Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute

Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute ITDI at Ohio University seeks to improve the health status of underserved populations through sustainable and comprehensive research, service, and educatio

The Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute was founded in 1987 by a group of visionary scientists that wanted to pull in their combined expertise and resources towards the improvement of the life of the people in disease endemic areas. Training of students: Since its initiation, ITDI faculty have provided training to students from the USA and developing countries at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Institute's education abroad programs were initiated in 1995. Ever since then, more than 180 students from more than 20 universities in the USA, Europe, New Zealand and other countries have participated in the workshops and research training programs carried out in Ecuador. Research projects: ITDI's research projects have included immunoparasitological studies in experimental mouse models of Chagas disease, vectorial competence of mosquitoes to transmit Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis and Rift Valley Fever virus, safety of the blood supply, Chagas disease epidemiology in Ecuador and in the USA, among others. The contributions of ITDI: Faculty and students have been instrumental in the initiation of a Chagas disease control and T. cruzi blood screening programs in Ecuador. The blood bank initiative has lead to a major improvement of the safety of the blood supply in Ecuador. These endeavors have had a major impact on the lives of the Ecuadorian people. Our partnerships: Ecuador has been the focus of ITDIs international activities. A close network of collaborators has been established with governmental and non-governmental organizations in the country. A cooperation agreement with Catholic University of Ecuador, one of the most prestigious universities in Ecuador, has allowed for the creation of tangible research infrastructure in the country and the implementation of ambitious and successful research, service and education programs.

Congratulations to ITDI faculty and students from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio Univers...
02/01/2020
Determinants of intentions to prevent triatomine infestation based on the health belief model: An application in rural southern Ecuador

Congratulations to ITDI faculty and students from Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, Center for International Studies, Ohio University and Ciseal - Centro de Investigación para la Salud en América Latina on the recent publication: https://journals.plos.org/plosntds/article?id=10.1371/journal.pntd.0007987. #ChagasfreeEcuador #BeatNTDs

Author summary One risk factor for Chagas disease is whether its insect vector is present in a person’s home. Although excluding these vectors–triatomine bugs–is important, we will need to know what predicts a person’s intention to exclude bugs from their homes and what kinds of messages we ...

Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute: TROPICAL DISEASE RESEARCH AND SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM IN ECU...
01/31/2020

Ohio University Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute: TROPICAL DISEASE RESEARCH AND SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM IN ECUADOR

A🌎 without NTDs is a world where more children can excel in school, more adults can earn a living & more communities thrive

More information: https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/itdi/education/research
Deadline for applications: February 15th, 2020

Funding and scholarship opportunities at: https://www.ohio.edu/goglobal/funding/ogo-scholarships-and-grants

Join us and #BeatNTDs

Join the team!
01/31/2020

Join the team!

Do not miss the opportunity to join the Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program in Ecuador.
You can apply for scholarships and funding through the Office of Global Opportunities and through the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute!

https://www.ohio.edu/goglobal/funding/ogo-scholarships-and-grants

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More than 1.5 billion people today are still at risk of neglected tropical diseases: ancient, infectious diseases that a...
01/30/2020

More than 1.5 billion people today are still at risk of neglected tropical diseases: ancient, infectious diseases that are both physically painful & socially stigmatized. The good news? With the right investments & actions, we can make NTDs history. #BeatNTDs @RLMGlobalHealth​

#NeglectedTropicalDiseases #ITDI #OU

01/30/2020

A🌎without NTDs is a world where more children can excel in school, more adults can earn a living & more communities thrive. That’s why every $1 spent on NTDs creates $27-$42 in economic benefit. #BeatNTDs @RLMGlobalHealth​ worldntdday.org

Celebrating World NTD DayIn 2020, no one, anywhere, should have to be blinded, disabled, disfigured or killed by disease...
01/30/2020

Celebrating World NTD Day

In 2020, no one, anywhere, should have to be blinded, disabled, disfigured or killed by diseases that we know how to beat. The fight against neglected tropical diseases is a fight for equity—and it is a fight we can win. #BeatNTDs @RLMGlobalHealth​

Do not miss the opportunity to join the Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program in Ecuador.  You can appl...
01/29/2020

Do not miss the opportunity to join the Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program in Ecuador.
You can apply for scholarships and funding through the Office of Global Opportunities and through the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute!

https://www.ohio.edu/goglobal/funding/ogo-scholarships-and-grants

Ohio University Global Health Initiative Center for International Studies, Ohio University Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities

Don't miss the opportunity to join the Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program in Ecuador.Deadline for ap...
01/24/2020

Don't miss the opportunity to join the Tropical Disease Research and Service Learning Program in Ecuador.

