The Latest News from VIGH

NIH Training Grant Enhances PhD and Postdoctoral Training Programs at the University of Zambia

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 st

UVP Program Update

The University of Zambia (UNZA)-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) made substantial progress on its goals of training new UNZA PhD scientists to investigate complex nutritional and metabolic factors related to long-term HIV complications and comorbidities. The paper entitled, "HIV Research Training Partnership of the University of Zambia and Vanderbilt University: Features and Early Outcomes," was recently published in Annuals of Global Health.

Why Mentorship Matters in Low- and Middle-Income Countries

"Mentors are teachers but not all teachers are mentors." Lackson Kasonka, Senior Mentor The next generation of global health researchers, scientists and practitioners are benefiting from a mentoring program at the University of Zambia (UNZA) in Lusaka with the help of colleagues from the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with support from the Fogarty International Center.

VECD Fellow Shares Research from Fellowship Year in Zambia

Vanderbilt Medicine MD/MPH dual-degree candidate, Justin Banerdt, completed his fellowship year as a VECD Fogarty Global Health Fellow in July 2018. He spent his year conducting research focused on the prevalence and outcomes of delirium in a critically ill patient population with a high burden of HIV/AIDS at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) in Lusaka, Zambia. UTH is the teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA).

Nutrition Research Methods Workshop Trains Faculty and Graduate Students in Zambia

Current and past fellows, and faculty of the UNZA-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition Research (UVP). The program is supported by the Fogarty International Center.  

Postdoctoral Fellowship with Vanderbilt-Zambian Network for Innovation in Global Health Technologies (VZNIGHT)


 
 Join a team of U.S. and Zambian trainees, and faculty mentors in a 18-month fellowship in Nashville, Tennessee and Zambia. This postdoctoral fellowship is a two part program that includes 12 months of diagnostic development at Vanderbilt University, followed by 6 months of mentored field testing and product development with partner organizations in Zambia.

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.

VIDEO: Researchers from the VZNIGHT program, the Wright lab and the Haselton lab develop a device to enhance existing malaria tests in Zambia

Every minute a child dies of malaria.  And it’s a disease that’s preventable and curable!   A special team at Vanderbilt is in the thick of the fight against malaria and other diseases—with the help of a 3-d printer.

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.