SUNY and UWI to host workshop on building partnerships on global health research

Release Date: December 8, 2020

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Portrait of Gene D. Morse.

Gene D. Morse, SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, will serve as co-facilitator of the workshop.

BUFFALO, N.Y. – University at Buffalo faculty interested in global health are invited to participate in the SUNY-University of the West Indies (UWI) Health Research Consortium Workshop, an event that will introduce researchers to opportunities to engage in international collaborations between scholars, government agencies and industry partners.

Organized by the SUNY-UWI Health Research Consortium in collaboration with the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development and the SUNY Global Health Institute, the workshop aims to facilitate international partnerships – particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America – to study infectious diseases such as COVID-19, and non-communicable diseases, including cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

The free workshop is scheduled on Friday, Dec. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The program is open to all academic faculty and staff. Participants are encouraged to register online.

Guests will learn about opportunities for collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Fogarty International Center; the Global Virus Network; SUNY Global Health Institute; and SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.

The event will be facilitated by Gene D. Morse, SUNY Global Health Institute co-director and SUNY Distinguished Professor in the UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; John F. Lindo, co-director of the SUNY-UWI Health Research Taskforce and professor of parasite epidemiology at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus; and Jack A. DeHovitz, SUNY Global Health Institute co-director and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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