NGDI’s Mark Ansermino and Peter von Dadelszen’s Innovative Phone Oximeter (TM) Receives $2M Funding Boost

Smartphone app reads oxygen levels and could save lives of women and children in low-resource countries.

Tropical and Geographic Medicine, Intensive Short Course offered

This course is the first of its kind in Western Canada.

A New Vision for Planetary Health

The Lancet unveils it's new Manifesto and Asks for Signatories
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Seattle Parasitology Conference 2014

Keynote Speaker: Piet Borst, MD, PhD, Group Leader, Division of Molecular Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute
Invited Speaker: Invited Speaker Marc-Jan Gubbels, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, Boston College
Date: May 8-9, 2014
Time: talks begin mid-morning Thursday
Location: Seattle Biomedical Research Institute, 307 Westlake Ave N, Seattle
Registration and abstract deadline March 31, 2014.
Find more information here.

The End of AIDS: Reality or Hyperbole?"
Spring 2014 Wall Exchange

Speaker: Stephen Lewis
Date: May 21, 2014
Time: 6:30 pm doors open, Lecture begins at 7:30 pm.
Location: Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville Street, Vancouver
Tickets are free but must be reserved and are in limited supply. Reserve here.
Find more information here.

NGDI Members Funded Projects

March, 2014
Member: Dr. Richard Lester, WelTel
Project: WelTel mHealth Program
Funder: Grand Challenges Canada and AMREF
Amount: $2,000,000
January, 2014
Member: Dr. B Brett Finlay
Project: A systematic analysis of Salmonella pathogenesis
Funder: CIHR
Amount: $786,900
October, 2013
Member: Dr. Richard Lester, PI - Dr. Kishor Wasan and David Cox Co-Investigators
Project: A global health research collaboration on engagement in HIV care: UBC, AMREF and AKU.
Funder: CIHR
Amount: $23,600
June, 2013
Member: Dr. Tobi Kollmann
Project: Lower GBP1 expression reduces human host defense against Listeria monocytogenes.
Funder: CIHR Operating Grant
Amount: $420,077
Member: Dr. B. Brett Finlay
Project: The role of the microbiota in enteric infectious diseases.
Funder: CIHR Operating Grant
Amount: $645,526
April, 2013
Members: Drs. Urs Hafeli and Tobias Kollmann on a team lead by Dr. Jan Dutz.
Project: Transcutaneous Microsphere Vaccine Technology
Funder: CIHR/NSERC Collaborative Health Research Projects
Amount: $600,000

Organization: NGDI-UBC
Project: Infrastructure Support
Funder: VP Research & International, University-Industry Liaison Office, Dr. Richard Lester and in kind funding from the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Amount: $30,000

Member: Dr. Kishor M. Wasan
Project: Extension of CIHR/iCo Therapeutics Chair in Drug Delivery for Neglected Global Diseases.
Extention: One year extension to March 31, 2014.

February, 2013
Member: Mr. Don Cayo, Vancouver Sun Journalist
Project: Malaria: Can it be beaten?
Funder: CIHR
Amount: $15,385

Member: Dr. Robert EW Hancock
Project: Design and Function of Antimicrobial and IDR Peptides and Anti-Biofilm Therapy
Funder: CIHR
Amount: $787,000 and $160,000

January, 2013
Organization: NGDI-UBC
Project: Stakeholders meeting for the Canadian/International Training Program in Global Health.
Funders: International Development and Research Agency of Canada (IDRC), Sandra Rotman Centre, Centre for Global Health Research (U of T), Faculty of Health Sciences (SFU)/Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research.
Amount: $35,000 (including $7,500 from NGDI-UBC).

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Canadian Coalition for
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Developing interventions for neglected global diseases 

and ensuring their delivery to those in need.

NGDI-UBC 2013 Annual Report

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NGDI-UBC April, 2014 Newsletter

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