Blog RSS https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/ en VIGH to partner with Yale University and University of Liberia on New Research and Teaching Center in Liberia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vigh-partner-yale-university-and-university-liberia-new-research-and-teaching <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VIGH to partner with Yale University and University of Liberia on New Research and Teaching Center in Liberia</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">Thu, 07/22/2021 - 10:50</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2724" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VIGH to partner with Yale University and University of Liberia on New Research and Teaching Center in Liberia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) will join Yale University and the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS) to establish a public-private-academic hub for research utilization in the Liberian health sector and an academic network to strengthen Liberia’s education and health sectors as part of a five-year, $15 million federal project announced this week.</p> <p>Funding for the<strong> Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia</strong> project comes from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization (BRIDGE-U) program. It will allow the three institutions to build on a longstanding partnership to create the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation (CTLI) in Liberia. The grant was one of <a href="https://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/jul-20-2021-usaid-announces-30-million-research-and-innovation-centers">two announced by the federal agency on July 20</a>.</p> <p><strong><a data-entity-substitution="canonical" data-entity-type="node" data-entity-uuid="0570997b-2b43-476d-a035-aa8a74fdd3d6" href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/person/marie-h-martin-phd-med">Marie Martin, PhD, MEd</a></strong>, assistant professor of Health Policy and associate director of Education and Training at VIGH, will be the principal investigator for Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s involvement in the project and will join researchers at Yale and the University of Liberia to lead VUMC’s involvement in building CTLI and further establish partnerships with public and private sector stakeholders.</p> <blockquote> <p>“This grant is an incredible next step in realizing our collective vision of a stronger and healthier Liberia through intentional capacity building initiatives. It builds on the productive partnership we have established with ULCHS and Yale to strengthen medical training, subspecialty capacity and research training in the country,” Martin said.</p> </blockquote> <p>Bernice Dahn, MD, MPH, the Vice President for Health Services at the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences will serve as the principal investigator at ULCHS. Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD, will serve as the principal investigator at Yale.</p> <p>ULCHS is the leading educational institution for developing Liberia’s clinicians, researchers, health policymakers and innovators. As one of only two public universities in the country, it is poised to become a globally recognized leader in research utilization, meaningfully connecting academics with policymaking, innovation, and clinical practice. </p> <blockquote> <p>“Many donor-funded projects implement programming without building systems to install long-term institutional knowledge or capacity for independent initiatives within the host country institutions. We have designed this project with systems-building and institutional sustainability at its core, and we are looking forward to the results,” Dahn added.</p> </blockquote> <p>The BRIDGE-U program will enhance ULCHS’s role as a national hub for research and interprofessional training by getting a Center for Teaching, Learning, and Innovation fully operational and connecting ULCHS faculty and students directly with policymakers, clinicians, and private-sector innovators to translate research outputs.</p> <p>As an academic hub, CTLI will comprise an experiential learning and assessment lab, a health start-up incubator as well as initiatives to translate and implement existing research findings, and programming to impart research utilization competencies.</p> <p>The BRIDGE-U program is part of <a href="https://www.usaid.gov/hesn/hesn-2-0">USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network</a>. This network provides a platform for USAID to partner with higher education institutions from around the world to address critical development challenges, build local capacity and cultivate innovation.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/ARHL_group.png?itok=-WMoWcvx" width="576" height="309" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">From left: Marie Martin, PhD, MEd, Kristina Talbert-Slagle, PhD, and Bernice Dahn, MD, MPH. </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2151" hreflang="und">Applying Research for a Healthy Liberia - AR4HL</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2152" hreflang="und">Bringing Research to Impact for Development, Global Engagement, and Utilization - BRIDGE-U</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=121" hreflang="und">Ann Green</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2141" hreflang="und">Raphael Abayateye</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=741" hreflang="und">Liberia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2139" hreflang="und">University of Liberia College of Health Sciences</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2124" hreflang="und">Research Capacity Building</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:50:19 +0000 ridingkm 2724 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health NIH Training Grant Enhances PhD and Postdoctoral Training Programs at the University of Zambia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/nih-training-grant-enhances-phd-and-postdoctoral-training-programs-university <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NIH Training Grant Enhances PhD and Postdoctoral Training Programs at the University of Zambia</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">Fri, 07/02/2021 - 14:01</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2719" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NIH Training Grant Enhances PhD and Postdoctoral Training Programs at the University of Zambia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="UPV team" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="283" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/people/UPV%202020%20group.jpeg" style="margin: 5px" width="408" class="align-left" />In continuing longstanding training collaborations between the University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH) and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), UNZA/UTH is partnering with VIGH on a renewal of a five-year research training grant from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to strengthen HIV- and non-communicable disease-focused research capacity. The <strong>UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-NCD Research (UVP-2)</strong> program establishes support to bolster UNZA’s institutional research capacity and academic leadership.</p> <p>As access to antiretroviral therapy for HIV has expanded in sub-Saharan Africa, millions of persons with HIV survive for decades on treatment. Still, they are developing chronic non-communicable disease (NCD) complications that require new science and new directions in prevention, detection, and treatment. Recognizing that investigation and control of NCDs can be most effectively undertaken by highly trained local investigators, the University of Zambia (UNZA)-Vanderbilt Partnership for HIV Nutrition Research Training (UVP-1) supported PhD training for 11 Zambian scientists pursuing a wide range of HIV-NCD research. This training initiative helped to strengthen the UNZA PhD program and the culture of mentorship at UNZA.</p> <p>The UVP-1 to UVP-2 transition includes shifting the grant’s prime institution from Vanderbilt to UNZA, and the principal investigator from Douglas C. Heimburger, MD, MS, a professor of medicine at VIGH to Wilbroad Mutale, MBChB, PhD, an associate professor in UNZA’s School of Public Health and adjunct associate professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine. In addition, the UVP Leadership Team includes Selestine Nzala, MBChB, MPH and Perfect Shankalala at UNZA and Annet Kirabo, PhD and Holly Cassell, MPH.</p> <p>Dr. Mutale expanded upon the impact of the transition from Vanderbilt to UNZA as the prime institution. “I am very glad to be part of this great capacity-building grant supported by NIH. The most exciting thing about this new phase is that UNZA will be the prime institution taking over from Vanderbilt University. This is how capacity building is supposed to work and we hope others will learn from our example. I am also looking forward to strengthening postdoctoral training at UNZA, which will be a big part of UVP-2.”</p> <p>Dr. Heimburger added, “It has been tremendously gratifying to see this research training program lead to real gains in strength and impact for UNZA and the health of the people of Zambia. UNZA faculty members have taught each other how to be better mentors, leaders, and managers. Research trainees have grown into research leaders, the institution has taken a leadership role within the region, and it is truly ready to lead this program.”</p> <p>UVP-2 will continue training initiatives developed under UVP-1 with a focus on advancing academic leadership and mentorship within UNZA. The grant will also extend the two-institution “sandwich” model of PhD training and use a similar model to develop a postdoctoral training fellowship program to build a pipeline of independent UNZA scientists. These programs will train five UNZA Ph.D. students and four UNZA postdoctoral scientists in advanced basic, clinical/translational, epidemiologic, and implementation sciences to address the complications and comorbidities most relevant to lifelong HIV management in sub-Saharan Africa.</p> <p>To support the new program at UNZA, UVP-2 will introduce new research training mechanisms and support structures, including career development resources focused on writing successful grant applications. In addition, the program will establish a Visiting Faculty Scholars three-month sabbatical at Vanderbilt for four UNZA faculty to focus on developing collaborations and submitting grant applications.</p> <p>Program leaders also plan to develop a UNZA Biostatistics Support Core to provide structured biostatistics advising and collaboration by UNZA biostatisticians to UNZA investigators, students, and postdoctoral fellows. Working in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, UVP-2 will provide additional bioinformatics training opportunities for selected trainees. This training will build on the genome and RNA sequencing capacity in the research lab of UVP-1 alumnus Lloyd Mulenga, MBChB, PhD, Director of Infectious Diseases in the Zambia Ministry of Health, Director of Infectious Diseases at the UNZA School of Medicine, and Adjunct Assistant Professor in Vanderbilt’s Department of Medicine.