Baiba Berzins, M.P.H. has been the Clinical Research Manager of the Division of Infectious Diseases in the Feinberg School of Medicine for 20 years. She is responsible for the development and implementation of HIV clinical research projects, including investigator-initiated multi-center international trials to study antiretroviral therapies, therapeutic HIV vaccines, HIV-related complications and quality of life. She is the Program Administrator of the NIH/Fogarty International Center-funded Northwestern University AIDS International Training and Research Program (NU AITRP) and is responsible for implementing and managing long-term and short-term research training programs in Nigeria and Mali and at Northwestern.
Ms. Berzins has experience in international clinical research capacity building, including conducting protocol implementation training for the Comprehensive International Program for Research on AIDS (CIPRA) in Senegal and developing Gates Grand Challenges in Global Health protocols to study nasal vaccines and point of care HIV diagnostic devises for Africa. She also manages a clinical trial to eradicate HIV with an immune intervention (EraMune) which was developed through collaboration with a French research foundation, Objectif Recherche VaccinSIDA (ORVACS).
Ms. Berzins is also the Study Coordinator of the NIH-funded Northwestern University AIDS Clinical Trials Unit and has chaired the AIDS Clinical Trials Groupâ€™s Site Management and Training and Education Committees which organize regional training programs for domestic and international clinical research staff. She is a protocol team member of two international studies of HIV-related neurologic disease.
Ms. Berzins has a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology-Infectious Diseases and a B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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