The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at Mount Sinai has received $8 million from the Arnhold Foundation, enabling doctors, researchers, and students to advance its already-strong base of clinical education programs, training, research, and care services to address the world’s leading health issues and improve global health systems.
A 10-year-old girl in Kenya learns coding in Milwaukee–virtually.
A little girl in Kenya, who was interested in computers but had little opportunity to learn more in her own country, joined a Girls Who Code class half a world away at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Food scientists mentor international COVID-19 task force
Food businesses and consumers coping with COVID-19 impacts in five countries in Asia and Africa now have access to customized resources, and experts mentored by the Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University.
Arnhold Institute for Global Health to Host Mount Sinai World AIDS Day
The Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine Mount Sinai will host a virtual event on World AIDS Day.
The secret social lives of giant poisonous rats
A new study confirmed that the rabbit-sized rodent sequesters poison from the bark of Acokanthera schimperi, known as the poison arrow tree, into specialized fur for defense. The researchers also discovered an unexpected social life—the rats appear to be monogamous and may even form small family units with their offspring.
Food safety lab grants $2.9M for new global projects
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety, co-located at Cornell and Purdue Universities, has announced $2.9 million in grants for research projects to improve food safety and prevent foodborne illness in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya and Senegal.
Uganda’s Ik are not Unbelievably Selfish and Mean
The Ik, a small ethnic group in Uganda, are not incredibly selfish and mean as portrayed in a 1972 book by a prominent anthropologist, according to a Rutgers-led study. Instead, the Ik are quite cooperative and generous with one another, and their culture features many traits that encourage generosity.
$5.7 million to fight global hunger awarded by Mississippi State-based Fish Innovation Lab
The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish at Mississippi State University is awarding $5.7 million in grants to develop innovative approaches for helping solve hunger affecting more than 800 million people worldwide.
Rachel Vreeman Appointed Chair of Global Health and Director of the Arnhold Institute for Global Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Appointment Enhances Efforts by the Institute to Improve Health of Communities Locally and Internationally
Three-year, $1.35 million grant to aid mental health programming in western Kenya
The Astellas Global Health Foundation has awarded the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH), under the direction of the Indiana University Center for Global Health, a three-year, $1.35 million grant to provide 400,000 people with access to mental health programming in western Kenya.
Children Much More Likely to Die After Surgery in Poor Countries
Children in low resourced countries are 100-200 times more likely to die after surgery than children in wealthy countries, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in Anesthesiology.