</p> <p>UVP-2 will foster additional collaborations with the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA), an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative that works to strengthen the capacity of African universities to produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars in Africa.</p> <p><a name="_Hlk65921641" id="_Hlk65921641"></a>The project will focus on strengthening UNZA’s capacity to train researchers, attract research funding, and generate high-impact research outputs across a broad range of HIV-NCD investigations.</p> <p>Both cycles of UVP are supported by grant 1D43TW009744 from the Fogarty International Center of the US National Institutes of Health.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2142" hreflang="und">Wilbroad Mutale</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=755" hreflang="und">Douglas Heimburger</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2143" hreflang="und">Annet Kirabo</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2144" hreflang="und">Selestine Nzala</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2145" hreflang="und">Perfect Shankalala </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2111" hreflang="und">Holly Cassell</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=558" hreflang="und">UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=555" hreflang="und">University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=678" hreflang="und">Zambia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2146" hreflang="und">HIV and NCDs</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 02 Jul 2021 19:01:48 +0000 ridingkm 2719 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council Host Virtual Competition and Symposium https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-institute-global-health-student-advisory-council-host-virtual <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council Host Virtual Competition and Symposium</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">Thu, 06/24/2021 - 15:10</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2718" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council Host Virtual Competition and Symposium"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Elizabeth Rose</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing">The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Student Advisory Council (SAC) is a student-led organization that brings together diverse students interested in global health with the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary student networking and collaboration. Although networking and collaboration often occur in person, this year, council leaders pivoted two key events to be held online. They welcomed a record attendance of Vanderbilt students, staff, faculty, and community members engaged in global health.</p> <p>Since 2011, SAC has hosted the annual <strong><a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/case/index_whatisghcc.php">Global Health Case Competition</a></strong> at Vanderbilt. In February, SAC hosted this week-long event, which brought together over 150 students who worked in small teams to draft programs that would provide mental health support to the immigrant community in Nashville. The SAC case competition planning committee led by Sobana Balasubramanian (BA ’21) and Caitlin Washburn (MPH ’21) wrote the case and coordinated semi-finalist and finalist rounds via Zoom. The competition brought in an interdisciplinary judging panel from across the US and around the world. The winning team advanced to participate in the International Global Health Case Competition, hosted by Emory University. Muna Muday (MPH ’20) delivered an engaging and inspiring keynote address during the competition day events.</p> <p>This year, SAC also hosted the fourth <strong><a href="https://www.vanderbilt.edu/vigh-sac/symposium-1/symposium.php">Global Health Symposium</a></strong> at Vanderbilt. The Symposium featured 26 individuals and groups who presented their research and program experiences in global health. Presentations ranged from “The Stigma of Elephantiasis” (Teresa Xu, BA ‘23) to “Multicomponent Intervention to Improve Hypertension Control in Central America” (Kristyne Mansilla, MPH ‘22). Presenters included Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate students, staff and faculty, and partners from other universities, including the University of Botswana. In addition, the keynote speaker, Carol Etherington, Associate Professor of Nursing Emerita, Vanderbilt School of Nursing, reflected on her experience in global health practice with poignant lessons for students embarking on a global health career. The symposium planning committee was led by Nitin Prabakaran (BA ’22) and Becky Hollenberg (BA ’21).</p> <p>Student co-chairs Shruti Anant (BA ’21) and Emilio Loret de Mola (BA ’20) led the SAC for the 2020-2021 academic year. Elizabeth Rose, Raphael Abayateye, and Marie Martin serve as VIGH advisers for the VIGH SAC.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=757" hreflang="und">VIGH Student Advisory Council (SAC)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=274" hreflang="und">Global Health Case Competition</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2140" hreflang="und">Global Health Symposium</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2141" hreflang="und">Raphael Abayateye</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 24 Jun 2021 20:10:51 +0000 ridingkm 2718 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Award to Establish Research Ethics Education Program in Liberia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-researchers-receive-award-establish-research-ethics-education-program <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Award to Establish Research Ethics Education Program in Liberia</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">Mon, 06/07/2021 - 14:15</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2706" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Award to Establish Research Ethics Education Program in Liberia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Harriett Myers</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In collaboration with the University of Liberia College of Health Sciences (ULCHS), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) will develop a one-year research ethics education program for members of four institutional review boards (IRBs) in Monrovia, Liberia.</p> <p>Drawing from the well-established Collaborative Research Ethics Education Program in Mozambique, this new program will adapt research ethics education and training activities to the Liberian context. The program is designed to promote effective and efficient operation across Liberia`s established IRBs, facilitating coordination and maximizing the reach of training activities that strengthen research ethics reviews throughout the country.</p> <p>Project principal investigators, Troy Moon, MD, MPH, and Elizabeth Heitman, PhD, will work closely with VIGH Senior Program Manager Ann Green, MPH, and Marie Martin, PhD, MEd to coordinate training activities. Highlighted activities include a Research Ethics Practicum and Workshop Series happening in June 2021. </p> <table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="3" style="width: 847px;"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="width: 155px;"><img alt="dahn" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="180" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/Dr.Dahn%202%5B2%5D%20copy.jpg" width="135" class="align-left" /></td> <td style="width: 160px;"><img alt="troy moon" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="180" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/people/moon_web.jpg" width="150" class="align-left" /></td> <td style="width: 146px;"><img alt="heitman" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="180" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/people/Elizabeth-Heitman-2015-e1487367184632.jpg" width="130" class="align-left" /></td> <td style="width: 151px;"><img alt="green" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="180" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/people/Green_Ann_F.jpg" width="135" class="align-left" /></td> <td style="width: 185px;"><img alt="martin" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="177" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/people/marie_martin_web.jpg" width="118" class="align-left" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="width: 155px; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; height: 30px;"> <p><strong><sup>Bernice Dahn, MD, MPH</sup></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 160px; text-align: left; vertical-align: top; height: 30px;"> <p><strong><sup>Troy Moon, MD, MPH</sup></strong></p> </td> <td style="width: 146px;"><strong><sup>Elizabeth Heitman, PhD</sup></strong></td> <td style="width: 151px;"><strong><sup>Ann Green, MPH</sup></strong></td> <td style="width: 185px;"><sup><strong>Marie Martin, PhD, MEd</strong></sup></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Featured topics consist of research ethics, research integrity, and the responsible conduct of research, and will be directed toward Monrovia's IRB committee members. These workshops aim to establish a strong common knowledge base and understanding of fundamental concepts of research ethics and best practices in protecting human subjects in research.</p> <blockquote> <p>Dr. Moon shares, “by the end of these trainings, we aim for each IRB’s committee leadership to have an agreed structure for routine meetings and responsibilities, a standardized protocol template and informed consent documents, and a way to publicize their expertise so others can reach out for support.”</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>In addition, Dr. Heitman notes, “the participating IRB members will also walk away with a strong common knowledge base of the purpose of research ethics oversight, best practice standards for recruitment and informed consent, and the inclusion and protection of vulnerable populations in research, among other important topics.”</p> </blockquote> <blockquote> <p>Dr. Dahn (Vice President for Health Sciences, University of Liberia) adds, “A strong and coherently organized IRB system is integral to the thriving research environment we envision for the University of Liberia and for our national scientific community. This program with our partners at Vanderbilt will help us to build that system.”</p> </blockquote> <h3>Research Ethics Practicum in Monrovia at the University of Liberia</h3> <p><img alt="group photo" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/ULCHS%20practicum%20-%20group%20photo.jpg" width="800" class="align-left" /></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><img alt="team photo" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/ULCHS%20practicum%20-%20Dr.%20Dahn%20photo.jpg" width="800" class="align-left" /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> This project is support by the Fogarty International Center under agreement 3R25TW009722-08S1.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2105" hreflang="und">Ethics Research Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=741" hreflang="und">Liberia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2106" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Heitman</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=121" hreflang="und">Ann Green</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2139" hreflang="und">University of Liberia College of Health Sciences</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 07 Jun 2021 19:15:58 +0000 ridingkm 2706 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Mentor Training Program in Zambia Continues to Strengthen Mentorship Among University Faculty https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/mentor-training-program-zambia-continues-strengthen-mentorship-among-university <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Mentor Training Program in Zambia Continues to Strengthen Mentorship Among University Faculty</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">Tue, 05/25/2021 - 11:05</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2705" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Mentor Training Program in Zambia Continues to Strengthen Mentorship Among University Faculty"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Elizabeth Rose</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNoSpacing">In academia, mentors can provide valuable support and guidance to students in their professional and personal development. However, often mentors do not receive training in theories and practical strategies that could improve their mentorship. Faculty leaders at the University of Zambia (UNZA) are changing this trend to offer training in mentorship theory and effective techniques for faculty in masters and doctoral programs. Led by Professors Fastone Goma, MBChB, PhD, MSc and Selestine Nzala, MBChB, MPH,<strong> </strong>the week-long workshop has been held twice at UNZA. This recent workshop represents an expansion of the program to collaborate with local universities, including Mulungushi University. Twenty faculty members were trained during this workshop.</p> <p><img alt="SHEPIZ training" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="513" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/UNZA%20%28133%20of%20176%29.JPG" width="1169" class="align-center" /></p> <p>The original mentor training program, the <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/current-funding-portfolio-ordered-start-date/clayton-dedonder-global-health-mentorship-fellows">Clayton-Dedonder Global Health Mentorship Fellows Program</a>, was co-developed in 2018 by faculty and staff at the University of Zambia and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) in the United States of America. The program has nine modules on mentoring techniques and strategies that are taught using active learning strategies including case studies and small group discussions. More information about the program and its benefits for faculty, students, and health and education systems has been described in the article, <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/why-mentorship-matters-low-and-middle-income-countries">Why Mentorship Matters in Low- and Middle-Income Countries</a>.</p> <p>The program utilizes a train-the-trainer model in which select trainees become co-leaders in the next iteration of the program. This model helps ensure sustainability of the program with a pipeline of trainers for future workshops.</p> <figure style="width: 300px; float: left; margin-right: 10px; font-size: 90%"><img alt="goma" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="308" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/UNZA%20%2856%20of%20176%29.JPG" class="align-left" /> <figcaption>Professor Fastone Goma</figcaption> </figure> <p>Program leaders plan to continue offering this workshop annually and to link the training with a leadership workshop to provide faculty a robust set of tools for leading and mentoring in academia. In addition, Dr. Nzala explained their vision for expanding these programs to students. “We are also trying to introduce a management course in the post-graduate program and used the model of the leadership program and incorporated elements of the mentor training program. We are expanding the reach of leadership and mentorship beyond faculty lecturers to train students.” Program leaders are thinking upstream to guide the next generation of leaders and mentors in health professions.</p> <p>Additional faculty instructors include Drs. Angela Bwalya, Paul Kelly, Hikabasa Halwiindi, Lackson Kasonka, Margaret Maimbolwa, Nzooma Mataa, Patricia Mukwato, Sody Munsaka, Edford Sinkala, and Bellington Vwalika. Additional program material development and logistics were supported by Dr. Marie Martin and Elizabeth Rose at VIGH.</p> <p>The program is part of the Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programs for Improved Quality Health Care in Zambia (SHEPIZ), which is supported by the Fogarty International Center, National Institute of Health (grant number NIC FIC R25TW011219).</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2138" hreflang="und">SHEPIZ Mentoring Program</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=808" hreflang="und">Fastone Goma</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2135" hreflang="und">Selestine Nzala </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=800" hreflang="und">Capacity Building</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=558" hreflang="und">UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=555" hreflang="und">University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 25 May 2021 16:05:50 +0000 ridingkm 2705 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Developing Academic Leadership: A Faculty Professional Development Program in Zambia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/developing-academic-leadership-faculty-professional-development-program-zambia <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Developing Academic Leadership: A Faculty Professional Development Program in Zambia </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">Tue, 05/25/2021 - 08:33</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2704" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Developing Academic Leadership: A Faculty Professional Development Program in Zambia "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Elizabeth Rose and Lorely Chávez </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Current and future faculty leaders at the University of Zambia (UNZA) and Mulungushi University are benefitting from a training program that promotes effective leadership and management in education and healthcare by guiding trainees to strengthen their competencies in effectively leading teams. The Strengthening Health Professional Workforce Education Programs for Improved Quality Health Care in Zambia (SHEPIZ) Leadership and Management Program was developed by faculty and students from UNZA, Mulungushi University, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH). Drs. Fastone Goma, Patricia Katowa-Mukwato, and Selestine Nzala lead the program in Zambia with support from Dr. Marie Martin and Elizabeth Rose at VIGH.</p> <figure style="width: 500px; float: right; margin-left: 10px; font-size: 90%"><img alt="training group" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/Image-97.jpg" class="align-right" /> <figcaption>SHEPIZ Leadership and Management Program trainees and leaders</figcaption> <p> </p> </figure> <p>This program was recently piloted among twenty faculty lecturers in the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing Sciences, and Public Health at UNZA. Through active learning modules, trainees explored prominent theories and strategies in leadership and management to develop core leadership competencies, helping them become more effective leaders in education, research, and health care. </p> <p>Dr. Goma, PI of the SHEPIZ grant, described the need for the program at these universities. “The training in leadership and management is quite novel to both UNZA and Mulungushi University in that these disciplines have not been considered as core competencies for lecturers in the past. Lecturers ought to have competencies for leadership since they lead faculty teams and teams of student teams pursuing research in academia.” This program provides opportunities for faculty to hone their leadership practice across an array of competencies.</p> <p>The curriculum, which includes nine modules, was taught over three day-long workshops. Modules cover broad elements of leadership including team building, effective communication, conflict management, critical thinking, change management, and diversity and inclusion. To develop a greater understanding of these leadership elements, trainees engaged in small and large group discussions, tackled complex situations through case studies, and drafted individual leadership philosophies. </p> <figure style="width: 400px; float: left; margin-right: 10px; font-size: 90%"><img alt="SHEPIZ training" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/Image-24.jpg" style="margin:5px" class="align-left" /> <figcaption>Professor Goma and Marie Martin leading discussion</figcaption> </figure> <p>Speaking about the program’s impact, program leader Dr. Katowa-Mukwato commented that, “The leadership and management training program has the potential to positively impact the future research and educational outcomes for Mulungushi University and UNZA as we strive for excellence in teaching, research, and education management.” This sentiment was further explained by Dr. Goma, “This program opens a chapter that will be considered very important in the progression of academia especially as young lecturers take up the position of leadership. We hope that this training improves not only their capacities in leadership and management but that it will guide their practice of leadership.” This training has the potential to shift education and research through guiding faculty in their leadership practice.</p> <p> </p> <p>The practice of leadership is already shifting among trainees. “This training will have great positive impact as it will change our understanding and approach both as leaders and managers. We will be more open minded, accommodating, and inclusive in the teams that we work with,” described one trainee after the program. Another trainee noted, “I will be using these skills on a daily basis among my co-workers and students to effectively manage the day-to-day affairs of my institution.” The concepts taught in this program have begun to shift trainees’ approaches and interactions as they lead their teams.</p> <figure style="width: 400px; float: left; margin-right: 10px; font-size: 90%"><img alt="trainees" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="500" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/Image-12.jpg" width="850" class="align-left" /> <figcaption>SHEPIZ Leadership and Management Program trainees</figcaption> </figure> <p>Trainees completed pre- and post-workshop surveys designed to measure change in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes as well as to inform quality improvements for future training. Focus groups after the workshop provided additional insight to program efficacy, strengths, and opportunities for growth. In program evaluations, trainees commented that the leadership concepts taught in this program were “eye opening” and that they will be better able to lead their teams through conflicts and to solve problems. Trainees also described gaining a better understanding of social and emotional intelligences needed to manage their workload and to manage individuals on their teams. A full program evaluation is underway and findings from the evaluation will be used to shape future trainings.