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E. Jane Carter

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Title: Associate Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine

E_Jane_Carter@Brown.EDU
+1 401 793 4533, +1 401 793 4533

 
Overview | Grants/Awards | Teaching | Publications

My interest focuses on Tuberculosis Program Development and Care Delivery. TB is both the leading killer from a single infectious agent in the world as well as the leading cause of death in patients living with HIV globally. 5ooo die daily. My work focuses both locally is at the RI TB Clinic as well as internationally (primarily in Kenya) to develope community based care programs, promote DOTS expansion,new TB diagnostics for the developing world and coordinated care progams for TB/HIV.

Awards

Teacher of the Year Award, Roger Williams Medical Center 1991
• In recognition by the Internal Medicine Residency House staff to best faculty teacher

Margaret Rawlings Lupton Service Award 1999
Girls Preparatory School, Chattanooga, Tennessee
• In recognition to alumnae who exhibit exceptional citizenship and
service to the community in which they live.

Physician of the Year Award, Rhode Island Medical Women's Association 2001
• Awarded annually to a local female physician who has demonstrated excellence and a high level of commitment to medicine, family and the community

Excellence in Teaching Award for Clinical Faculty, Brown University 2001
• In recognition of exemplary teaching and dedication to the Brown Medical School's education mission

Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, Brown University 2001
• In recognition of exemplary teaching (medical pathophysiology course- tuberculosis section, pulmonary)

Dr. Sharon Zupko Award, Traveler's Aid Society of Rhode Island 2001
• In recognition of outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of Traveler's Aid (Health Care for the Homeless)

Best Physicians for Women (Pulmonary), RI Monthly 2001
• Awarded to recognize "Best Doctors" as recognized by their peer group

Chairman's Teaching Award, Brown University 2002
• In recognition of exemplary teaching within the Department of Medicine

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Brown Medical School 2004
• Awarded annually by the medical school class to a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding compassion in the delivery of health care, respect for patients, their families, and health care colleagues as well as demonstrating clinical excellence.

Teaching and Education Faculty Award, Brown Medical School 2005
• For excellence in medical school teaching, concern for student well-being, and success, patient advocacy, and abundant contributions to the Brown Medical School community.

Hope is a Vaccine Award, Global Alliance to Immunize Against AIDS 2006
• In recognition of outstanding contributions in the fight against AIDS

Funded Research

1. Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) for TB/HIV in Western Kenya
Principal Investigator: Timothy Flanigan, M.D.
Principal Researcher: E. Jane Carter, M.D.
1 R03 TW006234-01
3 years – Start date September 2003 (no cost extension granted 2008)
$30,000/year

2. Investigator- AHATT study (Aids Associated Assessment of TB Transmission)
Center for Aids Research Developmental Grant
1 year – Start date July 2004 (extended to 2008 due to delays by the Kenya based IRB)
$30,000/year

3. Technical Advisor* – Tuberculosis Active Case Finding in Traditional and Non-Traditional Sites in Western Kenya
FIDELIS Round 3– The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease
1 year – Start date July 2004; 3 month no cost extension granted
$199,000

*The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease will not award a grant outside of the developing country in which the project is set. Although the award is formally to the Director of the hospital and the Dean of the medical school, I wrote and carried out the project. There were only 52 Fidelis grants awarded internationally and I was the technical advisor (i.e. PI) of two of these.

4. Technical Advisor** – DOTS Expansion: Lab to Community Mobilization in North Rift Valley, Western Kenya
FIDELIS Round 5– The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease
1 Year – Start date April 2006; 3 month no cost extension granted
$250,000

**The International Union Against TB and Lung Disease will not award a grant outside of the developing country in which the project is set. Although the award is formally to the Director of the hospital and the Dean of the medical school, I wrote and am carrying out the project.


5. Technical Advisor***- FIND demonstration project: Use of rapid TB culture technology impact on the diagnosis of smear negative Tuberculosis in the developing world.
Find Diagnostics-2 years Start date October 2006
$250,000

***FIND will not award a grant outside of the developing country in which the project is set. Although the award is formally to the Director of the hospital and the Dean of the medical school, I wrote and am carrying out the project.

6. Principal Investigator, Fogarty International Research Scholars Program (FIRCS) and Fogarty International Research Fellows Program (FIRCF). Awarded Fall 2009.

The Fogarty International Clinical Scholars training grant funds both a US and a Kenyan student (FIRCS) as well as both a US and Kenyan resident/fellow to work on research projects and receive international research/project experience for one year at the Moi University Faculty of Health Sciences.

The Fogarty International Clinical Fellows grant funds both US and Kenyan junior faculty members for one year to perform their research projects on site at Moi University School of Medicine.

7. National Heart Lung Blood Institute Cardiopulmonary Center of Excellence RFP-NIH-NHLBI#HV-09-12
The aim of the grant is to develop clinical researchers and human research capacity in cardiopulmonary medicine in western Kenya. Pulmonary PI. 5 % effort.


8. Operational Research in Tuberculosis (Memorandum of Understanding)
This MOU funds two junior Kenyan faculty to perform operational research in Tuberculosis. The deliverable products for the grant will be 2 submitted manuscripts per trainee. Awarded August 2010.
$50,000

Teaching Experience

Dr. Carter is the Director of the Brown Kenya Program. 4th year medical students and residents (IM, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine) rotate to Moi University School of Medicine, Eldoret, Kenya under the auspices of this program. Moi medical students and residents also rotate to the wards of the RIH and the Miriam Hospital under this exchange program.
Dr. Carter also teaches tuberculosis in the Pulmonary pathophysiology course as well as mentoring longitudinal student and resident rotations in the RISE TB Clinic ( the only TB clinic in the state of Rhode Island.
Additionally, Dr. Carter is the PI of both the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars Program and the Fogarty International Clinical Research Fellows Program, both situated at Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya.

Courses Taught

  • Tropical Medicine in East Africa (IM 320)