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VIGH Hosts 'A Conversation with Adam Habib' on May 2
with a reception to follow

Adam Habib Ph.D., M.Phil., Vice Chancellor and Principal, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, will join Vanderbilt’s Dean of the Medical School and Chief Executive Officer of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Jeffrey Balser, M.D., Ph.D. and Professor Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., Director of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and Amos Christie Chair in Global Health in conversation Thursday, May 2 on the Vanderbilt University campus. Please join us in welcoming Vice Chancellor Habib to Vanderbilt.

Adam Habib, who was a student leader in the anti-apartheid movement, is a world-renowned human rights leader and activist, public intellectual and political scientist, and leader among Africa’s top research universities. Professor Habib holds degrees from three universities including a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Graduate School of City University of New York. He is also a former Chair of Universities South Africa, which represents vice chancellors and higher education in South Africa. In partnership with the University of Cape Town, Professor Habib led the development of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) – a transformative force in Africa.

Prior to assuming the Vice Chancellor role at Wits, he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor for Research, Innovation, Library and Faculty Coordination at the University of Johannesburg. Professor Habib has published numerous books including his most recent, Rebels and Rage: Reflecting on #FeesMustFall, which explores the recent student protests in South Africa from his unique prospective as vice chancellor and social scientist. 

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa, the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is internationally distinguished for its excellent research, high academic standards and commitment to social justice. Wits University comprises five faculties: Health Sciences; Commerce, Law, & Management; Engineering and the Built Environment; Humanities; and Science with 33 schools and 37 research entities on multiple campuses. There are seven schools in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Wits Health Sciences is a leading research hub on the continent of Africa with a worldwide reach.

Apply to the AMHRI mHealth Workshop

mHealth solutions are rapidly being implemented within low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and there is a growing need for well-trained researchers to conduct rigorous evaluations on the impact of these systems. The Africa mHealth Research Institute is currently accepting applications from researchers within LMICs to attend a one-week NIH-supported training program to maximize their potential to obtain funding targeting mHealth research. Due to the in-depth nature of the training and mentorship, participation in the Institute is restricted to 30 individuals who will be selected from the pool of applicants. For more details on eligibility and requirements, see the AMHRI website. Applications are due Monday, May 6, 2019

VIGH Core Faculty Member Doug Heimburger Selected as American Society of Nutrition Fellow

The American Society for Nutrition (ASN) recently selected VIGH Core Faculty Member, Doug Heimburger, M.D., M.S., to be a member of the ASN Class of 2019 Fellows. Being inducted as a fellow of the ASN is the highest honor of the society, Dr. Heimburger has been an active member of the ASN for many years, and he will attend the Nutrition 2019 meeting in Baltimore in June. Congratulations. 

Guest Speaker Event

Bernice T. Dahn, M.D., M.P.H.

"Building Health Systems: Lessons From Crisis"

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | noon to 1 p.m.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Wadlington Conference Room
Lunch will be provided to the first 75 attendees.
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
April 15
Building a Non-Communicable Chronic Disease Research Program in Vietnam (flier
Xiao Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Associate Director for Global Health, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
April 22
Presenter: Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases 
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
April 12 | 9 a.m. 
MCN, Room S2422 A&B 
When and How to Use the Data Dictionary in REDCap: Clinical Research Center Research Skills Workshop
Speaker: Laura McLeod, Relationship Manager 
April 12 | 11:45 a.m. 
2525 WEA, Grand Conference Room, 12th Floor, Room 1232 
Center for Clinical Quality & Implementation Research Scholarly Series: Foundational Grant Opportunities in T4 Translational Research
Speakers: Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., and Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H. 

April 16 
Participating restaurants  
Dining Out for Life 2019
Benefiting Nashville CARES (link
April 18 | 12 - 1 p.m.
A-2200 MCN. Room 1161
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: "Everyday Bias: On Being Human" 
Speaker: Arie Nettles, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Director of Office of Inclusion & Health Equality 
April 20 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt Football Stadium
Shade Tree Trot 5K
Benefiting the Shade Tree Clinic
April 23 - 24 | All Day
Drury Plaza Hotel, Franklin
TN Dept. of Health - HIV, STD & Viral Hepatitis Statewide Meeting (link)
April 26 |
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Data Science Institute Symposium 2019 
Presented by the Data Science Institute (registration link
May 1 |
6:15 - 7:15 p.m.

James K. Polk Theater, TPAC
An Evening with Melinda Gates (link)
May 6 | 
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System (link
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750 | Nashville, TN 37203 US
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