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The Global Innovation Fund (GIF) supports faculty-led initiatives to develop new collaborations and programming with a focus on interdisciplinary and international engagement. Faculty from the UW School of Medicine received a combined $136,890 in award funding:

  • Rachel Bender Ignacio, Medicine: Defining the Burden of Undiagnosed and Untreated HIV in Cancer Patients in 3 Countries
  • Esther Chung, Pediatrics: Rwanda Health Promotion: Summer Learning Program
  • Herbert Duber, Emergency Medicine: UW-AKU Emergency Medicine Exchange Program
  • Jeremy Hess, Emergency Medicine: Effectively Managing the Impact of Increasing Ambient Temperatures on Health Outcomes in Kenya Using Trans-Disciplinary Approaches
  • Mark Harniss, Rehabilitation Medicine: Disability Inclusive Development Initiative: Building an International Collaborative
  • John Lynch and Rupali Jain, Medicine: Antimicrobial Stewardship Training for Kenyan Clinicians and Pharmacists
  • James Mullins, Microbiology: OmniVerse: A Flexible Database for Tracking Data and Samples From the Bedside, to the Bench, to Bioinformatics
  • Barclay Stewart, Surgery and Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, Katie Nielson, Pediatrics, and Tam Pham, Surgery and Regional Burn Center: Cookstove-Related BURN Injury Investigations in Nepal and Ghana (BURNING)
  • Jody Waldron and Sri Josyula, Medicine, John Harlan, Hematology Oncology: Partnership in Palliative Care