Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/global-health/ en 2020 Global Health Graduates https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/2020-global-health-graduates <span class="field--node--title">2020 Global Health Graduates</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?cat=1" hreflang="und">Academics</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/19/2020 - 15:07</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2566" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2020 Global Health Graduates"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img align="right" alt="mph_gh_2020_class" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="597" margin="10px" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/MPH%20GH%202020.png" style="margin: 5px" width="421" />This year, 11 students graduated with a <a href="https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mph/about/global-health-track/">Master of Public Health (MPH) in Global Health</a>, and seven received the <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/node/17" originalsrc="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/graduate-certificate-global-health" shash="CqUVdR8aoBrvCJhfuyMQ6uLR8L4GiQ2pmPLXRWoHO7XZWR63o+8/54dPoqhopBKq+lC2Ay8qJxwK2TWC8WtgoldiLkDvpBaKcjfTSnseWclzxED8w88fsm92g67Ewpun/vROg9X7igx6VgVe88O+Q90k0Rlk1QCWW0l6sw2QWXk=">Graduate Certificate in Global Health</a>. Although official in-person Vanderbilt University graduations have been postponed to May 2021, the MPH Program held a virtual celebration for graduates and their families, friends, and mentors on May 8. The celebration included heartwarming presentations from students about their experiences in the Program and celebrated students who received awards. Congratulations, graduates! </p> <p><strong>MPH Global Health Track Graduates </strong></p> <ul><li>Amanda Abraham</li> <li>Justin Banerdt (also graduated with a M.D.)</li> <li>Edson Bernardo, M.D.</li> <li>Alexandria Luu</li> <li>Muna Muday</li> <li>Harriett Myers</li> <li>Sarah Rachal</li> <li>Sonya Reid-Lawrence, M.D.</li> <li>Emmanuel Sackey, M.B.Ch.B.</li> <li>Emily Sedillo</li> <li>Fatima Yadudu (also graduated with a M.D.) </li> </ul><p><strong>Certificate in Global Health Graduates </strong></p> <ul><li>Magaela Bethune, Ph.D.</li> <li>Hannah Carlile, M.Ed.</li> <li>Rian Djita, M.Ed.</li> <li>Larry Aaron Ferguson, M.A.</li> <li>Ashley Hill, M.Ed.</li> <li>Frances C. Knight, Ph.D.</li> <li>Didi Odinkemelu, M.D.</li> </ul><br /><br /><div style="height: 0; padding-bottom: calc(100.00% + 35px); position:relative; width: 100%;"><iframe allow="autoplay; gyroscope;" allowfullscreen="" height="100%" referrerpolicy="strict-origin" src="https://www.kapwing.com/e/5eb5e0583df3cd00147c43e6" style="border:0; height:100%; left:0; overflow:hidden; position:absolute; top:0; width:100%" title="Embedded content made with Kapwing" width="100%"></iframe></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=763" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=288" hreflang="und">Graduate Certificate in Global Health</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 19 May 2020 20:07:22 +0000 ridingkm 2566 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Students Address Global Health Challenges in the 10th Annual Case Competition https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/students-address-global-health-challenges-10th-annual-case-competition <span class="field--node--title">Students Address Global Health Challenges in the 10th Annual Case Competition</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=79" hreflang="und">Education and Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/15/2020 - 09:15</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2563" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Students Address Global Health Challenges in the 10th Annual Case Competition"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Jessica Howard</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><table cellpadding="5" cellspacing="5" style="width: 100%;"><tbody><tr><td style="vertical-align:top"><a data-flickr-embed="true" data-footer="true" data-header="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/vuglobalhealth/albums/72157713291241978" title="2020 Global Health Case Competition"><img alt="2020 Global Health Case Competition" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49596603522_a66ae942d9_z.jpg" width="640" /></a><script async="" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> </p> <p>This spring marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Health Case Competition at Vanderbilt, cementing the event as both campus tradition and evidence of a sustained commitment to collaborative problem-solving in global health at the university. Since 2011, over 1000 student participants and volunteers have participated in the competition, coordinated by Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s Student Advisory Council.</p> <p>Each year, the Global Health Case Competition engages interdisciplinary student teams in addressing a pressing global health challenge. Following the official case ‘reveal’ event, teams have 10 days to develop a comprehensive solution which is presented to expert judges in a public forum. The annual student-led event fosters critical analysis of global health issues and requires student teams to incorporate a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches through innovative and sustainable solutions. As one 2018 participant reflected on the experience, the competition is “a good reminder that having a good idea is only half of the work - communicating the idea effectively is the other half.”</p> <p>The Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition was established in 2010 following an experience at the Emory University Global Health Case Competition. Responding to an invitation from Emory to participate as part of the four regional schools in their event, Vanderbilt sent two medical students, a doctoral student from Peabody and a doctoral student from the Graduate School to compete on behalf of the university. VIGH Associate Director Dr. Marie Martin and Associate Professor Emeritus Carol Etherington accompanied the team. That experience spurred the creation of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council and the launch of the first VIGH Global Health Case Competition in 2010. Since its inception, case topics have addressed diverse public health challenges around the globe, ranging from acute malnutrition in Ethiopia (2011) and drug-resistant tuberculosis in the Russian prison system (2012) to road traffic injuries in Vietnam (2014), post-Ebola health systems strengthening in Liberia (2016), and surgical safety in Haiti (2018).</p> <p>Interdisciplinary teams are expected to immerse themselves in the case context as they develop a response which addresses broader social factors that influence health, including political and economic stability, culture, education, religion, and language, among other issues. Winning teams travel yearly to Atlanta to participate in the International Emory Global Health Case Competition at Emory University.</p> <p>The 2020 Global Health Case Competition, held February 13-22, was one of its most competitive to date. Sixteen interdisciplinary student teams participated, representing undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from Vanderbilt University and Meharry Medical College. This year’s case, "Maternal Health Challenges in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps in Nigeria", challenged participants to design an improved system for maternal-child healthcare delivery in the context of extreme resource constraints.</p> <p>Junior Kevin Ifiora, a participant on the winning team in 2019 and a native of Nigeria, helped develop this year’s case concept. “Witnessing the internal displacement that resulted from the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria made me curious about this problem due to the effects it had on people and communities. I hoped the competition will get participants curious about internal displacement, a global challenge that will likely become more pressing in the face of climate change, but also push them to realize that they have what it takes to tackle it.” This year’s case also aligned with the Vanderbilt Trans-institutional Programs Initiative’s workshop on "Terrorism, Healthcare, and Displacement in the West African Sahel.”  