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.

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 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”.

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 […]

Improving Cancer Care in Guatemala (Links to an external site)

The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health is helping provide state of the art equipment and the latest in cancer treatment technology to a part of the world where patients are underserved and technology to treat the disease is severely lacking. Through a grant from the United States Agency for International Development […]

A situational analysis of breast cancer early detection services in Trinidad and Tobago

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, as well as the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, with over half occurring in developing countries. Specifically, it is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T). Not only does T&T have one of the highest breast cancer mortality […]

HBO Documentary Screening Interviews

The Global Health Center and Center for Community Health Partnership & Research recently hosted a screening of the HBO documentary “Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Four Summer Research Program students had the opportunity to interview Steven Larson, MD, co-founder and executive director of Puentes de Salud; and Maxim Pozdorovkin, the film’s director. […]

How should microbiota-directed foods be regulated?

The Global Health Center, headed by William Powderly, MD, is working with the Center for Gut Microbiome and Nutrition Research, directed by Jeffrey Gordon, MD, and a multidisciplinary team of Washington University faculty, staff and trainees in a gut microbiome initiative designed to address a range of scientific, regulatory, ethical, social, cultural, and policy considerations […]

Global Health Center awards funding

The Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis has awarded funding for a public health project. Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH and  William G. Powderly, MD, from Washington University and Carlos Mejia, MD, from Roosevelt Hospital Guatemala were awarded $15,000 for their project proposal, “Cardiovascular disease risk, tobacco […]

E-cigarettes and E-liquids looming public health concern in Guatemala

Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and e-liquids are readily available in Guatemala. While marketed as a way to sidestep the smoke-free law, these products are not regulated and do not contain warnings unlike like cigarette marketing protocols. Joaquin Barnoya, MD, MPH, associate professor of surgery, conducted the first study analyzing e-cigarettes and e-liquids in a low/middle income […]

Reflections from the 2017 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference

Written by Robert Potter, graduate student, Molecular Microbiology, Gautam Dantas Lab, Washington University The 2017 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference was a fascinating two-day event that featured captivating talks and posters from all categories of scientific personnel. Due to the overwhelming scope of the challenges facing global health, presentations hailed from a variety of technical […]

2017 Global Health & Infectious Disease award winners

The 5th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference, Science to Solutions, was a great success. Thank you to everyone who joined us to present, listen, learn, and connect. Prizes were awarded for the best talk at the Trainee Oral Symposium on March 30 and best posters at the Conference on March 31. Best Poster in the […]