The Latest News from VIGH

Congratulations to the 2022 Graduate Certificate in Global Health Recipients

Each year, medical and graduate students prove that global health isn’t only about seeing patients. The work of improving healthcare requires work at all levels and across many fields. For this reason, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health offers the Graduate Certificate in Global Health, an interdisciplinary program that draws students from across campus to study global health issues through the lenses of their field of study.

VUSM Graduate Receives 2022 Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health

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, the founding director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

Vanderbilt and Zambian colleagues establish cancer research and training program

In partnership with the University of Zambia (UNZA) and the Zambia Cancer Diseases Hospital (CDH), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, the Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center received $1.3 million for a five-year training grant funded by the National Cancer Institute to support cancer epidemiology research in Zambia.

World Health Week 2022 at VUMC

The VUSM Global Health Organization is excited to present an in-person World Health Week, taking place from Monday, April 11 to Thursday, April 14! World Health Week is a series of events dedicated to spreading awareness about global health and features panels and talks by clinicians and students involved in the field.  Monday (4/11) 5:30p-6:30p @ EBL 320/21 Internal Medicine

Capacity-building grant trains biostatisticians in West Africa

The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), Vanderbilt Department of Biostatistics, and Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH), longstanding collaborating institutions in the U.S. and Nigeria, have partnered on a new five-year, $1.4 million training grant from Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  The program seeks to create a cohort of highly skilled Nigerian biostatisticians with the capacity to lead and supervise high-level biostatistics activities for HIV research studies in West Africa. 

VIGH well-represented at annual global health international conference

Seven groups of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) faculty, staff, and trainees will present at the annual international conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Established in 2008 with a mission focused on empowering academic institutions and other partners to address global health challenges and ultimately transform global health, CUGH works to improve the well-being of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy. 

Grant administrators learn vital research administration skills in Nigeria

By Adeniyi Adeyemo, VRAMP Coordinator at AKTH  Toward promoting effective leadership in grants management and research administration at partner sites Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH) and Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Nigeria, the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) organized and facilitated the Vanderbilt-Nigeria Research Administration and Grant Management Training Program (V-RAMP), Pre-Award Training Workshop in March of 2022.

Aima Ahonkhai receives grant to improve HIV care in Tennessee

The Office of Minority Health announced phase one winners of The HIV Challenge, a national competition seeking innovative approaches to reduce HIV-related stigma and increase prevention and treatment among minority communities. The HIV Challenge provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to develop novel, innovative approaches for implementat

Capacity Building Activities and New Curriculum Strengthen Medical Education in Liberia

After decades of civil unrest and the Ebola epidemic, Liberia's fragile health system is being strengthened through U.S.-Liberia partnerships focused on medical education and capacity building at the country's only medical school, A.M. Dogliotti (AMD) School of Medicine in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Liberia (ULCHS).