2015 Global Health Institute Research Colloquium

Previously funded faculty, staff and students will present their findings for advancing health for humans, animals and the ecosystem in Wisconsin and across the world. The Colloquium will feature recipients of GHI’s Seed Grants and Graduate Student Research Awards.

The event is free and open to all. A light lunch will be provided. Reserve your spot.

The Colloquium Seed Grant presenters include:

  • Leonelo Bautista from the School of Medicine and Public Health with “Hypertension Awareness, Treatment, and Control in Latin America;”
  • Jeremy Foltz from College of Agricultural and Life Sciences with “The Effects of Agricultural Productivity on Poverty and Household Food Security: The Sahel’s Silent Maize Revolution;”
  • Monica Grant from College of Letters and Science with “Mobile Phone-Disseminated Health Information;” and
  • Keith Poulsen from the School of Veterinary Medicine with “A Multidisciplinary Approach to Understanding and Controlling Brucellosis in the Imbabura and Pichincha Provinces in Ecuador.”

The Graduate Student Research Award presenters are:

  • Ephrem Aboneh from the School of Pharmacy with “Leveraging Evidenced Based System-Related Strategies to Improve Medication safety in Ethiopian Emergency Departments;”
  • Andrew Bennett from the School of Veterinary Medicine with “Risk of Environmental Exposure to Emerging Bat Viruses in Uganda;”
  • Yangsun Hong from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with “Application of Feminist Intersectional Approach to Health Behavior Change Model: Interdisciplinary Theoretical Integration;”
  • Jinho Kim from the College of Letters & Science with “Effects of Friend Networks on Sexual Debut Among Secondary School Students in Malawi;” and
  • James Wegner from the School of Veterinary Medicine with “Characterization of Emerging Arboviruses in Santa Marta, Colombia.