The Building Bridges Lecture Series is organized by the Pan-University Institutes in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Research, and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. The goal of this series is to strengthen the culture of trans-disciplinary research at the University of Virginia.
2018 GIDI iGrant recipient Courtney Hill recently returned from another trip to South Africa. Here she provides an update on her research and shares a few photos. Read More.
We are pleased to announce two calls for proposals. We are now accepting proposals for our 2019 Collaborative Seed Grants, and for our 2019 Proposal Planning Grants. These 3-page proposals are for up to $100K, and $50K, respectively. These funds and are designed to support collaborative multidisciplinary teams across UVA. Faculty from all disciplines are eligible to apply.
Bill Petri Nominated for a MERIT Award by the Director and Staff of the Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) NIH. (A MERIT Award is provided to support the principal scientific endeavor of an investigator who has demonstrated superior competence and outstanding productivity).
Professor Yap Boum II is the regional representative for Epicenter Africa, the research arm of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), known also as Doctors Without Borders. He is currently based in Yaoundé, Cameroon. From 2009 to 2014, Boum headed the Epicenter’s research base in Mbarara, Uganda, leading research projects that included tuberculosis and malaria. Most recently, in Guinea, he was in charge of laboratory coordination for the MSF/Epicenter phase three trial for the vaccine against Ebola, VSV-EBOV.
Boum is currently involved in setting up a research center for diarrheal disease in collaboration with Mbarara University of Sciences and Technology in Uganda, where he has a professorship in microbiology. He also teaches public health and microbiology at the Universities of Yaoundé I, Douala in Cameroon, and in Virginia in the US.
Boum is a co-founder of Kmerpad, a nonprofit that developed washable sanitary pads to empower women and allow them to more fully participate in their education. Kmerpad also aims to have a critical impact on the huge amount of waste generated by the use of non-reusable sanitary pads. In all his work, Boum is inspired by the vision of a healthy and wealthy Africa. He aims to advance research and innovative solutions and to promote the creation of a critical mass of young Africans to address the social and public health challenges Africa faces. https://philanthropyforum.org/people/yap-boum-ii/
On October 17 Dr. Yap Boum will discuss his collaborations with UVA and his work in Africa. Join us for a lively discussion. Click to RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gidac-speaker-public-health-in-africa-ticke...
GIDI Lunches a new funding opportunity for Faculty, lecturers, postdoctoral research associates, and graduate students interested in fostering multidisciplinary infectious disease research. Individuals outside of STEM are especially encouraged to apply.APPLY
The Global Infectious Disease Institute (GIDI) announces a call for its iGrant Program. The goal of the iGrant Program is to support innovative, impactful research conducted by individuals.
Assistant professor Emma Mitchell-who studies the HPV vaccine, novel cervical cancer screening methods, and co-directs the School's Global Initiatives office - has been named to the Virginia Nurses Association's (VNA) "40 Under 40" Awardees for 2018.
The University of Virginia’s Global Infectious Diseases Institute has funded seven projects designed to tackle challenging problems in infectious diseases worldwide.
GIDI has selected 6 research projects and 1 proposal planning grant in their first round of seed funding. See a summary of the projects here.
Open Grounds will serve as a gathering place to open minds and foster multi-disciplinary collaborations.
GIDI will catalyze transdisciplinary research to create new knowledge and reduce the burdens of infectious diseases around the world.