Dr. Mairo Mandara, obstetrician/gynecologist and former country representative to Nigeria for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, served as keynote speaker for both events, and reminded students that the implications of these issues can be felt far beyond Nigeria, and directly impact communities like Nashville through immigration and shifts in the global economy.</p> <p>For their project “Operation K.I.D.”, first place was awarded to Ava Minarovic (Biomedical Engineering ‘23), Hilly Yehoshua (Engineering ‘23), Ivy Han (Child Development ‘23), Rahul Devathu (Medicine Health and Society/Computer Science ‘23), and Rithik Reddy (Computer Science ‘23) – the competition’s first all-freshman team to take the prize. All participating students, however, gained new perspective on the practice of global health. “This was a great experience,” described one participant. “I was challenged and encouraged to be more aware of global issues as a health care provider.”</p> <p>The 10th Annual Case Competition also marked another first – the first time the winning team would compete at the International competition through a virtual presentation platform from Nashville. As the coronavirus forces universities to reconsider travel and traditional meeting formats, Vanderbilt’s 2020 Case Competition winners are preparing to address a new global health case challenge - firsthand.</p> <hr /><p class="lead"><img alt="GHCC group" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="420" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/Case%20Comp_Group%20Photo.jpg" width="630" /></p> <p class="lead">The 2020 Global Health Case Competition was co-chaired by students Emilio Loret de Mola (Senior, College of Arts and Sciences) and Emmanuel Sackey (2nd year, Master of Public Health). Additional support was provided by the Office of the Provost, Vanderbilt’s Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, the Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, the Master of Public Health Program at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Anesthesiology.</p> </td> <td> <p><img alt="GHCC graphic" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/GHCC%20Infographic%20v2.png" /></p> <h2><em>2014:</em></h2> <blockquote> <p>It was a refreshing perspective on how global health could be more than just diseases.</p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote> <p>It was very challenging and definitely worth the time it took to participate. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and loved having the opportunity to think creatively and challenge myself.</p> </blockquote> <h2><em>2016:</em></h2> <blockquote> <p>Academically, I was able to learn plenty from all the talks and discussion sessions. Professionally I had the opportunity to network and make some awesome future connections as well as engage with previous professors.</p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote> <p>I came in thinking I was going to be a neuroscience major; however, participating in the global health case competition made me realize how much I enjoyed public policy and global health and has made me consider majoring in Medicine, Health, and Society and Public Policy.</p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote> <p>I think you get out of this case-competition what you put into it. If you do not work hard on the case and do thorough research, you will not learn very much. If you do thorough research, work hard on the case, and learn from your teammates, you can learn a lot in one week. The value of the case competition is entirely dependent on your own personal involvement and investment.</p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <blockquote> <p>Having a clear picture of what you are proposing, and clear ways to measure and evaluate those things, is super important. It doesn’t’ matter how flashy or catchy your ideas are, if they are not clearly communicated it won’t matter.</p> </blockquote> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p>​</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=2097" hreflang="und">2020 Global Health Case Competition</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 15 May 2020 14:15:39 +0000 ridingkm 2563 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt Lab Donation Supports Medical Education in Liberia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-lab-donation-supports-medical-education-liberia <span class="field--node--title">Vanderbilt Lab Donation Supports Medical Education in Liberia</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=2098" hreflang="und">Student Service</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:19</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2564" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Lab Donation Supports Medical Education in Liberia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Jessica Howard</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <p><a data-flickr-embed="true" data-footer="true" data-header="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/vuglobalhealth/albums/72157713058393667"><img alt="MedEd &amp; Lab Donations" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="768" src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49518510432_459f4ded7d_b.jpg" width="1024" /></a><script async="" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p> </p> <p>At the end of March, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health received a long-awaited message from Liberia – the 40-foot shipping container of medical books and other laboratory equipment donated by the Vanderbilt School of Medicine had survived it’s journey across the ocean and arrived at its final destination, the University of Liberia. The letter signaled the end of a nearly year-long donation effort at Vanderbilt and the beginning of new opportunities for current and future medical students in Liberia.</p> <p>The University of Liberia is home to the country’s only medical school, tasked with the tall order of educating a new generation of physicians after years of civil war and the recent Ebola outbreak hollowed out the country’s health infrastructure, health workforce, and higher education.  The University has a long history of fruitful partnership with Vanderbilt to strengthen medical education, which has led to joint research projects and professional development opportunities for students and faculty from both institutions. A chance conversation in spring of 2019, however, led administrators from both universities to recognize a new opportunity to advance medical training and research in Liberia.</p> <p>During a visit to Nashville last April, Dr. Bernice Dahn, the University of Liberia’s Vice President of Health Sciences and former Minister of Health, asked Vanderbilt School of Medicine leadership if the school had any medical equipment or resources that could be donated for use by students in Liberia. As it turned out, VUSM’s recent transition to online lab simulations had left three rooms full of unused laboratory equipment – microscopes, textbooks, anatomy slides, test tubes, and more – in need of a new home. It was perfect timing. Vanderbilt leadership committed to donating the supplies and equipment, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health set to work on logistics. “The stars aligned in that fortuitous moment,” said Dr. Marie Martin, Associate Director of Education and Training at VIGH, “so that Vanderbilt could respond to a direct need of enhancing the teaching environment at AMD Medical School in Liberia. It will complement our other grant-funded work to strengthen medical education in partnership with visionary Liberian leaders like Dr. Dahn.”</p> <p>Once word got out about the project, other organizations in the Nashville community stepped in with their own contributions. Additional medical supplies, textbooks, and other learning resources were donated by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Vanderbilt Eye Institute, individual Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty members, the Lipscomb University School of Pharmacy, and Vanderbilt student organization REMEDY (Recovered Medical Equipment for the Developing World). The US Agency for International Development committed to covering the cost of international shipping through its Partnership for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) Liberia grants program.</p> <p>The physical work of sorting, packing, and moving the materials was made possible by a dedicated team of more than 40 volunteers. Lorely Chavez, dual degree student in Public Health and Latin American Studies, said she volunteered to support her colleagues across the globe. “I feel very privileged to be able to contribute to a project bigger than myself and hope to continue to do so.  I'm glad to know that I have contributed in a small way to help future physicians, nurses or health workers on their paths to making their community healthier.” By July, undergraduate interns had created a detailed inventory of equipment, including dozens of microscopes, hundreds of textbooks, and thousands of beakers. In October, graduate students and alumni packed up lab coats and boxed synthetic bones for anatomy lessons. In January, a 40-foot shipping container had been identified to carry the donation across the Atlantic. Collectively, staff, faculty, and interns from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, medical students from REMEDY, graduate students and alumni from the Masters of Public Health program, international visiting scholars from the Humphrey Fellowship program, undergraduate students from the Ingram Scholars program, and other members of the Vanderbilt community contributed 375 ‘sweat equity’ hours over a ten-month period. “The opportunity to assist friends, new and old, as they packed up lab equipment and educational materials for use in Liberia was a small, but tangible, way to be a part of VIGH's ongoing efforts to build capacity and support global partners," reflected volunteer and Vanderbilt alumnus Christopher Wahlfeld.</p> <p>Surrounded by newly delivered boxes of books and equipment, Dr. Dahn echoed the sentiment from her office in Liberia. “Words are inadequate to express in a truer perspective our gratitude and felicitation for this donation,” she writes, adding that the she looks forward to University of Liberia’s continued mutual cooperation with Vanderbilt.</p> <p>Photos from the Lab, including ‘before’ and ‘after’ shots, are available on <a gp="" https:="" vuglobalhealth="" www.flickr.com="">Flickr</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=617" hreflang="und">VIGH Education and Training</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 12 May 2020 18:19:44 +0000 ridingkm 2564 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Team to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/team-test-app-improving-hiv-care-new-mothers-south-africa <span class="field--node--title">Team to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=726" hreflang="und">Grants (news announcement)</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/07/2020 - 13:19</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2562" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Team to test app for improving HIV care for new mothers in South Africa"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/05/07/team-to-test-app-for-improving-hiv-care-for-new-mothers-in-south-africa/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2020/05/07/team-to-test-app-for-improving-hiv-care-for-new-mothers-in-south-africa/</a></div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>South Africa has more HIV/AIDS patients than any other country and is home to the world’s largest antiretroviral program. According to the World Bank, as of 2018 the prevalence of HIV among South Africans ages 15 to 49 was 20.4%. Nearly one in three pregnant women attending antenatal care in South Africa is living with HIV.</p> <p>As South Africans with HIV move around the country, there is a risk they will disengage from the health care system or otherwise become lost to follow-up care.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=355" hreflang="und">Kate Clouse</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2020 18:19:12 +0000 ridingkm 2562 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt MD, MPH student receives national Excellence in Public Health Service Award https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-md-mph-student-receives-national-excellence-public-health-service-award <span class="field--node--title">Vanderbilt MD, MPH student receives national Excellence in Public Health Service Award</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=79" hreflang="und">Education and Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=724" hreflang="und">Recognition and Awards</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/07/2020 - 09:19</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2561" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt MD, MPH student receives national Excellence in Public Health Service Award"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mph/person/justin-banerdt/"><strong>Justin Banerdt, a fourth-year MD/MPH candidate,</strong></a> received the 2020 Excellence in Public Health Award from the United States Public Health Service Physician Professional Advisory Committee in recognition of his commitment to expanding access to care for underserved populations across resource-restricted settings worldwide.</p> <p>As a child growing up in Angola during its civil war and in Brazil, Chile, and Azerbaijan until high school, Justin became aware of the needs of people living in low-resource settings domestically and abroad. His desire to become a global public health leader has not wavered nor his commitment to care for underserved populations.</p> <p>During his undergraduate studies at Harvard and his medical studies at Vanderbilt, he chose low- and middle-income country (LMIC) public health and clinical research as his areas of focus. He served as Editor-in-Chief of the first student-led global health publications at both Harvard University and Vanderbilt University and as Vice-President of both Vanderbilt and Harvard's student global health organizations.</p> <figure style="width: 660px; float: left; margin-right: 20px; font-size: 90%"><img align="left" alt="banerdt and mentors" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="448" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/public_files/banerdt_mentors.jpg" width="662" /><figcaption>Justin Banerdt (Vanderbilt Medicine MD/MPH) completed his fellowship year as a VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow in July 2018. He spent a year conducting research on the prevalence and outcomes of delirium in a critically ill patient population with a high burden of HIV/AIDS at the University of Zambia School of Medicine's affiliated hospital, University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.</figcaption></figure><p>While at Vanderbilt, Justin completed a year of research training as a <a href="https://www.vumc.org/vecd">Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke Consortium for Global Health Fellow</a> at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Zambia.  With mentorship from E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, UTH's Dr. Kondwelani Mateyo, and Douglas Heimburger, MD, MSc, he designed and conducted an innovative study of the prevalence and consequences (i.e. mortality and functional disability) of delirium in 1,100 patients admitted to UTH. The study results are notable, and a forthcoming manuscript is under review.</p> <p>Immediately upon completing the research year, Justin enrolled in the Global Health Track of Vanderbilt's MPH Program to build a robust set of global public health skills for his future career. Building upon his research year, Justin's thesis, "Delirium Prevalence and Outcomes at a Resourced-Limited Referral Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia," is under review with expected publication in a high-impact journal. He completed his practicum with Ethiopia ACT, a local NGO in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that pursues community development and health advocacy among the poorest residents of Addis' slums. In partnership with Ethiopia ACT, Justin and his classmates designed a protocol for monitoring and evaluating the impact of enrolling Addis slum dwellers in the Ethiopian government's new health insurance program.</p> <p>Justin matched into the Yale University Internal Medicine Residency Program in the Physician-Scientist Research track and will complete his residency at Yale-New Haven Medical Center in New Haven, CT. Motivated by his research and global health work, Justin plans to pursue a career in global academic medicine after specialty residency training.