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

Published April 5, 2021

UB faculty interested in global health are invited to participate in the second joint session of the SUNY-University of the West Indies (UWI) Health Research Consortium and the SUNY Global Health Institute, an event that will introduce researchers to opportunities to engage in international collaborations between scholars, government agencies and industry partners.

Organized in collaboration with the SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development, the workshop aims to facilitate international partnerships — particularly in the Caribbean and Latin America — to study infectious diseases and non-communicable diseases, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and mental health.

Participants will also consider the impact of COVID-19 on Caribbean nations, and will discuss cross-cutting research infrastructure approaches such as electronic health records, digital health, core research labs, biorepositories and genomics.

The free workshop is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on April 16 via Zoom. The program is open to all SUNY faculty and staff. Guests are encouraged to register online.

Participants will learn about opportunities for collaboration across the consortium and gain insight into high-priority funding areas with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Fogarty International Center, National Cancer Institute, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and National Institute for Mental Health; the Global Virus Network; SUNY Global Health Institute; and SUNY-UWI Center for Leadership and Sustainable Development.

The event is 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 Consortium 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.