Research & Funded Projects

We currently have an Infectious Diseases/Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics faculty position open. This position is a joint appointment between the two divisions. For more information and how to apply go to http://microbiology.med.uky.edu/MIMG_Position-Open.   

 

Ryan White Project

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act began in 1990 as the first major effort to support and educate the growing number of HIV/AIDS patients in the U.S. The CARE Act is intended to help communities and States address unmet health needs of people living with HIV/AIDS by increasing the availability of primary care and support services. Goals of the CARE Act are to reduce more costly inpatient care, increase access to care for underserved populations, and to improve the quality of life of those living with HIV/AIDS. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). The program currently distributes $2.1 billion to healthcare facilities around the nation to help HIV patients get the care they need.

The Ryan White Project currently funds the Division of Infectious Diseases' Bluegrass Care Clinic for Parts B, C and D programs, which serves central and eastern Kentucky. For more information about the Ryan White CARE Act and what financial programs it offers, go to  http://hab.hrsa.gov/index.html.

 

Richard Greenberg, MDPseudomonas aeruginos

Vaccine and Drug Studies
Sponsors: Bavarian-Nordic, VIRxSYS, PaxVax
Principal Investigator: Richard Greenberg, MD
 
POEM (A4001067) Study: An International, Multicenter, Prospective Observational Study of the Saftey of Maraviroc Used with Optimized Background Therapy in Treatment-Experienced HIV-1 Infected Patients
Sponsor: ViiV Healthcare
Phase: Subjects are in the followup phase. Recruitment is closed.
*More information can be obtained at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Identifier: NCT00665561
Principal Investigator: Richard Greenberg, MD   859-323-6327
Study Coordinator: Heather Flynn, RN, CCRP, 859-323-3933
 
Cholera (PXVX-VC-200-004) Study: A Phase III Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Three-Lot Consistency Study in Healthy Adult Volunteers (18-45) to Assess Immunogenicity and Clinical Acceptability of a Single-dose of the Live Oral Cholera Vaccine Candidate PXVX0200, Vibrio Cholerae O1 Serotype Inaba Vaccine Strain CVD 103-HgR 
Sponsor: PaxVax, Inc.
Phase: Recruitment will begin in spring 2014.
Principal Investigator: Richard Greenberg, MD   859-323-6327
Study Coordinator: Beth Plummer, RN, CCRP, 859-323-5893
 
Cholera (PXVX-VC-200-005) Study: A Phase III Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study in Older Adults (46-64) to Assess Immunogenicity and Clinical Acceptability of a Single-dose of the Live Oral Cholera Vaccine Candidate PXVX0200, Vibrio Cholerae O1 Serotype Inaba Vaccine Strain CVD 103-HgR 
Sponsor: PaxVax, Inc
Phase: Recruitment will begin in spring 2014.
Principal Investigator: Richard Greenberg, MD   859-323-6327
Study Coordinator: Beth Plummer, RN, CCRP, 859-323-5893
 
T2 (DIREBT) Study: Detecting Infections Rapidly and Easily for Bacteremia Trial (DIREBT Study) - Part 1 Prospective Collection and Freezing of Whole Blood Specimens
Sponsor: T2 Biosystems
* More information can be obtained at www.clinicaltrials.gov. Identifier: NCT01919762
Principal Investigator: Richard Greenberg, MD   859-323-6327
Study Coordinator: Heather Flynn, RN, CCRP, 859-323-3933
 
 

Clinical Research

 
Information about open clinical trials in Infectious Diseases at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center and eligibility criteria will be posted here as they are approved by the University of Kentucky Medical Institutional Review Board.
 
HIV research opportunities are one of the many options for our BCC patients and their plan of care. Dr. Richard Greenberg, and his study nurse, Heather Flynn, RN, have been working together since 2001. More information can be obtained by contacting Heather and also by checking out the flyers on the bulletin board in the BCC and the pamphlets/brochures in the waiting room. 
 

Heather Flynn, RN, CCRP
HIV Research Clinical Trial Coordinator
University of Kentucky
(office) 859-323-3933
(pager) 859-330-6634
hhvaug3@uky.edu