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Global Health Academic Publications and Presentations 2011-2013



Lowenthal E, Ellenberg J, David T, Tshokonego M, Machine E, Sagdeo A, et al. Virologic outcomes in children receiving EFV-based and NVP-based cART in a large African cohort [abstract]. 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; 2012 Mar 3-8; Seattle, WA.

Ravimohan S, Tamuhla N, Steenhoff AP, Nkakana K, Letlhogile R, Nfanyana K, et al. Very early immunologic and virologic response and early mortality among adults initiating HAART with active tuberculosis in Botswana [abstract]. 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections; 2012 Mar 5-8; Seattle, WA.

Best K, Steenhoff AP, Barenbaum S, Mazhani L, Kung SJ. Burden of acute pediatric asthma exacerbations in Gabo, Botswana [abstract]. AAAAI meeting; 2012 Mar 2-6; Orlando, FL.

Bearden D, Brizzi K, Anabwani G, Dlugos D, Goldfarb D, Kolson D, et al. Risk factors of epilepsy in children with HIV/AIDS in Botswana [abstract]. 64th Annual American Academy of Neurology Meeting; 2012 Apr 21-28; New Orleans, LA.

Lowenthal E, Marukutira T, Marape M, Anabwani, G, Gross, R. Pill Count adherence as a predictor of antiretroviral treatment failure in children [abstract]. 7th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence; 2012 Jun 3-5; Miami, FL.

Murphy M, Randall R, Callender M, Japa I, Finalle R. Measuring Pediatric Health Indicators At A Community-Based Children’s Health Center in the Dominican Republic. American Academy of Pediatrics 2012 National Conference and Exhibition; 2012 Oct 20-23; New Orleans, LA.

Monate P, Feemster K, Steenhoff A, Wirth K, Shah S, Goldfarb D, Finalle R, Makone I, Seme B, Patel Z, Chua P, Kelly M. Treatment Outcomes among HIV-Exposed, Uninfected Children with Severe Pneumonia in Botswana.

Book chapters


Lowenthal E. Human immunodeficiency virus. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

Lowenthal E, Rezet B. Malnutrition. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier; 2011.

Steenhoff AP. Tuberculosis. In: Schwartz MW, editor. 5-minute pediatric consult. 6th ed. Media (PA): Williams and Wilkins; 2011. 

Original papers


Welch H, Steenhoff AP, Chakalisa U, Arscott-Mills T, Mazhani L, Mokomane M, Foster-Fabiano S, Wirth KE, Skinn A, Pernica JM, Smieja M, Goldfarb D. Hospital-based Surveillance for Rotavirus Gastroenteritis using Molecular Testing and Immunoassay during the 2011 Season in Botswana. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jan 21. [Epub ahead of print]


Mingo AM, Panozzo CA, DiAngi YT, Smith JS, Steenhoff AP, Ramogola-Masire D, et al. Cervical cancer awareness and screening in Botswana. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2012 May;22(4):638-644. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22367370. Read the abstract

Ludwig S, Finalle R. Developing international partnerships with long-term impact. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2012; 13(1): 44-48.

Lowenthal E, Lawler K, Harari N, Moamogwe L, Masunge J, Masedi M, et al. Rapid psychosocial function screening test identified treatment failure in HIV+ African Youth. AIDS Care. 2012;24(6):722-7. Epub 2012 Jan 31. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22292411. Read the abstract

Meaney PA, Sutton RM, Tsima B, Steenhoff AP, Shilkofski N, Boulet JJ, et al. Training hospital care providers in basic CPR skills in Botswana: acquisition, retention and impact of novel training techniques. Resuscitation. Epub 2012 May 3. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22561463. Read the abstract


Steele KT, Steenhoff AP, Newcomb CW, Rantleru T, Nthobatsang R, Lesetedi G, et al. Early mortality and AIDS progression despite high initial antiretroviral therapy adherence and virologic suppression in Botswana. PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e20010. Epub 2011 Jun 15. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21698283. Read the article

Mullan PC, Steenhoff AP, Draper H, Wedin T, Bafana M, Anabwani G, et al. Etiology of meningitis among patients admitted to a tertiary referral hospital in Botswana. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011 Jul:30(7):620-2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21326135. Read the abstract

DiAngi YT, Panozzo CA, Ramogola-Masire D, Steenhoff AP, Brewer NT. A cross-sectional study of vaccine acceptability in Gaborone, Botswana. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25481. Epub 2011 Oct 25. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22039413. Read the article

Posters and presentations 


Murphy M. CHOP Program for Child Health in the Dominican Republic. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Global Health Reflections Week; January 2013; Philadelphia PA.


