The Case Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) comprises four highly productive clinical research sites: Case/UHC and Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, the University of Cincinnati and the Joint Clinical Research Center in Kampala. Each of these four CRS sites is a top performing ACTG treatment trial site with excellent accruals, outstanding performance evaluations and major roles in the leadership of the network and it is scientific productivity. A key theme of this CTU is the close link of our clinical research portfolo with our basic and translational research programs. Thus the four CRS sites of the Case CTU bring a comprehensive research plan to the enterprise. Led by faculty who are national and international leaders in their fields, these units are poised to make substantive contributions to each of the priority areas targeted by the ACTG: Inflammation/End Organ Disease, Cure, Hepatitis and Tuberculosis. The Case/UHC CRS has also been a productive member of the MTN since the network began and proposes to develop studies in the MTN of a highly effective microbicide candidate (5P12-RANTES) that it has been developing for the past 10 years. Both Case/UHC and JCRC sites provide strong rationale for inclusion in the HVTN. Case/UHC has been working with the network on HVTN 505 and has developed a model outreach program more than doubling its enrollment to this high priority HVTN trial. The University of Cincinnati CRS is a highly efficient, well-managed CRS that has been conducting clinical and translational research for the ACTG since 1987. JCRC, the site of the first HIV vaccine trial in Africa, has ready access to large numbers of subjects in well-defined populations at high risk for HIV infection and has the advanced infrastructure to become a powerful contributor to this network. Thus the four CRS sites that comprise this CTU are positioned to provide sustained leadership and contribution to the treatment and prevention agenda of the NIAID Networks.
Key objectives of the NIAID Clinical Trials Networks include optimizing the treatment of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis, and testing strategies designed to prevent the spread of HIV infection in the US and the developing world. Our CTU that comprises 4 top performing clinical research sites in the US and in Uganda and is led by faculty who are national and international leaders in these fields is poised to sustain high level contributions to this enterprise through contributions to the research agendas of the ACTG, the MTN and the HVTN.
|Kelesidis, Theodoros; Jackson, Nicholas; McComsey, Grace A et al. (2016) Oxidized lipoproteins are associated with markers of inflammation and immune activation in HIV-1 infection. AIDS 30:2625-2633|
|Dirajlal-Fargo, Sahera; Moser, Carlee; Brown, Todd T et al. (2016) Changes in Insulin Resistance After Initiation of Raltegravir or Protease Inhibitors With Tenofovir-Emtricitabine: AIDS Clinical Trials Group A5260s. Open Forum Infect Dis 3:ofw174|
|Judge, Chelsey J; Sandberg, Johan K; Funderburg, Nicholas T et al. (2016) Brief Report: CD14brightCD16- monocytes and sCD14 level negatively associate with CD4-memory T-cell frequency and predict HCV-decline on therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 73:258-262|
|Landovitz, Raphael J; Tran, Thuy Tien T; Cohn, Susan E et al. (2016) HIV Transmission Risk Behavior in a Cohort of HIV-Infected Treatment-NaÃ¯ve Men and Women in the United States. AIDS Behav 20:2983-2995|
|Jacobson, Jeffrey M; Zheng, Lu; Wilson, Cara C et al. (2016) The Safety and Immunogenicity of an Interleukin-12-Enhanced Multiantigen DNA Vaccine Delivered by Electroporation for the Treatment of HIV-1 Infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 71:163-71|
|Shmagel, K V; Saidakova, E V; Shmagel, N G et al. (2016) Systemic inflammation and liver damage in HIV/hepatitis C virus coinfection. HIV Med 17:581-9|
|Shive, Carey L; Clagett, Brian; McCausland, Marie R et al. (2016) Inflammation Perturbs the IL-7 Axis, Promoting Senescence and Exhaustion that Broadly Characterize Immune Failure in Treated HIV Infection. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 71:483-92|
|Webel, Allison R; Sattar, Abdus; Schreiner, Nate et al. (2016) The Impact of Mental Wellness on HIV Self-Management. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 27:468-75|
|Coiras, Mayte; Bermejo, Mercedes; Descours, Benjamin et al. (2016) IL-7 Induces SAMHD1 Phosphorylation in CD4+ T Lymphocytes, Improving Early Steps of HIV-1 Life Cycle. Cell Rep 14:2100-7|
|Chan, Ellen S; Landay, Alan L; Brown, Todd T et al. (2016) Differential CD4+ cell count increase and CD4+â€Š: â€ŠCD8+ ratio normalization with maraviroc compared with tenofovir. AIDS 30:2091-7|
Showing the most recent 10 out of 128 publications