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IeDEA Network Coordinating Center (INCC)

International epidemioloic Databases to Evaluate AIDSThe National Institutes for Health awarded VIGH a five-year grant to serve as an International Epidemiologic Databases to Evaluate AIDS (IeDEA) Network Coordinating Center.

IeDEA Network Coordinating Center serve as both a clearinghouse for the latest research work addressing the AIDS epidemic globally, and as a center for promotion and support of these projects.

Mary Lou Lindegren, M.D., and Bill Wester, M.D., MPH, serve as the co-principal investigators and will work with Stephany Duda, Ph.D., and Firas Wehbe, M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Biomedical Informatics.

The goal is to collaborate between groups to collect and define key variables, harmonize data and implement methods to effectively pool data, thus providing a cost effective way to streamline HIV/AIDS research.

VIGH supports and provides a website for this expanding global network. The National Institute Of Allergy and Infectious Diseases established the IeDEA network in 2005 to address the evolving questions in HIV/AIDS currently unanswerable by single research groups.

Visit IeDEA.org for more information.