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Education: Specialized Training

Sharing the Cure

Maryland Community-Based Programs to Test and Cure Hepatitis C is an initiative to reduce hepatitis C virus (HCV) related morbidity and mortality. Administered by the Maryland Department of Health and the Baltimore City Health Department in collaboration with a coalition of clinical and public health partners, this initiative addresses two critical problems related to HCV care: 1) A high burden of undiagnosed and untreated HCV infection in HIV/HCV co-infected and HCV mono-infected populations; and 2) An insufficient number of HCV care providers to meet demand. To address HCV care related problems, this initiative strengthens healthcare capacity to diagnose and cure HCV infection through the implementation of a clinician training and on-going videoconference program known as Sharing the Cure.  The clinician training and videoconference program is implemented by the Division of Infectious Diseases at Johns Hopkins University, a national leader in viral hepatitis management, and focuses on primary care, HIV, and substance use treatment providers.  The program is directed by Risha Irvin, MD, MPH. and the senior research program coordinator is Sean Manogue.

Generation Tomorrow

Generation Tomorrow is a unique training and field experience for students and community based health workers (also known as peers) in Baltimore.  Launched in October 2013 by the Johns Hopkins Center for AIDS Research, the program is designed to increase awareness and detection of HIV and detection of HIV and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections in Baltimore   The program runs from October-May each school year.

By placing the next generation of health professionals in community-based settings to gain hands-on experience in HIV and HCV detection and prevention, the project aims to create culturally competent health professionals and an environment for improved case-detection.  The program is run by Risha Irvin, MD, MPH and the program coordinator for the initiative is Margaret Dearey.

Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation

While not a part of the Division of Infectious Diseases, many of our faculty, fellows, and staff have taken the opportunity to access the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation to become more effective clinical scientists.

Institute for Excellence in Education

While not a part of the Division of Infectious Diseases, many of our faculty, fellows, and staff have taken the opportunity to access the Graduate Training Programs in Clinical Investigation to become more effective clinical scientists.