</p> <p>Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals. Driven by a passion to serve the underserved, these men and women fill essential public health leadership and clinical service roles with the Nation’s Federal Government agencies.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2020 14:19:00 +0000 ridingkm 2561 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health VUSM Graduate Receives 2020 Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/vusm-graduate-receives-2020-vermund-award-excellence-global-health <span class="field--node--title">VUSM Graduate Receives 2020 Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health </span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=79" hreflang="und">Education and Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=724" hreflang="und">Recognition and Awards</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/06/2020 - 14:03</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2560" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUSM Graduate Receives 2020 Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><table><tbody><tr><td style="width: 1117px;"> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health<br /> Ndidiamaka “Didi” Odinkemelu</strong></p> <p><em>The Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health recognizes the graduating medical student who has most demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the health of the people of or from low- or middle-income countries through distinguished scholarship, education, and/or contributions to the improvement of clinical care. The award was established in 2017, to honor Dr. Sten H. Vermund who was the founding director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.</em><br />  </p> </td> <td style="width: 15px; padding: 0in 7px;" valign="top"> <p> </p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p><img align="left" alt="odinkemelu" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/Photo_Didi%20Odinkemelu.jpg" style="margin: 10px;" />Didi Odinkemelu has a deep passion for health systems strengthening, capacity building, and clinical care in low-resourced settings. During her time at Vanderbilt, she has been involved many of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s (VIGH) programs including a Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) Research Immersion in Liberia, Integrated Science course in Nigeria and on the Navajo Reservation, VIGH Case Competition, and Global Health Symposium. Didi completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, illustrating her commitment to gaining the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be effective in the field of global health. This interest also motivated her to serve as the Global Student Surgery Alliance’s International Experience Coordinator and influenced her choice of a global anesthesiology residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Prior to Vanderbilt Medical School, Didi attended Northwestern University, where she studied French literature and science in human culture. While there, she nurtured her interests in global health and social medicine. In particular, she identified an interest in health systems strengthening and in medical school, sought out a research project in that space through the VUSM Research Immersion program. For this research project, Didi collaborated with VIGH, the Vanderbilt Department of Anesthesiology, the former Liberian Minister of Health, Dr. Bernice Dahn, and Liberian partners to explore challenges in anesthesia care in Liberia though a preliminary assessment of anesthesia capacity. The country’s health workforce has been decimated by years of civil war and the recent Ebola epidemic, leaving it with no anesthesiologists and only a handful of surgeons for 4.5 million people. Didi’s work has led to a greater understanding of the country’s anesthesia capacity, detailed in two first-author manuscript submissions to top anesthesia journals.</p> <p>Didi’s commitment to vulnerable or marginalized populations has been demonstrated through her leadership in student organizations including Physicians for Human Rights (as Co-President and Vice President), the Global Student Surgery Alliance, and the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Didi was awarded the National Community Service Award from SNMA and was recently nominated by peers and faculty for the Gold Humanism Honor Society. As one of 14 medical students chosen nationally for the 2019 Medical Program of the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), Didi participated in a two-week program in Germany and Poland, which explores the conduct of physicians in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on current issues in medical ethics. She was also selected as a Fellow for the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership in 2019.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 06 May 2020 19:03:42 +0000 ridingkm 2560 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health 2020 Graduate Certificate Recipients Demonstrate Interdisciplinary Nature of Global Health https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/2020-graduate-certificate-recipients-demonstrate-interdisciplinary-nature-global <span class="field--node--title">2020 Graduate Certificate Recipients Demonstrate Interdisciplinary Nature of Global Health</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=79" hreflang="und">Education and Training</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/04/2020 - 16:10</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2559" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2020 Graduate Certificate Recipients Demonstrate Interdisciplinary Nature of Global Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="2020 certificate recipients " data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="758" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/2020%20Certificate%20Recipients.png" width="903" /><br /><br /> Each year, graduate students at Vanderbilt demonstrate that global health isn’t just the realm of doctors and nurses. The work of improving health access and outcomes at home and around the world takes passionate practitioners working together across fields. For this reason, Vanderbilt’s interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate in Global Health program attracts graduate students from across campus to engage in joint training and explore the ways in which their respective fields intersect with public health.</p> <p>This spring, seven graduating students will receive the Graduate Certificate, representing academic programs in international education, economic development, biomedical engineering, community research and action, and medicine. In addition to certifying coursework in Global Health, the Certificate demonstrates to peers, faculty, and future employers that students have a sustained commitment to solving community challenges with global relevance.</p> <p>While Certificate holders often go on to work in international contexts, the program’s “global” emphasis encourages students to identify and address challenges that cross borders and span socioeconomic groups, including within the US. Through coursework that emphasizes research, group projects, and community partnerships, students in the Certificate program build skills relevant to a broad range of fields. By the end of the program, students report that they gain greater awareness of the social and structural challenges that impact health - and the innovative thinking required to address these issues.  </p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Graduate Frances Knight (PhD – Biomedical Engineering)</strong> is planning to pursue a career in public health, advocating for vaccine uptake. “The biggest lesson I've learned throughout my work in global health, which was reinforced by the courses I took for the certificate, is the fundamental recognition that global health is often not about developing new, "cutting-edge" technologies, but about taking existing technologies that are too expensive or inaccessible to populations in need, and figuring out how to bring those technologies to the people who need them.”