The UW-Madison Global Health Institute is hiring a postdoctoral research associate who will work with GHI Director Jonathan Patz and faculty from The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Applications are due May 14. Requirements: Ideal …
Washington’s vaccinated navigate socializing after a year in lockdown
GHI Advisory Committee Member Ajay Sethi shares insight on how vaccinated individuals can have open conversations about risk, comfort levels as they navigate under relaxed social guidance.
Could Another Sickness Jump From Animals to Humans? “We Can Bet On It”
GHI Advisory Committee Member and professor of epidemiology Tony Goldberg discusses the onset of the coronavirus and why we should be prepared for another pandemic.
Land use-induced spillover: priority actions for protected and conserved area managers
GHI Director Jonathan Patz is co-author on new paper published in PARKS: The International Journal of Protected Areas and Conservation.
Six-Legged Livestock Could Solve Food Shortages — Sustainably
In the Midwest, we’re used to seeing big fields dotted with cattle and steel barns bustling with broiler chickens. Beef, poultry, and pork are common in our daily meals, whether mixed in pasta or placed …
Impacts of insect consumption on human health
In a new article, GHI Postdoctoral Research Associate Valerie Stull explores how edible insects promote human health.
How humanity has unleashed a flood of zoonotic diseases
“If this isn’t the wake-up call, nothing is going to be,” says Tony Goldberg, a professor of epidemiology at UW and a GHI Advisor Committee member.
New Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Topic Seminar Series launches
JULY 20, 4:00 p.m.: HOT Topic Seminar with Robert Schneider, associate professor of Urban Planning, UW-Milwaukee, presenting “How to Increase Walking and Bicycling: Mode Shift Theory and Supporting Studies,” on WebEx.
Peru | New potato helps farmers weather the frost
In Peru, the potato plays a big role in the nations identity. Now, a trio of CALS scientists has helped extend this rich tradition by introducing a new, frost-resistant variety that can help Peruvian potato farmers contend with difficult growing conditions caused by a changing climate. It’s the latest outcome of a decades-long collaboration with Peruvian researchers that is still going strong.
UW-Madison GHI named Center of Excellence in Global Virus Network
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has been named a Center of Excellence in the Global Virus Network (GVN).
In Virginia and Wisconsin, a new look at saving freshwater mussels: Could disease be a culprit in massive die-offs?
Freshwater mussels are dying across the country, including Virginia and Wisconsin. A team, including UW-Madison, looks at whether infection could be the culprit.
‘Foray’ draws scientists to Wisconsin in search of mushrooms, fellowship
GHI Advisory Committee member Anne Pringle and several graduate students, instructors and visiting mycologists gathered to investigate Wisconsin’s mushrooms, collect samples, share mycological gossip and debate the evolution of these enigmatic organisms.
Strength in Community: GHI issues its 2017-2018 annual report
“Across campus and the planet, we work together to tackle health challenges,” GHI Director Jonathan Patz writes in the report’s introduction. “Together, we are working toward a more just, sustainable, and healthy world.”
Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial
Valerie Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is the lead author of a new pilot clinical trial that looks at what eating crickets does to the human microbiome. Stull will be joining GHI in the fall.
Henry Anderson award inspires confidence, buoys work in One Health
Grad student Laurel Myers bridges human-animal health with help from the new Henry Anderson research award.
Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma
The parasitic disease schistosomiasis is one of the developing world’s worst public health scourges, affecting hundreds of millions of people, yet only a single, limited treatment exists to combat the disease.
GHI Advisory Committee member Yoshihiro Kawaoka creates tool allowing scientists to witness influenza infection in a living animal
FluVision provides a window into a world none have seen before, allowing scientists to observe and better understand what happens when a virus infects the lungs and the body responds.
2018 Mandela Washington Fellows bring global expertise to UW campus
This year more than ever, UW-Madison’s programming will feature opportunities for Fellows to share their expertise with the campus and community.
New book explores link between social, environmental challenges
GHI Grant Writer Daegan Miller’s book “This Radical Land: A Natural History of American Dissent” explores ideas of freedom, justice and progress through four interlocked essays.
Local to global connection: Dairy project expands Wisconsin Idea to Ethiopia
Wisconsin’s reputation as a dairy capital is giving postdoctoral research fellow Heidi Busse the chance to develop unique partnerships in countries, such as Ethiopia, where milk is not as available.