Comprehensive HIV Program
The Temple Comprehensive HIV Program has been involved in research trials and activities since 1990. We participated in some of the early NIH-sponsored trials to prevent mother-to-child transmission. We have been involved in the Division of AIDS Clinical Trials Network since 1994 as a unit in the Terry Beirn Community Programs on Clinical Research on AIDS (CPCRA). Our investigators have been active on protocol teams and working groups. In 2005, our unit had the distinction of finishing first among all the clinical units and sites in data quality and performance.
Since 1998, we have been part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Cerner HIV Outpatient Study (HOPS), a dynamic observational database that tracks clinical trends and outcomes in multiple centers across the United States. We participate in multiple investigator-initiated and sponsored trials.
Obesity Prevention and Treatment in Childbearing Women
Through funding from federal and foundation sources (e.g., R40MC26818; K23HL106231; Doris Duke CSDA), Sharon Herring currently leads three large studies in pregnant and postpartum racial/ethnic minorities, two testing novel eHealth weight control intervention strategies and a third identifying predictors (e.g., intervention targets) of peripartum weight change.
National Patient Centered Clinical Research Network (PCORnet)
Through funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Temple is participating in the National patient Centered Clinical Research Network called PCORnet. PCORnet integrates health data for studies and catalyzes research partnerships among two types of networks: Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRNs), which are based in healthcare systems such as hospitals and health centers, and Patient-Powered Research Networks (PPRNs), which are run by groups of patients and their partners who are focused on one or more specific conditions or communities, and who are interested in sharing health information and participating in research. Dr. Paranjape serves as site PI for Temple.
Health Disparity and Population Health
Trauma Alert! How Social Complexity Contributes to Medical Complexity. A Temple Department of Medicine funded study assessing the prevalence of poverty-associated trauma and its influence on co-morbidity and health outcomes.
Coping with Lymphoma to Enhance Adjustment and Reduce Stress. A cross-sectional assessment of posttraumatic stress disorder and posttraumatic growth in lymphoma survivors, comparing the psychological adjustment patterns between survivors of chronic lymphoma and survivors of acute lymphoma.
Comparing Ways to Reduce Bone Fractures and Injuries among Older Adults Who Have Fallen — The WISE Study
This study compares two ways of reducing bone fractures and serious injuries among adults ages 65 and older who have previously fallen and fractured a bone:
- Normal follow-up care plus information about falls and exercise: In normal follow-up care, patients get treatment for their fracture and the medical conditions that may have caused their falls. They also get a screening for osteoporosis, treatment for osteoporosis if needed, and physical therapy and education about preventing falls.
- Normal follow-up care plus an exercise coaching program developed with patient input. The coaching program focuses on how to exercise safely.
- Temple is a part of this multi-institutional study that also includes Penn State and University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Paranjape is the site Principal Investigator.