Deadline for applications: February 15

Learn more at: https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/itdi/education/research.cfm

#ITDI #TDR
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Thank you President Nellis for highlighting ITDI's 30th anniversary event at the university’s meeting with the Board of ...
01/23/2020

Thank you President Nellis for highlighting ITDI's 30th anniversary event at the university’s meeting with the Board of Trustees.

#ITDI #BoardofTrusteesMeeting #CareLeadsHere #OhioUniversity

Students from OHIO and other universities can apply to this program at www.ohio.edu/goglobal.
01/14/2020

Students from OHIO and other universities can apply to this program at www.ohio.edu/goglobal.

Would you like to gain first-hand experience in another culture? Participate in one of several programs, and learn about daily life in Ecuadorian communities and health, socioeconomic, and other factors affecting different Ecuadorian populations. Learn more at: www.h3living.org

We are pleased to share news of a collaborative publication between PUCE_Ecuador and  Ohio University Heritage College o...
01/08/2020
A Multi-causal Model for Chronic Malnutrition and Anemia in a Population of Rural Coastal Children in Ecuador

We are pleased to share news of a collaborative publication between PUCE_Ecuador and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine📣📣📣

HCOM Professors Todd Fredricks and Mario Grijalva contributed to the following study, led by Ana Lucia Moncayo at the Center for Research on Health in Latin America:

A Multi-causal Model for Chronic Malnutrition and Anemia in a Population of Rural Coastal Children in Ecuador.

https://bit.ly/2s6i3wG

Please give $10 today and help the #OHIOBobcat campaign #H3L reach the goal of $10,000 for the 8th anti-Chagas home in E...
12/19/2019

Please give $10 today and help the #OHIOBobcat campaign #H3L reach the goal of $10,000 for the 8th anti-Chagas home in Ecuador: http://engage.ohio.edu/healthyhomes.

#Careleadshere #Givehopeahome

Did you know that 25 million people around the world are at risk of acquiring Chagas disease? Join the #10in10for10 campaign and give $10 by tomorrow to help us raise 10K to build the 8th Chagas-free home in Southern Ecuador.
Donate at http://engage.ohio.edu/healthyhomes.
To learn more, visit: www.h3living.org

12/17/2019
Healthy Homes for Healthy Living

Check out how our students are impacted by the work to end #Chagas in Ecuador.
Ohio University Alumni Association

#OhioBobcats are teaming up with researchers and students from PUCE_Ecuador to take the Healthy Homes for Healthy Living project to the next level and tackle Chagas Disease in southern Ecuador once and for all. Together, we've already built 7 houses, with your help we will build 30 more.

Donate now and help us achive our #10in10for10 goal:
http://engage.ohio.edu/healthyhomes
You can also learn more about how H3L changes lives at:
www.h3living.org

12/16/2019
Healthy Homes for Healthy Living

Consider supporting our #10in10for10 campaign to control Chagas Disease in Southern Ecuador!

I gave $10 today, did you?
#10in10for10 #GiveHopeAHome

Our #H3L project in Southern Ecuador has a ten day campaign to raise $10,000. If 1,000 people give just $10 by Dec. 20, ...
12/11/2019

Our #H3L project in Southern Ecuador has a ten day campaign to raise $10,000. If 1,000 people give just $10 by Dec. 20, we will be able to commit to the eight anti-Chagas house just in time for Christmas! #10in10for10

Today is day two of the #10in10for10 campaign. Do your part by donating $10 and help us raise 10K in 10 days. Make a change and receive the biggest satisfaction of all, the smiles of families in their new anti-Chagas houses in Southern #Ecuador.

#GiveHopeAHome #HealthyHomesforHealthyLiving. Donate at http://engage.ohio.edu/healthyhomes To learn more, visit: www.h3living.org

It is a pleasure to share that two Ohio University doctoral candidates, Anita Villacís and Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, successf...
12/11/2019

It is a pleasure to share that two Ohio University doctoral candidates, Anita Villacís and Sofía Ocaña-Mayorga, successfully defended their dissertations yesterday.

These two successful researchers from Ciseal - Centro de Investigación para la Salud en América Latina are dedicated to advancing knowledge around vector-borne diseases in Ecuador.

