The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) is pleased to announce the application period is open for its 2021 grants and awards program. This competitive program is designed to support global health efforts of …
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How politics paralyzed Wisconsin’s pandemic response – and left families to grieve their losses
GHI Advisory Committee members Ajay Sethi and Dominique Brossard consider what makes messaging successful.
New report shows how climate change is affecting Wisconsin’s health now
“Medical Alert: Climate Change is Harming our Health in Wisconsin,” a new report from UW-Madison Professors Jonathan Patz and Dominique Brossard shows how climate change already affects Wisconsinites and what can be done to protect their health.
First relatives of rubella virus discovered in bats in Uganda and mice in Germany
At night in a Ugandan forest, a team of American and African scientists take oral swabs from insect-eating cyclops leaf-nosed bats. In a necropsy room near the Baltic Sea, researchers try to determine what killed …
GHI 2019-2020 Impact Report charts progress on health challenges in Wisconsin and across the world
In the 2019-2020 Impact Report, read how the GHI community has worked across disciplines and around the world to address today’s biggest health challenges, from COVID-19j to planetary health, advancing sustainable, equitable health for all.
Mass freshwater mussel die-offs linked to new virus
Until now, no one has been able to pin down why the world’s wild, freshwater mussels—often unnoticed and underappreciated engineers of stream and river health—are facing massive, unexpected die-offs. In a paper published today (September …
Health-Oriented Transportation Innovation Scholars conclude program with unique case studies
From streetcars in Milwaukee and aging buses in Madison, to cleaner air and better bikes, the 2019-2020 Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Innovation Scholars brought local perspectives to international issues of transportation and health upon completion of …
UW–Madison establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopening
The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene are coming together in support of University of Wisconsin–Madison efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease as campus moves forward with a modified re-opening plan.
Global Health Institute hosts webinar series on health equity in the wake of COVID-19
AUGUST 20: Bringing together diverse voices from across the health spectrum, including researchers, care providers, population health experts and policy makers, GHI’s COVID & Equity webinar series continues with “Lessons from Abroad: From Ebola to COVID.”
From tick-born disease and indigenous food to diabetes and cervical cancer, Global Health Institute grants fund projects across campus
University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff and graduate students plan to tackle challenges as diverse as indigenous philosophies for resilient food systems, cervical cancer screening, vitamins for children and tick-borne diseases with 25 new grants and awards from the UW-Madison Global Health Institute.
Study shows cats can contract, spread coronavirus
In a study published today (May 13, 2020) in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists in the U.S. and Japan report that in the laboratory, cats can readily become infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus …
Beyond Summer 2020: Safety Abroad in a Recovering World
What happens to international education programs in a time of COVID-19? GHI’s Christopher Olsen and James Conway and UW’s Ronald Machoian look at risks, moving ahead.
UW Planetary Health Scholars’ flash talks look toward a healthy, sustainable future
Martin Ventura uses mushrooms in his quest to turn corn stalks into a low-cost feed for crickets, an edible insect that can relieve food insecurity. Ramin Ghamkhar is finding ways to save energy in aquaponics …
Primatologists work to keep great apes safe from coronavirus
GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg talks with Science about the coronavirus danger to apes and efforts to protect them and local people.
The Revolving Door of Disease Between Humans and Animals
GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg talks about how genetic research is revealing the ways pathogens and parasites jump from species to species.
2020 Wisconsin Without Borders Awards recognize global health efforts
This year’s Wisconsin Without Borders award winners are especially involved with global health and well-being.
Researchers at UW–Madison lead data science coalition to aid with COVID-19
GHI team members join campus-wide collaboration to understand and respond to COVID-19.
Wisconsin infectious diseases expert: Allowing in-person voting Tuesday ‘just seems really irresponsible’
GHI Associate Director James Conway says Tuesday election poses significant health risks.
UW-Madison, Flugen, Bharat Biotech to develop coroflu, a coronavirus vaccine
UW-Madison researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka, a member of the GHI Advisory Committee, is part of an international collaboration developing and testing a COVID-19 vaccine.
Death Projections Can Make Us Feel Helpless. One Expert Explains a Better Way to Get People to Act.
UW-Madison’s Dominique Brossard discusses with Mother Jones how to convince people to take steps to slow COVID-10.