2015 Global Health and Wellbeing Research Seed Grant Winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Global Health and Wellbeing Research Seed Grant Program.

Sandra Magana (Applied Health Sciences); Parents taking action Colombia
This study pilots a parent educational intervention, Parents Take Action, designed for Latino parents of children with autism in the US, with parents in Bogata, Columbia in collaboration with the Universidad Nacional de Colombia – Bogota.

Janet Lin (Emergency Medicine); Scaling up community disaster risk reduction in Haiti
This study uses an open innovation paradigm model to build the capacity of YMCA d’Haiti as an incubator environment for the growth and dissemination of disaster risk reduction activities.

Jessica Herrick (Medicine); Neurocysticercosis: A natural human model of epileptogenesis
This study with the National Institute of Neurological Sciences (NINS) in Lima, Peru. aims to identify candidate biomarkers that may predict the development of epilepsy in patients with NCC and to establish the methodology for these analyses will be essential for future epileptogenesis studies.

Miiri Kotchke (Bioengineering); Mixed methods approach for design of neonatal warming suit to prevent hypothermia in low-resource settings
This study enhances the cross-disciplinary collaboration in mixed-method research for medical device design with global health applications through examining the use of the neonatal warming suit in rural India to address the high prevalence of hypothermia.