Steenhoff AP. TB [workshop]. 4th International HIV Conference; 2012 Sep; Gaborone, Botswana.

Lowenthal E. Comparative effectiveness of pediatric antiretroviral treatments [presentation]. CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness Faculty Research Talk; 2012 Jun; Philadelphia, PA.

Lowenthal E, Titus S. Conducting research at CHOP, session 4: international collaborations in research [presentation]. 2012 May; Philadelphia, PA.

Steenhoff A. Can we diagnose in TB in children? [presentation]. McMaster Children’s Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds; 2012 May; Hamilton, Canada.

Lowenthal E. Studying pediatric HIV in resource-limited settings [presentation]. Epidemiological Research Methods in Infectious Diseases Course, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania; 2012 May; Philadelphia, PA.

Finalle R.Pediatric global health and the impact of immigration [presentation]. CoNaPeMe National Pediatric Congress; 2012 Apr 27-30; Mexico City, Mexico.

Welch H. Acute malnutrition [presentation]. CHOP Pediatric Residency Program; 2012 Apr; Philadelphia, PA.

Lowenthal E. Determinants of HIV RNA suppression in Batswana children [presentation]. Botswana-Upenn Partnership Research Meeting; 2012 Apr.

Ludmir J, Steenhoff AP, Metlay JP, Mubaiwa J, Ostmann S, Mazhani L. Pediatric mortality in Botswana: a retrospective review 2006-2009 [poster]. 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 28-May 1; Boston, MA.

Bradshaw C, Finalle R, Paulina-Cordero, R, Steenhoff, A, Voulalas, D. Impact of a home visit program on vaccination coverage among children under five in a semi-rural community in the Dominican Republic [poster presentation]. PAS, Boston; 2012 Apr; Boston, MA.

Goldfarb DM, Welch H, Steenhoff AP, Pernica JM, Mazhani L, Chong S, et al. High yield gastroenteritis pathogen detection in children in Botswana using a highly multiplexed PCR panel and a fluidic microbead based assay [platform presentation]. 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting; 2012 Apr 28-May1; Boston,MA.

Lowenthal E, Mazhani L, Liechty E, Steenhoff AP, Hyoun K. Global health in pediatrics: establishing and nurturing successful partnerships [workshop]. PAS; 2012 Apr; Boston, MA.

Finalle R. Pediatric global health [presentation]. CHOP Pediatric Residency Program; 2012 Mar; Philadelphia, PA.

Antkowiak L. Breastfeeding in the Dominican Republic [presentation]. Boston Children's Hospital Residency Program; 2012 Mar; Boston, MA.

Mingo AM, Panozzo CA, DiAngi YT, Smith JS, Steenhoff AP, Ramogola-Masire D, et al. Cervical cancer awareness and awareness and screening in Botswana [platform presentation]. Annual Meeting of the American College of Preventive Medicine; 2012 Feb 22-25; Orlando, FL.


Huang S. Malnutrition in children across the world [presentation]. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2011 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.

Lowenthal E. Global pediatric HIV [presentation]. Frontiers in HIV course at the University of Pennsylvania; 2011 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.

Lowenthal E. Global HIV in children [presentation]. University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing; 2011 Nov; Philadelphia, PA. 

Lowenthal E. Psychosocial assessments of HIV-infected children and adolescents in Botswana [presentation]. Center for the Study of HIV and AIDS, University of Botswana; 2011 Oct; Botswana, Africa.

Steenhoff A. pediatric tuberculosis [presentation]. 10th Anniversary Symposium of Botswana UPenn Partnership; 2-11 Oct;  Philadelphia, PA.

Steenhoff A. Pediatric TB in Botswana [presentation]. 42nd International Union World Conference on Lung Health; 2011 Oct; Lille, France.

Steenhoff A. Pediatric tuberculosis [presentation]. Pediatric Grand Rounds, Albert Einstein Medical Center; 2011 Aug; Philadelphia, PA.

Steenhoff A. How to write a scientific manuscript – workshop co-leader & reviewer [presentation]. 1st Sub-Saharan Africa CFAR Conference; 2011 May; Kampala, Uganda.

Finalle R. Pediatric global health [presentation]. Prevention of blindness in children throughout the world, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Ophthalmology CME conference; 2011 Mar; Philadelphia, PA.

Steenhoff A. Pediatric TB, measles and neonatal infections [presentation]. London School of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, University College London; 2011 Feb; London, UK. 

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