</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Beyond coursework, students can count research and internship experiences abroad towards Certificate requirements. <strong>Hannah Carlile (M.Ed. International Education Policy and Management)</strong> completed a summer practicum experience with the Ministry of Education in Belize. “It's been an amazing process of seeing how global health and education and development all go hand in hand. I've heard it in class, and I've seen it in person on my summer practicum. I will never be able to ignore global health issues while [working in] education, especially in low-resource settings.” Medical student <strong>Didi Odinkemelu </strong>spent a summer working with nurse anesthetists in Liberia, and notes that one of her biggest lessons learned from pursuing the certificate was “the importance of building mutually beneficial partnerships across institutions, and constantly being aware of how power dynamics play into global health partnerships.”</p> </blockquote> <p>These student experiences, combined with case studies from around the world and guest speakers from the field, help link theory and policy with the practice of Global Health across disciplines. Dr. Troy Moon, who teaches an introductory overview course in Global Health, says “this course has been a wonderful place where students across a wide variety of disciplines can come together and critically think through the challenges and successes of today´s global health initiatives. As recent events have shown, global health is not just a discipline dependent on those in health-related fields.”</p> <p>As COVID-19 changes the way communities work, study, and plan for the future, the class of 2020 has been made acutely aware of the ways in which global health challenges touch every part of our lives. The Graduate Certificate in Global Health uniquely prepares students across disciplines to take up the challenge.</p> <h2><strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/person/graduate-certificate-global-health-alumni">Learn more about this year's recipients here –</a></strong></h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=288" hreflang="und">Graduate Certificate in Global Health</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 04 May 2020 21:10:42 +0000 ridingkm 2559 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Dr. Aliyu co-authors global ranking of COVID-19-related mortality using novel Pandemic Efficiency Index (PEI)​​​​​​​ https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/dr-aliyu-co-authors-global-ranking-covid-19-related-mortality-using-novel-pandemic <span class="field--node--title">Dr. Aliyu co-authors global ranking of COVID-19-related mortality using novel Pandemic Efficiency Index (PEI)​​​​​​​</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/index.php/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/15/2020 - 14:40</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2478" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Dr. Aliyu co-authors global ranking of COVID-19-related mortality using novel Pandemic Efficiency Index (PEI)​​​​​​​"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://mchandaids.org/index.php/IJMA/article/view/378" target="_blank">https://mchandaids.org/index.php/IJMA/article/view/378</a></div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"></div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 19:40:25 +0000 ridingkm 2478 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Clinical Trials Workshop in Zambia Lead by VUMC and University of Zambia Draws Almost 200 Participants https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/clinical-trials-workshop-zambia-lead-vumc-and-university-zambia-draws-almost-200 <span class="field--node--title">Clinical Trials Workshop in Zambia Lead by VUMC and University of Zambia Draws Almost 200 Participants</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/14/2020 - 11:19</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2477" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Clinical Trials Workshop in Zambia Lead by VUMC and University of Zambia Draws Almost 200 Participants"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img align="left" alt="UVP Workshop" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/2019-04/UVP%20group%20-%20clinical%20trials%20workshop%202020.jpg" style="margin: 5px" />The NIH-Fogarty supported UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) continues a multi-decade training collaboration between the University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). In February, UVP held its annual workshop for researchers and clinicians in Lusaka, Zambia. Almost 200 faculty, graduate students, clinical staff, and community members attended the three-day workshop. This year's focus was, "Clinical Trials: Study Design, Management, and Resources." The training workshop was closely aligned with efforts to expand clinical trial capacity in Zambia led by the Zambian Ministry of Health and the National Health Research Authority (NHRA).</p> <p>The three-day program included presentations from 20 dynamic speakers from VUMC and a variety of local organizations including the Centre for Infectious Disease Research Zambia (CIDRZ), Ministry of Health Zambia, NHRA, Zambart, Zambian Statistics Agency, and UNZA/UTH. These presenters covered topics in clinical trial research related to study design, statistical considerations, regulatory matters, and trial safety, biorepositories, grant management, and a panel discussion on building a community of research in Zambia. Highlights of the workshop included presentations by Dr. Godfrey Biemba, the director and chief executive officer of the NHRA; daily site visits to local clinical trials research sites and laboratories including the UTH Adult Infectious Disease Centre (AIDC); and research presentations by UVP-sponsored PhD candidates.</p> <p>UVP is led by Douglas C. Heimburger, M.D., M.S., Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, and Selestine H. Nzala, MBChB, MPH, Head, Department of Medical Education, University of Zambia School of Medicine. The workshop was coordinated by UVP and hosted by both UVP and the UNC-UNZA-Wits Partnership for Women’s Health Research (UUW). UVP and UUW are supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health grants D43TW009744 (UVP) and D43TW010558 (UUW).</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 16:19:42 +0000 ridingkm 2477 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/globalvu-workshop-examine-impact-crises-west-african-sahel <span class="field--node--title">GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:17</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2456" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to GlobalVU workshop to examine impact of crises in West African Sahel"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>“<a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/global/global-vu-tips-initiative-workshops/">Terrorism, Healthcare, and Displacement in the West African Sahel,”</a> the second event in a series of workshops hosted by the <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/global/global-vu-tips-initiative/">GlobalVU initiative</a>, will take place on Feb. 21 in the <a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/studentcenters/explore/floor-1/">Student Life Center’s </a>Board of Trust Room.</p> <p><a href="https://as.vanderbilt.edu/history/bio/moses-ochonu">Moses Ochonu</a>, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of History, and <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/person/muktar-aliyu-md-mph-drph">Dr. Muktar Aliyu,</a> professor of health policy and medicine and associate director for research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, will lead the event, bringing together prominent scholars and practitioners with varied perspectives on the region’s crises from around the globe.