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Vanderbilt researchers develop
a point-of-care device for the detection of jaundice in newborns for all skin tones

We are excited to announce a new collaboration with Audrey Bowden, PhD, associate professor of biomedical and electrical engineering at Vanderbilt! Martin Were, MD, VIGH core faculty and professor of biomedical informatics and medicine, and Bryan Shepherd, PhD, professor of biostatistics of VUMC, are part of the team to develop a device that provides accurate, point-of-care detection of jaundice in newborns of all skin tones using a noninvasive approach. The grant is supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Read More  
New global surgery leadership
Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, FACS, Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI, and Nhue Do, MD were recently appointed to new leadership roles leading global surgery initiatives at VUMC. They will support global surgery efforts, improve communication, build teams, and provide funding for travel and education in their new roles. Read More 

Pilot study seeks to understand and address health care worker burnout in Mozambique

Working in collaboration with Friends in Global Health (FGH), VIGH will collect interview data from health care workers to understand the challenges they face, the frustrations they feel, and the support they receive while providing HIV care and delivery in public hospitals. The VIGH and FGH teams will use this data to design and pilot two psychosocial interventions to improve health care workers' mental health. The study team expects treatment retention of newly initiated HIV patients will improve at health facilities in Mozambique where health care workers receive this support. Carolyn Audet, PhD, MSci, Associate Director for Research at VIGH and associate professor of Health Policy at VUMC, will lead the project. Caroline De Schacht, MD, PhD, Evaluations Director at Friends in Global Health will oversee project implementation and is the Mozambican study lead. Read More

Learning methods workshop in Nashville trains public health faculty from Nigeria

The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital (AKTH)-Bayero University Kano (BUK)-Vanderbilt: Developing Future Leaders in Child Neurology and Epilepsy Research (ABV) Program provides research training and mentoring to researchers in Nigeria under the leadership of Edwin Trevathan, MD, MPH. In August, VIGH faculty and staff facilitated a training workshop in Nashville entitled, "Improving Didactic Educational Approaches to Learning Methods." The workshop was led by Marie Martin, PhD, MEd, and Elizabeth Rose, EdD, MPH, MEd
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Study to explore why some gliomas spread like cancerous tumors

Michael Dewan, MD, MSCI, assistant professor of Neurological Surgery and surgical director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, has received a grant from the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF) to study why some low-grade gliomas, a type of non-cancerous brain or spine tumor, spread and behave like cancerous tumors. The study team will collect tumor samples and molecular information from around the world to study and identify what’s responsible for low-grade glioma spread and metastasis. Read More
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Global Health Grand Rounds
Virtual Meeting
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Nov. 14
Halima Bello-Manga, MBBS, MPH, FMCPath, Hematologist and Senior Lecturer, Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital/Kaduna State University, Nigeria
Nov. 28
Dr. Aggrey Mweemba, Consultant Physician & Nephrologist at the University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka Zambia

Events Calendar
News & Events
Nov. 4, 2022
Unite for Site
Global Health Idea Lab Virtual Summit

Session Moderator: 
Marie Martin, PhD, MEd
The summit 
dives deep into the complexities, impact, challenges, joys, and lessons learned in global health, innovation, education, and social impact. Register HERE.
December 1, 2022
Country Music Hall of Fame
World AIDS Day Reflection & Celebration

Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, will be a featured speaker at the Nashville Care's World AIDS Day event. 
Get Tickets HERE.
November 29
Tennessee State Museum
Equity and
Engagement Cafe

Featured Speaker:
Aimalohi (Aima) Ahonkhai, MD, MPH
Register HERE
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MPH Global Health Track Celebrates
10 Years
VUSM's Master of Public Health program launched the Global Health Track 10 years ago, graduating over 100 global public health practitioners. VIGH faculty, staff, students and alumni were on hand to celebrate this milestone during Vanderbilt's Reunion Weekend.

The Vanderbilt Master of Public Health (MPH) Program is a two-year program with a global health track offered through the Vanderbilt University School
of Medicine.

Learn more about
the program
Applicants who wish to be considered for scholarships awarded by the Vanderbilt MPH Program should apply by the Priority Round deadline of December 15.
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