CWRU and UH secure $4 million to establish research center focused on lung cancer in East Africa

Researchers with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) have secured $4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish an HIV-associated Malignancy Research Center (HAMRC) focused on lung cancer in East Africa.

The team will collaborate with Ugandan and Tanzanian researchers at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Makerere University Lung Institute, Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago National Hospital, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhumbili National Hospital and the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. The HAMRC will investigate novel approaches to characterize lung cancer epidemiology, somatic mutation burden, HIV and accelerated aging, and radiological features of lung cancer and the relationship to HIV-1 infection.

The focus of this new research center includes establishing national lung cancer diagnostic referral networks in Uganda and Tanzania, teleradiology telepathology, technology

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Health experts have insufficient information to establish where people get Covid-19, committee hears

Health experts have insufficient information to establish where people are getting infected with Covid-19, an Oireachtas committee heard on Wednesday.

Prof Kirsten Schaffer, president of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiology, said she rang public health officials to be told that they only asked what close contacts people had in the last 48 hours.

They do not ask people where they have been or where they might have acquired the infection so it was not clear if somebody acquired it at a house party or at a restaurant or any other social setting.

“I don’t have that information. The data is not there at the moment,” she said, adding this gap was impeding the development of more refined or localised interventions.

Other countries like Germany did ask those questions and had that information, the Oireachtas Committee on Covid-19 Response heard.

Professor Kirsten Schaffer UCD School of Medicine and President of the Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists addresses the Oireachtas Covid-19 Committee. Photograph: Oireachtas TV
Professor Kirsten Schaffer UCD School of Medicine and President of
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United Health Foundation Partners with Florida State University to Establish Graduate-Level Concentration in Military Health

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The United Health Foundation has committed $1.25 million to Florida State University (FSU) College of Nursing to help nurse practitioners better address the distinct health needs of individuals who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. The three-year partnership will establish a graduate-level concentration in Military Health.

According to America’s Health Rankings’ latest Health of Those Who Have Served report, U.S. Armed Forces service members face distinct health challenges, such as higher rates of chronic disease and behavioral health concerns. The findings highlight a need for community-based providers to receive training in military cultural competency and evidence-based approaches for treating issues more commonly seen among those who have provided military service.

The three-year partnership with Florida State University College of Nursing will create a new graduate-level concentration in Military Health to train nurse practitioners to provide high-quality

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