The National Institutes of Health is investing in three teams working to develop a vaccine against a broad range of coronaviruses. Among them is a research collaboration, the Pan-Coronavirus Vaccine consortium, led by UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine Professor of Pathobiological Sciences Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who is also a GHI Advisory Committee member.
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New paper shows: ‘A win on climate is a win for health’
From ramping up clean electricity to eliminating food waste. From designing cities for walking and biking to preserving ecosystems. Projects that lead to a low-carbon society and limit climate change will have more and greater …
Patz stepping down at Global Health Institute to concentrate on climate and health
Deadline extended: Applications for new director due January 20. See information below. Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, has announced his plan to step down as director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) in …
At U.N. Climate Conference, UW observers look to civil society to save the planet
UW’s Sumudu Atapattu, Nova Tebbe, Jonathan Patz, Greg Nemet and Dekila Chungyalpa reflect on the U.N. climate change conference, COP26, and what it means for the future of human and planetary health.
300 interviews: Ajay Sethi’s pandemic pivot
GHI Advisory Committee member and epidemiologist Ajay Sethi has done more than 300 media interviews to explain COVID-19 and its consequences.
Fall 2021-2022 Global Health Tuesdays begin September 28
Watch for the spring Global Health Tuesday webinars, which begin January 25. Check out the videos from the fall series here.
Restoring mangroves in Puerto Rico supports human health and well-being
With a new coastal resilience grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla will work with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Planning and Landscape Architecture (DPLA) …
Special summer Global Health Tuesdays explore sustainable development and global oncology
July 27: Syed Nabeel Zafar, M.D., from the School of Medicine and Public Health, will explore background challenges related to global oncology, the current status of care, initiatives by national and international organizations and the Global Oncology program at UW-Madison.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz receives WARF Named Professorship
Professor and Global Health Institute Director Jonathan Patz, M.D., MPH, was well along in his research linking climate change to health when he arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004—then everything took off. “My …
Wisconsin teachers connect human and planetary health in new lessons for students
A dozen Wisconsin K-12 teachers went back to school for the last year to learn more about the connections between the health of humans and the health of the planet. The K-12 teachers from Madison, …
Check out the Global Health Tuesday videos
Now: Check out the videos from the Spring 2021 Global Health Tuesday webinars, from COVID-19 to Planetary Health.
Trek Bicycle looks to UW Global Health Institute to quantify lives saved and improved climate outcomes from biking
Two colliding crises pose a grave threat to human health: One is the rapid rise of chronic disease worldwide. The other is the global climate crises. In a white paper released today, the Health-Oriented Transportation …
Global Health Symposium panels welcome many voices to advance health for all
Watch the symposium videos. Patricia Tellez-Giron, M.D., who grew up in Mexico, knows first-hand the challenges of immigrants. As a family medicine doctor and community activist, she’s cared for the Latinx community in Madison for …
Symposium keynote will look to Indigenous philosophies as a recipe to living well
Mariaelena Huambachano has spent her life crossing cultures: Of Quechua lineage, she was born and raised in Chorillos, Peru, and, at 19, immigrated to Aotearoa New Zealand. She earned her master’s and doctoral degrees to …
Another way to prevent disease: Don’t mess with Mother Nature
Trees along the Nanay River in the Peruvian rainforest fell as the population exploded, a road was paved and fields expanded. Researchers, including Jonathan Patz, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI), …
A mysterious, lethal chimp disease is linked to a human illness
Tony Goldberg, a professor of epidemiology and GHI Advisory Committee member, discovers a bacterium linked to mysterious chimp deaths in Sierra Leone.
Five tips for how to actually change an anti-masker’s mind, according to experts
Dominique Brossard, a member of GHI’s Advisory Committee, has advice about how to talk to anti-maskers.
COVID and Equity webinar series yields takeaways for moving forward
In a series of webinars hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute, experts from across campus, Wisconsin and the world convened to consider the challenges of equity and systemic racism magnified by the …
The need to improve student literacy in climate and health
The climate crisis endangers children’s health, but few students are learning about these risks. Learn more from GHI’s Jonathan Patz and Valerie Stull with Maggie Grabow and Vijay Limaye.
COVID-19 shows how no one is immune from converging health crises
Each year, the Lancet Countdown tracks more than 40 indicators on links between health and climate change, and this year presents the most worrying outlook to date as key trends worsen. However, the latest report, …