HIV and lung cancer in East Africa: CWRU and UH secure research funds

Cleveland–Researchers with the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (UHCMC) have secured $4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) to establish an HIV-associated Malignancy Research Center (HAMRC) focused on lung cancer in East Africa.

The team will collaborate with Ugandan and Tanzanian researchers at the Joint Clinical Research Centre in Kampala, Makerere University Lung Institute, Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago National Hospital, National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Muhumbili National Hospital and the Ocean Road Cancer Institute. The HAMRC will investigate novel approaches to characterize lung cancer epidemiology, somatic mutation burden, HIV and accelerated aging, and radiological features of lung cancer and the relationship to HIV-1 infection.

The focus of this new research center includes establishing national lung cancer diagnostic referral networks in Uganda and Tanzania, teleradiology telepathology, technology transference and training of early career investigators and

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Future of tech in manufacturing on agenda of CWRU conference

Exploring the impact emerging digital technologies will have on businesses, especially manufacturing businesses, will be explored at the second annual Digital Futures Conference hosted online by Case Western Reserve University and the Innovation Research Interchange from Oct. 12-15.

Digital technologies such as 5G telecommunications and the Internet of Things that have the potential to create smart machinery will be discussed in interactive learning sessions and case studies by thought leaders from around the world.

One of the conference organizers, Youngjin Yoo, professor of information systems at CWRU’s Weatherhead School of Management, said in a telephone interview that the need for companies to use digital technologies to change is becoming more evident every day.

“The pandemic is turning a chronic problem into an acute problem,” said Yoo, who is overseeing the digital transformation efforts at University Hospitals of Cleveland. “Those companies who are not adapting to the digital environment are accelerating

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