</p> <p>Program leaders plan to offer this course quarterly to faculty beginning in June 2021. The program incorporates a “train-the-trainer” model in which select alumni will be invited to lead future course iterations, creating a pipeline of facilitators and helping ensure sustainability of this program.</p> <p>Faculty who helped develop program content and lead the workshops included Martha Banda, Angela Bwalya, Fastone Goma, Marjorie Kabinga-Makukula, Patricia Katwoa-Mukwato, Violet Kayamba, Concepta Kwaleyela, Lubinda Mukolo, Sody Munsaka, Selestine Nzala, and Ruth Wahila. Content development was supported by Marie Martin, Elizabeth Rose, Tessa Bales, Lorely Chavez, Cameron Richey, Chase Stober, Victoria Umutoni, and Caitlin Washburn.</p> <p>The SHEPIZ Leadership and Management Program is supported by National Institutes of Health Fogarty International Center, grant number 1R25TW011219.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2134" hreflang="und">SHEPIZ Leadership and Management Program </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=808" hreflang="und">Fastone Goma</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2135" hreflang="und">Selestine Nzala </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=554" hreflang="und">University of Zambia</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2136" hreflang="und">Mulungushi University </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2137" hreflang="und">Patricia Katowa-Mukwato</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/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__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 25 May 2021 13:33:53 +0000 ridingkm 2704 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health 2021 Global Health Graduates https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/2021-global-health-graduates <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">2021 Global Health Graduates</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">Thu, 05/13/2021 - 12:15</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2702" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to 2021 Global Health Graduates"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Congratulations to the Class of 2021! We celebrate this year's <strong><a href="https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mph/global-health-track">Master of Public Health, Global Health</a></strong> Track students and recipients of the <strong><a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/education-and-training/academic-programs/gh-certificate">Graduate Certificate in Global Health</a>.</strong></p> <p><strong>Class of 2021 Global Health MPH and Certificate Graduates</strong></p> <p>Raphael Abayateye, MPH<br /> Bentley Akoko, MPH<br /> Lin Ammar, MPH<br /> Wub Belay, MPH<br /> Ryan Belcher, MPH<br /> Sean Berkowitz, MD, MBA<br /> Yasmina Eugenia Haddad, M.Ed.<br /> Sehee Jeon, MPH<br /> Yujia Ji, GPED<br /> Jacob Taylor Ramsey, MD<br /> Andrew Bateman Rees, MD<br /> Claire Audrey Robertson, MSN, RN, AGACNP<br /> Rebecca Silvers, DNP<br /> Victoria Umutoni, MPH<br /> Sai Rajagopalan Vadhula, MD, PhD.<br /> Caitlin Washburn, MPH<br /> Wilma Wilmayani, MPH<br /> Catherine Nicole Zivanov, MD</p> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/mph/global-health-track">Master of Public Health, Global Health Track</a></strong></p> <p>MPH is a two-year program offered by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The primary objective of the program is to train public health scientists and professionals dedicated to improving the public health. The MPH includes didactic coursework, a practicum, and mentored research. The MPH program offers three tracks: Epidemiology, Global Health, and Health Policy.</p> <p><strong> <a href="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/education-and-training/academic-programs/gh-certificate">Graduate Certificate in Global Health</a></strong></p> <p>This graduate-level certificate is an interdisciplinary program designed to promote student opportunities to diversify their experiences and education, while instilling awareness of the challenges posed by work in global health and low-resourced settings. The certificate symbolizes a student’s ability to navigate multiple institutional, social, and cultural contexts, all while reflecting the student’s awareness of themselves in the larger picture. This certificate is also a vital step in initiating and promoting joint training opportunities in global health between various departments and schools at Vanderbilt. The Graduate Certificate in Global Health is awarded to students who, in addition to their program’s requirements, complete at least 12 graduate credit hours of coursework in global health. All graduate students are eligible to enroll in the certificate.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><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=617" hreflang="und">VIGH Education and Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 13 May 2021 17:15:30 +0000 ridingkm 2702 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health VUSM Graduate Receives Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vusm-graduate-receives-vermund-award-excellence-global-health <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">VUSM Graduate Receives Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health</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, 05/12/2021 - 09:01</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2700" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to VUSM Graduate Receives Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><blockquote> <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></p> </blockquote> <p><br /> <img alt="Sarah Rachal" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/Sarah-Rachal-001.jpeg" style="margin:5px" class="align-left" />We are pleased to recognize Sarah Rachal, MD, MPH with the 2021 Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health. Throughout her time at Vanderbilt, Sarah has demonstrated a strong dedication to global public health, a keen interest in capacity building, and a hard-wired commitment to serve others. She is a scholar of inquisitiveness and real depth, as well as someone with considerable practical skills in global public health. Sarah has prepared herself well to make a major impact in the field.</p> <p>Sarah is well known throughout Vanderbilt as a highly motivated student, both in terms of academics and in her service to the community. During her time at Vanderbilt, she has been involved many of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health’s (VIGH) programs. Sarah graduated from the Master of Public Health Program, Global Health Track, in 2020, illustrating her deep commitment to gaining the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be effective in global health. She completed her three-month MPH practicum at Primeros Pasos Clinic in Guatemala in the fall of 2019, gaining on-the-ground experience in an organization that works with an indigenous Mayan population. She intentionally chose this site to gain a deeper understanding of forces impacting health and shaping healthcare in Latin America, and to better serve Latino patients and populations at home and abroad. While there, she updated the clinic’s monitoring and evaluation framework to streamline data collection and analysis for clinic outreach programs. </p> <p>Outside of her academic coursework, Sarah was part of the winning team in the 2020 VIGH Global Health Case Competition and represented Vanderbilt at the International Case Competition at Emory University that year. She served on the MPH Curriculum Committee for two years and led various initiatives to improve the wellbeing of marginalized communities in Nashville. Her dedication to improving circumstances for disadvantaged communities in the United States is best illustrated by her long-standing work with the Vanderbilt Medical School’s student-run Shade Tree Clinic. Beyond Shade Tree, Sarah has led efforts to coordinate student volunteers for the Vanderbilt COVID-19 Family Support Team and partnered with Siloam Health to support refugee health in our community.</p> <p>Sarah has never wavered from her goal of improving the health and well-being of individuals and populations, particularly children. She has big dreams and will make a tremendous impact. </p> <p>Congratulations to Sarah Rachal, the recipient of the 2021 Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health!<br />  </p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2132" hreflang="und">Vermund Award</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=617" hreflang="und">VIGH Education and Training</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2133" hreflang="und">Sarah Rachal</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 12 May 2021 14:01:13 +0000 ridingkm 2700 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Training the Trainers in Ethiopia https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/training-trainers-ethiopia <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Training the Trainers in Ethiopia</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, 04/28/2021 - 18:43</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2699" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Training the Trainers in Ethiopia"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Elizabeth Rose and Lorely Chávez </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Effective teaching, mentorship, and leadership skills are essential for faculty success in academic medicine, but these skills are rarely taught in medical school and residency training programs, particularly in low-resource settings. To address this gap among anesthesia educators in Ethiopia, a 13-week course was developed and piloted in a virtual platform from September 2020-January 2021. The Training of the Trainers (TOT) Course for Physician Anesthesia Educators was developed by faculty, staff, and student leaders in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology and the Vanderbilt Institute of Global Health (VIGH) through the Improving Perioperative Anesthesia Care and Training (ImPACT Africa) program. The course expanded a previous in-person course on educational best practices and medical simulation and built upon previous collaboration between ImPACT Africa and VIGH to develop an online research methods course developed in Kenya.</p> <p>Fifteen anesthesia educators at six medical institutions across Ethiopia were selected to participate in this pilot course, taught by Dr. Bantayehu Sileshi, Dr. Marie Martin, and Elizabeth Rose and supported by Claire Posey. The course was taught using a flipped-classroom approach in which trainees became familiar with course content prior to class through video lectures and readings. During class sessions, trainees built on prior knowledge through group discussions and activities.