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Michael DeBaun honored with Lifetime Achievement in Medicine Award from Stanford

Michael R. DeBaun, MD, MPH is an internationally recognized physician-scientist whose advocacy and research have resulted in fundamental advances in medical care for sickle cell disease (SCD) in the United States and Nigeria. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Vice Chair of Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of Pediatrics and holds the JC Peterson Endowed Chair at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. DeBaun was presented with the J. E. Wallace Sterling Lifetime Achievement Award earlier this month for his exceptional service to Stanford Medicine and outstanding lifetime contributions to medicine and the biomedical sciences. Watch this short video about Dr. DeBaun's work and his life or read more about the award. The video was produced by Stanford Medical Alumni Association and segments were filmed at VUMC. 



Dramatic reduction in specimen turnaround time and access to thousands of viral load results offers significant life-saving opportunities
The marked increase in the availability of viral load (VL) results, a critically important laboratory test to monitor the adherence to and effectiveness of combination antiretroviral therapy (ART), has offered significant opportunities for improving the health of thousands of adults and children living with HIV in Mozambique. Interventions have been made at various levels of the laboratory sector in recent years, led by the Provincial Directorate of Health of Zambézia (DPS-Z), with the support of Friends in Global Health (FGH), and made possible thanks to funding from the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), provided through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). READ MORE 

Virtual Fair: Chat with the
Vanderbilt MPH Program

The Vanderbilt MPH Program will participate in a Virtual Fair on November 20. This is a great opportunity for students interested in the MPH Program who were unable to attend the on-campus info sessions to have their questions answered by program leadership. The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a small, student-centered, interdisciplinary program within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and offers three track concentrations: epidemiology, global health and health policy. REGISTRATION LINK »
The University of Zambia (UNZA)-Vanderbilt Training Partnership for HIV-Nutrition-Metabolic Research (UVP) made substantial progress on its goals of training new UNZA PhD scientists to investigate complex nutritional and metabolic factors related to long-term HIV complications and comorbidities. The paper entitled, "HIV Research Training Partnership of the University of Zambia and Vanderbilt University: Features and Early Outcomes," was recently published in Annuals of Global Health. The UVP program is a long-standing training collaboration between the University of Zambia School of Medicine (UNZA)/University Teaching Hospital and VIGH. Download paper

Register for the VIGH Global Health Case Competition

The Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds to collaborate in developing innovative solutions to a global health problem. Participants compete in teams of 4-6 students. Each team must have at least three (3) different Vanderbilt or Meharry schools/colleges represented. Global health is an interdisciplinary field and draws its strength from a diversity of perspectives.

Students can register as a full team (4-6 students), a partial team (2-3 students), or individually. Partial teams and individuals will be placed on interdisciplinary teams and notified of their teammates the week before the Reveal.
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