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Welcome to the following new members who have recently joined G-I-N. This page will be continually updated as new members join.

 

Covidence

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Covidence is a complete systematic review management system that streamlines the literature review process and provides a centralised, consolidated view of all review activity within an organisation.

They are a non-profit service working in partnership with Cochrane to improve the production and use of systematic reviews for health and well-being around the world.

When you log into Covidence, you’re joining a vibrant and growing global community of librarians, researchers and students who are creating a new way of translating research into trustworthy evidence to drive high-quality evidence-informed decision-making.

 

Etienne Ngeh

Etienne Ngeh

Etienne is an allied health expert with masters in cardiovascular health and rehabilitation from University of Chester UK. He is currently involved in clinical practice at the Bamenda regional hospital in the North West Region of Cameroon, where he heads up the department of physiotherapy. The department receives about 25 clients daily mostly low back pain, stroke case and other physiotherapy conditions in both adults and children. Etienne also serves as the head of department of Physiotherapy at the St. Louis University Institute of Health and Biomedical sciences in Bamenda where he supervises 8 academic staff and 80 allied health students.

Etienne has a huge interest in improving clinical practice through evidence based guidelines development or adaptation or contextualisation (ADOLOPMENT) in order to implement research evidence. His research and practice is directed towards primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Looking at strategies to improve and maintain health education and uptake of both low risk to high-risk groups into programs that improve cardiovascular health and quality of life. 

Etienne believes that joining G-I-N will enable him to achieve much needed goals for allied health in LMIC and he looks forward to networking and collaborations within G-I-N.

 

Carol Cancelliere, BSc (Hons), DC, MPH, PhD

Carolina Cancelliere

Carol is appointed at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology as the CCRF (Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation) Research Chair in Knowledge Translation in the Faculty of Health Sciences. She is the Project Lead for the Canadian Chiropractic Guideline Initiative.

The objectives of this program are to develop clinical practice guidelines relevant to musculoskeletal health and disability, and to engage in knowledge translation activities and research.

Carol graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2004 and practiced for 10 years. Carol received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Care Research from the University of Toronto in 2017.

 

Guideline Central

Guideline CentralGuideline Central is a pioneer in the quick-reference clinical practice guidelines space.

For over 20 years, they have provided healthcare professionals with guidelines-based clinical decision-support tools that are current, practical and easily accessible. Guideline Central partners with over 35 medical specialty societies to create and disseminate guideline implementation tools in printed pocket guide and digital (web and mobile app) formats. Over 15 million printed pocket guidelines have been distributed to date and Guideline Central's digital platform is frequented by nearly 400,000 healthcare professionals from around the globe each year.

Guideline Central is actively engaged in developing a number of new and improved guideline-implementation tools, such as patient guides, educational videos, digital toolkit microsites and machine computable formats of clinical practice guidelines for integration into Electronic Health Records (EHRs).

Guideline Central invites you to contact their organisation if you are interested in learning more about the work they do to promote the education, dissemination and implementation of clinical practice guidelines, or if you are a medical specialty society, public or private organisation interested in exploring possible partnership opportunities.


Czech Health Research Council

Czech Health Research Council

The Czech health research council (CHRC) is an organisational component of the state directly under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic. The agency is a separate accounting unit with the main purpose of supporting applied research in health care.

 The Czech health research council is the recipient of support for the implementation of the Project of Clinical Practice Guidelines, registration number CZ.03.2.63/0.0/0.0/15_039/0008221, based on a request for support from the Operational Programme Employment (OPE). The managing authority of the OPE is, based on the Government Resolution No. 867 of 28 November 2012, the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. The OPE defines priorities for promoting employment, social inclusion and efficient public administration from the European Social Fund in the period of 2014–2020. The aim of the Project of Clinical Practice Guidelines is to propose clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures from the areas of highest heterogeneity of medical care in the Czech Republic and to prepare methodological background for their production. The project runs from 1.1.2018 to 31.12.2022.

 

Bridget Akudo

Bridget Akudo

Bridget Akudo Nwagbara, MBBCh, MPH is a medical doctor and public health specialist. Her areas of work in the past 10 years since graduating from medical school have been on Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Non-Communicable Diseases and systematic reviews. She also have a growing interest in public health guideline development and health program evaluation.

Bridget received her Master of Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Melbourne.  

