Dr. Murphy is a well-established, well-funded and productive researcher who has productively utilized the K24 mechanism during the first funding penod to leverage his participation in patient onented research (POR) and to devote substantial additional time to training and mentoring. He has been successful in traditional mentoring of graduate students, fellows and junior faculty towards their own career in POR. More novel, but still fully within the scope of the K24 award's intent, he has instituted a dynamic new program in POR training for transfusion medicine MD's and PhD's in developing countries that will lead to a new generation of researchers devoted to improving the safety and availability of blood transfusion on a woridwide basis. Finally, there are still competing demands for time and funded salary between research and training activities and remaining commitments to administrative duties. Although medium-long term mentorship has been successful, the international program is still young and the applicant would like more time for several promising trainees from the short course to transition to medium to long term mentorship. An additional five years of funding is requested to enable the formation of a Center of Excellence in POR training in international transfusion safety: Continue and expand his program of high quality POR, with a research concentration on the health outcomes of transfusion transmitted viruses and genetic epidemiology. Continue and increase medium- and long-term mentorship under the umbrella of the UCSF CTSI, UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the new roadmap K12 Masters and Ph.D. programs at UCSF. Expand and obtain independent funding for international training activities, in collaboration with the UCSF Institute for Global Health, and NIH Fogarty International Center training grants Further strengthen his own research team, promoting the independence of junior faculty and a joint (UCSF and BSRI) recruitment of a genetic epidemiologist to aid the laboratory's expansion into this new area of research.

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This research training grant will support the applicant in his efforts to perform patient oriented research, and to train younger physician scientists to do this kind of research. The proposal will train graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and junior faculty in the USA and transfusion doctors in developing countries.

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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (K24)
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Porto-Ferreira, Francisco Augusto; de Almeida-Neto, Cesar; Murphy, Edward L et al. (2017) A randomized trial to evaluate the use of text messaging, letter, and telephone call reminders to improve return of blood donors with reactive serologic tests. Transfusion 57:102-107
Betsem, Edouard; Kaidarova, Zhanna; Stramer, Susan L et al. (2017) Correlation of West Nile Virus Incidence in Donated Blood with West Nile Neuroinvasive Disease Rates, United States, 2010-2012. Emerg Infect Dis 23:212-219
Prugger, C; Laperche, S; Murphy, E L et al. (2016) Screening for transfusion transmissible infections using rapid diagnostic tests in Africa: a potential hazard to blood safety? Vox Sang 110:196-8
Usadi, Benjamin; Bruhn, Roberta; Lin, Jue et al. (2016) Telomere Length, Proviral Load and Neurologic Impairment in HTLV-1 and HTLV-2-Infected Subjects. Viruses 8:
Tagny, C T; Ndoumba, A; Laperche, S et al. (2016) Reducing risks of Transfusion-transmitted infections in a resource-limited hospital-based blood bank: the case of the Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital, Cameroon. ISBT Sci Ser 11:82-87
Murphy, E L (2016) Infection with human T-lymphotropic virus types-1 and -2 (HTLV-1 and -2): Implications for blood transfusion safety. Transfus Clin Biol 23:13-9
Vo, Michelle T; Bruhn, Roberta; Kaidarova, Zhanna et al. (2016) A retrospective analysis of false-positive infectious screening results in blood donors. Transfusion 56:457-65
Roubinian, Nareg H; Looney, Mark R; Kor, Daryl J et al. (2015) Cytokines and clinical predictors in distinguishing pulmonary transfusion reactions. Transfusion 55:1838-46
Kane, Mark Andrew; Bloch, Evan Martin; Bruhn, Roberta et al. (2015) Demographic determinants of syphilis seroprevalence among U.S. blood donors, 2011-2012. BMC Infect Dis 15:63
Eichbaum, Quentin; Shan, Hua; Goncalez, Thelma T et al. (2014) Global health and transfusion medicine: education and training in developing countries. Transfusion 54:1893-8

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