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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

VIGH hosts conversation with University of the Witwatersrand’s Adam Habib May 2

Apr. 22, 2019—Adam Habib, vice chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, will join Jeff Balser, dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and chief executive officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Edwin Trevathan, director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Amos Christie Chair in Global Health, for a conversation on Thursday, May 2, on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Registration now open for Global Health Case Competition

Jan. 15, 2019—The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem.

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Class of 2018: Kelly Perry uses storytelling to connect and heal

May. 8, 2018—Kelly Perry believes in the power of stories—writing them, collecting them and sharing them to strengthen community.

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Sepsis trial ranked No. 1 on critical care website

Feb. 15, 2018—A clinical trial of an intervention for sepsis in patients in Zambia, led by Vanderbilt investigators, topped the list of 2017 trials featured by the website The Bottom Line.

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Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer to discuss Haiti and health care Feb. 19

Feb. 14, 2018—Physician, anthropologist and UN adviser Paul Farmer discusses HIV, Haiti and other global health issues at Langford Auditorium Feb. 19.

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Partnership enhances eye care for Ebola survivors in Liberia

Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) have joined forces with partners in Liberia to strengthen medical education and increase access to ophthalmology care in the aftermath of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people.

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Registration now open for 2018 Global Health Case Competition

Jan. 22, 2018—The Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health, gives students the opportunity to work together to develop solutions to global health problems. The competition is open to undergraduate, graduate and professional students from all areas of study.

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VIGH fellowship training program lands NIH renewal

Dec. 7, 2017—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a five-year, $4.66 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a program established in 2012 with Emory, Cornell and Duke universities that is training the next generation of leaders in global health research.

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Trevathan named director for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Nov. 20, 2017—Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, a pediatric neurologist and epidemiologist who has previously held prominent university leadership positions at Washington University in St. Louis (director of Pediatric Neurology), St. Louis University (dean, School of Public Health) and Baylor University (Provost and Executive Vice President) as well as at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.

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New faculty: Yolanda J. McDonald, assistant professor of human and organizational development

Oct. 19, 2017—A self-described “medical geographer,” Yolanda J. McDonald, an assistant professor of human and organizational development, begins each new research project with the “where” of things, before getting to the who, what, when and how.

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VIGH receives federal grants to fight kidney disease

Oct. 12, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) have received two new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at reducing the risk of kidney disease in HIV-infected adults and improving the treatment of epilepsy in children in Nigeria.

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