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photo Rhonda Metter Brand, PhD

Gastroenterology

Email: rmb91@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-648-3399

Contact
Office: Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition - Magee Womens Hospital of UPMC
McGowan Research Lab - 300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-648-3399
Fax: 412-648-9731
E-mail: rmb91@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
PhD, University of Michigan, 1992
Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, 1994
Research Interest
Dr. Brand is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine who is engaged in mucosal research related to dermatology and gastroenterology.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Janocko, L., Althouse, A.D., Brand, R.M., Cranston, R.D., McGowan, I. The Molecular Characterization of Intestinal Explant HIV Infection Using Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Techniques. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses. 2015; 31(10): 981-91.
Brand, R.M., Stottlemyer, J.M., Cline, R.A., Donahue, C., Behari, J., Falo, L.D. Jr. Skin Immunization Obviates Alcohol-Related Immune Dysfunction. Biomolecules. 2015; 5(4): 3009-28.
McGowan, I., Cranston, R.D., Mayer, K.H., Febo, I., Duffill, K., Siegel, A., Engstrom, J.C., Nikiforov, A., Park, S.Y., Brand, R.M, Jacobson, C., Giguere, R., Dolezal, C., Frasca, T., Leu, C.S., Schwartz, J.L., Carballo-Dieguez, A. Project Gel a Randomized Rectal Microbicide Safety and Acceptability Study in Young Men and Transgender Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(6): e0158310.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: Subcutaneous Contraceptive and HIV Implant Engineered for Long-acting Delivery (SCHIELD) Program
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation/ Research Triangle Institute International
Start Year: 2019
End Year: 2020
Title: Assess Colonic Inflammation Regulatory Pathways in Healthy Donors and Crohn's Disease Patients: Collaborative Program with University of Pittsburgh and Takeda California
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2021
Title: ARV Agent Identification and Technology Development
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: Research Triangle Institute International
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Development of a urine-based point-of-care test for adherence to antiretroviral drugs
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Magee Womens Research Institute and Foundation/ National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: R01 AI122301
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Leadership and Operations Center (LOC): Microbicide Trials Network
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Magee Womens Hospital
Grant Number: UM1 AI106707
Start Year: 2017
End Year: 2018
Title: Delivery of Rectal Enema as Microbicide (DREAM) -Project 1 - Clinical Optimization of a Tenofovir Enema and Adherence Tracking
Role: Director
Funding Agency: Johns Hopkins University/ National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: U19 AI113127
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2019
Title: Griffithsin-Based Rectal Microbicides for PREvention of Viral ENTry (PREVENT) Project 3
Role: Project Director
Funding Agency: University of Louisville/ National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Grant Number: U19 AI113182
Start Year: 2018
End Year: 2020