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"Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to findings from a large observational study. This increased risk persisted despite the availability of TB treatment and mirrored patterns seen previously in HIV-negative populations, according to research supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. Investigators from the NIAID-supported Caribbean, Central and South America Network for HIV Epidemiology (CCASAnet) presented their findings at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle this month." - from the NIH news release 
VIGH core and affiliated faculty members, Timothy Sterling, M.D., Bryan Shepherd, Ph.D., and Catherine McGowan, M.D., co-authored the study. VUMC is the coordinating center for CCASAnet.  

MPH Global Health Thesis Presentations

The following MPH students in the Global Health track will present their thesis to mentors, colleagues, fellow students, and guests. Presentations will take place in MPH Classroom #2600, Village at Vanderbilt (1500 21st Avenue South). See below for a list of upcoming thesis presentations and click here for the thesis presentation schedule for global health track students

Friday, March 22

11:20 – 12:00 p.m.
  • Presenter: Kayla Somerville, M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: Long-term Effects of Antiretroviral Therapy on Pediatric Cohort in Latin America
  • Primary Mentor: Peter Rebeiro, Ph.D., M.H.S.
12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
  • Presenter: Didier Mugabe, M.D., M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: Determinants of Self-Report not Receiving HIV Test Results after HIV Testing in Mozambique – Results from a Nationally Representative Survey
  • Primary Mentor: Troy Moon, M.D., M.P.H.
12:40 – 1:20 p.m.
  • Presenter: Jim Barclay, M.Ed./M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: Predictors of Increased Post-Training Knowledge among Current and Prospective Members of the HIV Clinical Workforce in the Southeast United States
  • Primary Mentor: Hasina Mohyuddin, MBA, M.S.
1:20 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter: Sylvie Muhimpundu, M.P.H. Candidate
  • Topic: Racial Differences in Liver Cancer Risk
  • Primary Mentor: Staci Sudenga, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Monday, March 25

12:00 – 12:40 p.m.
  • Presenter: Selorm Dei-Tutu, M.D., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Correlating Maternal Iodine Status with Infant Thyroid Function in Two Hospital Settings in Ghana
  • Primary Mentor: Muktar Aliyu, M.D., Dr.P.H., M.P.H.
12:40 – 1:20 p.m.
  • Presenter: Thomas Klink, M.D./M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Predicting Severe Illness using WHO SARI Criteria in a Jordanian Cohort
  • Primary Mentor: Natasha Halasa, M.D., M.P.H.
1:20 – 2:00 p.m.
  • Presenter: Miller Morris, M.A., M.P.H. Candidate, Global Health Track
  • Topic: Prevalence and Predictors of Interpersonal Violence Against Women in Migori County, Kenya
  • Primary Mentor: Carolyn Audet, Ph.D., M.Sc.

VIGH Team Presents at 2019 CUGH Conference 

VIGH faculty, staff, and students presented at the 2019 Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) Conference on March 9 and 10 in Chicago. The conference theme was "Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health." The VIGH team presented on a range of topics, from the development of a research methods course for a nurse anesthetist program in Kenya to nutrition education outreach in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. 
VIGH Global Health Opportunities Database
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
March 25
Vanderbilt OB/GYN Global Health: Incorporating Global Partners to Promote Resident Education and Medical Staff Training
Presenter: Christopher M. Sizemore, D.O.,
Section Director  Women's Global Health, Assistant Professor  Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, VUMC (link)
April 1
When students with sickle cell disease in St. Louis, Nashville, and Kano, Nigeria 

do not learn
Presenter: Michael DeBaun, M.D., MPH, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, VUMC 
April 8
An Introduction to Export Controls for a Global Audience 
Presenter: Adam Riddick, MBA, Export Compliance Manager, VUMC
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
March 21 | noon
MCN C-2209 Auditorium
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: "Influenza Antivirals: Lessons Learned" 
Presented by Frederick G. Hayden, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Infectious Diseases & International Health, University of Virginia 
March 22 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Division of TennCare -
310 Great Circle Road

TennCare Career Day
Presented by Division of TennCare and Vanderbilt University Master of Public Health (flier
March 22 | 
11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Central Library, Room 418a
Finding the right data for your project
Part of the Digital Scholarship Workshops and Boot Camp (link
March 25 | noon
Sarratt Student Center 216/220
Evaluation, Mentoring, and Awards (link
Presented by the Office of Faculty Affairs (for faculty only
March 27 | 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Meharry Medical College Conference Hall
Let's Talk Rural Health: A Discussion with HRSA Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Recipients Serving Rural Communities (flier
March 28 | noon
MCN A-2200 Conference Room
Infectious Diseases Grand Rounds: "Personal Experience with Lassa Fever"
Presented by David Eseigbe Eseile, MBBS, Infection Control Centre, Federal Medical Centre, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria, and Mazi Njideka Calista, MBBS, Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakalik Ebony State, Nigeria
March 29 | 
11:10 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Central Library, Room 418a
Introduction to Tools for Data Visualization: Weighting Tableau, Python, and R 
Part of the Digital Scholarship Workshops and Boot Camp (link
AMPLIFY NASHVILLE: Celebrating Immigrants
April 11 | 7 - 9 p.m. 
Join Siloam Health for their third-annual celebration of the immigrants who help Nashville flourish. Learn more and buy tickets here
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750 | Nashville, TN 37203 US
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