About Rebecca Weintraub, MD
Rebecca Weintraub, M.D., is the Executive Director of the Global Health Delivery Project. Rebecca is an Associate Physician in the Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, a member of the Hospitalist Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Co-founder of Jumpstart, the largest part-time AmeriCorps program in the nation, she currently serves as a technical advisor to Ashoka, promoting the work of Health Entrepreneurs. Rebecca graduated from Yale University, Stanford Medical School and completed her medical training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
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Brigham And Women's Hospital - BWH
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) is a 747-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare System, an integrated health care delivery network. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 800 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty.
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/socialmedicine/ Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) is dedicated to addressing health disparities through training, education, research and service. The Division focuses on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease and diabetes) and other health problems of major importance across the globe. Through the hospital’s Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, internal medicine residents in training divide their time between BWH and Partners In Health project sites. This model is now being replicated at other medical schools and teaching hospitals across the country.
Global Health Delivery Project
Website: http://globalhealthdelivery.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: The Global Health Delivery (GHD) Project is working to systematize the study of health care delivery, to disseminate new learning to practitioners, and improve health care delivery in resource-limited settings.
Harvard Medical School
Website: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. Students and more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 academic departments located on the School's Boston campus, in one of 47 hospital-based clinical departments at 18 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, or at 30 research centers, divisions, and institutes, advance the School’s mission every day. Within HMS, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) works in close collaboration with the GHD project teams, from participating in GHDonline communities to developing the GHD academic platform.
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Rebecca Weintraub, MD replied to "Universal Access to Diagnosis and Treatment of MDR-TB" in the MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention community.
Many challenges to delivery of quality MDR-TB care is discussed in this New Yorker piece: A Deadly Misdiagnosis: Is it possible to save the millions of people who die from TB? http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2010/11/15/101115fa_fact_specter?currentPage=all - Difficulty diagnosing with sputum "The results are accurate little more than half the time;" and consequent errors ...
We are looking for examples of how corporations included HIV prevention services into Occupational health programs. There seems to be a few highlighted by mining and construction companies, any leads would be of assistance.
Speaking with a colleague at Indus Hospital in Pakistan, she asked if community members have protocols to share regarding how to manage TB IC in high volume surgical suites. Many thanks for your input.
Rebecca Weintraub, MD started a discussion "Difficulty of MDR-TB treatment in a high HIV-prevalence setting". in the MDR-TB Treatment & Prevention community.
This is a retrospective analysis of early outcomes of the first cohort of patients registered in the Lesotho national MDR-TB program between July 21, 2007 and April 21, 2008. 76 patients were included for analysis, out of which 56 (74%) were infected with HIV; the median CD4 cell count was ...
Hi all, A recent paper in AIDS Clinical Care (Ndiaye B et al. Characteristics of and outcomes in HIV-infected patients who return to care after loss to follow-up ) showed that LTFU worsens outcomes for HIV patients even if they return to care, with mortality risk 5x higher than patients ...
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