</p> <p><img alt="GlobalVU Workshop " data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="718" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/Flyer%20%282%29.jpg" width="505" /></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:17:41 +0000 ridingkm 2456 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Trevathan appointed to NINDS Advisory Council https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/trevathan-appointed-ninds-advisory-council <span class="field--node--title">Trevathan appointed to NINDS Advisory Council</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 02/18/2020 - 14:11</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2455" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Trevathan appointed to NINDS Advisory Council"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://news.vumc.org/2020/01/23/vighs-trevathan-appointed-to-ninds-advisory-council/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2020/01/23/vighs-trevathan-appointed-to-ninds-advisory-council/</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=715" hreflang="und">Edwin Trevathan</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 20:11:20 +0000 ridingkm 2455 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health World Health Week 2020 https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/world-health-week-2020 <span class="field--node--title">World Health Week 2020</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 02/12/2020 - 11:21</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2454" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to World Health Week 2020"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> <p><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Global Health Organization is excited to present our <b>World Health Week</b>, starting on <b>Monday, February 17</b>! World Health Week is a week dedicated to spreading awareness about global health, and features lunchtime talks and an evening symposium given by prominent clinicians involved in global health.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> <div style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> <p><span style="caret-color:#000000"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:-webkit-standard"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-caps:normal"><span style="font-weight:normal"><span style="letter-spacing:normal"><span style="orphans:auto"><span style="text-transform:none"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="widows:auto"><span style="word-spacing:0px"><span style="-webkit-text-size-adjust:auto"><span style="text-decoration:none"><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="background-color:white"><span style="background-position:initial initial"><span style="background-repeat:initial initial"><span style="font-size:10pt"><span style="font-family:Tahoma, sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Listed below is the schedule. Click on the RSVP / Anchor Link event for more details about each speaker! Free lunch is provided upon RSVP. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><a href="https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/organization/gho">https://anchorlink.vanderbilt.edu/organization/gho</a></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 17:21:06 +0000 ridingkm 2454 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Bridging the Gap in Global Epilepsy Treatment https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/bridging-gap-global-epilepsy-treatment <span class="field--node--title">Bridging the Gap in Global Epilepsy Treatment</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:35</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2452" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Bridging the Gap in Global Epilepsy Treatment"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://discover.vumc.org/2020/01/bridging-the-gap-in-global-epilepsy-treatment/" target="_blank">https://discover.vumc.org/2020/01/bridging-the-gap-in-global-epilepsy-treatment/</a></div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health</a> (VIGH) has partnered with Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) in Kano, Nigeria to improve epilepsy treatment uptake. The groups will conduct a randomized trial in three cities in northern Nigeria to determine the efficacy of shifting epilepsy care to community health workers.</p> <p>The 60-site cluster randomized controlled trial is funded as part of a five-year Bridging the Childhood Epilepsy Treatment Gap in Africa (<a href="https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6484289/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">BRIDGE</a>) grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:35:51 +0000 ridingkm 2452 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results: A silent barrier to HIV epidemic control in Mozambique https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/self-reported-non-receipt-hiv-test-results-silent-barrier-hiv-epidemic-control <span class="field--node--title">Self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results: A silent barrier to HIV epidemic control in Mozambique</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 12/06/2019 - 16:42</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2450" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results: A silent barrier to HIV epidemic control in Mozambique"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In a recent study of self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results in Mozambican adults, VIGH researchers and colleagues discovered an understudied problem in HIV testing and counseling services and suggested targeted and individualized communication approaches for specific demographic groups.</p> <p><a id="sec001" name="sec001" title="Introduction"></a></p> <p><strong>Introduction</strong><br /> People living with HIV (PLHIV) and who are aware of their HIV status can access and benefit from antiretroviral therapy (ART) with subsequent individual and public health benefits; however, many PLHIV are unaware of their HIV status. We assessed the magnitude and determinants of self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results in adults aged 15–59 years old in Mozambique.</p> <p><a id="sec002" name="sec002" title="Methods"></a></p> <p><strong>Methods</strong><br /> We performed a secondary analysis of data from the 2015 Mozambique Immunization indicators, Malaria and HIV/AIDS (IMASIDA 2015). Eligible adults (15–59 years) from each selected household were interviewed and data on sociodemographic characteristics, HIV knowledge, attitudes and behaviors, and HIV testing history were collected. Multivariable logistic regression assessed factors associated with self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results. Population representative estimates were calculated.</p> <p><a id="sec003" name="sec003" title="Results"></a></p> <p><strong>Results</strong><br /> 13,028 (90.8%) of 14,343 eligible participants were interviewed. A total of 6,654 (51.1%) respondents had previously been tested for HIV and were included in the analysis. Of these, 308 (4.6%; 95% CI: 3.70–5.77) self-reported not having received HIV test results. In the multivariable analysis, previous sexually transmitted infection (aOR: 2.76; 95% CI: 1.44–5.31), HIV stigmatizing attitudes (aOR: 1.96; 95% CI: 1.14–3.37), and lack of decision-making power towards health care seeking (aOR: 2.51; 95% CI: 1.39–4.52) were associated with non-receipt of HIV test results. Whereas, secondary or higher education (aOR: 0.25; 95% CI: 0.12–0.54), higher HIV knowledge (aOR: 0.47; 95% CI: 0.26–0.86), and age between 30–34 and 35–39 years old (aOR 0.47; 95% CI: 0.28–0.80; and aOR: 0.49; 95% CI: 0.27–0.90, respectively), were associated with receipt of HIV test results.</p> <p><a id="sec004" name="sec004" title="Conclusions"></a></p> <p><strong>Conclusions</strong><br /> In this nationally representative survey, self-reported non-receipt of HIV test results was high and of public health relevance. These findings suggest adaptation of HIV counseling and testing programs emphasizing individualized approaches that target the youngest, least educated and the poorest individuals, especially those living in rural areas.</p> <p><strong><a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0224102&amp;fbclid=IwAR0Bo16dU3buyJB6RhNo7lSYpSAHIL3Hl1xk9lwkwtgGgOpLjnXLMXAJiKo">Link to the publication.</a></strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=414" hreflang="und">Mozambique</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=736" hreflang="und">James Carlucci</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:42:40 +0000 ridingkm 2450 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Register for the VIGH Global Health Case Competition https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/register-vigh-global-health-case-competition <span class="field--node--title">Register for the VIGH Global Health Case Competition</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:48</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2449" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Register for the VIGH Global Health Case Competition"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/case/2020.php" target="_blank">https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/case/2020.php</a></div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>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. Participants compete in teams of 4-6 students. Each team must have at least three (3) different Vanderbilt or Meharry schools/colleges represented. Global health is an interdisciplinary field and draws its strength from a diversity of perspectives.