Vanderbilt Researchers Receive Award to Reinforce Institutional Capacity for the Conduct of Research at University Eduardo Mondlane (UEM) in Mozambique

March 1, 2021

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).

Carolyn Audet expands HIV research into South Africa

February 23, 2021

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. 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.

World Health Week 2021 at VUMC

February 16, 2021

World Health Week at VUMC  February 22 - 25 (virtual events) Presented by VU School of Medicine Global Health Organization 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. This year’s theme is “Global Health and Pediatrics”. Listed below is the schedule; click on the RSVP / Anchor Link event for more details about each speaker.

NIH Grant Bolsters Childhood Status Epilepticus and Epilepsy Research in Nigeria

February 8, 2021

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.

Preventing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens among rural South African traditional healers

November 13, 2020

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.

Marie Martin Elected to CUGH Education Committee

October 15, 2020

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.