About pSMILE

pSMILE - (Patient Safety Monitoring in International Laboratories) is a contractual resource at Johns Hopkins University designed to evaluate and develop the capability of laboratories to participate in the National Institute of Health (NIH) - Division of AIDS (DAIDS) - supported prevention, vaccine and therapeutic clinical studies conducted in developing countries; and ensure the integrity and reliability of tests for monitoring safety and efficacy of experimental products investigated in DAIDS - supported studies in developing countries.

Duties of the SMILE staff include:

SMILE works very closely with several External Quality Assurance (EQA) providers including College of American Pathologists (CAP) and coordinates activities with DAIDS and FHI 360 monitors.