</p> <p>The COVID-19 pandemic offered a unique opportunity to deliver this course via digital platforms. Trainees accessed course materials through YouTube and an online learning management system (LMS). Weekly class meetings were conducted over Zoom. Telegram was used for quick communication about course materials and meetings.</p> <p>In the ToT course, trainees learned how to develop effective student-centered courses using active learning techniques and theories. At the end of the course, trainees demonstrated these skills through a final culminating project that included a didactic presentation and a case-based discussion. Trainees also learned how to align learning activities with course goals and student learning objectives, as well as create assessment plans and tools to evaluate learner growth.</p> <p>Additional focus in the course was given to understanding how to apply documented principles of mentoring to empower mentees, foster independence, and positively influence the mentoring culture, as well as how to integrate effective leadership practice into their work. As one participant noted, “I will be a leader at any site. After the training, I believe that I can bring a change wherever I am.” Trainees are beginning to incorporate these lessons into their practice, strengthening their teams within their hospitals.</p> <p>Preliminary results from pre- and post-course evaluations showed a positive change in trainees’ knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to practice in teaching, mentoring, and leading. Moreover, participants noted that it builds a community of learners and helped to“create friendship between [them] and other universities. We learn a lot as effective university instructors.” While the course was taught through virtual platforms because of travel restrictions resultant from the pandemic, it helped link learners across multiple institutions and countries.</p> <p>This course was built on the train-the-trainer model, in which trainees were equipped to teach future iterations of the course. Based on the successful implementation of this course in a virtual format, the course is now being replicated in Tanzania for nurse and physician anesthesia educators. Four Ethiopian course alums are facilitating course delivery, and plans are underway for Tanzanian alums to lead future courses in Tanzania.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/TOT_ethiopia.jpeg?itok=t5qB6unj" width="572" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Online courses taught by Dr. Bantayehu Sileshi, Dr. Marie Martin, and Elizabeth Rose and supported by Claire Posey.</div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=327" hreflang="und">ImPACT Africa (Improving Perioperative &amp; Anesthesia Care and Training in Africa)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2130" hreflang="und">Sileshi, Bantayehu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=711" hreflang="und">Elizabeth Rose</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2131" hreflang="und">Training the Trainers</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=581" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt International Anesthesia (VIA)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 28 Apr 2021 23:43:16 +0000 ridingkm 2699 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-identify-predictive-factors-delirium-sub-saharan <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan Africa</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">Tue, 04/27/2021 - 12:18</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2698" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers identify predictive factors of delirium in Sub-Saharan 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/2021/04/22/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-identify-predictive-factors-of-delirium-in-sub-saharan-africa/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/04/22/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-identify-predictive-factors-of-delirium-in-sub-saharan-africa/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Severity of illness, history of stroke, and being divorced or widowed were independently predictive of delirium in hospitalized patients in Zambia, according to a <a href="https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0249097">study published in <em>PLOS ONE</em></a>.</p> <p>A collaborative team of researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of Zambia Teaching Hospital published the risk factors as a follow-up look at the <a href="https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/11/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-find-delirium-in-hospitalized-patients-linked-to-mortality-disability-in-sub-saharan-africa/">prevalence and impact of delirium</a>, a form of acute brain dysfunction, in lower-resourced hospitals. Findings published in February showed delirium is widespread in patients admitted to the University Teaching Hospital, and the duration of delirium predicted both mortality and disability at six months after discharge.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=212" hreflang="und">Doug Heimburger</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2114" hreflang="und">Ely, Wesley</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2112" hreflang="und">Banerdt, Justin </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2113" hreflang="und">ICU delirium </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=555" hreflang="und">University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 27 Apr 2021 17:18:48 +0000 ridingkm 2698 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health NIH Training Grant Enhances Research Administration in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/nih-training-grant-enhances-research-administration-nigeria <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NIH Training Grant Enhances Research Administration in Nigeria</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">Tue, 03/30/2021 - 13:16</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2695" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NIH Training Grant Enhances Research Administration in Nigeria"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-author field--type-string field--label-hidden field__item">Holly Cassell</div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In continuing, longstanding research collaborations between the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Kano, Nigeria, and the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), the three institutions are partnering on a new Infrastructure Development Training Program from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project will strengthen infrastructure capacity in research administration and research ethics in Nigeria. The Vanderbilt-Nigeria Research Administration and Management Training Program (V-RAMP) will leverage senior research management’s extensive expertise at Vanderbilt. This project expands the decade-long Vanderbilt-AKTH partnership, evidenced by their highly successful, collaborative, and rapidly expanding portfolio of NIH-funded research in Nigeria.</p> <p>Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria, has seen significant expansion in biomedical research. The increasing volume and complexity of Nigeria’s research activities necessitate measures to improve infrastructure in grants administration (project management, financial accountability, reporting and compliance oversight) and to strengthen ethical frameworks to protect the rights and welfare of research participants. V-RAMP will establish a high-quality research administration environment that is knowledgeable and compliant with the fiscal, management, and ethical standards of sponsored research through fellowships at Vanderbilt, skills-building courses in Nigeria, and administrative process improvements, such as the creation of a Community Advisory Board (CAB).</p> <p>Zubairu Iliyasu, MBBS, PhD, professor of Public Health at AKTH/BUK and chair of Nigeria’s foremost national ethical research regulatory body (NHREC); Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, DrPH, professor of Medicine and Health Policy at VUMC and VIGH Associate Director for Research; and C. William Wester MD, MPH, professor of Medicine at VUMC, will lead the program in partnership with the senior research administration team: Aliyu Abdu, MBBS, professor of Medicine and Chair of the College of Health Sciences IRB at BUK; Bilya Musa, BS, head of the AKTH Office of Research Administration; Donna Ingles, MS, MPH, and Holly Cassell, MPH, Assistant Directors at VIGH; and Wendy Lloyd, RN, CCRP, Sr. Research Analyst with the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.</p> <p>“Our collaboration with colleagues at Vanderbilt has placed Kano and Nigeria on the global research map,” says Dr. Iliyasu. “The V-RAMP grant will build institutional research administration capacity at AKTH/BUK and ensure effective, ethical oversight and community engagement, in line with global best practices. It gives me great joy to have the opportunity to co-lead the implementation of this important project.” </p> <p>Dr. Aliyu emphasized the potential impact that complementary investments in research administration infrastructure would have on sustaining and scaling up research productivity at AKTH/BUK. “Pre- and post-award grants management is critical to the success of sponsored research. Effective pre- and post-award processes will help streamline grant submissions and ensure compliance to sponsor requirements and the efficient post-award implementation of research programs at AKTH/BUK. This award comes at the right time given the significantly increased volume of our collaborative research activities taking place in Nigeria.”</p> <p>Dr. Wester added, “I feel incredibly honored to be part of such an exceptional team. Enhancing research ethics capacity and deepening involvement and ties with the community via the establishment of a Community Advisory Board (CAB) is an integral next step to help build trust and mutual understanding of research issues and ensure that local values and cultural perspectives are respected.” </p> <p>This work is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number G11 TW011819.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/IMG_2924.jpg?itok=YTr3KDe9" width="576" height="385" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Zubairu Iliyasu, MBBS, PhD, professor of Public Health at AKTH/BUK and chair of Nigeria’s foremost national ethical research regulatory body (NHREC); Muktar Aliyu, MBBS, DrPH, professor of Medicine and Health Policy at VUMC and VIGH Associate Director for Research; and C. William Wester MD, MPH, professor of Medicine at VUMC, will lead the program.