Clinical Core

The Clinical Core provides strategic direction and infrastructure to increase patient-oriented collaborative clinical and translational research by the JHU investigative community.

Who are we?

Five co-directors from the Johns Hopkins Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Public Health, with domestic and international HIV-related research.

What is our Scientific Agenda?

  • Treatment and clinical progression of HIV-infection and associated opportunistic illness,
  • Important co-infections (TB, viral hepatitis, etc.)
  • Emerging non-infectious co-morbidities (cardiovascular, kidney, endocrine/metabolic, neurocognitive, and malignancy) and substance abuse.   

What can we provide?

  • Consultation on design, implementation and analysis of clinical and translational studies
  • Expertise with data base management
  • Research coordination-
    • Assistance with Johns Hopkins IRB submissions
    • Assistance in conducting clinical and translational studies (patient recruitment, informed consent, phlebotomy, data form completion, follow-up)
  • International research awards for junior faculty and those new to HIV research

Research in Progress

The Clinical Core provides junior researchers the opportunity to present their research ideas, designs and progress to a group of senior investigators in applicable fields.  The Core will help identify investigators and arrange meetings in an informal setting. Ideally this occurs early in the research process so that any revisions can be implemented.

Clinical Core Lecture Series:

  • Revised Hepatitis C Screening Guidelines
  • HIV, Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis C Vaccine Prospects
  • Non-invasive Tests for Fibrosis
  • Controversies in Treatment of Hepatitis C Town Hall Meeting
  • HPV and HIV Co-infections: Management and Research
  • New Therapies for Treatment of Tuberculosis
  • AETC/CFAR HIV Providers Meeting - a weekly meeting each Friday at noon.
Other HIV-related Topics