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Dr. Martin Were Awarded Cooperative Agreement for Education Partnership in Kenya 

VIGH core faculty member Martin Were, M.D., M.S., associate professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medicine, was recently awarded a cooperative agreement from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to establish the Higher Education Partnership for Innovation and Sustainable Biomedical Informatics Capacity in Kenya (PISBIC Kenya). 
PISBIC Kenya focuses on building workforce capacity; building evidence about the impact, costs, and benefits of health informatics systems; and producing locally responsive digital health solutions. 
The program is a partnership between Moi University's Institute of Biomedical Informatics and Aga Khan University in Kenya and Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Purdue University in the United States. Dr. Were and his team will pursue the project goals to further the use of digital health technologies in order to improve health care quality, patient and population health outcomes, and data-driven decision-making to improve healthcare delivery systems. 


In Conversation: 
VU Professors Brian Heuser, Keith Weghorst and Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib

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. 
Vanderbilt faculty members, Brian Heuser, Ed.D., associate professor of the practice of international education policy in the Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, and Keith Weghorst, Ph.D., assistant professor of Political Science will moderate the conversation.
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 will start the conversation set for Thursday, May 2 at Vanderbilt University's Student Life Center. The talk begins at 4 p.m. with a reception to follow.

Global Health Funding Opportunities

Sigma Global Nursing Research Grant
Application Deadline: May 1
Evelyn Vaillencourt Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline: May 10
2019 Physician Scientist Fellowship
Application Deadline: June 7
Christianson Grant
Application Deadline: July 15 
The national conference for leaders in health care sustainability is happening in Nashville this year. Review the agenda and registration information here.
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Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
April 29
Thinking Social: Crafting a Digital Channel to Engage a Broader Audience on Research and Education
Presenters: Holly Fletcher, Senior Media Strategist, VUMC and Kristin Centers, Digital Content 

Producer, VIGH
May 6 
Developing a GPS Location-Based Smartphone Application for Improving Engagement in HIV Care 
Presenter: Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H., VIGH Core Faculty Member and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
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April 26 | 
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Data Science Institute Symposium 2019 
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April 26 | 11:45 a.m. 
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Center for Clinical Quality & Implementation Research Scholarly Series: NIH Grant Opportunities in T4 Translational Research
Panelists: Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Julia Phillippi, Ph.D., CNM, FACNM, FAAN (link
April 30 | 6:30 p.m.
Langford Auditorium
Chancellor's Lecture Series: Mae Jemison and Rush Holt
May 1 | 
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James K. Polk Theater, TPAC
An Evening with Melinda Gates
May 6 | 
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Vanderbilt Symposium on Implementation Research in the Learning Health System
May 31 | 
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2019 BRET Annual Career Symposium: Influencing Human Health with Your PhD
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