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12/09/2019

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12/09/2019

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Meet Hebaallaha Hussein, a PhD student who works in the lab of Dr. Erin Murphy. She loves the opportunity to work at the...
12/06/2019

Meet Hebaallaha Hussein, a PhD student who works in the lab of Dr. Erin Murphy. She loves the opportunity to work at the lab with RNA thermometers and to investigate how bacteria react to different temperatures. In her own words, "I always dreamed of becoming a scientist."

#Meettheteam #BacterialPathogenesisInitiative #ITDI

Meet Megan DeWalt, a third-year Biology and Pre-Medicine student working at Dr. Murphy’s lab since January 2019.  Megan ...
12/03/2019

Meet Megan DeWalt, a third-year Biology and Pre-Medicine student working at Dr. Murphy’s lab since January 2019. Megan is part of the team studying regulatory mechanisms of bacteria like Shigella.

In her own words: “I very much enjoy working in the lab, it is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had here at OU. The most enjoyable part of the lab has to be when wanted results are shown! It is very rewarding.”

#Meettheteam #Bacterialpathogenesisinitiative #ITDI

Patricia Mora, PhD student in the Translational Biomedical Sciences program at Ohio University, recently presented her s...
11/27/2019

Patricia Mora, PhD student in the Translational Biomedical Sciences program at Ohio University, recently presented her study "Effect of Endocrine Hormones in T. cruzi," completed under mentors Professor Mario Grijalva and Professor John Kopchick, at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Maryland, USA. Congrats, Patricia!

Congratulations to Mario Grijalva, Director of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute, for your recognition for E...
11/22/2019

Congratulations to Mario Grijalva, Director of the Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute, for your recognition for Excellence in Global Engagement as a faculty member at Ohio University!

"It is with great humility that I accept this award on behalf of my team and students, and reaffirm my commitment to continue to bring people together, [...] to improve the lives and well-being of those whose potential is limited by the burden of diseases and neglect." Mario Grijalva.

#ITDI #IEW2019 Center for International Studies, Ohio University

Join our summer program in Ecuador and make a difference.Application is now available.Learn more at: http://ow.ly/9OmB50...
11/22/2019

Join our summer program in Ecuador and make a difference.

Application is now available.

Learn more at: http://ow.ly/9OmB50xg6Zj

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities

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Meet Michelle Pate, a member of Associate Professor of Bacteriology Dr. Erin Murphy’s team. As a research assistant and ...
11/21/2019

Meet Michelle Pate, a member of Associate Professor of Bacteriology Dr. Erin Murphy’s team. As a research assistant and lab manager, she helps Dr. Murphy teach procedures to both graduate and undergraduate students, and conduct experiments for many different projects.

In her own words: “I love my work and Dr. Murphy is an amazing person to work for. The most enjoyable parts of it are the people I get to work with every day and knowing that we are making contributions toward understanding a disease that has no current vaccination and treatments that are becoming more limited with antibiotic resistance.”

#meettheteam #BacterialPathogenesisInitiative #ITDI

Meet Nicole Hess, a Biological Sciences student working with Dr. Murphy since January 2019. In her own words: “I really ...
11/18/2019

Meet Nicole Hess, a Biological Sciences student working with Dr. Murphy since January 2019.

In her own words: “I really enjoy the project and spending time in the lab. The project is important so we can better understand how bacteria are able to infect a host, such as humans, to possibly help prevent infections in the future. Working in Dr. Murphy's lab will contribute to my academic goals by providing me a strong foundation to do future research, both in terms of knowing common lab techniques and in terms of thinking with a scientific mindset and learning how to solve problems.”

#Meettheteam #Bacterialpathogenesisinitiative #ITDI

Don't forget to attend the information session about the summer program in EcuadorWhen? Wednesday, November 13Where? Bak...
11/13/2019

Don't forget to attend the information session about the summer program in Ecuador

When? Wednesday, November 13
Where? Baker Center, 233
What time? 5:00 PM.

Free pizza served!


You can also join via Facebook Live: @OhioUniversityITDI


REMEMBER the deadline to apply for the summer program is February 15, 2020.

Thinking about money? You can get funding from different departments. Come join us for more information.

Introducing the members of the Bacterial Pathogenesis InitiativeDr. Erin Murphy is an associate professor of Bacteriolog...
11/11/2019

Introducing the members of the Bacterial Pathogenesis Initiative

Dr. Erin Murphy is an associate professor of Bacteriology at Ohio University, her research focuses on characterizing the molecular mechanisms used by bacteria that cause infectious diseases. She is very passionate about understating how Shigella and Staphylococcus can survive in human hosts and even resist conventional treatments. As a member of ITDI, she enjoys doing research in her laboratory with the help of OU students.

