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VIGH Hosts Program for Strengthening Clinical Trial Regulation Capacity

June 7, 2018

This week, VIGH hosted visitors from Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) to attend the VIGH Transdisciplinary Program for Strengthening Clinical Trial Regulation Capacity. The goal of this program was to build capacity of NAFDAC and NACA staff for clinical trial regulation and oversight of clinical trial protocols. NAFDAC, Nigeria's local equivalent of the U.S.

VUSM Graduate Receives Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health

Dagoberto Estévez-Ordóñez, M.D., was recently awarded the Sten H. Vermund Award for Excellence in Global Health. This award recognizes the graduating medical student who has most demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the health of the people of or from a low- or middle-income country 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 who was the founding director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health.

2018 Global Health Graduates

This year, seven students graduated with a Master of Public Health in Global Health, and 11 received the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. The week leading up to Friday's commencement ceremony involved several events celebrating this year's Global Health graduates, including a dinner and graduation reception. MPH graduates received their diplomas during the commencement ceremony on May 11 in Langford Auditorium.

MPH Global Health Students Thesis Presentations

Students in the spring semester of their second year of the Vanderbilt MPH program recently presented the work of their MPH thesis to members, mentors, colleagues, fellow students, and guests. This year, there are seven MPH students in the Global Health Track who presented their thesis findings. See below for the list of Global Health students and their thesis topics.  Beto Arriola Vigo, M.D.Qualitative Analysis: Community Involvement in the new model of care during Mental Health Reform in Peru

District in Transformation: Expanded HIV Care and Treatment Service in Quelimane Takes Teamwork

FGH Communications Team (in country)
February 5, 2018

Mozambique has one of the highest rates of HIV infection — about 13% — in sub-Saharan Africa. With the expansion of health care delivery services provided by Vanderbilt’s Friends in Global Health (VUMC/FGH), patients in Quelimane District, the capital of Zambézia Province, now account for more than 30% of the total number of patients receiving care through the Avante Zambézia program. Multidisciplinary teams of clinical and support staff provide assistance to health facilities in the District. 

2018 Master of Public Health Practicum Colloquium

Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) students presented their practicum experiences at the 2018 Public Health Practicum Colloquium on January 26. Through posters and discussion, students presented their practicum experiences working and learning in public health organizations and settings. Click here to view photos of the 2018 colloquium, and read below for practicum descriptions from MPH candidates in the Global Health track.   

NPR Highlights Work of VIGH Faculty Member

This week, Nashville Public Radio featured the work of VIGH Faculty Member Martin Were, M.D., M.S. and his work with electronic health records. Were developed the smartphone app mUzima for users to learn about symptoms and vital signs. He continues to work on creating electronic, personal health records for patients to access. Click here to listen to the NPR story. 

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