Major Publication Accepted to PLOS Medicine

The DOLF Project is proud to announce publication in PLOS Medicine of results form a major safety study investigating the use of a triple drug combination “IDA” as a treatment regimen for lymphatic filariasis. The study enrolled more than 26,000 participants in five countries. Results from this study suggest that IDA is safe enough for […]

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

TRANSLATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL FIELD RESEARCH ON LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS AND ONCHOCERCIASIS Our group at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct cutting-edge research to support elimination programs for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis. We are seeking postdoctoral fellows to (1) participate in applied field research […]

DOLF Researcher Dr. Christine Dubray Keynote Speaker

DOLF Researcher Dr. Christine Dubray, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, was the keynote speaker for the Washington University Medical School’s 21st Global Health & Medicine Symposium held on April 17. The title of her talk was, “A global health career on the front lines, and what I […]

Behind the Scenes for the DOLF ONCHO Studies in Ghana:

Identifying solutions for enrollment, regulatory requirements, drug procurement, and improved collaboration for an international clinical trial in Hohoe Ghana By Rachel Bick and Philip Budge October 5, 2018 The DOLF Project recently sent two team members, Philip Budge and Rachel Bick, to visit the Nick Opoku and the DOLF Onchocerciasis research team in Hohoe, Ghana. […]

2018 Summer Research Program Reflections – Complexities Behind LF

2018 Summer Research Program Reflections  - Complexities Behind Lymphatic Filariasis July 12,2018 The blog is following the student participants in this year's Institute for Public Health Summer Research  Program  (https://publichealth. wustl.edu/resources/summer-research­ program/). Each student will be providing their own reflections from a Summer Research Program Seminar Series (https://publichealth. wustl.edu/series/summer-research­ program-seminars/ ) event. Some students will […]

2018 GAELF Meeting – Media Report

At the 2018 GAELF Meeting, Dr. Gary Weil shared perspectives on how the new treatment combination (IDA) could accelerate elimination of LF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6hW5BZeIjc    

Introduction – Global Health Research Program Manager

The DOLF project is pleased to announce that Rachel Bick has joined our team as Global Health Research Project Manager Rachel brings international experience in global health and a strong academic background to this role. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Factors Psychology degree from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Health […]

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)

Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) released their fifth progress report on the London Declaration on NTDs. The report describes the progress made toward achieving the goals set out by the London Declaration toward the control, elimination, and eradication of 10 NTDs. DOLF research on a more effective triple drug combination for lymphatic filariasis […]

Merck announces expansion of the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP)

Today Merck announced an expansion of the Mectizan Donation Program (MDP) to reach up to an additional 100 million people per year through 2025 to support the expansion of triple-drug therapy as part of the global effort to eliminate lymphatic filariasis (LF). DOLF research showed that adding ivermectin to diethylcarbamazine and albendazole can accelerate the […]