GHI researchers receive seed funding for mobile phone-based TB treatment monitoring

Athens, Ga. — Six collaborative, international research projects housed at the University of Georgia have received seed funding under UGA’s Global Research Collaboration Grant program. The program funds a range of early-stage projects with significant global impact. Each initiative received between $4,000 and $8,000 to cover initial project costs. “Some of the most important challenges …

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UGA’s Global Health Institute begins search for Holbrook Distinguished Professor in Global Health

The University of Georgia welcomes nominations and applications for the Karen and Jim Holbrook Endowed Professorship in Global Health at the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Public Health. Applicants should submit a statement of interest, a current CV and four references (who will not be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant). Please apply …

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Global Health Institute kicks off annual lecture series

The inaugural presentation of a new Global Health lecture series takes place on Thursday, September 29, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the Wright Hall Annex on the Health Sciences Campus. Global Health Institute director and professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, Christopher Whalen, and epidemiology graduate students Leonardo Martinez-Pantoja and Maria Castellanos-Reynosa will …

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Whalen Named Director of Center for Global Health

Dr. Christopher Whalen, Ernest Corn Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the College of Public Health, has been named director of the college’s Center for Global Health. As a physician-epidemiologist, Whalen is interested in reducing the suffering and mortality associated with infectious diseases, especially tuberculosis and HIV infection in Sub-Saharan Africa, specifically Uganda, where these …

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UGA graduate student receives Schlumberger Fellowship to study tuberculosis transmission

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia doctoral student María Eugenia Castellanos has been awarded a 2016-2017 Schlumberger Foundation Faculty for the Future Fellowship to fund her research on tuberculosis transmission in Guatemala. Castellanos, a doctoral student studying epidemiology in the UGA College of Public Health, will work to identify the risk factors associated with TB …

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Faculty Spotlight: Juliet Sekandi

You may not realize it, but that Health application on your iPhone is good for a lot more than just counting the number of steps you take each day. It contains valuable information, tracking and personalized advice on health topics from nutrition and body measurements to vitals and reproductive health. There’s even an option to …

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