The Latest News from VIGH

Benjamin Andrews, M.D., and co-authors' publication recognized

Benjamin Andrews, M.D. and co-authors were recognized by the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Editorial Board (GEMLR) for a recent publication. The recognized publication is titled “Simplified severe sepsis protocol: a randomized controlled trial of modified early goal-directed therapy in Zambia.” Andrews provides clinical and research mentoring to Master of Medicine students at the University of Zambia.

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.

Second-year VUSM student concludes research in Zambia

Brian Heiniger, a second-year student at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, recently returned from a two-month stay in Lusaka, Zambia where he conducted research at the University of Zambia (UNZA) teaching hospital.
 As part of the Global Health area of the Emphasis Program, Heiniger collected data for his project "Improving Sepsis Diagnosis and Treatment in Zambia: Simplified Severe Sepsis Protocol." Heiniger also worked on the Budget Impact Analysis and turnaround time components of research led by Vanderbilt Global Health Fellow Ben Andrews, M.D.