Meet Mitrah Naseh, PhD, in the June 2023 Global Health Collaborator SPOTLIGHT!
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Center co-Director collaborates with university & Nigerian partners to curb hypertension
Co-Director of the Global Health Center, Mark Huffman and a group of WUSTL researchers are collaborating to help lower the large rate of cardiovascular disease in Nigeria. Read how.
Global health collaborator SPOTLIGHT: Anubha Agarwal, MD
Read more about Anubha Agarwal, MD, our April Global Health Center collaborator in the Spotlight!
Positioning Global Health for greater impact in the “Here and Next”: Reflections from the 9th Annual Global Health Conference
Read a perspective on the 9th Annual Global Health Conference by Global Health Student Advisory Committee Chair, Baffour Boaten Boahen-Boaten.
9th Annual Global Health Conference to convene local/national global health experts, faculty, students
Join global health experts from around the globe, WashU faculty and students for the 9th annual Global Health Conference, March 30-31!
SPOTLIGHT: Global Health Center collaborator aids malnourished women and children in Africa
Meet Global Health Center collaborator and instructor in general medical sciences, Kevin Stephenson, MD.
Center says goodbye to manager of 10 years
Our Global Health Center says goodbye to its manager of 10 years, Jacaranda van Rheenen, PhD.
Global Health Seed Funding awarded to five “highly competitive” projects
In partnership with McDonnell International Scholars Academy, the Global Health Center has awarded five projects with new Global Health Seed Funding.
Global Health Center collaborator appreciates reaching “the most vulnerable”
Learn more about the work of Thomas Odeny, MD, in this Global Health collaborator spotlight.
Center helps early stage global health investigators find mentorship, collaboration
The Global Health Center’s Early Stage Investigator’s meeting is open to any early investigator interested in or currently conducting global health research.
Scientist in the Spotlight: Lindsay Underhill’s career path in global health
Learn more about the career path of one WashU faculty member passionate about global environmental health.
Center forms internal advisory board
The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health has formed a new advisory board. Read more about this esteemed group of faculty.
Scientist in the Spotlight: Randall Martin’s career path in global health
Chair of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee profiles Professor Randall Martin and his focus on the environment and public health.
E-Health and Global Health: A fireside chat with Project ECHO
2022 Global Health Week featured information on using e-health in geographic areas in need of better access to health care.
Faculty Scholar speaks at United Nations event on literacy and global health
Faculty Scholar and Global Health Center collaborator, Cindy Brantmeier recently addressed the United Nations Latin American Congress.
Hats Off to a successful 2022 Global Health Week!
Read more about 2022 Global Health Week in this blog post about the fun and informative week of activities and collaboration.
Global health seed funding application period EXTENDED through November 15
Apply now for Global Health Seed Funding! The deadline is now Nov. 15. Read more about how to apply and receive additional funding for your project!
Global health seed funding available for faculty at WashU & McDonnell Academy partner institutions
The Global Health Center and University partner, the McDonnel Academy, are joining forces to offer Global Health Seed Funding beginning Aug. 15 through Oct. 15.
Global Health Center bids farewell to colleague and friend
WashU Pediatrician & Associate Professor, Ericka Hayes, MD, is leaving the University. The Global Health Center remembers her work and offers well wishes.
Global Health Spotlight: Zainab Mahmoud, MD, MS
Meet Global Health Center collaborator, Zainab Mahmoud, who is working to lower rates of maternal morbidity in Nigeria.
Inaugural Alumni Symposium highlights impactful student contributions
Written by Jeanie Bryant, BSEd, BSAg, coordinator, Global Health Center The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program – Public & Global Health Track hosted its inaugural alumni symposium on July 8, 2022. The event included a keynote address by long-time summer program mentor and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Patricia Cavazos, PhD. Cavazos […]
Faculty Scholar expands project to provide advanced radiation therapy in Mongolia
Institute Faculty Scholar, Baozhou Sun along with WashU & global partners are bringing life-saving cancer treatment to underserved parts of the globe.
Women in Global Health-Midwest Chapter members share reflections and plans
Written by Katie Crowder, administrative assistant, Global Health Center and Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter works year-round to achieve gender equality in Global Health by advocating for gender transformative leadership. We recently checked in with the chapter’s organizational team. As summer rounds […]
Farewell to a great colleague – Jeanie Bryant
Written by Katie Crowder, administrative coordinator for the Global Health Center Jeanie Bryant has worked for Washington University’s Institute for Public Health for several years and as a beloved member of the staff, has been invited to transition into many different roles. She is set to retire in the very near future, so we sat […]
Women in Global Health-Midwest Chapter works to advance gender equity and illuminate women in global health
The Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter, begun by WashU in 2018, continues to host stellar speakers and illuminate issues affecting women in global health.
Faculty Scholars’ project receives Gates Foundation grant for lymphatic filariasis elimination in Indonesia
Two faculty scholars receive a Gates Foundation award to support their fight against a devastating disease in Indonesia.
