Share this:
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Photo by John Russell/Vanderbilt

Recap: In Conversation
with Adam Habib, Wits University, Johannesburg, South Africa

Last week Vanderbilt faculty and staff welcomed Adam Habib, Ph.D., M.Phil., vice chancellor and principal of the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) to the Vanderbilt campus for discussions on partnership opportunities to create new, innovative programs and research initiatives.   

The three-day visit included a moderated discussion between Vanderbilt faculty members Brian Heuser, Ed.D., associate professor of the practice of international education policy in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, Keith Weghorst, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science, and Dr. Habib. 

Dr. Habib drew upon his perspectives as a vice chancellor and social scientist to address a number of topics, including his time as a student activist in the days of apartheid, the role of universities in promoting social justice, the importance of thoughtful activism, and the need to engage political and social scientists to mobilize political will to deploy public health initiatives. He asked the audience to reimagine global academies and emphasized that collaborative and equitable partnerships are essential to addressing global health issues. 
From the VUMC Reporter, "Habib’s visit is an important part of an emerging collaboration between two institutions with similar cultures and strengths, said Jeff Balser, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine."

Global Health Funding Opportunities

Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 10
2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship
Application Deadline: June 7
Christianson Grant
Application Deadline: July 15 
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
May 13 
Refugee Resettlement: From Displaced to Thriving (link)
Presenter: Frances Anderson, M.P.H., State Refugee Health Coordinator, Tennessee Office for Refugees
May 20 
Updates on mHealth Projects in Kenya
Presenter: Martin Were, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
May 16 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Webinar: Modern Mentorship: Growing Public Health Leaders
Presenter: Nicholle Harrison (RSVP
May 16 | 12 -1 p.m.
MCN, A-2200 Conference Room
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: "Zip Lines, Gnocchi, and More: Outbreaks and Updates from the Tennessee Department of Public Health"
Presenter: Mary-Margaret Fill, M.D., TN Department of Health, Vanderbilt MPH candidate 
May 17 - 18
Vanderbilt  Divinity School 
National Compassion Conference
Presented by the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership (RSVP)

May 22 | 12 - 1 p.m.
Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance
Lunch and Learn: Identifying Social Determinants of Health (link)
May 31 | 
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Student Life Center
2019 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Influencing Human Health with Your Ph.D. 
Twitter Facebook
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750 | Nashville, TN 37203 US
Subscribe to our email list.