Megan Huchko, MD, MPH, Co-PI for GWHT U01 Grant from NIH

By The Duke Center for Global Women's Health Technologies

The Duke Center for Global Women's Health Technologies was recently awarded nearly $3M of funding through a Research Project Cooperative Agreement (U01) from the National Cancer Institute within the National Institutes of Health. The project will run from 5/20/2022 to 4/30/2027. This funding will support GWHT’s ongoing work to reduce the burden of cervical cancer by bringing new technologies, such as HPV self-sampling, Pocket colposcopy, thermal ablation, and decision-making algorithms to community-based clinics.

Specifically, the U01 will support the further development and clinical translation of a diagnostic algorithm GWHT has been developing, referred to as Colposcopy Aided Risk Evaluation (CARE). When coupled with diagnostic tools like the Pocket colposcope, CARE will enable rapid diagnosis of precancerous and cancerous lesions. To accomplish the diverse goals of the proposed project, Contact PI Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam will partner with co-PI Dr. Megan Huchko, gynecologist and Professor of Global Health at Duke University.