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Category: Infectious Disease
Why the scary fungus in ‘The Last of Us’ won’t cause an apocalyptic outbreak (Links to an external site)
If you’ve watched HBO’s “The Last of Us”, you know what a scary fungus in humans looks like. But it is real? Biological Anthropologist and Institute for Public Health Faculty Scholar, Theresa Gildner discusses.
Institute Faculty Scholar: Effective public health programs in Africa can work in St. Louis
Fred Ssewamala, PhD, the William E. Gordon Distinguished Professor at the Brown School and Institute Faculty Scholar is helping families in Africa through the implementation of more than 20 public health programs. Read about him in St. Louis Magazine.
Pollution From Life-Saving Drugs May Add to Superbug Crisis, UN Says (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases, Jason Burnham, MD, discusses the impact of pollution from life-saving drugs on poor communities across the globe.
Five things about Covid we still don’t understand at our peril (Links to an external site)
The Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Institute for Public Health, Bill Powderly, MD, offers some insights into moving forward in a world still battling COVID-19 variants.
HIGH IRI Institute nurtures global leadership in Implementation Science
HIGH IRI first and second cohorts of fellows and faculty convene in person for the first time at a three-day training at WashU.
Regional sexual health data platform to track rising cases of sexually transmitted infections
The Institute’s Data Center is collaborating on the creation of a regional sexual health data platform that will help local health leaders track sexually transmitted infections in our region.
Faculty Scholar helps boost program for women living with HIV
Institute Faculty Scholar, Ginger McKay and colleague, Kneeshe Parkinson, are working to bring an international program for women living with HIV to St. Louis.
HIGH-IRI marks a successful first year of training and collaboration
HIGH-IRI has completed its first year of training to great success. See what a few of its participants are saying about their training.
Faculty scholar featured on WashU podcast on aftermath of COVID-19 (Links to an external site)
Faculty Scholar Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, has found that some COVID-19 patients are experiencing serious problems month after infection. He talked to Show Me the Science podcast.
Center director featured on WashU podcast: Easing the fear of vaccines (Links to an external site)
Elvin Geng, MD, director of the Center for Dissemination & Implementation speaks on the podcast, “Show Me the Science” about establishing more effective communications to quell public fear of vaccines.
Center assists in forming new initiative focused on infectious diseases
The Institute for Public Health’s Center for Dissemination and Implementation, the Brown School and the School of Medicine’s Infectious Disease Division at Washington University in St. Louis have collaborated to launch the Infectious Disease Dissemination and Implementation Science (IDDI) Initiative. “The time is right for a collaborative effort in implementation science and a broad swath of […]
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.
Holiday safety tips from Institute Faculty Scholar & infectious disease specialist
Written by the COVID-19 Update team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis As we approach the holiday season, WashU Med infectious diseases specialist Steven Lawrence, MD, says it’s important to keep in mind that COVID-19 activity remains high, with case numbers rising in the region and much of the country. Vaccines, now […]
New HIGH IRI training program focuses on intersection between D&I Science and Infectious Diseases
Researchers at the post-doctoral or junior faculty level who are interested in Infectious Disease, HIV and Global Health now have a new, world-class training and mentorship opportunity. Hosted by the Center for Dissemination and Implementation at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis, the HIV, Infectious Diseases and Global Health Implementation […]
Saint Louis County announces results of institute-led COVID prevalence survey
Written in collaboration with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health At least one out of every 100 St. Louis County adult residents had an active COVID-19 infection earlier this fall, while about five out of every 100 adults had contracted the disease at some earlier point, according to test results of a representative […]
Institute for Public Health and Washington University Join Effort to End AIDS by 2030
As of Dec. 1, 2019, St. Louis is now one of more than 300 Fast-Track Cities committed to ending HIV/AIDS by the year 2030. The Institute for Public Health and Washington University are committed to helping St. Louis leaders reach initiative goals. On Dec. 1, National World AIDS Day, the Larry J. Shapiro Director of […]
Patients seeking sexual health care more likely to visit emergency rooms despite clinics being located closer to home, study says
Written by Kim Furlow, communications manager for the Institute for Public Health Gonorrhea and chlamydia infections are prevalent here in St. Louis and across the county, and left untreated can result in serious complications such as infertility and pelvic inflammatory disease. These infections are transmitted through sexual contact, and can be diagnosed at a clinic, […]
2019 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference summary: HIV 2019 advances & emerging trends
Read more about the 2019 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference
Flu virus genome: Findings may help health experts know which strains to watch (Links to an external site)
New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis offers details about flu viruses that could help improve surveillance to detect a potential pandemic. Read the full story…
Access to insurance important for preventing spread of HIV
Written by April Houston, MSW, MPH, communications assistant for the Institute for Public Health Health care reform is in the news again (some would say it never left), as Republicans in the Senate have introduced a new bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), signed into law in 2010. Under the House’s […]
The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015
The Lancet recently published the 2015 Global Burden of Disease Capstone papers including articles on global mortality, years living with disability, disability-adjusted life-years, risk factors for disease, and a baseline analysis of health-related sustainable development goals. The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2015 (GBD 2015) brings together the most recent epidemiological […]
Chicken coops, sewage treatment plants are hot spots of antibiotic resistance (Links to an external site)
Study surveyed bacterial ecosystems in developing countries.
Global Health & Infectious Disease 2016 event award winners
The 4th Annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference was again 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 April 14th and best posters at the Conference on April 15. Oral Award Kristin Griffiths, PhD, Postdoctoral […]
Public Health-Cubed fall 2015 awardees
The Institute for Public Health has awarded Public Health-Cubed (PH3) grants of $15,000 to eight projects this fall. PH3 is a rapid seed funding mechanism to support cross-disciplinary projects from the Institute’s Faculty Scholars. Funding for fall 2015 projects were awarded to: Fatal Interactions with Police Study (FIPS) Team: Cassandra Arroyo-Johnson, PhD, MS; Melody S. Goodman, […]
Data center presents on collaborations at APHA
Ben Cooper, MPH, manager of the Institute’s Public Health Data and Training Center, recently attended the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and offered two presentations on recent collaborative projects. The first, “Novel approaches to obesity surveillance using population level data,” involved a partnership with the St. Louis City Department of Health […]
Global health fellowship opportunities and experiences
Written by Austin Wesevich, MD/MPH, student at Washington University in St. Louis I am an MD/MPH student at Washington University interested in global health, so I applied for several fellowships this past year to fund time abroad. I was fortunate enough to receive a few offers, so I was able to spend four weeks in […]
Videos from the Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference
A number of videos are now available from the talks at the April 10, 2015 Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference. These include: “Translational Medicine & Global Infectious Diseases – Need for Interdisciplinarity” with William Powderly, MD, Washington University “The Neglected Tropical Diseases Caused by Infections with Helminth Parasites” with Edward Pearce, PhD, Washington University “Using Genomics to […]
One postdoc fellow’s take on the Global Health & Infectious Disease Conference
Written by Rosanne Hertzberger, PhD, postdoctoral fellow and Morse Fellowship recipient in the Lewis Lab of Microbial Glycobiology and Women’s Health When my abstract was selected to present at the oral trainee session of the third annual Global Health and Infectious Disease Conference, I spent quite some time deliberating on how my research, my daily […]