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.
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.
So far, this year’s Fellows have visited Sassy Cow Creamery and the Columbus City Hall, volunteered at community organizations like the Goodman Center and the Bubbler and dialogued with Wisconsin leaders including LaTonya Johnson, Amy Loudenbeck and Russ Feingold. Following their six weeks in Madison, Fellows will gather in Washington, D.C. for a summit with nearly 700 other Fellows from institutes across the U.S.
GHI Director Jonathan Patz and Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway are senior authors of the Public Library of Science (PLOS) Medicine report.
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.
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health have developed an accessible, online, interactive map of more than 70 million Zip+4 zip codes so that users can find data on socio-economic factors at the neighborhood level.
If you have any questions about what it means to participate, or help crafting your proposal, you should reach out to the Program’s Director, Gavin Luter.
The UniverCity program is hoping to expand to other schools and cities throughout Wisconsin, to give students hands-on experience and giving local governments more broad solutions to issues.
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.
The award is GEMA’s highest honor, given to an “individual whose work serves as a beacon for future emergency physicians and who has put the needs of patients over self.”
The subjects of the eight projects selected for grants from the Ira and Ineva Reilly Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment are varied but all will help the university contribute knowledge and resources across the state.
July 10, 17 and 24: YALI Tuesdays give Young African Scholars a chance to share their work to ensure health for all.
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 study compared 68 years (1949–2016) of worldwide hurricane track and intensity data, known as best-track data, from NOAA to identify changes in translational speeds. It found that, worldwide, hurricane translational speeds have averaged a 10 percent slowdown in that time.
Luter most recently served as executive director of the Wisconsin Campus Compact, where he worked with universities and colleges to change institutional culture to support community-engaged policies and practices.
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