Read about what students from across the country will learn at the 2023 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program kicking off in June.
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Global Health Center News
Global Health collaborator SPOTLIGHT: Mitra Naseh, PhD
Meet Mitrah Naseh, PhD, in the June 2023 Global Health Collaborator SPOTLIGHT!
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!
SPOTLIGHT: Faculty Scholar works domestically and globally toward a cure for HIV
Learn more about the important work this infectious disease expert is doing both here and in Africa to eradicate HIV.
Women in Global Health-Midwest Chapter event highlights ‘initiatives for gender equity in global health’
Read more about the Women in Global Health – Midwest Chapter’s latest event.
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.
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.
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.
Global Health Center co-directors, Faculty Scholars awarded Global Incubator Seed Grants
Institute for Public Health university partner, McDonnell International Scholars Academy along with the provost’s office have announced recipients of the 2022 Global Incubator Seed Grants in Public Health. Recipients include Victor Dávila-Román, MD and Mark Huffman, MD, co-directors of the Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health.
Institute for Public Health 2023 Summer Research Program application period opens Oct. 14!
The application period for the 2023 Summer Research Program (including a new track!) opens Oct. 14!
Institute’s Summer Research Program adds new RADIANCE track
The application period for the Institute for Public Health 2023 Summer Research Program opens Oct. 14 with a new track in cardiovascular disease and hematology.
Two Faculty Scholars receive $1.2M grant to study depression in youth living with HIV in Uganda (Links to an external site)
$1.2 million in NIHM funding has been awarded to two WashU faculty, who are also Institute Faculty Scholars, to study youth with HIV and depression in Uganda.
Faculty Scholars focus on maternal health with a $6.1M NIH grant (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholars Debra Haire-Joshu, Rachel Tabak and Victor Davila-Roman, director of our Global Health Center will oversee one of seven NIH-funded ENRICH programs.
2022 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program Summary
Read about the 2022 Summer Research Program, which wrapped up in late July.
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.
Global Health Spotlight: Jorge Llibre-Guerra, MD, MS
Meet one of the Institute’s newest Faculty Scholars whose global health work focuses on neurodegeneration and epidemiology in Latin America.
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.
Institute for Public Health 2022 Summer Research Program kicks off June 1
The 2022 Summer Research Program is underway creating a unique experience for students in global/public health and aging/neurological research.
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.
Institute Faculty Scholar receives $5.7M for his work in Africa (Links to an external site)
Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar Fred Ssewamala, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School has received two grants from the NIH for his work in Uganda. Read about his study.
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. […]
Institute adds new staff
The Institute for Public Health continues its mission as a connector, convener and catalyst for public health solutions by adding new staff.
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.
How health care workers assess their own communication with language-diverse patients during the COVID-19 pandemic
Written by Cindy Brantmeier, PhD, professor of applied linguistics, global studies and Institute faculty scholar, and Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred. George Bernard Shaw A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, led by Institute Faculty […]
Washington University joins major NIH effort to advance health data science in Africa (Links to an external site)
School of Medicine faculty will lead an initiative to train data scientists in Rwanda. That faculty includes the Institute’s Global Health Center Director, Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, co-principal investigator. Read the School of Medicine story.
Call for applications! 2022 Summer Research Program
From October 15, 2021 through January 7, 2022, the Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program application period will be open to students who seek challenge, research and experience in one of two tracks: the Public and Global Health Track and the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track. During the eight-week summer program, students work with […]
Institute for Public Health names new director of the Global Health Center
The Institute for Public Health announces the appointment of Victor G. Dávila-Román, MD, as director of its Global Health Center. He was also named vice chair of global health in the Department of Medicine at the School of Medicine. Dávila-Román is professor of medicine in the cardiovascular division of the Department of Medicine, and a […]
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.
2021 Summer Research Program welcomes students
The 2021 Summer Research Program begins with a virtual bang as students from 13 universities convene. Read more.
2021 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference summary
Washington University infectious disease and climate change experts recently joined the Global Health Center and members of the WUSTL global health community for the 8th annual Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference, “The Impact of Climate Change on Infectious Diseases”.
Bringing life-saving therapy to the poor (Links to an external site)
WashU Medicine spearheads collaboration to install radiation oncology equipment in Guatemala.
2020: Artful global health reflections
For many, this year was like no other in recent memory: politics, COVID-19, natural disasters like wildfires and hurricanes, mental health, racism, etc. What is your personal perception of how 2020 has affected Global Health? The Global Health Center compiled this capsule of reflections and artwork from Global Health practitioners, students and faculty. Title: Hunger […]
2020 Summer Research Program Summary
The Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program has wrapped up its 2020 program differently this year. Between June and late July, due to COVID-19 on-campus restrictions, summer program cohorts in the Public and Global Health Abbreviated Track and in the Aging and Neurological Diseases Track attended virtual programs. After being accepted via online application, […]
The power of Zoom
Written by Maya Terry, BA candidate at Washington University in St. Louis & participant in the 2020 Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program In the face of COVID-19, the world has gone virtual. People are working and going to school from their homes. Internships and programs have been canceled or moved online. The Institute […]
2019 Summer Research Program Summary
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager at Institute for Public Health Another Institute for Public Health Summer Research Program came to a close with nearly 30 participants from 14 universities in the continental U.S. and Ireland attending. Students were at various stages of their academic careers ranging from undergraduate, to masters program and medical students […]
2019 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference summary: HIV 2019 advances & emerging trends
Read more about the 2019 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference