Dozens in China have contracted the virus that can cause fever, fatigue, cough, loss of appetite and muscle aches. It is believed to have spread from animals to humans.
Osorio to lead UW’s Global Health Institute
Wisconsin alumnus Jorge Osorio, DVM, Ph.D., an international expert in epidemiology, virology and vaccines, has been named director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI). A professor of pathobiological sciences in the School …
UniverCity Year seeks new local government partners
UniverCity Year is seeking new local government partners to work toward practical solutions to locally-identified challenges during the 2022-2025 academic years. The deadline to apply is Monday, Aug. 1, 2022 by noon CDT.
At U.N. Climate Conference, UW observers look to civil society to save the planet
UW’s Sumudu Atapattu, Nova Tebbe, Jonathan Patz, Greg Nemet and Dekila Chungyalpa reflect on the U.N. climate change conference, COP26, and what it means for the future of human and planetary health.
Celebrating 10 years of impact with GHI
National Academy of Medicine Urges Congress to Address Climate Change
Calling the climate crisis a “human health emergency,” more than 100 members of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) have sent a petition to Congress asking lawmakers to act immediately to prevent the most dire …
300 interviews: Ajay Sethi’s pandemic pivot
GHI Advisory Committee member and epidemiologist Ajay Sethi has done more than 300 media interviews to explain COVID-19 and its consequences.
A Wisconsin Idea Win-Win
Through the UniverCity Year program, CALS works with local communities to address troublesome issues while pursuing valuable teaching and research opportunities
Researchers from across campus receive 2021 global health grants and awards
With its 2021 grants and awards, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) again funds projects from across campus and across disciplines. From traditional knowledge to land use to cervical cancer, faculty, staff, clinicians …
Trek Bicycle looks to UW Global Health Institute to quantify lives saved and improved climate outcomes from biking
Two colliding crises pose a grave threat to human health: One is the rapid rise of chronic disease worldwide. The other is the global climate crises. In a white paper released today, the Health-Oriented Transportation …
New Major Improves Student Prep for Global Health Field
The past year has shone an intense spotlight on public health efforts all over the world. Their complexity, their interconnectedness, and their importance have never been more apparent as they have been during a global …
Badger Talks video: Vaccine arrival is first step
Watch the video As the first doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine are administered to essential workers, James Conway is optimistic that they seem to be “at least the first step in this exit ramp that …
Wisconsin battles rapid rise in COVID cases amid partisan disputes over safety
GHI Advisory Committee member Pat Remington sees a convergence of factors leading to upsurge.
New report shows how climate change is affecting Wisconsin’s health now
“Medical Alert: Climate Change is Harming our Health in Wisconsin,” a new report from UW-Madison Professors Jonathan Patz and Dominique Brossard shows how climate change already affects Wisconsinites and what can be done to protect their health.
First relatives of rubella virus discovered in bats in Uganda and mice in Germany
At night in a Ugandan forest, a team of American and African scientists take oral swabs from insect-eating cyclops leaf-nosed bats. In a necropsy room near the Baltic Sea, researchers try to determine what killed …
Investigating the link between ‘COVID toes’ and the virus
GHI Associate Director James Conway joins team investigating “COVID-toes.”
There is a safe, healthy path forward from the ravages of the coronavirus
SMPH Dean Robert Golden joins with Medical School of Wisconsin dean to chart a road map forward to minimize the pandemic.
UW–Madison establishes free, campus-wide COVID-19 testing to support campus reopening
The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene are coming together in support of University of Wisconsin–Madison efforts to provide free COVID-19 testing to the entire campus community. The goal is to identify infections, isolate and care for those who are sick, and limit the spread of the disease as campus moves forward with a modified re-opening plan.
Global Health Institute hosts webinar series on health equity in the wake of COVID-19
AUGUST 20: Bringing together diverse voices from across the health spectrum, including researchers, care providers, population health experts and policy makers, GHI’s COVID & Equity webinar series continues with “Lessons from Abroad: From Ebola to COVID.”
How humanity has unleashed a flood of zoonotic diseases
“If this isn’t the wake-up call, nothing is going to be,” says Tony Goldberg, a professor of epidemiology at UW and a GHI Advisor Committee member.