Here & Now’s Robin Young spoke with GHI Advisory Committee member Gregory Nemet.
In an opinion piece, GHI Advisory Committee member Richard Keller says downplaying the casualties from natural disasters undermines future preparations.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz said the study is consistent with recent work by other scientists, including his own recent research on heat waves and hospital admissions in Milwaukee, Wisconsin over a 17-year period.
October 18: GHI invites you to Building Community 2018, an annual event that brings together the greater global health community and looks toward new opportunities to ensure health and well-being for all.
Among the hundreds of events offered during the Wisconsin Science Festiva, four in-depth discussions in Madison on some of the most significant challenges science is addressing — and universal questions science is answering.
October 30: GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown will give a Global Health Tuesday talk about the future directors of global health education and UW-Madison’s role.
“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.”
Co-sponsored by the School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Medicine and Public Health, and School of Veterinary Medicine, the Lunch and Learn Series is free and open to all health science faculty, staff and students.
Now in its eighth year, the science festival continues to grow. Nearly 100 unique venues are hosting activities statewide, with half the counties in Wisconsin represented.
The Initiative for Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) is recruiting an individual to assist HOT in its role as a partner in a global research program funded by the Wellcome Trust which is focused on improving human health and the environment through smart and sustainable urban development.
The summit is an effort of the Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health (MATCH) Group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Population Health Institute. It will be held at the KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin on September 20-21.
Green County is the UniverCity Year partner for the 2017-2020 academic years. Local government and community leaders have identified several projects for faculty and students.
The event will be held at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with a work session for community leaders directly involved in UniverCity Year projects. There will also be a networking session, a special appearance from Bucky Badger and an opportunity to share innovative solutions to local issues.
Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest. Like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather.
Building off of a 2016 GHI Seed Grant, Block is using a new UW2020 grant to develop an online flood and health risk management system in an attempt to give relief organizations months — not hours or days — to prepare for disasters.
GHI Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway discusses the downside of cranking up the AC as the climate warms.
Hygiene lab director and GHI Advisory Committee member Jamie Schauer has also worked on air quality projects in Ethiopia with GHI Director Jonathan Patz.
A new study sheds light on the possible mental health implications of climate change. GHI Director Jonathan Patz also pointed to separate research showing how students living in hotter temperatures due to not having air conditioning during a heat wave performed more poorly on cognitive tests compared with their peers who lived in air-conditioned spaces during a heat wave.
The grant recipients come from seven different schools on campus, including the Schools of Education, Veterinary Medicine and Medicine and Public Health. For the first time, GHI also awarded the Henry Anderson III Graduate Research Award.
During July PLOS Medicine is publishing a special issue on climate change and health guest edited by GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Columbia University’s Madeleine Thomson. The issue focuses on topics including the health effects of extreme heat and flooding, food system effects, non-communicable disease risk, such as air pollution, infectious disease risks and the health benefits of greenhouse gas mitigation policies.