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.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway are senior authors of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine report.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.
If you have any questions about what it means to participate, or help crafting your proposal, you should reach out to the Program’s Director, Gavin Luter.
The UniverCity program is hoping to expand to other schools and cities throughout Wisconsin, to give students hands-on experience and giving local governments more broad solutions to issues.
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.
The study compared 68 years (1949–2016) of worldwide hurricane track and intensity data, known as best-track data, from NOAA to identify changes in translational speeds. It found that, worldwide, hurricane translational speeds have averaged a 10 percent slowdown in that time.
Luter most recently served as executive director of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, where he worked with universities and colleges to change institutional culture to support community-engaged policies and practices.
Introducing YALI Expert Exchange
In second year, UniverCity has students, faculty seeking solutions to Dane County problems
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GHI Director Jonathan Patz explains why climate change is the most important public health challenge
When: Monday April 23rd, 2018, 12:00pm In the third annual Local Government Summit, the Wisconsin Academy and partners will convene a two-day summit to share practical resources and explore emerging issues in local energy planning …
Professor Susan Paskewitz will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium: Advancing Health in Uncertain Times. The symposium begins at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, 2018. Paskewitz is professor and chair …
In Spring 2018, from April 8-11, the University of Wisconsin – Madison will host the EPIC-Network’s annual conference. This year’s program will provide important resources to program managers, university representatives, city officials and organizational partners. Attendees …
UniverCity Partners with Green County
Green spaces in cities help control floods, store carbon
GHI joins an international, multimillion dollar effort to equitably improve health in cities, for the planet
2:15 – 3:15 PM Student Flash Talks 3:15 – 4:15 PM Poster Session and Reception 4:15-5:15 PM Keynote Address: Life and Death on a Remote Pacific Reef Kim Cobb, Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia …