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Project Family study of emotional and cognitive brain function in first degree relatives of depressed probands, Stanford University and Sydney Medical School (5/15/2014)

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Data acquisition for 101 relatives and 101 non-relative matched controls is complete. Opportunities exist for graduate students and post-doctoral fellows to analyze the data in new ways, for publication.
This study was funded by the Australian Research Council from 2007-13. The aims of the study were as follows:
The aim of this project is to understand vulnerability for depression in individuals. By understanding how depression develops, we can develop prevention and early intervention strategies.

Project Public awareness campaign to improve hepatitis B birth dose coverage in Vietnam, Stanford Asian Liver Center, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Vietnam Ministry of Health, WHO Western Pacific Region

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Chronic hepatitis B infection from mother to child transmission is the major cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer in Vietnam. Although a safe and effective vaccine given within 24 hours of birth could prevent most cases of vertical transmission, many are unaware of its importance in liver cancer prevention, and birth dose coverage in Vietnam remains poor. This project aims to increase public awareness to improve hepatitis B birth dose coverage.

Location

Vietnam

Project Gansu Province Healthcare Workers and Pregnant Women Hepatitis B Education and Training, Stanford Asian Liver Center, Gansu CDC, Gansu Provincial Health Department, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Gansu Province, China CDC

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Gaps in pregnant women awareness and inadequate healthcare workers knowledge and practices led to missed opportunities to eliminate mother to child transmission of hepatitis B and early diagnosis, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B to prevent disease progression leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.

Project Qinghai Province Healthcare Workers and Pregnant Women Hepatitis B Education and Training, Stanford Asian Liver Center, Qinghai CDC, Qinghai Provincial Health Department, Qinghai Maternal and Child Health Hospital

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The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of the health system of Gansu province to improve hepatitis B prevention, control and medical management, and eliminate the stigma of hepatitis B, with the goal of developing a sustainable public health program that could be scaled up across the province.

Project Viral Hepatitis Healthcare Workers Training in Vietnam, Stanford Asian Liver Center, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Vietnam Ministry of Health, WHO Western Pacific Region

Principal Investigator:

Vietnam has a high burden of liver cancer and chronic liver disease caused by chronic viral infection. To address the gap in healthcare workers viral hepatitis education and training, we would develop a Vietnamese online interactive training course to increase the capacity of the national health system to prevent, care and treat chronic hepatitis B and C

Location

Vietnam

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