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.
Researchers hope this information will help them learn more about where and when people encounter ticks, with the ultimate goal of discovering how to limit people’s exposure to tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease.
The Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) is now inviting applications for its 2018-2019 Pilot Research Project Grants. The awards provide a maximum of $50,000 (direct costs) for one year. Request for proposals issued: April …
GHI Advisory Committee members Anne Pringle and Lyric Bartholomay among faculty honored with Vilas professorships
The Country Today: From farm to field, UW researcher and GHI Advisory Committee member Michel Wattiaux follows greenhouse gas footprints of cows
WHEN: April 23rd, 7:30 a.m. WHERE: Monona Terrace Communities across the country and world are finding themselves faced with opportunities that require novel approaches and collaborative problem-solving, especially as they strive to develop inclusive and sustainable …
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 …
WHEN: April 10th, 4:00 p.m. WHERE: Union South With “Deadly Foes: Why Mosquitoes and Ticks Matter to Global Health,” professor Susan Paskewitz will be the keynote speaker for the 14th annual Global Health Symposium: Advancing …
WHEN: April 5th, 4:15 p.m. WHERE: Mechanical Engineering, Room 1163 Valerie Stull, a Ph.D student advised by GHI Director Jonathan Patz, will present this week’s Weston Roundtable. Check this page for updates and more information.
Michel Wattiaux, GHI Advisory Committee member, follows dairy cows’ carbon footprints from barn to field
Insects are cool, gorgeous — and deadly. Susan Paskewitz explains why in her keynote address at the 2018 Global Health Symposium.
2016 GHI Seed Grant Recipient Peter McIntyre discusses his project on tracing the global scope of mercury contamination of inland subsistence fisheries, ecological patterns, health threats and source tracking. This project addresses an unrecognized facet of …
Join the UW-Madison global health community Tuesday, April 10, at Union South for the Global Health Symposium: Advancing Health in Uncertain Times.
Epidemiologist Tony Goldberg investigated primate disease in Uganda – and found the common cold