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HGHI, HU CFAR Host Virtual Grand Rounds on Lessons from HIV for Global Equity During Pandemics

Ongoing global Covid-19 vaccine and therapeutic inequities threaten to prolong and exacerbate the pandemic for all countries. As advocates, academics, and policymakers alike call for the U.S. and other wealthy nations to share these lifesaving resources with the world, it is prudent to consider the lessons learned from the HIV pandemic that can be translated

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Understanding Predictions: What is R-Naught?

February 7, 2020

By Anders Gunderson and Liana Woskie, HGHI In an outbreak, the question of how quickly a new pathogen spreads from one case to many is an essential piece of the puzzle scientists try to put together. To answer this question, experts use models that provide estimates, drawing from different sources of information. The outcome of Continue reading [...]

The Novartis Foundation: Connecting Minds, Fostering Innovation, and Empowering through Creativity

February 7, 2020

By Lucy Setian, Digital & AI Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Novartis Foundation The first Data Science & AI Summit (DASH) in Africa would be a first step in building a regional ecosystem for research and innovation that will empower the next generation of entrepreneurs to leverage technology for sustainable and impactful change in their communities. Digital health plays an Continue reading [...]

Racial bias in medicine

February 5, 2020

By Kate Raphael The response to drug epidemics cuts along lines of race and class. In my recent piece with Toni Monkovic in the New York Times’ Upshot Dr. M. Norman Oliver, Virginia’s health commissioner, said, “At the beginning, the opioid epidemic was centered in rural Appalachia, and as long as it involved poor rural whites, it Continue reading [...]

Let’s Retire Myths About Individual Behavior and Health

January 29, 2020

This post, by Carmen Mitchell, originally appeared on The Incidental Economist. Carmen Mitchell is currently a fourth-year health policy doctoral student in the Department of Health Management and Systems Sciences at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS). She is currently affiliated with The Afya Project, an interdisciplinary research initiative seeking Continue reading [...]