Throughout her public health career, she has been closely associated with the Cochrane Collaboration. She has worked with Cochrane Nigeria as an intern 10 years ago and also worked with the Cochrane Public Health Group (now public health insight) domiciled in the University of Melbourne when she was undergoing her MPH studies. 

In her current role as a consultant in Nigeria, Bridget works with the Health Strategy Development Foundation and the Federal Ministry of Health to develop the National Guideline on Diabetes Prevention, Care, Treatment and Control.

She has co-authored the following publications;

  • Meremikwu MM, Odigwe CC, Akudo Nwagbara B, Udoh EE. Antipyretic measures for treating fever in malaria.Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Sep 12;(9):CD002151. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002151.pub2.
  • Meremikwu M, Udoh E, Nwagbara B, Effa E, Oringanje C, Edet B, Nwagbara E, Bello S, Eke F. Priority setting for systematic review of health care interventions in Nigeria. Health Policy. 2011 Mar;99(3):244-9. doi: 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.11.004. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
  • de Silva AM, Hegde S, Akudo Nwagbara B, Calache H, Gussy MG, Nasser M, Morrice HR, Riggs E, Leong PM, Meyenn LK, Yousefi-Nooraie R. Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 15;9:CD009837. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009837.pub2.

 

The Danish Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines

COG Cancer

The Danish Centre for Clinical Practice Guidelines, Cancer supports evidence-based clinical decision-making thereby contributing to a high and uniform quality in cancer treatment across Denmark.

The centre was founded in the fall of 2017 under the auspices of the Danish Multidisciplinary Cancer Groups and the Danish Clinical Registries (RKKP) in order to strengthen the efforts in preparing and maintaining clinical practice guidelines. Clinical practice guidelines is one of the core activities of the 24 multidisciplinary cancer groups and it has long been an aspiration to ensure an evidence-based, up-to-date and more uniform product for all groups.

With governmental as well as regional funding the center will intensify focus on this task.

 

Jennifer Malinowski

Jennifer Malinowski

Jennifer Malinowski, MS, PhD, is a freelance writer and consultant in the northeast United States. She received her doctorate in Human Genetics and an interdisciplinary master's degree in Applied Epidemiology and Genomic Concerns from Vanderbilt University. Her doctoral work focused on the implementation of Precision Medicine for women's health phenotypes and the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Precision Medicine. After completing her doctoral work, Dr. Malinowski was a research-track faculty member at Yale University School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery, in the Endocrine section, where she performed clinical research. Her most recent position, prior to becoming a freelance writer and consultant, was for Hayes, Inc.  as an Analyst performing health technology assessments of molecular diagnostics.

Dr. Malinowski's freelance work centers around helping her clients embrace Evidence-Based Medicine and Evidence-Based Guideline development, specifically around the use of genomic tests for clinical care. 

 

The British Society of Gastroenterology

BSG

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level.

The BSG is a registered charity.

 

Kelvin Hill

Kelvin Hill

After working as a rehabilitation physiotherapist, Kelvin joined the Stroke Foundation in 2003 where he developed a passion for improving services for people with stroke by implementing evidence-based care.

As the National Manager, Clinical Services Kelvin oversees the development and implementation of the Australian stroke guidelines, the National Stroke Audit, education and resources on the InformMe health professional website, and other national clinical and policy activity.

 

 

Fu Liang

Fu Liang

Fu Liang is a doctoral student from School of Nursing, Fudan University, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China. Fu's research interest is evidence-based nursing, cancer nursing and HIV/AIDS Nursing. The research program for his masters degree was “Development of the HIV/AIDS Clinical Nursing Practice Guidelines in China”. The undergoing research program for Fu's doctor degree is “Guideline Adaptation and Implementation: Cancer- related Distress in Gastric Cancer Patients receiving Chemotherapy”.

Fu has been involved in several publications as follows:

  1. Liang Fu, Yan Hu*, Zhenqi Lu, et al. Validation of the Simplified Chinese Version of the Memorial Symptom Assessment Scale Short Form (MSAS-SF-SC) among Cancer Patients. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.  (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.03.024),
  2. Liang FU, Yan HU*, Hongzhou LU. Overviews of reviews on patient compliance with medication protocols used in highly active antiretroviral therapy. International Journal of Nursing Science. 2015.2(1): 61-65.
  3. Liang Fu, Yan Hu*, Hongzhou LU, et al. Guidelines adaption for symptom management in people living with HIV. Chinese Journal of Nursing. 2015. 50(9): 1037-1042.


