The event will be held at Monroe High School Performing Arts Center. The evening will begin with a work session for community leaders directly involved in UniverCity Year projects. There will also be a networking session, a special appearance from Bucky Badger and an opportunity to share innovative solutions to local issues.
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery reported in 2015 that about five billion worldwide — or 70 percent of the global population — lack access to safe and affordable surgery.
The UW simulation team recently received a UW Global Health Institute Visiting Scholar Award, which they will use to invite the Ethiopian simulation coordinator and a visiting faculty professor to Madison for a several week mentorship, evaluation and mutual learning exchange.
Northern wild rice, also known as manoomin, is a staple food in Ojibwe communities across the Upper Midwest. Like any wild crop, some years yield more than others, depending on the weather.
“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.
The position provides administrative support for the Institute’s leadership team, will help coordinate event planning and help with general office management.
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.
Building off of a 2016 GHI Seed Grant, Block is using a new UW2020 grant to develop an online flood and health risk management system in an attempt to give relief organizations months — not hours or days — to prepare for disasters.
GHI Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway discusses the downside of cranking up the AC as the climate warms.
The Initiative for Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute is now hiring a research associate. The successful candidate will join a global research program, Complete Urban Systems for Sustainability and …
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.
Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin and BloodCenter of Wisconsin were awarded to continue to implement the All of Us Research Program in Wisconsin through 2023, a momentous effort to advance individualized prevention, treatment and care for people of all backgrounds.
Hygiene lab director and GHI Advisory Committee member Jamie Schauer has also worked on air quality projects in Ethiopia with GHI Director Jonathan Patz.
Fellows visit community partner organizations weekly to serve and engage with community members. One of the goals of these community partnerships is to showcase how organizations in Madison address community issues.
A new study sheds light on the possible mental health implications of climate change. GHI Director Jonathan Patz also pointed to separate research showing how students living in hotter temperatures due to not having air conditioning during a heat wave performed more poorly on cognitive tests compared with their peers who lived in air-conditioned spaces during a heat wave.
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.
Since 2006, the vaccine for human papillomavirus — the leading cause of a number of cancers — has been available. But what GHI Associate Director James Conway sees, and the statistics back him up, is complacency in making sure children get the vaccine. In some parts of Wisconsin, the vaccination rate is as low as 30%.
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.