M.D.
 W3 - HIV/AIDS epidemiology in the
 United States and globally

 Mechanisms of transmission/
 concurrent epidemics and factors
 driving the epidemic

 Tonya Crook, M.D.
 W4 - HIV prevention United States initiatives and guidelines Tonya Crook, M.D.
 W5 - Literature Review To review the importance of gleaning
 available information
 Esther Dell
 W6, 7, 8- Research Tools   Benjamin
 Muthambi, DrPH,
 MPH
 Dr. Deborah
 Preston
 W9 - HIV Research Ethics   Dr. Reider Lie
 National Institutes
 of Health
 W10 - IRB Application   Dr. Patricia Gordon
 W11 - Safety and Logistics   Andrea Rudolph-
 Minnick
 W12 - Funding Initiatives for HIV/AIDS in
 the United States and globally (career
 opportunities)
    

 Title  Participants  Mentors  Collaborating
 Sites
 Status
Evaluation of
 HIV-rapid testing in
 a transient
 homeless
 population
Lindsey Petty, MPH
 Edward Lew, M.D.,
 MHS
 Benjamin
 Muthambi, DrPH,
 MPH

Tonya Crook, M.D.,
 M.S.
PA Department of
 Health

Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center

 Penn State
 College of
 Medicine
Study design in
 progress
 Hepatitis B and
 HIV Co-infection
 Kavitha
 Subramanian,
 M.D.
 John Zurlo, M.D.  Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center
 Study design in
 progress
 Prevalence of HIV
 status, ARV use
 and complications
 in Harare,
 Zimbabwe
 Joanne Guide  Jens Mielke,
 MBChB, DA, MRCP

  Tonya Crook,
  M.D., M.S.

 Benjamin
 Muthambi, DrPH,
 MPH
Harare Central
 Hospital,
 Zimbabwe

 Penn State
 College of
 Medicine

Institute of
HIV/AIDS
Surveillance
Epidemiology
Data collection
 completed.
 Analysis in
 progress
 Are medical
 students trained in
 take a sexual
 history?
 Melissa Hansen  Tonya Crook, M.D.,
 M.S.
 Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center
 Survey in progress
 Factors affecting
 perception of HIV
 Care
 Shern Willie, M.D.  Tonya Crook, M.D.,
 M.S.
 Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center
 Survey in progress
 HIV and
 Hypertension
 Divya Ahuja, M.D.  John Zurlo, M.D.

 Tonya Crook, M.D.,
 M.S.
 Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center
 Presented as
 poster, IAS,
 Toronto 2006
 Factors affecting
 employment
 status in HIV
 R. Robert
 Eskuchen
 Liza Conyers,
 Ph.D.

  Tonya Crook,
  M.D., M.S.
Penn State
 University

Penn State Milton
 S. Hershey
 Medical Center
 Completed and
 published in 2006

 

To request more information and register by complete the following form.  We will send you further information by e-mail or mail within two weeks.  Please do not hesitate to contact Tonya Crook, M.D., M.S. for further information.

  • IRB Application and Resources
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  • Collaboration with the Institute of HIV/AIDS Surveillance & Epidemiology, iHASE
  • Individuals participating in 1 of 3 tracks.
    • Track 1a - potential research intern/fellow/student intents to propose a study project on a focus area and particular topic of interest.
    • Track 1b - potential research intern/fellow/student intends to explore/initiate a yet to be determined study project on a focus area and topic of mutual interest decided jointly with a host site.
    • Track 2 - potential research intern/fellow/student may consider conducting a study project in the future.
  • Track 1a and 1b participants need to follow the steps 0-7 to complete a proposal with this program.
  • Summary of steps:
    • Step 0 Pre-placement Preparation
    • Step 1 Collaboration Pre-assessment
    • Step 2 Intern/Fellow/Student registration
    • Step 3 Host site identification
    • Step 4 Project conceptualization with training mentors, including host-site mentors, IRB Applications
    • Step 5 Project implementation
    • Step 6 Project implementation and monitoring
    • Step 7 Analysis and dissemination of study findings

This program follows the iHASE collaboration model and steps outlined above.  To join the program applicants begin the process by completing a biographical sketch using a CosProfile and e-mail their letter of interest following instructions at this iHASE Model Collaboration Center's MEGACourse web page. If admitted to the program, participants will undergo training in track 1a or 1b according to a timeline/schedule of the steps outlined above as described further on this iHASE Model Collaboration Center's MEGACourse web page.  

  • Basic training is required for all investigators on expedited or full review proposals.  Please register through Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative and select Penn State under "Participating Institutes".  Please choose "Biomedical Investigator Course" option during registration.
  • Informed consent training is required for all principal investigators.