 

Dr Chukwudi Nnaji

Chukwudi Nnaji

Dr Chukwudi Nnaji is a public-health advocate and evidence-based health care enthusiast. He completed his medical training at the School of Medicine, University of Benin in Nigeria and currently completing his Master of Public Health (MPH) postgraduate studies at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. With five years of progressive experience; as a physician, frontline programme implementer, public health advocate and researcher, he has growing interests in evidence synthesis, clinical practice guidelines development and evidence-informed public health policy-making. As a passionate health equity advocate, he has championed and has been part of both frontline and strategic efforts at improving access to equitable and quality health care for underserved communities and vulnerable populations in Nigeria and South Africa.

His research interests are in vaccines, immunisation and vaccine-preventable disease epidemiology, with key focus on Africa and other low and middle-income settings. While studying for his MPH, he holds an adjunct Senior Scientist position at the Cochrane Centre, South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) in Cape Town. He is global-thinker, pluralist and proudly Nigerian.

 

Dr A G Radhika

Dr Radhika

Dr A G Radhika obtained her medical degree at Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi, India. She did her residency in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and its affiliated Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.

Dr Radhika presently working with the Delhi Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She is posted at the UCMS & GTB Hospital as Senior Specialist in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Dr Radhika has thirty years’ experience in the field of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, with special interest in Evidence Based Health care in low resource countries. She has completed WHO Fellowship on Advanced Course on Monitoring and Evaluation: Innovations in a Dynamic Health Systems Environment, at Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam.

Her other notable posts include  National Co-ordinator for Clinical Research of the Federation Of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of India (2017-19) and has also held important positions in the office of Association of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Delhi. She is closely associated with the Cochrane Collaboration and the Indian Council of Medical Research as expert Reviewer and in other capacities including member Task Force studies.

She has more than 60 publications to her credit including a title under review for Evidence and Gap Maps with Campbell Collaboration.

 

Centre for Remote Health

Centre for Remote Health

The Centre for Remote Health (CRH) is a research and education centre of Flinders University based in Alice Springs. CRH is one of 15 University Departments of Rural Health that are funded by the Commonwealth Government under the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme on a three year funding cycle.

The mission of CRH is “to contribute to the improved health outcomes of people in remote communities of the Northern Territory and Australia, through the provision of high quality tertiary education, training and research focusing on the discipline of Remote Health. In particular, the Centre contributes to improved Indigenous health outcomes through partnerships with Aboriginal communities.”. From an education perspective, CRH offers a Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice, a Graduate Diploma in Remote Health Practice, and a Master of Remote and Indigenous Health. CRH’s programme of research clusters around the broad themes of: workforce and health services; clinical practice; and education and training.

All of CRH’s research has a focus on improving health services in remote contexts. An important component of CRH’s work is the project management of the development, review, and dissemination of the Remote Primary Health Care Manuals (RPHCM). The RPHCMs are a suite of manuals used by remote health professionals to support and promote good clinical practice (https://www.crh.org.au/centre-for-remote-health-remote-phc-manuals).

 

Haitham Alali

Haitham Alali

Haitham Alali is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at Amman Arab University. He was a Chief Knowledge Officer in Balqa Health Directorate at Ministry of Health/Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Haitham received his Doctorate in MIS from the University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Department of Systems Science and Management, Faculty of Information Science and Technology, and holds an MMIS from the University of Banking and Financial Sciences.

Prior to getting his PhD, he had worked in healthcare services and management for nine years. His research interests include knowledge management in healthcare sector, development of virtual communities of practice, strategic human resource management of healthcare professionals, medical informatics, and collaborative systems.

 

Pamela Ginex 

Pamela Ginex

Dr Pamela Ginex is the Senior Manager for Evidence-based Practice at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS). ONS is a professional association of more than 39,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Pam has a distinguished career in oncology nursing and has published and presented research on improving symptoms and impacting health behaviours for patients with cancer. She is the proud recipient of the Connie Henke Yarbro Excellence in Cancer Nursing Mentorship Award for her work with oncology nurses and is a Fellow at the New York Academy of Medicine.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Masters in Public Health from the University of Pittsburgh and her Doctorate in Nursing from Teacher’s College at Columbia University. 

