Projects

Cost-Effectiveness of HAART for HIV and AIDS in Botswana

A particular sub-Saharan African country, Botswana, has experienced a disproportionate burden of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Botswana currently has the world’s highest reported prevalence rates with an estimated 37.4% (2003) of the overall population infected with HIV-1. While Anti-retroviral (ART) therapy…

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Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) in Africa

Schistosomiasis is a disease of the poor typically affecting rural villagers- especially school-age children, women, farmers and fishermen, who lack access to safe water and sanitation and whose daily activities bring them in contact with schistosoma-infested waters. This project implements…

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Arsenic Exposure and Skin Diseases in Bangladesh

This project is an environmental molecular epidemiologic investigation of groundwater arsenic exposure, genetic polymorphisms and skin lesions in Bangladesh. Bangladesh has experienced an epidemic of arsenic intoxication because tube wells have been drilled into alluvial deposits high in naturally occurring…

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International Fellowship in Health Research Ethics

Most developing countries do not currently have a strong community of individuals who are concerned with research ethics. At present, few developed and developing country institutions provide formal training in the internationally relevant aspects of bioethics, particularly those related to…

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Modeling Human Exposure-Dose Relationships: 1,3-Butadiene

This study will develop and conduct the GC- or HPLC-AMS analyses of breath, blood, and urine samples by exposing subjects to carbon-14 labeled butadiene. This will include developing methods to prepare the biological samples for mass balance analysis and determination…

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