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Training Years: 2016-2017

Training Site: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH)

Country: Peru

Mentor: Valerie Paz Soldan, PhD; Richard Oberhelman, MD                                  

Title: The efficacy of cough measuring accelerometers to prognosticate active pulmonary tuberculosis in HIV patients in Lima, Peru

Project Objectives:  

Aim 1: To improve diagnostic and prognostic tools for TB in HIV patients with low-cost reusable devices;

Aim 1a: Evaluate the efficacy of a cough accelerometer as a TB prognostication device in the outpatient setting.

Aim 1b: Assess the acceptability and usability of the device by TB patients in the outpatient setting.

NIH Support:  Fogarty scholars doctoral training award

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