Jeremy Day, PhD FRCP
Head, CNS-HIV Infections Group Wellcome Trust Major Overseas Programme Vietnam
Hopsital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow
Centre for Tropical Medicine
Nuffield Department of Medicine
University of Oxford
Jeremy trained in medicine at Cambridge University in the UK, and completed his higher specialist medical training in infectious diseases and internal medicine in Edinburgh, London, Manchester and Ho Chi Minh City. He has been the head of the CNS and HIV Infections Research Group at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, since 2007. The group’s interests include acute bacterial meningitis, TB meningitis, encephalitis, penicilliosis and cryptococcosis. Research is focussed on large randomised controlled trials powered to easily understood clinical endpoints which aim to help inform decision making at the point of diagnosis. Together with our collaborators, we conduct trials throughout Vietnam, southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Laos) and Africa (Uganda and Malawi). In addition to intervention trials the group is interested in the epidemiology, aetiology, ecology, pathogenesis, drug susceptiblity and immunology of the pathogens and syndromes studied. Jeremy’s work is funded through a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship, The UK Medical Research Council, the UK Department for International Development, The National Institutes for Health, the British Medical Association and the Li Ka Shing Foundation.