UW-Madison Global Health Institute 2017-2018 Impact Report

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STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON G LO BAL HEA LTH INSTITUTE 2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT Read more at: ghi.wisc.edu

S WE CLOSE OUT OUR 2017-2018 academic year, I want to thank all of you, faculty, staff, students, colleagues, and friends, for being part of the Global Health Institute (GHI) at the University of WisconsinMadison. Together, we are working toward a more just, sustainable, and healthyworld. Acrosscampusandtheplanet,weworktogethertotacklehealth challenges.Many of you pursue projects supported by GHI and nurture programs you have established because you believe in global health for all. This is the essenceoftheWisconsinIdea—theUWcommunity sharingknowledgeandlearningfromcolleaguesandcommunitiesin Wisconsinandacrosstheworld.

You are vital to global health. Supporting our work. Inspiring students. Challengingallofustofindcreativeanswersforhealth,todayand tomorrow.This 2017-2018 report celebrates all of you and what you do.

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THIS IS ALL OF US MAKING A BIG DIFFERENCE IN GLOBAL HEALTH

OUR STUDENTS: 2017-2018

z 278 earned the Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health

z 8 earned the Graduate • Professional • Capstone Certificate in Global Health

z 274 undergraduates participated in field experiences in Wisconsin and the world; 112 graduate, professional, and capstone students participated in international global health experiences

z 305 students from 11 departments worked with UniverCity Year to address Dane County’s housing gap, improve economic development, and protect water quality

I felt for so long that I was combining things (veterinary medicine and public health) that people weren’t combining. It makes a tremendous amount of difference to see elders … believe in the thingsIbelievein.”—LaurelMyers,HenryAndersonIIIGraduate Research Award recipient

INSPIRING THE BEST IN STUDENTS

It was completely unknown that rhinovirus C could infect anything other thanhumans.”—GHIAssociateDirectorTonyGoldberg,whodiscovered the virus in chimpanzees

ONE HEALTH ACKNOWLEDGES that the health of humans, animals, and the planet are interlinked.Through research in the field and in the laboratory,faculty,staff,andstudentsacrosscampusexplorethoselinks to improve health for all. In 2018, GHI funded 8 Graduate Student Research Awards, 5 Visiting Scholar Awards, 2 Faculty and Staff Travel Awards, and 1 Henry Anderson III Graduate Research Award in Environmental,OccupationalandPublicHealth.Projectsdelve intotopicsasdiverseasthehealthbenefitsofcleanenergytooralrabies vaccinesforbats to adolescent pregnancy to surgical training.

I hope another outbreak like this never occurs. But, hopefully, this rare opportunity to study Ebola virus in humans leads to fewer lives lost in the future.”—GHI Advisory Committee member YoshiKawaoka on finding signaturesofEbolavirusdiseasethatmayaidinfuturetreatmentefforts

Photo by Richard Wrangham

DISCOVERING NEW SOLUTIONS FOR HEALTH

“Global health is a security issue, an economic issue, and an economic security issue. And surgery is increasingly being recognized as a crucial component of public health, as important, for example, as vaccines.”—GHI Advisory Committee member Girma Tefera on the Department of Surgery’s new international rotation

ENSURING ACCESS TO CARE is critical to health in Wisconsin and the world. Through education, advocacy, and training, the GHI community

champions health care for all. GHI Associate Director for Health Sciences

JimConwayisaleadingadvocateforvaccines,includingtheHPVvaccine thatcandetercancer.“Someviruseshavetheability,oncetheyinfectcells, tostaythereandcauseachronicinfection.That’swhatHPVdoes,”hesays.

Janis Tupesis, the GHI-Graduate Medical Education liaison, works internationally to help develop emergency care systems, focusing on the integration of post-graduate and medical education. He has helped create global health training for students, residents, and fellows at UW Health and abroad.

Photo by Feron Getachew/ Ethiopia

CHAMPIONING HEALTH CARE FOR ALL

S OUR CLIMATE CHANGES, GHI champions solutions that protect the planet and our health. GHI Director Jonathan Patz challengedaudiencesinthreecountriesandsevenU.S.stateswithkeynote presentations and a TEDx talk about the health benefits of confronting the global climate crisis and reducing carbon emissions. Assistant Scientist SamYounkin,wholeadstheHealth-OrientedTransportationinitiative,is collaborating with international partners through a Wellcome Trust project focusing on the complex systems that connect urban development and health.

