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CGH goes to the 2014 Global Health Innovation Conference

David Chen (School of Medicine), Emily Evans, (Biomedical Engineering) and Mihwa Ahn (School of Nursing) represented CGH at the 2014 Global Health Innovation Conference at Yale. GHIC is the largest, international conference of its kind - bringing together researchers, activists and other leaders. "It was an honour to attend and present our own work here at UVA that we’ve done to contribute to the field." - David Chen

Richard Guerrant receives the 2014 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement

“Richard Guerrant MD is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in enteric infections... devoting nearly 40 years of distinguished scholarship instrumental in studying the long-term physical and cognitive effects associated with diarrhea burdens in early childhood."  - Citation by President Jimmy Carter. Dr. Guerrant pictured with ID Division Chief, Dr. William Petri.




Multiple Outcomes in WHIL Innovations

Angelina Maphula, Clinical Psychologist and Rebecca Scharf, Pediatrician with CGH collaborate on child development research at UVa. The interdisciplinary Water and Health in Limpopo Innovations post-doctoral fellowship supports dynamic collaborations among microbiologists, pediatricians, psychologists and medical anthropologists.

2014 Center for Global Health Scholars

The University of Virginia Center for Global Health and Pfizer Initiative in International Health are pleased to announce the 2014 Center for Global Health Scholars.

A Passion for Global Health and Development

Dr. Rebecca Scharf, a pediatrics physician and researcher with the Center for Global Health, works to expand opportunities and resources for children with disabilities. This summer, she will mentor eight UVa students on multiple initiatives in Zambia with the Special Hope Network.

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The University of Virginia's Center for Global Health promotes health in resource-limited settings by fostering the commitment of students, faculty and partners from many disciplines to address the diseases of poverty.


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Center for Design and Health Fellowship Opportunity for UVa Faculty

The CDH is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 class of fellows.  For application information, please see  The Center for Design and Health's mission is to pursue cross-disciplinary research to advance the design and planning of patient-centered medical facilities and healthy buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.

Increasing Women in Leadership in Global Health

Globally, women experience a disproportionate burden of disease and death due to inequities in access to basic health care, nutrition, and education. In the face of this disparity, it is striking that leadership in the field of global health is highly skewed towards men and that global health organizations neglect the issue of gender equality in their own leadership. Randomized trials demonstrate that women in leadership positions in governmental organizations implement different policies than men and that these policies are more supportive of women and children.

Center for Global Health Staff Update

We are pleased to announce that April Ballard has been promoted to Associate Director of Program Development effective June 16th. April has been with CGH for over 12 years as the International Programs Coordinator.