</div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2120" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt-Nigeria Research Administration and Management Training Program V-RAMP</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=669" hreflang="und">William Wester</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2121" hreflang="und">Zubairu Iliyasu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2122" hreflang="und">Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital AKTH</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2123" hreflang="und">Bayero University Kano BUK</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2117" hreflang="und">Donna Ingles</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2111" hreflang="und">Holly Cassell</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2124" hreflang="und">Research Capacity Building</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 30 Mar 2021 18:16:53 +0000 ridingkm 2695 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health faculty, alumna recognized for exemplary teaching, research and leadership https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-institute-global-health-faculty-alumna-recognized-exemplary-teaching <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health faculty, alumna recognized for exemplary teaching, research and leadership</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=727" hreflang="und">Announcements</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">Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:39</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2691" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health faculty, alumna recognized for exemplary teaching, research and leadership"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><img alt="cugh awards" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/images/CUGH%20Awards.png" /></p> <hr /> <p>Two Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and a 2017 alumna of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Master of Public Health program have recently been recognized for their global health accomplishments from the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).</p> <h3><strong>Marie Martin, PhD, MEd, Carolyn Audet, PhD, MSci, and Grace Umutesi, MPH, were each recently recognized by the Consortium for their research, leadership and training success.</strong></h3> <p>Martin, associate director of Education and Training at VIGH, assistant professor of Health Policy, and director of the Global Health track in the MPH program, was awarded the 2021 Velji Global Health Award for Teaching Excellence by CUGH.</p> <p>Through her 10-year tenure as program director, Martin has worked directly with nearly 600 students and trainees with a primary focus in global health. Of those, more than half have been from low- to-middle income countries. Her efforts include co-developing the Global Health track in the Vanderbilt MPH program, expanding the Graduate Certificate in Global Health across all 10 colleges at Vanderbilt, and creating the VIGH Global Health Case Competition, now in its 11th year.</p> <p>Dr. Martin’s global work focuses on enhancing foreign partners' capabilities to conduct research, strengthen medical education, foster new public health initiatives, and mentor the next generation of scholars and leaders. </p> <p>Martin has partnered on the development of the first graduate level training in public health at the University of Guyana, curricular reform of the only medical school in Liberia, and design of innovative curricula used in Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia and Liberia. Dr. Martin also collaborates with the University of Zambia to build robust faculty development programs in mentorship and leadership.</p> <p>Audet, Assistant Director of Community-based Implementation in the Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research and an assistant professor of Health Policy and Epidemiology, was given the CUGH 2021 Velji Faculty Leader in Global Health Innovation Award for her research on the uptake of HIV testing and improved treatment adherence by collaborating with those ignored or deemed “difficult” by the health system: male partners of pregnant women and traditional healers in sub-Saharan Africa. </p> <p>Her intervention aimed to capacitate and empower traditional birth attendants and male champions through community-based education, counseling, and by creating a structure for their participation in the formal health system. The intervention increased attendance of male partners during antenatal care visits from 2% to 70%, and couples were 19 times more likely to accept HIV testing together (compared to women attending clinical appointments alone).</p> <p>In Mozambique, 60% of symptomatic people living with HIV first visited a traditional healer for treatment before they sought testing. Recognizing a need to connect traditional healers and the allopathic health system, Audet developed a healer-to-health facility referral program. Based on the results, the Ministry of Health adopted the forms and are employing them nationwide. </p> <p>Umutesi, a 2017 Vanderbilt MPH graduate now pursuing a PhD at the University of Washington, was selected for the CUGH Dr. Judy Wasserheit Young Leader Award. She previously<span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif;&#10;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-theme-font:&#10;minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;&#10;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language:&#10;EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA"> </span>led a team of over 100 research staff at Inshuti Mu Buzima, Partners in Health’s sister organization in Rwanda. As a graduate student at Vanderbilt, she also interned at the Global Immunization Division of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC). <br /> <br /> At the CDC she completed two short-term projects to Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While in the DRC, she participated in a yellow fever vaccination campaign that led to her co-authoring two New England Journal of Medicine papers describing immunogenicity of Fractional Dose Yellow Fever Vaccination during a mass campaign in Kinshasa. <br />     <br /> Martin, Audet, and Umutesi will formally accept their awards at the CUGH Virtual Conference, March 12-14.</p> <p></p><p></p> <div style="mso-element:comment-list"> <div style="mso-element:comment"> <div class="msocomtxt" id="_com_2" language="JavaScript" onmouseout="msoCommentHide('_com_2')" onmouseover="msoCommentShow('_anchor_2','_com_2')"><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--></div> <!--[endif]--></div> </div> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2116" hreflang="und">Grace Umutesi</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=759" hreflang="und">Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 08 Mar 2021 16:39:26 +0000 ridingkm 2691 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Grant to Reinforce Institutional Capacity for the Conduct of Research at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-researchers-receive-grant-reinforce-institutional-capacity-conduct <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Grant to Reinforce Institutional Capacity for the Conduct of Research at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique</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">Mon, 03/01/2021 - 22:22</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2689" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Grant to Reinforce Institutional Capacity for the Conduct of Research at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p class="MsoNormal">Working in collaboration with faculty from UEM, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) will work to build UEM’s institutional research capacity with support from the NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC). This new initiative, the <strong>UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research (APER)</strong>, builds upon 14 years of collaboration towards research capacity building with a new focus on increasing faculty competitiveness through improved grant management as well as the establishment of a biostatistics core within the Faculty of Medicine.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Leading the project, Troy Moon, MD, MPH and Mohsin Sidat, MD, MSc, PhD will work closely with VIGH Senior Program Manager, Ann Green, MPH, utilizing the current VIGH infrastructure for grant management as a model to reinforce the UEM Offices of Project Support and Finance. In addition, Vanderbilt Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Gustavo Amorim, PhD, will spearhead 1) the creation of advanced biostatistics courses that involve a sustainable co-teaching approach alongside UEM junior faculty to transition course leadership to UEM counterparts; and 2) provide mentorship towards the establishment of a biostatistics “core” to provide support to UEM investigators.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The program is beginning to achieve a critical mass of investigators and will continue to train the next generation of Mozambican researchers,” said Troy Moon, MD, MPH, associate professor of Pediatrics at VUMC, who leads PRISM, APER, and directs several other HIV-related grants in Mozambique. Mohsin Sidat, MD, MSc, PhD, former Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at University Eduardo Mondlane, co-directs the program and serves as director of the newly created UEM Implementation Science Unit.<p></p></p> </blockquote> <p>FIC supports this project under agreement 1G11TW011529-0.</p> <div style="mso-element:comment-list"> <div style="mso-element:comment"> <div class="msocomtxt" id="_com_2" language="JavaScript" onmouseout="msoCommentHide('_com_2')" onmouseover="msoCommentShow('_anchor_2','_com_2')"><!--[if !supportAnnotations]--></div> <!--[endif]--></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/aper_training.jpg?itok=YuRnGTz4" width="576" height="350" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Figure 1- Dr. Moon (center) participates in a 2019 biostatistics training at UEM led by Dr. Amorim</div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2124" hreflang="und">Research Capacity Building</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=544" hreflang="und">Troy Moon</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=553" hreflang="und">University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=414" hreflang="und">Mozambique</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=121" hreflang="und">Ann Green</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2115" hreflang="und">UEM-Vanderbilt Academic Partnership for Enhancements in Research-APER</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 04:22:59 +0000 ridingkm 2689 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Carolyn Audet expands HIV research into South Africa https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/carolyn-audet-expands-hiv-research-south-africa <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Carolyn Audet expands HIV research into South Africa</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">Tue, 02/23/2021 - 17:03</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2682" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Carolyn Audet expands HIV research into 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/2021/02/18/vumc-investigator-expands-hiv-research-into-south-africa/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/18/vumc-investigator-expands-hiv-research-into-south-africa/</a></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>A Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigator is hoping to improve access to HIV testing in South Africa, where more than 7 million people are known to have the virus, by training traditional healers to perform the tests.