There are a lot of solutions to getting the cooling and the air conditioning that we need while having cleaner air. And this can come in the form of moving our electricity system toward less-(carbon) emitting sources, designing buildingsthat are easier to cool,and having air conditioning units that are more energy efficient.”—GHI Advisory Committee member Tracey Holloway, in showing the health risks and benefits of air conditioning in a warming world

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SHOWING WE CAN PROTECT THE PLANET AND OUR HEALTH

O-CONVENED BY GHI, THE 4W (Women and Well-being in Wisconsin and the World) Initiative reaches across sectors to promote well-being for women and girls. This summer, 4W co-sponsored RoboSmarts: AI and the World, a class led by Maydm, a Madison non-profit organization that encourages especially girls and children of color to enter STEM fields. Pictured, Maydm’s Valerie Martinex helps Shya Washington use a computer-coding program.

In April, 400 registered for the Wisconsin Women’s and Gender Studies Conference and 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Wellbeing, and another 300 attended six, free plenary events, including the J. Jobe and Marguerite Jacquim Soffa Lecture and keynote by Najma Ahmed Abdi, chair of the Somali Youth Leadership Forum.

There’s a circle where everyone is welcome. We are stronger together, andthecampusoftheUniversityofWisconsin-Madisonwantstobethereto support that circle in whatever areas women need.”—GHI Associate Director Lori DiPrete Brown on International Women’s Day.

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MAKING THE WORLD BETTER FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN

GLOBAL HEALTH STRETCHES from Wisconsin to the world, and the state’s iconic cows have become ambassadors for both health and the Wisconsin Idea, as scientists share their dairy knowledge and learn what it can mean to other cultures.

GHI Advisory Committee member Michel Wattiaux measures the methane cows exhale as part of a study that looks at how the breed and diet of a cow affect greenhouse gas emissions. His work contributes to the U.S. dairy industry’s plans to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020. GHI Seed Grant recipient Heidi Busse is collaborating with Hawassa University to establish a milk program for Ethiopianchildren.

“Recognizing food and the nutrients it has by (seeing) food as medicine … opens up a different, more holistic model of health.”—Heidi Busse
Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison

SEEING NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN WISCONSIN’S COWS

In February, Professor Howard Frumkin, now with Wellcome Trust, challenged a full house in Memorial Union’s Great Hall to protect the planet to protect our health.

In April, UW Professor Susan Paskewitz showed 250 attending the 14th annual Global Health Symposium why mosquitoes and ticks are our deadliest foes. She also helped develop a tick app to promote tick safety.

In June, Brazilian neurosurgeon Eric Jennings Simões inspired us with his respect, care, and collaboration with a recentlycontacted rainforest tribe. GHI’s Global Health Tuesdays and special seminars throughout the year provide a forum to learn and share global health perspectives.

In July, nine of the 25 MandelaWashingtonFellows visiting UWMadison as part of the Young African Leaders Initiative of the U.S. Department of State presented talks at three Global Health Tuesday seminars.

Photo by Erika Palmer

SHARING A PASSION FOR GLOBAL HEALTH

GLOBAL HEALTH TAKES ALL OF US.
you for your commitment to a more just, sustainable, and healthy world.
learn more about our work, visit ghi.wisc.edu.
gift opportunities,
kimberly.santiago@wisc.edu.
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contact Kim Santiago at 608-265-9608 or
Photo by Janis Tupesis

UW-MADISON GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

LEADERSHIP

Jonathan Patz, Director patz@wisc.edu

Lori DiPrete Brown, Associate Director for Education and Engagement dipretebrown@wisc.edu

James Conway, Associate Director for Health Sciences jhconway@wisc.edu

Tony Goldberg, Associate Director for Research tony.goldberg@wisc.edu

Christopher Olsen, Director of the Graduate

Professional • Capstone Certificates chris.olsen@wisc.edu

Janis Tupesis, Graduate Medical Education Liaison

jtupesis@medicine.wisc.edu

School of Medicine and Public Health Office of Global Health 4270B Health Sciences Learning Center 750 Highland Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53705-2221 608-262-3862 Email: globalhealth@ghi.wisc.edu Central Campus Office 1050 Medical Sciences Center 1300 University Avenue Madison, Wisconsin 53706 608-265-9299 608-265-9961 FAX Websites: ghi.wisc.edu education.ghi.wisc.edu Find the 2017-2018 annual report with links to individual stories online at: go.wisc.edu/kne4xn August 2018 CONTACT US
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