<br /><br /> Students can register as a full team (4-6 students), a partial team (2-3 students), or individually. Partial teams and individuals will be placed on interdisciplinary teams and notified of their teammates the week before the Reveal.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:48:06 +0000 ridingkm 2449 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Policy Change Impacts HIV Care in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/policy-change-impacts-hiv-care-nigeria <span class="field--node--title">Policy Change Impacts HIV Care in Nigeria</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 11/26/2019 - 14:35</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2448" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Policy Change Impacts HIV Care in Nigeria"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>VIGH faculty and colleagues surveyed 30 comprehensive HIV clinics in Nigeria and found they are experiencing major challenges in providing routine HIV services as a result of PEPFAR’s policy changes. <a data-name="plos" data-type="url" href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0221809&amp;fbclid=IwAR13iX_cb3PRjvW6VuxP8iF6FpWmsa4I8bhnUsAIyCYx8PgRH9mug5uB7e4"><strong>The findings were published in PLOS ONE.</strong></a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=308" hreflang="und">HIV care and treatment</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=466" hreflang="und">PEPFAR</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=786" hreflang="und">Aimalohi Ahonkhai</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=355" hreflang="und">Kate Clouse</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 20:35:17 +0000 ridingkm 2448 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health UVP Program Update https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/uvp-program-update <span class="field--node--title">UVP Program Update</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/22/2019 - 14:26</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2447" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to UVP Program Update"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The University of Zambia (UNZA)-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) made substantial progress on its goals of training new UNZA PhD scientists to investigate complex nutritional and metabolic factors related to long-term HIV complications and comorbidities. The paper entitled, "HIV Research Training Partnership of the University of Zambia and Vanderbilt University: Features and Early Outcomes," was recently published in Annuals of Global Health. The UVP program is a long-standing training collaboration between the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA)/University Teaching Hospital and VIGH.</p> <p><a href="http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20191114/01/51/8d/89/0fff5a9a9c34b22bebdc7d93/UNZA-Vanderbilt_HIV_Research_Training_Partnership_-_Annals_of_Global_Health_2019.pdf">Download the paper —</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=800" hreflang="und">Capacity Building</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=558" hreflang="und">UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP)</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=678" hreflang="und">Zambia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 20:26:13 +0000 ridingkm 2447 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health HIV/AIDS Treatment Options Improve with Quick Lab Results in Zambézia Province https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/hivaids-treatment-options-improve-quick-lab-results-zambezia-province <span class="field--node--title">HIV/AIDS Treatment Options Improve with Quick Lab Results in Zambézia Province</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=5" hreflang="und">FGH News and Success Stories</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 11/13/2019 - 17:31</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2446" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to HIV/AIDS Treatment Options Improve with Quick Lab Results in Zambézia Province"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">FGH In-country Communications Team</div> </div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h1>Dramatic reduction in specimen turnaround time and access to thousands of viral load results offers significant life-saving opportunities</h1> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <p><img alt="VL processing" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="199" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/02%20Processamento%20de%20Carga%20Viral.jpg" width="298" /></p> <p>Viral load sample verification<br /> Photo credit: Rui Esmael</p> <p><img alt="VL sample" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="200" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/Cadastro%20de%20amostras%20de%20VL%20no%20disalab.jpg" width="302" /></p> <p>Viral load sample registration into DisaLab<br /> Photo credit: Rui Esmael</p> <p><img alt="VL Sample" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="201" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/Verificac%CC%A7a%CC%83o%20das%20amostras%20de%20VL.jpg" width="304" /></p> <p>Viral load sample verification<br /> Photo credit: Rui Esmael</p> <p><img alt="CORRE Transport" class="img-rounded" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="214" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/sites/default/files/images/01%20Cadastro%20de%20amostras%20de%20VL%20no%20disalab.jpg" width="305" /></p> <p>Viral load samples are transported by CORRE<br /> Photo credit: Rui Esmael</p> </div> <div> <p>The marked increase in the availability of viral load (VL) results, a critically important laboratory test to monitor the adherence to and effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), has offered significant opportunities for improving the health of thousands of adults and children living with HIV in Zambézia Province, Mozambique. Interventions have been made at various levels of the laboratory sector in recent years, led by the Provincial Directorate of Health of Zambézia (DPS-Z), with the support of Friends in Global Health (FGH), and made possible thanks to funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).</p> <p>Viral load analysis measures the amount of HIV RNA in a patient’s blood sample. Knowing an ART-treated person’s viral load helps medical providers assess the effectiveness of a patient's HIV/AIDS treatment. Viral load results below the lower limits of detection indicate that a patient is adherent to their prescribed ART regimen and that their body is responding well to therapy. A high or increasing viral load can be a warning of non-adherence and/or the development of HIV drug resistance. Cele Carlos Vitorino is head of the Molecular Biology Laboratory [MBL] at the Quelimane General Hospital [QGH], the only laboratory in the province equipped to process VL samples.</p> <p>He tells us, “One of the main objectives of viral load is the monitoring of HIV positive patients’ treatment, so that we can see if it is having an effect or not, in terms of patient adherence.”</p> <p>In the past, VL samples had to be processed and shipped all the way to the DREAMS laboratory (Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-free, Mentored and Safe Program) in Maputo. Viral load results could take more than four months to return to the requesting health facility, during which time a patient may have continued to have suboptimal adherence without any follow-up or intervention. Beginning in 2015, with the installation of laboratory equipment at the QGH MBL and the strengthening of the sample referral system, all ART-treated patients from the 196 FGH supported health facilities (HF) in Zambézia Province currently have access to VL services. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of motorcycles in use to support daily VL sample transport from peripheral HFs to District Sede HFs. FGH has also contracted third-party services through CORRE (Correio Expresso de Moçambique – express mail services) for sample transportation from District Sedes to the QGH MBL twice a week. Viral load results are now returned to the ordering HF within an impressive 10 days, an average. A team of three FGH sample managers, three digitizers and a laboratory mentor support the various operations at QGH that enable quality and timely VL results. “In this process, the role of FGH is very innovative and very important for the lab, in terms of interaction with the health facilities,” emphasizes Cele Carlos Vitorino.</p> <p>In addition, the DisaLink laboratory results system has been installed in all FGH-supported districts except Mulevala to ensure that district-level VL requests are immediately available at QGH. Once results are processed at QGH, they are made available in real-time to the District Sedes, saving time and other additional resources. To this end, FGH has contracted twenty-four digitizers based in the District Sede HFs and other high-volume HFs. The staff support DisaLink systems operations and enter results into OpenMRS, making the results available to the provider to properly inform and guide clinical care decisions for their patients. Today, over 16,000 VL results are provided monthly, compared to approximately 7,000 per month a year ago.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=241" hreflang="und">FGH News</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=316" hreflang="und">HIV/AIDS treatment in Mozambique</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 23:31:32 +0000 ridingkm 2446 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Martin to help guide Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s education, training efforts https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/martin-help-guide-vanderbilt-institute-global-healths-education-training-efforts <span class="field--node--title">Martin to help guide Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s education, training efforts</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=727" hreflang="und">Announcements</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=35" hreflang="und">News Posts</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/29/2019 - 17:14</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2444" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Martin to help guide Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s education, training efforts"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field-name-field-barista-posts-author field-type-text field-label-hidden"> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field-item">Holly Fletcher</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-external-url field--type-link field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="http://news.vumc.org/2019/10/25/martin-to-help-guide-vanderbilt-institute-for-global-healths-education-training-efforts/" target="_blank">http://news.vumc.org/2019/10/25/martin-to-help-guide-vanderbilt-institute-for-global-healths-education-training-efforts/</a></div> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Marie Martin, PhD, MEd, assistant professor of Health Policy, has been named associate director for Education and Training in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).</p> <p>Marie Martin, PhD, MEdMartin stepped into the role at the beginning of the fiscal year, succeeding Douglas Heimburger, MD, MS, who will focus his time on leading projects with grant funding from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Heimburger started in 2009 as associate director of Education and Training.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 22:14:09 +0000 ridingkm 2444 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health VIRDE Scholars Complete Short Course in Grant Writing and Research Ethics at Vanderbilt https://www.vumc.org/global-health/latest-news-vigh/virde-scholars-complete-short-course-grant-writing-and-research-ethics-vanderbilt <span class="field--node--title">VIRDE Scholars Complete Short Course in Grant Writing and Research Ethics at Vanderbilt</span> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?cat=735" hreflang="und">International Training Programs</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/global-health/users/ridingkm-0" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">ridingkm</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 10/29/2019 - 16:53</span> <a href="/global-health/blog-post-rss/2443" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VIRDE Scholars Complete Short Course in Grant Writing and Research Ethics at Vanderbilt"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"><a data-flickr-embed="true" data-header="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/vuglobalhealth/albums/72157711569811353" title="2019 VIRDE Scholars"><img alt="2019 VIRDE Scholars" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="427" src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48987148757_78b64e09d9_z.jpg" width="640" /></a><script async="" src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js" charset="utf-8"></script><p> </p> <p>The Vanderbilt Institute for Research Development and Ethics (VIRDE) welcomed eleven medical and public health professionals from Brazil, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Zambia to Vanderbilt for a one-month training course in October 2019. The course covers grant writing and research ethics, and is facilitated by the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH).  </p> <p>VIRDE scholars receive intensive training in research development and productivity, and the course is intended to further develop necessary skills to conduct responsible human subjects’ research and develop a grant proposal for submission. Scholars are matched with a Vanderbilt faculty mentor to aid them in the grant development process. Additionally, VIRDE trainees complete 9 contact hours of specially tailored coursework in research ethics and research integrity. VIRDE scholars receive a certificate on the completion of the course.  </p> <p><strong>This program has issued certificates to 59 scholars, and 54% percent of their grant submissions were awarded.</strong></p> </div> <div class="row"> <div class="col-md-6"> <h2>2019 VIRDE Scholars</h2> <p><strong>Dr. Marcelo Cordeiro-Santos</strong>, Associate Professor of Medicine, University of the State of Amazonas in Manaus, Brazil</p> <p><strong>Dr. Ivandra Magaia</strong>, Mental Health, Trauma &amp; Violence Program Coordinator, National Institute of Health, Maputo (INS), Mozambique</p> <p><strong>Dr. Dinis Nguena</strong>, Clinical Scientist, Manhiça Health Research Centre (CISM), Mozambique</p> <p><strong>Dr. Jahit Sacarlal</strong>, Head of Microbiology Department and Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane (UEM), Mozambique</p> <p><strong>Dr. Emilio Valverde</strong>, Country Director, The Aurum Institute, Mozambique</p> <p><strong>Ms. Murjanatu Abdullah</strong>i, Sr. Research Nurse, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Nigeria</p> <p><strong>Dr. Nafiu Hussaini</strong>, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria</p> <p><strong>Dr. Umar Sabo</strong>, Lecturer/Consultant, Bayero University Kano and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), Nigeria</p> <p><strong>Dr. Maryam Amour</strong>, Assistant Lecturer, School of Public Health and Internal Medicine, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania</p> <p><strong>Dr. Benson Kidenya</strong>, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania</p> <p><strong>Dr. Hikabasa Halwiindi</strong>, Head, Department of Community and Family Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Zambia (UNZA)</p> <p style="text-align:start; text-indent:0px; -webkit-text-stroke-width:0px"> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=231" hreflang="und">Ethics</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=290" hreflang="und">grant writing</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=579" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt Institute for Research Development and Ethics (VIRDE)</a>, <a href="/global-health/latest-news-vigh?tag=630" hreflang="und">VIRDE</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 29 Oct 2019 21:53:12 +0000 ridingkm 2443 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health