Introducing Teresa Tufte – Global Health Program Manager

New Global Health Program Manager (Operations) – The DOLF Project Teresa joins the DOLF project as the Global Health Program Manager for Operations taking over for Rachel Anderson. She joins us with two years of health care research and data analysis experience at the State of Massachusetts’s Center for Health Information and Analysis. Prior to […]
DOLF Obtains $2.4 Million to Fund Research in Papua New Guinea

DOLF Obtains $2.4 Million to Fund Research in Papua New Guinea

The DOLF project has received a 2.4 million dollar grant to support studies to assess the impact of an IDA implementation program in East New Britain province, Papua New Guinea (PNG) from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation . Prior DOLF studies have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of the “IDA” three-drug combination drug therapy […]

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 […]

DOLF Project Research On A New Treatment For LF Is Published In The NEJM

DOLF investigators Christopher King and James Kazura from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland with colleagues at the Papua New Guinea Institute for Medical Research and at Washington University in St. Louis have just published important results from a randomized clinical trial. This trial tested the safety and efficacy of a new triple drug treatment […]

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 BudgeOctober 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. Our […]

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 […]