The Latest News from VIGH

Vermund Blog Post: World AIDS Day Collection

To acknowledge World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016, a wide variety of papers published in Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene and International Health over the past two years is offered online. Editorial Board member, Professor Sten Vermund, introduces the collection:

Vanderbilt at CROI 2016


 
 Vanderbilt faculty from across campus will have a strong presence at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI). In particular, VIGH core faculty Muktar Aliyu M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H and Kate Clouse Ph.D., M.P.H. and VIGH affiliated faculty will be presenting their work on optimizing the PMTCT cascade. See more details about their work and other Vanderbilt researchers below:

ID Grand Rounds: August/September

Thursday – 12:00pm to 1:00 pm Presented in A-2200 of Medical Center North (MCN) with Video Teleconferencing (VTC) to the 5th Floor Conference Room at 100 Oaks.
 
 August 14 W. David Hardy, MD Clinical Professor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA “HIV and Reproductive Health”
 
 September 4 Sten Vermund, MD Amos Christie Chair and Professor of Pediatrics Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health “Circumcision for HIV prevention: where are we and where do we need to go?”

Vermund receives the 2014 Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, has received the 2014 Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

VIGH researchers receive grant to study family-focused approach to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission

Researchers at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) recently received a two-year, $895,072 grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study whether an integrated, family-focused approach can prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV—the AIDS virus—in Nigeria.

Institute of Medicine Elects Vermund to Membership

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine faculty members, R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chair of the Section of Surgical Sciences, and Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, have been elected into the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Membership in the IOM is one of the highest honors presented to elite physician-scientists who demonstrate outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

University of Zambia and VIGH collaborate to build research capacity in Zambia

Dr. Sten Vermund, VIGH Director, began involvement in Zambia after attending a research needs assessment conference in 1998. Dr. Vermund co-chaired the HIV Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission Working Group with Dr. Chewe Luo and in 2000 he co-founded the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) located in Lusaka.