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Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Archives

U.S. Ambassador addresses progress fighting AIDS

Mar. 19, 2015—“Incredible progress” has been made in the fight against AIDS, but in some countries, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, “this epidemic is ready to get out of control,” U.S. Ambassador-at-Large Deborah Birx, M.D., told a Vanderbilt University audience last week. To illustrate the enormity of the problem, Birx compared AIDS to headline-grabbing Ebola. Since the latest...

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Traditional healers contribute to HIV care delays: study

Oct. 2, 2014—If you’re a native of rural Mozambique who contracts HIV and becomes symptomatic, before seeking clinical testing and treatment, you’ll likely consult a traditional healer.

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Aliyu receives alumnus award from UAB

Jun. 26, 2014—Muktar Aliyu, M.D., MPH, Dr.P.H., associate director for Research at the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, is the recipient of the 2014 Alumnus Award for Scientific Excellence from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health.

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Vanderbilt University honors 20 as emeriti faculty

May. 9, 2014—Twenty retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 9, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Vermund lands alumni award from Columbia

Apr. 24, 2014—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health, has received the 2014 Allan Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City.

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Channel drug restores glucose balance

Apr. 16, 2014—A new compound that activates potassium channels could be used to treat disorders of glucose homeostasis.

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Case competition a learning experience for VU students

Apr. 10, 2014—A team of Vanderbilt University students in medicine, business, public health and economic development competed March 29 in an international Global Health Case Competition at Emory University in Atlanta.

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Defining patient retention

Jul. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt researchers propose guidelines for defining patient retention in clinical studies – an important parameter that affects study conclusions and program evaluations.

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Interdisciplinary health course boosts global experience

Apr. 25, 2013—A recent addition to interdisciplinary electives illustrates how Vanderbilt educators are working to bring future health care providers together to prepare for work in an increasingly global and multicultural world.

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VIGH launches program for Vanderbilt nurses in Kenya

Mar. 27, 2013—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health has launched the Global Health Nurse in Residence Program, a 12-week funded program in Kenya for Vanderbilt nurses. The program provides funding and support for licensed nursing professionals affiliated with Vanderbilt University to serve, train, network and collaborate with Kenyan nurses and other health care workers for up to 12 weeks...

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New center to focus on treating, preventing TB

Mar. 14, 2013—Vanderbilt University has established a tuberculosis center to expand and extend efforts to improve the treatment and prevention of this often fatal disease here and around the world.

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Panel to discuss global children’s health

Feb. 14, 2013—Experts in global pediatric health from Vanderbilt, Save the Children and the Tennessee Department of Health are set to discuss the major challenges health providers face to keep children healthy.

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Recent Stories from VUMC News and Communications Publications

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer.  Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Momentum

Betsy Williams has firsthand advice for parents on the fence about whether their adolescent children should be vaccinated for the common human papilloma virus (HPV), which can lead to six types of cancer. Don’t hesitate. Do it.

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

Vanderbilt Medicine

Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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VUMC campus

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

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