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    • UCSF East Africa Interest Group • An “incubator” to foster campus-wide, cross-disciplinary collaborations in the region • Develop links at the intersection of key vertical “pillars” (disease focus) and horizontal program areas and identify opportunities for collaboration, develop ideas for joint projects (e.g. RFAs)Proposed Format: • Bimonthly workshops (90 minutes – 2 hours), for a total of five (5) per year • Topical focus on cross-disciplinary themes – e.g. Implementation Science, Translational Research • Strive to maintain balance between countries, types of research, HIV/non-HIV focusProposed topics for 2013: Biospecimen Banking • Growing interest in standardizing collections, migrating data from separate databases and refrigerators to central UC bank, state-of-the-art archiving, and developing in-country banks • Opportunity for translational research, connect lab-based researchers to existing specimens • Tentative workshop date: March 12, 2013! Educational Programs • Leveraging FIC programs (Global Health Fellows and Scholars/GloCal), others • Value of twinning programs, residencies in-country, Young Investigators Conference Sustainable East Africa Research on Community Health (SEARCH) • Operational research involving multiple disciplines, non-health related outputs (economics, education, agriculture), and opportunity to measure collateral impacts (MCH, TB) • Huge cohort (220K) and long duration (7 years) provides I.S. “scaffolding” and infrastructure to conduct community-level effectiveness research and non-traditional clinical trials Non-HIV • To include Neglected Tropical Diseases, cancer, mental health, CVD, emergency medicine • 5-6 priorities as set forth by WHO Engaging Other Disciplines to Address Gaps and Build Capacity • New technologies
    • • Policy research • Drug discovery • Economics, modeling • BSSREAIG Planning Committee: • 2013 Members: Craig Cohen (chair), Grant Dorsey, Roland Gosling, Peter Hunt, Teri Reynolds, Starley Shade/Edwin Charlebois, Stefanie Sowinski, Natalie Tomitch, Katherine Van Loon