Yale, Kenyan scientists renew collaboration on tsetse fly research
President Salovey and Serap Aksoy, professor of epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health, took part in a signing ceremony with the Kenya Agricultural Research and Livestock Organization and Kenyan Wildlife Service to continue an existing collaboration in the biomedical sciences in the area of vector biology.
Fogarty supports new infectious disease research training grants
Fogarty has awarded six new grants totaling $5.6 million to support new and ongoing infectious disease research training in five low- and middle-income countries. Funding from Fogarty's Global Infectious Disease Research Training program will enhance the efforts of grantees to build human capacity and conduct research on diseases that are endemic in their home countries. The five-year awards will fund new and ongoing projects in Bangladesh, China, Ethiopia, Kenya and Pakistan.Source: Fogarty International Center
A Scourge of Rural Africa, the Tsetse Fly, is Genetically Deciphered in an International Scientific Collaboration
An international team of researchers led by the Yale School of Public Health has successfully sequenced the genetic code of the tsetse fly, opening the door to scientific breakthroughs that could reduce or end the scourge of African sleeping sickness in sub-Saharan Africa.
Where dangerous heat is surging
The world is experiencing a surge in extremely hot days that put human health at risk, with the threat concentrated in some of the places least prepared to cope, according to an analysis of climate data by The Washington Post and CarbonPlan, a nonprofit that develops publicly available climate data and analytics.Source: The Washington Post
Honorary doctorate latest accolade for YSPH alum Shadrack Osei Frimpong
Yale School of Public Health alumnus Shadrack Osei Frimpong, MPH ’20 (Global Health), earned his PhD in public health and primary care in June from England’s University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Cambridge Scholar. On July 13, he was granted an honorary doctor of science (social sciences) degree by Royal Holloway, University of London, for his work with Cocoa360, a community-based organization in his hometown in Ghana that supports local cocoa farmers by providing tuition-free schooling and localized health care that the farmers help fund and manage.
Russia engaged in extensive effort to force Ukrainians in Russian-occupied territories to accept Russian citizenship, report says
Russia is forcing Ukrainians in Russian-occupied territories to accept Russian citizenship by engaging in a systematic push “to make it impossible for residents to survive in their homes” unless they do so, according to a newly released report from the Yale Humanitarian Research Lab.Source: CNN
Grant supports development of novel noninvasive test for malaria
A research team co-led by Yale School of Public Health professor Dr. Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH, has received $500,000 in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the development of an innovative noninvasive test for malaria using lasers and ultrasound.
Anne Havlik and Kenneth Gunasekera Win Global Health Awards
On the morning of the 12th annual Global Health Day, March 16, 2023, Sheela Shenoi, MD, MPH, associate director of the Internal Medicine Office of Global Health and associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases) announced the winners of this year’s Global Health awards. Anne Havlik, MPH, won the Asghar Rastegar Global Health Medical Education & Capacity Building Award, and Kenneth Gunasekera, MD, PhD, won the Gerald Friedland Global Health Research Award.
‘Mutual distrust’: the message in the US funding cut for China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology
The decision to suspend U.S. grants for the Wuhan Institute of Virology is symbolic of the dim prospects of US-China collaboration in the area, observers say. It could also undermine efforts to do basic research needed to prevent a future pandemic, professor says.Source: South China Morning Post
YSPH professor discusses value of social media in academia
Ijeoma Opara, associate professor of social & behavioral studies at the Yale School of Public Health, gave a presentation, “Using Social Media as an Academic," June 22 as part of the 2023 Forum on Child and Adolescent Global Health Research and Capacity Building in Masaka, Uganda.