Global health and strengthening collaborations to improve it will be among the topics discussed at the McDonnell International Scholars Academy’s 7thInternational Symposium in Beijing. The event is co-hosted by Tsinghua University. China has been investing massively in Africa in recent years. Chinese companies have invested over $30 billion in the continent and will be investing even […]
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Child beverage choices in Guatemala deemed unhealthy
A new study focusing on beverages targeted to children in Guatemala found that most were of poor nutritional quality. Published in Public Health Nutrition, this study analyzed package marketing strategies along with health claims and compared them with the actual nutritional content. These beverages, marketed for children, consisted of fruit drinks, milk, carbonated beverages, water, […]
Mental health: growing global knowledge means more support for people
Through the knowledge shared in the Aging & Public Health session of the McDonnell International Scholars Academy Symposium, I started to think more about the daily impact of our research for family and society, an important motivation for me.
The next generation of global health professionals
WashU students gain firsthand knowledge of the many public health issue in Haiti as part of a course focused on public health interventions in developing countries.
March 20 – 22, CIC @4240. This past weekend the Skandalaris Center’s first ever Healthcare Hackathon successfully ended its first run with seven unique teams presenting their ideas. With a focus on translational science in medicine and healthcare, teams aimed to ‘hack’ the best practices and products from other industries to see if they could be repurposed […]
Students participate in inaugural global health research program
Eight students were selected to participate in the Inaugural Global Health Research Program from nearly 100 applicants.
Fourteen students get firsthand global health experience in Haiti
14 students joined Lora Iannotti, PhD, on a trip to Haiti to gain firsthand experience in issues related to global health.
Global Health Week September 23-27, 2013
Each year, the Global Health Scholars in Medicine program enables 10 internal medicine residents to treat refugees at clinics in St. Louis.
New director of WUSTL Global Health Initiatives appointed
William G. Powderly, MD, aims to integrate public health collaboration at WUSTL in order to address issues both locally and globally.
Water: Vital for life
One of the world’s most precious resources is essential for public health, food supply and the economy.