The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded funding for a public health project.
Drs. Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH and William G. Powderly, MD, from Washington University and Carlos Mejia, MD, from Roosevelt Hospital Guatemala were awarded $15,000 for their project proposal, “Cardiovascular disease risk, tobacco use, and quit attempts among HIV-positive patients in Guatemala.”
Their project will assess the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk among HIV-positive patients who attend the Infectious Diseases Clinic at Roosevelt Hospital, one of the largest outpatient HIV clinics in Guatemala. In addition to CVD risk evaluation, they will also describe tobacco use and quit attempts in order to determine the feasibility of a smoking cessation intervention based on the stages of change.