The first detection of Eastern equine encephalitis in Wisconsin in 2019 was announced last week by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture and Consumer Protection. A 22-year-old quarter horse mare from Barron County was euthanized after showing symptoms of brain disease.
An initial infection with dengue virus did not prime monkeys for an especially virulent infection of Zika virus, according to a study at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Nor did a bout with Zika make a follow-on dengue infection more dangerous.
Scholars from UW-Madison, including GHI Associate Directors Chris Olsen and Lori DiPrete Brown, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture convened a workshop at the intersection of one health, gender analysis and women in agriculture. Their study was published in EcoHealth.
GHI is seeking a well-rounded communications intern who can assist with social media, website maintenance and creating newsletters. The deadline to apply is August 9.
The 2019 Mandela Washington Fellowship is in its fourth week of programming. Every day of the program has been chock full of site visits, networking, leadership and education sessions, public speaking events, and more.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Global Health Institute (GHI) is hiring a Financial Specialist and a HOT-Wisconsin Program Coordinator.
2019 Community-University Partnership Awards, presented by Chancellor Rebecca Blank, recognize the work of individuals and organizations across Wisconsin that partner with UW–Madison faculty, staff, and students to address pressing public issues.
GHI postdoctoral research associate Valerie Stull and GHI Director Jonathan Patz released a policy paper about food systems, climate change and insects.
GHI Advisory Committee member Ajay Sethi, along with other UW and Michigan State researchers, studied antibiotic usage in large dairies on a herd level.
GHI Advisory Committee member Yoshihiro Kawaoka co-authored a study showing that antiviral antibodies produced by survivors of Ebola infection continue to evolve and improve after recovery.
GHI Seed Grant recipient Jorge Osorio contributed to new research showing that vaccination may reduce the impact of white-nose syndrome in bats.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) receives a $5,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation to support the Midwestern Universities for Global Health annual conference this fall.
GHI supports global health initiatives with 30 grants to students, faculty, staff and clinicians from across campus.
JULY 2, 9, 16 and 23: Fourteen of the 25 Mandela Washington Fellows at UW-Madison this summer are deeply involved in ensuring health for their countries and communities. Attend a series of four YALI Global Health Seminars in July to listen to the scholars discuss global health issues.
Freshwater mussels are dying across the country, including Virginia and Wisconsin. A team, including UW-Madison, looks at whether infection could be the culprit.
UW-Madison and the 12 Native Nations in Wisconsin met for a discussion about new ways to improve health services, preserve the environment and expand educational opportunities, among other aspects of native life.
GHI Advisory Committee member Susan Paskewitz’s project on six-legged livestock was one of five selected for funding as part of the UW-Madison Contemporary Social Problems Initiative.
GHI Associate Director James Conway discussed the growing measles outbreak with WKOW.
GHI Associate Director James Conway spoke with Wisconsin Public Television about vaccine waivers (start 20:41).
Students, faculty and community members whipped up and ate tasty dishes made partly of crickets, mealworms and other insects, at an April 26 Cooking with Insects workshop. Check out some photos from the workshop.