Caribbean, Central, and South America network for HIV Epidemiology

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The CCASAnet Team

CCASAnet Group Photo_ BsAs 2016

Photo from the 2016 CCASAnet Investigators' Meeting in Buenos Aires, Argentina

CCASAnet is an observational HIV research network funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

The current CCASAnet Principal Investigators are Catherine McGowan, MD (USA) and Pedro Cahn, MD, PhD (Argentina). Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, USA, hosts the network's Coordinating Center. Clinical sites are located in seven diverse countries in Central and South America and the Caribbean.

CCASAnet is a member of the International epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA), which is an international collaboration of regional networks like CCASAnet.

The original CCASAnet proposal was submitted in response to the IeDEA RFA. CCASAnet is one of seven regions that were funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Other funded IeDEA regions include North America, East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

Map of Funded and Unfunded IeDEA Regions
Map of Funded and Unfunded IeDEA Regions in 2006

Additional funding for cancer-specific projects is provided by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI), for pediatric-specific projects by the U.S. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), and for mental health-specific projects by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).

As a supplement to CCASAnet, the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Brazilian Ministry of Health have co-funded the Regional Prospective Observational Research in Tuberculosis (RePORT) Brazil Network. This multi-year observational cohort has been established to perform translational studies of the pathogenesis of M. tuberculosis infection and TB disease. The cohort will consist of 900 TB cases and 2700 of their close contacts across 6 sites in three cities in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, and Manaus). Timothy Sterling, MD (USA) and Valeria Rolla, MD (Brazil) are the Principal Investigators for this project.

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Division of Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University
A2200 MCN
1161 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-2605
USA
Website: http://ccasanet.org
Email: contact@ccasanet.org