CALS fac/staff well represented among GHI grant recipients

Five members of the CALS community have been selected to receive grants and awards from the UW-Madison Global Health Institute (GHI). The GHI grants/awards program is designed to foster collaborative projects that address the complex determinants of health and disease, and ensure equitable and sustainable health for people, all life and the planet.

CALS Seed Grant recipients:

Michel Wattiaux, a professor in dairy science. Along with Heidi Busse, Wattiaux leads the School Enrichment and Livelihoods Accelerated through Milk project to strengthen multisector collaborations linking dairy development with school milk programs in rural Ethiopia

Jeremy Foltz, a professor in agricultural and applied economics, will examine the effects of the Dodd-Frank legislation on domestic and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

James Ntambi, a professor in biochemistry, and John Ferrick, associate director of the CALS International Programs, will work with the UW-Madison student organization, Village Health Project, to maximize crop output and add livestock, including cows, pigs, ducks and chickens, to Ugandan farms.

CALS Faculty and Staff Travel Award recipient:

Bret Shaw, an associate professor in life sciences communication, will visit Majimbo in western Kenya to conduct research and develop a communication plan to promote nutrition, food security and entrepreneurship through sustainable urban gardening in the region’s secondary schools.

Read more at the GHI website.