</p> <p>Carolyn Audet, PhD, assistant professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Institute for Global Health, has partnered with Ryan Wagner, PhD, a research fellow at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, to develop a novel HIV testing strategy for individuals living in rural communities.</p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=783" hreflang="und">Traditional Healers</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=516" hreflang="und">South Africa</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 23 Feb 2021 23:03:44 +0000 ridingkm 2682 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health World Health Week 2021 at VUMC https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/world-health-week-2021-vumc <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">World Health Week 2021 at VUMC </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">Tue, 02/16/2021 - 08:50</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2680" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to World Health Week 2021 at VUMC "> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><strong>World Health Week at VUMC </strong><br /> February 22 - 25 (virtual events)</h2> <h3>Presented by VU School of Medicine Global Health Organization</h3> <p>World Health Week is a week dedicated to spreading awareness about global health and features panels and talks given by prominent clinicians involved in global health. <strong>This year’s theme is “Global Health and Pediatrics”</strong>.</p> <p>Listed below is the schedule; click on the RSVP / Anchor Link event for more details about each speaker.</p> <p><strong>Monday, February 22</strong>; 12-1 pm<br /> Panel: Global Health at Home: Stories of Immigrant and Refugee Families in the U.S.<br /> Featuring: Dr. Desai, Dr. Ahonkai, Dr. Carlson, and Dr. Bialostozky<br /> <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fanchorlink.vanderbilt.edu%2Fevent%2F6900277&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070147172%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=YkFyLhtfJRu8%2F3u0zIsKwiOa30qNjH5y4Btar2JsDtA%3D&amp;reserved=0">RSVP</a>; Zoom <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvanderbilt.zoom.us%2Fj%2F99203362477%3Fpwd%3DUjBXalM5dk9NM05ZNklXV3M1Z1ZwQT09&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070157168%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=xDVaIorM%2Fe4XXwc0pj94E%2Bt8oHkly6RwyyFOL12651U%3D&amp;reserved=0">link</a></p> <p><strong>Tuesday, February 23</strong>; 12-1 pm<br /> Panel: Respiratory Virus Surveillance in Low Resource Settings<br /> Featuring: Dr. Moon, Dr. Halasa, Dr. Haddadin, and Dr. Samuels<br /> <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fanchorlink.vanderbilt.edu%2Fevent%2F6914574&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070157168%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=e8nJu9UKROby%2Bdk1J8nopieRL6hlnK6bpTg58hmBEFc%3D&amp;reserved=0">RSVP</a>; Zoom <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvanderbilt.zoom.us%2Fj%2F92824637588%3Fpwd%3DTElhcXEvMHI0dVQzREdSTEI5aHU1Zz09&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070167167%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=DTK8GgDPWUJyf2V7cqTuIpmdzWC8s0tccdfOkMOkgCI%3D&amp;reserved=0">link</a></p> <p><strong>Wednesday, February 24</strong>; 12-1 pm<br /> Flexner Deans’ Lecture Series Annual Satcher Lecture<br /> “What The Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.” with Dr. Hanna-Atisha<br /> <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fredcap.vanderbilt.edu%2Fsurveys%2F%3Fs%3DNWC4737RHC&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070167167%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ZAJ7JGsyhHHA%2BQL1zJf%2BoYiP1ZjxpAPFIGV%2B%2BGN%2FO2I%3D&amp;reserved=0">RSVP</a> to receive a Zoom link</p> <p><strong>Thursday, February 25</strong>; 12-1 pm<br /> Panel: Lwala Community Alliance in Kenya<br /> Featuring: Dr. Starnes, Director Rogers, and Dr. Omwanda<br /> <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fanchorlink.vanderbilt.edu%2Fevent%2F6905840&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070177163%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=YxNEYYTTi%2BprwaAAQPsb784S4ydbbV0IjQBZlysuTec%3D&amp;reserved=0">RSVP</a>; Zoom <a href="https://nam12.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fvanderbilt.zoom.us%2Fj%2F98129100589%3Fpwd%3DZXdWd25ORkZPcmM4dDhpUldiWnlCQT09&amp;data=04%7C01%7Ckristin.centers%40vumc.org%7C972440073a4c45d9f5d308d8d20839ef%7Cef57503014244ed8b83c12c533d879ab%7C0%7C0%7C637490280070177163%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=wbk4usYIDBQhr37kbghSw3sjpaXP8fc6PfLXVQVXfds%3D&amp;reserved=0">link</a></p> <p><img alt="WHW Events" data-entity-type="" data-entity-uuid="" height="1127" src="https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/sites/default/files/documents/WHW.jpg" width="853" class="align-left" /></p> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=279" hreflang="und">Global Health Education</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=658" hreflang="und">VUSM World Health Week</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:50:23 +0000 ridingkm 2680 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-find-delirium-hospitalized-patients-linked-mortality <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan Africa</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">Thu, 02/11/2021 - 22:53</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2690" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Vanderbilt, Zambia researchers find delirium in hospitalized patients linked to mortality, disability in Sub-Saharan 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/2021/02/11/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-find-delirium-in-hospitalized-patients-linked-to-mortality-disability-in-sub-saharan-africa/" target="_blank">https://news.vumc.org/2021/02/11/vanderbilt-zambia-researchers-find-delirium-in-hospitalized-patients-linked-to-mortality-disability-in-sub-saharan-africa/</a></div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=555" hreflang="und">University of Zambia School of Medicine/University Teaching Hospital (UNZA/UTH)</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=212" hreflang="und">Doug Heimburger</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2112" hreflang="und">Banerdt, Justin </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2113" hreflang="und">ICU delirium </a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2114" hreflang="und">Ely, Wesley</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 12 Feb 2021 04:53:57 +0000 ridingkm 2690 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health NIH Grant Bolsters Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Research in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/nih-grant-bolsters-childhood-status-epilepticus-nigeria <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">NIH Grant Bolsters Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Research in Nigeria</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">Mon, 02/08/2021 - 12:59</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2678" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to NIH Grant Bolsters Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Research in Nigeria"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a new research grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Fogarty International Center of the NIH to establish a large childhood status epilepticus (SE) cohort in northern Nigeria with key partners Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Bayero University, and with the Sydney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa.</p> <p>SE, a prolonged seizure lasting more than five minutes or two or more seizures within a five-minute period without the person returning to normal between them, is common and can be a life-threatening emergency with a high risk of death and disability among survivors. A $3.5 million, five-year project, Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Determinants of Outcome (SEED) will enroll children diagnosed with SE in pediatric emergency rooms in Nigeria and examine clinical and genomic predictors of drug resistance, death, disability and subsequent development of epilepsy.  </p> <p>Umar Sabo, MBBS, MPH, a pediatric neurologist at AKTH, Michèle Ramsay, professor and director of the Sidney Brenner Institute for Molecular Bioscience at Wits, and Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Amos Christie Professor of Global Health and director of VIGH at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, will lead the study. Trevathan served as a mentor to Sabo for his recent Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD) Fogarty Global Health Fellowship, which generated the preliminary data for this grant application.</p> <blockquote> <p>“The SEED project addresses a series of critically important issues related to childhood SE, including the need to determine modifiable risk factors for the high SE-associated mortality rate, and the need to characterize the SE phenotype among Nigerian children,” said Dr. Sabo. Professor Ramsay cited the SEED as “the first major project to bring the power of genomics to the study of childhood seizures in Africa, where there is more genomic diversity than in the rest of the world combined.”</p> </blockquote> <p>Dr. Trevathan emphasized that SEED “will combine innovative clinical interventions, such as point-of-care EEG-video studies, proven epidemiology methods, and powerful genomics tools to address this important cause of childhood morbidity and mortality in northern Nigeria.”</p> <p>A team of specialists working together at AKTH and VUMC will utilize video exams, EEG-video, detailed histories and brain MRIs to perform deep phenotyping on this cohort of about 1,800 children with SE. This study will include an innovative approach to capacity-building by incorporating community health extension workers who will be specially trained in basic epilepsy care and point-of-care EEG technology.</p> <p>The NIH-funded Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3Africa) consortium, which is working to yield insights into genomic factors of common human diseases across the African continent, will provide controls for genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of SE as part of this study.</p> <blockquote> <p>“In addition to determining clinical and genomic predictors of SE-associated outcomes, we also aim to determine the clinical and genomic predictors of the development of epilepsy (repeated seizures) among children who survive SE as their first seizure,” said Trevathan.</p> </blockquote> <p>SEED is preparing to launch enrollment within the next couple of months.</p> <p>This work is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number 1R01NS118483-01.