As mosquitoes and ticks travel into new territory, exposure to the diseases they carry increases. But the good news is, UW–Madison is leading a strong new effort to prevent these diseases from spreading.
Planetary health and the future of emergency medicine are front and center in two satellite sessions the University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI) has helped organize as part of the 10thannual Consortium of Universities …
Michel Wattiaux, professor of dairy science and member of the GHI Advisory Committee, has been named interim director of the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, effective March 1, 2019.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison will host its fourth cohort of rising African leaders beginning June 19 for a six-week academic and leadership institute, a program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
Mary Wilson, M.D., an expert on infectious disease looks at antibiotic resistance at the April 16 Global Health Symposium.
GHI Associate Director Jim Conway discussed vaccination trends in Wisconsin and the possible consequences for public health when vaccine exemptions start piling up.
A first-ever large scale exhibit of Aldo Leopold manuscripts exploring his life and work is on display in the UW-Madison Libraries’ Department of Special Collections January 22-May 24.
Feb. 23: UW law professor Heinz Klug will discuss the impacts of health as a human right.
The new UW-Madison SMPH Office of Global Health works with GHI to better serve faculty, staff, students and clinicians in the health sciences programs.
In Wisconsin, Native Americans suffer from sharp health disparities. A recent report found American Indian and Alaska Natives were “vastly underrepresented in American medical schools.” Danielle Yancey, the first full-time director for the Native American Center for Health Professions, is looking to address that.
UW-Madison professor of bacteriology Cameron Currie has shown that some of insect-associated microbes provide their hosts with protection against infections, suggesting that insects and their microbiomes may be a rich new source of antibiotics for use in human medicine.
UW-Madison researchers, including GHI Advisory Committee member Gregory Nemet, are working on new technologies that can remove carbon from the atmosphere.
The three new faculty members, who will begin working August 2019, will collaborate closely with tribal communities and Native organizations to identify needs and determine priorities while advancing science.
A new study published by an international team of researchers, including at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, shows that many northern latitude lakes are at risk of experiencing some ice-free winters in the coming decades. In some places, lake ice will disappear altogether by the end of the century.
GHI Associate Director for Research Tony Goldberg is involved with a project devoted to exploring the reasons why Sub-Saharan Africa is a prominent region for infectious diseases.
A study by UW-Madison scientists looked at yields of sorghum, a crop related to corn that is prized for its drought resistance.
University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers, including GHI Advisory Committee member Susan Paskewitz, describe the first mosquito-repelling compounds to be derived from bacteria.
A team led by GHI Associate Director Tony Goldberg identified two simultaneous outbreaks of respiratory illness in chimpanzees in the wild, one of which was lethal.
The awards are intended for international travel costs to bring YALI-MWF alumni to Madison or to support the costs of sending Madison-area professionals abroad. The deadline to submit an application is February 15, 2019.
Proposals for both opportunities are due Monday, March 4 at 5 p.m.