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Statement on the HPTN CWG and Fighting Pandemics

Protests and COVID-19AS WE BEGAN A NEW DECADE JUST SIX MONTHS AGO, no one could have imagined the upheaval the world is facing today. The coronavirus is a formidable public health threat that has interrupted day-to-day life throughout the world, curtailed progress in clinical trials and the pace of our work in the HPTN. Fear of contagion and questioning our every movement, weighing risks and benefits of every interaction and every destination in an effort to protect ourselves and each other from an unseen, dangerous virus has derailed our way of life in most places.

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Sten Vermund Discusses HPTN Community

Sten Vermund, Chair of the HPTN Scientific Review Committee, discusses the HPTN Community Engagement Program.

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July 2020

COVID-19 has affected 213 countries and territories around the world. There have been more than 16 million cases and more than 650,000 deaths worldwide. In a time of fear, uncertainty and doubt, reaching study populations in creative ways has become even more critical given the realities of social distancing and virtual communications.

May 2016

In September 2015, community educators and community advisory board members from the HPTN and MTN clinical research sites and communities in 11 countries gathered in FHI 360's Durham office. They spent a week learning how to enhance their manuscript writing through presentations, workshops, and group projects. At the end of the week, 11 MTN and 18 HPTN participants (with some overlap of both networks) “graduated” as even better manuscript writers and came away with newfound knowledge and professional networks. 

December 2015

Sten Vermund, Chair of the HPTN Scientific Review Committee, discusses the HPTN Community and the HPTN/MTN writing workshop.