Pam’s research interests are in symptom management and evidence-based practice. She has a specific interest in translating research findings into practice to help nurses caring for patients with cancer to provide optimal care that leads to improved outcomes. At ONS Pam oversees evidence-based practice resources and the transition of symptom management research to clinical practice guidelines.

 

 

Esra Meltem Koç

Meltem Nuzumlalý

Esra Meltem Koç graduated from Selcuk University, Meram Medical School in 2008. She has completed her specialisation in “Family Medicine” at Ankara Numune Trai­ning and Research Hospital; associate’s degree of “Management of Health Care Instituti­ons” and “Justice”; bachelor’s degree of “Business Administration” at Eskisehir Anatolian University; master’s degree of “Health Economics and Pharmacoeconomics” at Hacettepe University.

Dr Koç is still training for master’s degree of “Epidemiology” at Hacettepe University, and  doctorate’s degree of “Biomedical Technologies” atIzmir Katip Celebi University. Dr. E. Meltem Koç, who is a board member of Turkish Evidence-Ba­sed Medicine Association, has participated in studies of ANHTA which is the first hospital based HTA unit founded in Turkey. Dr. Koç is still serving as Technical Officer of the Health Tech­nology Assessment International (HTAi) Interest Sub Group on HTA in Developing Count­ries. She worked in Ministry of Health, General Directorate of Health Researches Health Technology Assessment Department between 2015-2016. She has started to work at the Family Medicine Department of İzmir Katip Celebi University Medical Faculty in 2016.

Since May 2017, she has served as Director of Health Application and Research Center in İzmir Katip Celebi University Dr. Koç is fluent in English, married and has one daughter.

 


Think Pink - Bahrain Breast Cancer Society

Think PinkThink Pink Bahrain is a non-profit organisation that was founded by Ms. Julie Sprakel, in 2004. Over the years the money raised has been directed towards a number of areas that would better support the Kingdom in regards to breast cancer awareness, education and care. Initially donated over BD 120, 000 towards the National Mammography Drive initiated by the Ministry of health and Bahrain Cancer Society, the Charity became registered as the only standalone breast cancer society in the Kingdom of Bahrain. Our governance is in accordance with the Ministry of Social Development along with collaboration with the Ministry of Health. Members and volunteers of the Think Pink Bahrain team donate their time, expertise and business acumen to support the ongoing work of the Charity. The committee and executive board have been selected to compliment the Founders vision and enable Think Pink Bahrain to run efficiently and effectively thus ensuring the success of this mission. Nobody within the organisation is paid for their work or time.

VISION: The core principle of Think Pink Bahrain’s philosophy is education. Education is the first step to prevention. When we educate our mothers, daughters, sisters and nieces, we can help them make informed decisions, which may ultimately save their lives. Our ongoing investment in education will enable the people of Bahrain to receive and have access to the best healthcare professions with a holistic approach to breast cancer treatment.

MISSION: Think Pink Bahrain aims to empower people at grass root levels through collaboration with local affiliates to continue to promote the importance of education and screening programs and community based outreach projects.

 

Dr Munyaradzi Madhombiro

Dr MadhombiroMunyaradzi Madhombiro is a psychiatrist trained and working in Zimbabwe. He is a lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences. He is currently enrolled for doctoral studies at the University of Stellenbosch Cape Town. 

Munyaradzi research interest is Alcohol and HIV intersection. He has published in the same area. He is also finalising on a systematic review which has brought him to the field of evidence synthesis.

 

 

Narasimman Swaminathan

Narasimman SwaminathanNarasimman Swaminathan is a Physiotherapy educator and researcher, working as Vice Principal, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Deemed to be university), Chennai, India. He has completed his Post-graduation in Cardio Pulmonary Physiotherapy in 2003 and two years fellowship in Advanced Medical Education and Research (FAIMER) in the year 2012.

Narasimman has completed two Cochrane systematic reviews as a co-author. He has conducted several workshops on evidence based physiotherapy practice across the country. He is recognised for his academic and research contribution and received Indian association of Physiotherapists Prestigious CP Nair oration award and Golden batch of Poland Physiotherapy association. He teaches evidence based practice to the entry level and postgraduate health sciences programme and focusing on developing, adapting and implementing the guidelines in developing countries.


Danube University Krems 

Danuce University KremsDanube University Krems is a public university founded in 1994 for advanced education and funded by the federal government and the provincial government of Lower Austria. University courses are conducted according to legal regulations governing state universities and are financed through tuition fees.

The Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology was founded in 2008 and is based on an endowed professorship of the Lower Austrian Health Fund. Founded to provide an academic basis for evidence-based decision-making in the Austrian healthcare system, the department has an official collaboration with the RTI (Research Triangle Institute)-University of North Carolina (UNC) Evidence-based Practice Center, in Chapel Hill, USA. The department hosts Cochrane Austria and is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-based Medicine.

 

AIM

AIMAIM Specialty Health works with leading insurers and accountable care organisations to develop evidence-based solutions that facilitate appropriate, safe, and affordable care delivery across the United States.

 

 Jane Turner

Jane Turner

Professor Jane Turner is a psychiatrist who has worked for over 25 years in oncology. She has taken a leading role in Australia in developing psychosocial clinical practice guidelines and is Vice-President of the International Psycho-Oncology Society. She was a member of the WHO-convened working group developing Guidelines for the Management of Cancer Pain in Adults. Through her role in IPOS which is in official relations with WHO she is participating in initiatives to enhance psychosocial education and skill development in LMICs.

Her recent research includes two RCTs of interventions to promote wellness in cancer survivors: the Conquer Fear study (a manual-based intervention for fear of cancer recurrence based on elements of metacognitive therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and psycho-education), and the ENHANCES study (a nurse-delivered survivorship intervention for patients who have completed treatment for head and neck cancer). She has extensive experience in facilitation of communication skills training for diverse professional groups.

  

Kainat Altaf

 Kainat AltafKainat Altaf is currently studying towards a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with major in Computer from University of Engineering and Technology(UET). She is a Research Internee at Biomedical Informatics Research Laboratory (BIRL), Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan. Previously and has also worked as a Game developer in UET Game Studio.

Kainat is working on a project focusing on "Patient-centric scientific wellness backbone for next-generation national health-care in Pakistan". This project looks at incorporating standardised clinical guidelines to provide diagnosis of high prevalent diseases in low and middle income settings. Her aim is to provide free health care to the patients in remote and low-income regions of Pakistan. 

 

Regina Daumas

Regina Daumas

Regina is a medical doctor and epidemiologist, and works in a the Teaching Primary Health Care Center at the National Public Health School from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She holds a Masters of Science degree in Epidemiology and a PhD degree in the area of Clinical Research in Infectious Diseases. She teaches in the Family Medicine Residency Program, and develop researches with the aim of evaluating and improving local clinical practices. Dr Daumas is interested at involving patients and healthcare professionals in the development and adaptation of  clinical practice guidelines for primary health care.

 

Soumyadeep Bhaumik

 Soumyadeep Bhaumik

Dr Soumyadeep Bhaumik, MBBS, M. Sc (International Public Health) is a medical doctor and global health professional from India. Soumyadeep has extensive experience in evidence syntheses for leading international agencies, including for guideline development. He is also the co-Convenor of the Cochrane Priority Setting Methods Group.  His other research interests are quality of clinical practice guidelines, program implementation, equity, global health and health policy. Soumyadeep is also an Analyses Advisor, The BMJ and Associate Editor (social media), BMJ Global Health


Zohra Lassi

zohra lassi

Dr Lassi is a Perinatal Epidemiologist and a recognised leader in evidence synthesis to improve maternal and newborn health in low and middle income countries. She is currently working as an National Health and Medical Research Council Early Career Fellow at the University of Adelaide. She has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, and an author on 8 book chapters and several research/technical reports. Her research has contributed significantly to global maternal and newborn policy and the significance of her work has resulted in invited presentations at international meetings as well.

 

Kevin O'Neil, MD, MHA

Kevin O’Neil

Dr. O’Neil is a pulmonary/critical care/sleep physician practicing in Wilmington, North Carolina, USA.  He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and received his MD from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed his postgraduate medical education while serving in the US Navy and held a variety of positions at several military teaching hospitals including Pulmonary/Critical Care Program Director, Pulmonary Division Chief and Director of Graduate Medical Education. He has completed a Masters in Healthcare Administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. O’Neil has an interest in Respiratory Therapy education and is currently a Commissioner and Treasurer for the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC), the organisation that accredits Respiratory Therapy training programs in the US. His guideline interests relate to work with the American College of Chest Physicians, where he is a member of their Guidelines Oversight Committee with a focus on guideline implementability.

 

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