</p> <p><a href="https://reporter.nih.gov/search/l5zM5JnJrkiCNaxQuJKsSA/project-details/10051221">Link to more detail from the NIH Reporter. </a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/EEG%20tech%20training.jpg?itok=xZABrkPO" width="432" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Mohammed Umar, chief EEG tech for the SEED project, supervises Community Health Workers training in EEG. Here, he looks on as Hauwa Yusuf Nuhu places EEG electrodes on Musa Sanusi Muhammad.</div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=715" hreflang="und">Edwin Trevathan</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=441" hreflang="und">Nigeria</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2108" hreflang="und">Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2109" hreflang="und">Status Epilepticus</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=716" hreflang="und">Epilepsy</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2110" hreflang="und">Umar Sabo</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2117" hreflang="und">Donna Ingles</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Mon, 08 Feb 2021 18:59:55 +0000 ridingkm 2678 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health V-BRCH Program Kicks-Off with Mentoring and Leadership Workshop in Nigeria https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/v-brch-program-kicks-mentoring-and-leadership-workshop-nigeria <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">V-BRCH Program Kicks-Off with Mentoring and Leadership Workshop in Nigeria</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, 01/20/2021 - 12:53</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2676" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to V-BRCH Program Kicks-Off with Mentoring and Leadership Workshop in Nigeria"> 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.vumc.org/v-brch/news" target="_blank">https://www.vumc.org/v-brch/news</a></div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2119" hreflang="und">Vanderbilt-Nigeria Building Research Capacity in HIV and Non-communicable Diseases V-BRCH</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=420" hreflang="und">Muktar Aliyu</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2108" hreflang="und">Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=2117" hreflang="und">Donna Ingles</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=669" hreflang="und">William Wester</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Wed, 20 Jan 2021 18:53:46 +0000 ridingkm 2676 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Preventing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens among rural South African traditional healers https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/preventing-occupational-exposure-bloodborne-pathogens-among-rural-south-african <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Preventing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens among rural South African traditional healers</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">Fri, 11/13/2020 - 10:49</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2615" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Preventing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens among rural South African traditional healers"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and collaborators at the MRC/Wits Rural Public Health and Health Transitions Research Unit (Agincourt) at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa have received a new research development grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to compare novel implementation strategies to reduce the risk of HIV acquisition among traditional healers in South Africa.</p> <p>This $400,000 award will tailor a personal protective equipment (PPE) training program for use by traditional healers and test two implementation strategies to increase PPE use during procedures when exposure to blood occurs.</p> <p>There are an estimated two million traditional healers in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with more than 200,000 working in South Africa. Traditional healers in SSA are frequently exposed to bloodborne pathogens (hepatitis B virus [HBV], hepatitis C virus [HCV], and human immunodeficiency virus [HIV]) through the widespread practice of traditional “injections.” Healers perform dozens of subcutaneous incisions across the chest, back, and arms using a razor blade to rub herbs directly into the bloodied tissue using their hands.</p> <p>To understand the risk of HIV acquisition among this key population, researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey that included a rapid HIV test. They reported in the journal <em><a href="https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33048882/">AIDS</a></em>, HIV prevalence of 30% among tested healers with 98% having performed traditional skin incisions.</p> <p>An average healer in Agincourt, Mpumalanga located in rural South Africa experiences approximately 1,500 occupational blood exposures over the course of their lifetime. Healers have an HIV prevalence of 30% compared to 19% in the general population in Mpumalanga.  </p> <p>Healers who reported exposure to patient blood had an adjusted two<a>-</a>fold higher risk of being HIV-positive than those with no exposure after other exposure risks were taken into consideration (e.g. polygamous relationships, gender, age). With 231,000 new HIV infections in South Africa in 2017, healers represent an unrecognized high-risk population.</p> <p>“Regular use and safe disposal of appropriate personal protective equipment is urgently needed to protect this high-risk group,” said Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the project’s principal investigator. “Healers provide an essential health service to those living in rural communities. Now that we understand the risk they face, we have an obligation to protect their health.” </p> <p>While the use of PPE by healers during treatments is inconsistent, a small proportion of healers do use PPE regularly and appropriately. The presence of “early adopter” healers suggest a sustainable model of PPE use can be sustained in rural Africa.</p> <p>The study compares the following implementation strategies to increase PPE use and proper disposal during procedures:</p> <ol> <li>Health care worker (HCW)-led education on blood exposure risk and PPE use through a week-long training, followed by three educational outreach visits.</li> <li>“Early adopter” healer and HCW co-led training followed by three educational outreach visits.</li> </ol> <p>“We theorize “early adopter” healer messaging and delivery will have greater impact given their membership within the healer community,” says Audet.</p> <p>If the study finds a significant decrease in blood exposure, researchers will propose a definitive randomized controlled trial to assess the impact of PPE interventions on HIV seroconversion among healers living in South Africa to determine if PPE training can reduce HIV incidence among healers.</p> <p>Source: <a href="https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9922456&amp;icde=52027446">NIH Reporter Grant Number 1R21AI150302-01</a></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/audet_c.jpg?itok=TxDR7zHj" width="417" height="576" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Carolyn M. Audet, PhD, MSci<br /> Assistant Professor, Departments of Health Policy and Epidemiology<br /> Assistant Director, Community-based Implementation Science <br /> Center for Clinical Quality <br /> and Implementation Research<br /> Vanderbilt University Medical Center</div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=131" hreflang="und">Carolyn Audet</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=783" hreflang="und">Traditional Healers</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=516" hreflang="und">South Africa</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=306" hreflang="und">HIV</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Fri, 13 Nov 2020 16:49:58 +0000 ridingkm 2615 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health Marie Martin Elected to CUGH Education Committee https://www.vumc.org/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh/marie-martin-elected-cugh-education-committee <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Marie Martin Elected to CUGH Education Committee</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">Thu, 10/15/2020 - 08:28</span> <a href="/global-health/index.php/blog-post-rss/2614" class="feed-icon" title="Subscribe to Marie Martin Elected to CUGH Education Committee"> RSS: <i class="fa fa-rss-square"></i> </a> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Subcommittee on Masters and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health (SMUDGH) has elected Marie Martin, Ph.D., M.Ed., assistant professor of Health Policy and associate director for Education and Training for VIGH to serve a 2-year term on the committee, which focuses on helping universities develop high-quality programs in global health for both undergraduate and graduate students.</p> <p>Vanderbilt University has been a member institution of CUGH since 2005, and Dr. Martin's leadership role will help strengthen the committee's work to advance academic global health programs worldwide. SMUDGH members represent a diverse set of institutions and backgrounds and work to pave the future of global health education and provide students with useful resources.</p> <p>CUGH promotes mutually beneficial partnerships amongst academia and other sectors in resource-rich and resource-poor countries to develop human capital and strengthen institutional capacity. They engage and support university-based global health programs and advocate for global health issues on an international, national and local level.</p> <p>The subcommittee is co-chaired by Kathryn Jacobsen, M.P.H., Ph.D., a professor specializing in global health and epidemiology at George Mason University, and Caryl Waggett, Ph.D., a professor in global and environmental health at Allegheny College. The committee members will collaborate to analyze trends and advancements in curricula design and innovate experiential learning techniques for undergraduate, masters, and doctoral global health programs.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/global-health/sites/default/files/styles/barista_posts_full_image/public/marie_martin_post.jpeg?itok=WUqleZMW" width="369" height="438" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-barista-posts-full-image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-barista-posts-full-caption field--type-string-long field--label-hidden field__item">Director, <br /> Global Health Track<br /> Master of Public Health Program<br /> <br /> Associate Director, <br /> VIGH Education and Training<br /> <br /> Assistant Professor, <br /> Department of Health Policy<br /> <br /> </div> <div> <strong>Tags</strong> <div> <div><a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=382" hreflang="und">Marie Martin</a>, <a href="/global-health/index.php/latest-news-vigh?tag=759" hreflang="und">Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-lockdown-auth field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Lockdown Auth</div> <div class="field__item">1</div> </div> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:28:55 +0000 ridingkm 2614 at https://www.vumc.org/global-health