In her own words: "My drive is basically that science is like solving puzzles, so asking the right question, figuring in how to get an answer that is hidden, essentially".

#meettheteam #BacterialPathogenesisInitiative #ITDI

Very interesting project developed by #HCOM students in Ecuador that has led to the development of further interventions...
11/06/2019

Very interesting project developed by #HCOM students in Ecuador that has led to the development of further interventions in the region to reduce stigma associated with HIV/AIDS. #Careleadshere. Good work Ryan!

Ryan Vagedes, OMSIII RUSP student, just presented his research on HIV Knowledge and Stigma in Rural and Urban communities in Ecuador at the American Public Health Association Conference in Philadelphia.

Do not miss today's event! Baker Center 240/24212:00 - 1:00
10/30/2019

Do not miss today's event!

Baker Center 240/242
12:00 - 1:00

10/29/2019
#Didyouknow that ITDI works both locally and internationally in the following areas?  Stay tuned for updates on activiti...
10/28/2019

#Didyouknow that ITDI works both locally and internationally in the following areas? Stay tuned for updates on activities going on locally as well as our ongoing international projects. #Careleadshere

A postdoctoral position is available to work on an NIH-funded project in the Carroll Lab at Ohio University (Department ...
10/25/2019
Home | Carroll Lab

A postdoctoral position is available to work on an NIH-funded project in the Carroll Lab at Ohio University (Department of Biological Sciences). The research focus for the position is small RNA (sRNA) mediated gene regulation in Staphylococcus aureus.
The successful applicant will work in a vibrant research environment containing undergraduate and graduate researchers, which will provide opportunities for teaching and mentoring. Candidates with an interest in an academic career as an independent PI are encouraged to apply.

https://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/33292

March has been an incredible month for Rebecca.  She received the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award, the 2019-20 Donald Clippinger Graduate Fellowship, and we just found out that her Student Enhancement Award (SEA) application was funded!  Congratulations Rebecca.

Save the date! #itdiohiou #reproductivehealth #ohiouniversity
10/22/2019

Save the date!
#itdiohiou #reproductivehealth #ohiouniversity

Oct. 13-19 is International Infection Prevention Week.Stop the spread of healthcare-associated infections. it's in your ...
10/15/2019

Oct. 13-19 is International Infection Prevention Week.

Stop the spread of healthcare-associated infections. it's in your hands. #IIPW

Some tips:
Wash your hands often.
Get vaccinated.
Stay at home if you have signs and symptoms of an infection.
Be smart about food preparation.
Don't share personal items.

Visit https://www.who.int/gpsc/highlights/infection_prevention/en/ for more information.

One of our goals is student training. #OhioBobcats can travel to Ecuador to learn about research and support our #Health...
10/14/2019

One of our goals is student training. #OhioBobcats can travel to Ecuador to learn about research and support our #HealthyHomesforHealthyLiving project through service and research projects. More information at: https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/itdi/education/research.cfm.

#MakingaDifference _Meet Ally Hearne, an #OHIOBobcat student who participated in our summer program in #Ecuador with #CISeAL as a part of #HealthyHomesforHealthyLiving. “I will be eternally grateful for this opportunity to learn about Chagas disease and grow as a student researcher.” Ally is one of many students who worked with rural communities this summer to end #Chagas. #OHIOBobcats, are you interested in joining us in Ecuador next summer? For more information, visit
https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/itdi/education/research.cfm!

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#Didyouknow that our institute is partnering with communities in Southern Ecuador to develop a model of disease preventi...
10/09/2019

#Didyouknow that our institute is partnering with communities in Southern Ecuador to develop a model of disease prevention that include improving homes to support health and stop the spread of #vectorbornediseases like #Chagas? OU-HCOM Healthy Homes for Healthy Living #CareLeadsHere #HealthyHomesforHealthyLIving

#DidYouKnow in areas of Mexico, Central America, and South America, where the Trypanosoma cruzi parasite is present in triatomine bugs, improved housing and spraying insecticide inside housing to eliminate the bugs has significantly decreased the spread of #Chagas disease. Let’s #EndChagas together and #GiveforEcuador to ensure that families have #healthyhomesforhealthyliving. #beatNTDs #CDC #WHO #PAHO #Donate #HealthforAll.

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Thank you Ohio University for sharing a wonderful program to the students from #PUCE_Ecuador. We look forward to having you again!
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