WashU’s collaboration with Uganda Cancer Institute to modernize radiation therapy treatment
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar Baozhou Sun and team are bringing modernized radiation therapy treatment to Uganda. Read about their most recent efforts.
Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter welcomes Juliet Iwelunmor, April 26
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter and Global Health Center are excited to continue working towards gender equality in global health leadership by presenting global health experts on topics that resonate with its members and those interested in creating gender transformative […]
Former Global Health Center student moves on to exciting career
Students who work at the Global Health Center typically see an impact on their careers. Example? Bill Effah, MD
Mix-n-Mingle offers engagement with global health experts
Written by Kaelan Smyser, WUSTL undergraduate and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee On Friday, March 11, trainees, faculty, and staff from Washington University in St. Louis and beyond, gathered to meet with global health experts including Ana María Arbeláez, MD, division chief of pediatric endocrinology, at the School of Medicine; Jessica […]
New City Director of Health offers talk on career growth for women and leadership during the pandemic
From WashU fellow to infectious disease clinician and policy maker, to co-chairing the Fast-Track Cities, St. Louis Initiative to end HIV/AIDS by 2030, Mati Hlatshwayo Davis, MD, MPH, left, knows about being a woman with a strong career trajectory in a male-dominated field. Now, as the new Director of Health for the City of St. […]
Center aids research project on radiation therapy treatments in Uganda
The Global Health Center is collaborating on a research project that will deploy advanced radiotherapy in low and middle-income countries.
Malnourished children aided by Faculty Scholars’ work
The United Nations’ food regulatory body has made some recent changes to guidelines for fatty acid content in therapeutic foods, based on the work of an Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar and a team of researchers at Washington University School of Medicine. The study, led by Faculty Scholar and the Helene B. Broberson Professor […]
Something is in the air: The confluence of climate change, environmental racism, & Covid-19
Written by Kaelan Smyser, undergraduate student and member of the Global Health Center Student Advisory Committee at the Institute for Public Health Students, faculty and staff gathered at the 2021 Global Health Week at Washington University in St. Louis, to attend an interdisciplinary panel on the intersection of climate change, environmental racism and Covid-19. The […]
Summer research on a two-month timeline
Written by Lindsey Kaufman, BA candidate in Anthropology: Global Health & Environment at Washington University in St. Louis and participant in the 2021 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program The past two months have been an absolute whirlwind for starting and finishing research with a new team and project. However, with the Institute for […]
From hospital wards to schools: the diversity of infectious disease research
In this blog post, Summer Research Program- Public & Global Health Track student Devin Diggs discusses work on antimicrobial strategies to mitigate COVID-19 among K-12 students.
Moving beyond the encyclopedia: Cultural insights for effective global health intervention design
In this blog post by Summer Research Program, Public & Global Health Track student Kat Morgan, public health research on the African continent is discussed.
Many paths to improving global health: Reflections on Summer Research Program alumni presentations
This blogpost written by Summer Research Program Public & Global Health Track student, Florianna Milazzo discusses the impact of listening to the communities in which we work.
An international partnership: Improved cancer care of underserved patients in Guatemala
This blog post by Summer Research Program student Mahija Ginjupalli outlines the Global Health Center’s Guatemala project benefitting cancer patients.
Do’s and don’ts of working in local & global communities
This blogpost written by Summer Research Program student, Rani Huo, discusses the importance of maintaining clear communication and listening with communities we serve.
WashU professor recognized for recommendations for radiation oncology practice response in catastrophic natural disasters
Dr. Hiram Gay has the most downloaded article of 2020 in the journal Practical Radiation Oncology. Find out more in this blog.
The covert threat of antimicrobial resistance
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Lindsey Kaufman, outlines a presentation about the negatives of resistance to antibiotics.
Global cardiovascular disease
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Sabir Khan, concerns the global burden of cardiovascular disease.
Ongoing Rohingya health crisis & student initiative to improve refugee health information access
This blog post by Summer Research Program student Mahija Ginjupalli discusses the efforts to aid Rohingya refugees.
Vaccinations: The path back to normal?
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student Sabir Khan, concerns the current state of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.
How microbes are changing the culture of biomedical research
This blogpost by Summer Research Program student, Natalie VanderNoot covers the impact of biomedical research.
WashU & LIGA/INCAN present at national radiology meeting
Global Health Center Manager, Jacaranda van Rheenen, gives an overview of a recent presentation at a national conference concerning the center’s project to serve cancer patients in Guatemala.
The opportunity of a lifetime
In this blogpost, written by Summer Research Program student, Marley Vogel, she discusses her work with the Lyons Lab at WashU.
Global Health Center & partners acknowledged in new report
Members of the team responsible for adding state of the art radiation oncology equipment to a clinic in Guatemala are featured in a nationally published article about the project.
WashU & LIGA/INCAN present at national radiological meeting
Members of the Global Health Center and colleagues from LIGA INCAN clinic in Guatemala spoke at a high-level conference recently on the project to bring life-saving cancer treatment to the region’s poor.