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Partnership enhances eye care for Ebola survivors in Liberia

Feb. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM), the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute (VEI) have joined forces with partners in Liberia to strengthen medical education and increase access to ophthalmology care in the aftermath of the 2014-2015 West African Ebola epidemic that killed more than 11,000 people.

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VIGH fellowship training program lands NIH renewal

Dec. 7, 2017—The Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) has received a five-year, $4.66 million renewal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue a program established in 2012 with Emory, Cornell and Duke universities that is training the next generation of leaders in global health research.

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Trevathan named director for the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Nov. 20, 2017—Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH, a pediatric neurologist and epidemiologist who has previously held prominent university leadership positions at Washington University in St. Louis (director of Pediatric Neurology), St. Louis University (dean, School of Public Health) and Baylor University (Provost and Executive Vice President) as well as at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been appointed director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH), effective Jan. 1, 2018.

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Team’s mobile app helping healthcare workers in Africa

Nov. 16, 2017—A smartphone application called mUzima, developed for healthcare workers by Vanderbilt’s Martin Were, MD, MS, and his team, is catching on in eastern Africa.

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VIGH receives federal grants to fight kidney disease

Oct. 12, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) have received two new grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) aimed at reducing the risk of kidney disease in HIV-infected adults and improving the treatment of epilepsy in children in Nigeria.

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Global Health at Vanderbilt forum set for Sept. 25

Sep. 21, 2017—Kayvon Modjarrad, M.D., Ph.D., director of Emerging Infectious Disease Threats at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Maryland, will be the keynote speaker Sept. 25 at a forum entitled “Global Health at Vanderbilt.”

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Researchers study unique couples intervention in Mozambique to reduce HIV transmission

Aug. 3, 2017—Researchers in the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health are testing whether a unique “couples-centered” intervention developed in the southern African nation of Mozambique can reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV.

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Preserving NIH’s Fogarty International Center crucial for global health efforts

May. 26, 2017—This week Douglas Heimburger, M.D., M.S., professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt, joined a growing chorus calling for preservation of the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Global health meet explores future needs

Jan. 26, 2017—The health of people around the world depends to a large extent on the ability of the global health community to predict what challenges must be met in the future.

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VIGH’s Vermund named dean of Yale School of Public Health

Oct. 27, 2016—Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., assistant vice president for Global Health and a member of the Vanderbilt University faculty since 2005, has been named dean of the Yale School of Public Health. He will begin this new role at Yale on Feb. 1, 2017.

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Study seeks to ease pediatric HIV infection rates in Africa

Mar. 3, 2016—Mother-to-child transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes AIDS, is still a major problem in resource-limited, rural areas of the world where health care providers are scarce.

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War trauma focus of Nov. 2 lecture

Oct. 29, 2015—Kaz de Jong, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist with Doctors Without Borders, will discuss the mental health challenges of caring for people traumatized by war during a special lecture at the Vanderbilt Nursing Annex on Monday, Nov. 2.

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