Abstracts must be received by Monday, October 29.
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.
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.
GHI Advisory Committee member Anne Pringle and other researchers show that gene loss — not the evolution of new genes — helped drive the fly amanita mushroom into its symbiotic relationship with plants.
“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.”
UW-Madison veterinarian and GHI Advisory Committee member Keith Poulsen assumed official leadership of the agency, which plays a critical role in preserving animal health and the integrity of the state’s animal production industry.
In new research, GHI Advisory Committee member Anne Pringle and others revealed that the communities created inside pitcher plants converge just as the shape and function of the plants themselves do.
“Introducing Wisconsin To Some Of Africa’s Brightest Young Individuals,” showcases the associate director of UW-Madison’s African Studies program, Aleia McCord, as well as two Mandela Washington Fellows, Bridget Otoo (Ghana) and Shaban Senyange (Uganda).
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.
Grad student Laurel Myers bridges human-animal health with help from the new Henry Anderson research award.
September 6: Join GHI visiting scholar Mestawet Taye as she discusses recommendations to inform Ethiopia-specific milk quality standards to ensure safe milk production, processing and consumption.
GHI Advisory Committee members Susan Paskewitz and Lyric Bartholomay are leading a new consortium that’s looking to provide answers to how people can be better prepared to respond to vector-borne diseases and stop epidemics before they start.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers at six National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) combined results from individual studies to find that 26 percent of pregnancies in 50 monkeys infected with Zika virus during the first trimester of pregnancy ended in miscarriage or stillbirth, dwarfing the nearly 8 percent rate found earlier this year by a study of women infected with Zika early in pregnancy.
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.
This year more than ever, UW-Madison’s programming will feature opportunities for Fellows to share their expertise with the campus and community.
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.
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.