Research plays a fundamental role in all our activities at Columbia Global Centers | Nairobi. It is the resource that we use to tap into the Columbia University Faculty expertise which is consequently implemented on the ground to improve the livelihood of communities. CGC | Nairobi serves as a regional hub for research and collaboration as part of Columbia University’s strategy to achieve a global presence and links the continent to Columbia’s scientific rigor, technological innovation, and academic leadership. The Center provides Columbia students and academics with a base from which to conduct research in and for Africa. To encourage and support research at the Global Centers, Dr. Lee Bollinger the President of Columbia University, established the President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) which provides support to Columbia Faculty who utilize the 9 Global Centers as a resource for teaching and research activities.
President's Global Innovation Fund (PGIF
The President’s Global Innovation Fund (PGIF) awards grants for faculty members to collaborate with Columbia’s network of global centers. The program aims to enable the development of new projects and scholarly collaborations across global centers, in order to increase global opportunities for research, teaching, and service
Addressing Gender-Based Violence: A Public Health and Law School Partnership in Kisumu, Kenya
Terry McGovern - Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center, Chair, Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health Mailman School of Public Health
Wafaa El-Sadr - University Professor; Dr. Mathilde Krim-amfAR Professor of Global Health (in Epidemiology),Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Department of Medicine, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, Director, ICAP
Co-Creating an Urban Displacement Solutions Alliance
Neil Boothby - Professor of Population and Family Health at the Columbia University Medical Center Mailman School of Public Health
Mary Mendenhall - Associate Professor of Practice, Department of International and Transcultural Studies, Teachers College
Nora Akawi - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Implementation Science and Global Health: Taking Knowledge to Action
Andrea Howard - Associate Professor of Epidemiology (in ICAP) at the Columbia University Medical Center, Mailman School of Public Health
Julie Kornfeld - Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, Vice Dean for Education, Mailman School of Public Health
Proposal to convene a Meeting of key Sub-Saharan African pediatrics health care leaders and related governmental officials at the Columbia University Global Center in Nairobi, Kenya in August of 2018
Philip LaRussa - Professor of Pediatrics at the Columbia University Medical Center Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Lawrence Stanberry - Reuben S. Carpentier Professor of Pediatrics, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Wilmot James - Visiting Professor of Pediatrics, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Student Geology Research in the Turkana Basin
Sidney Hemming - Professor and Chair, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Deputy Director for Education, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Stephen Cox - Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Global Learning Laboratory for Oral Health. Step 1: A Planning Grant to Create a Kenya-Brazil Cross-National Collaboration in Support of Research, Education and Policy
Kavita Ahluwalia P.A, College of Dental Medicine – IFAP Global Health Program
African Ethnographies, African Philosophies: Theorizing from the Continent
Mamadou Diouf, School of Arts and Sciences - Institute of African Studies
Men Matter: Male Engagement in HIV Services
Tanya Ellman, Mailman School of Public Health - College of Physicians and Surgeons
Generativity in deprived urban contexts: Older Adults’ experiences in slums in Mumbai , Nairobi and among Haitian immigrants in New York
Ruth Finkelstein , Mailman School of Public Health, -Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center
African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium: Laboratory based PhD Training in Nutritional and Agricultural Sciences in East Africa
Debra Wolgemuth, College of Physicians and Surgeons - Institute of Human Nutrition
China's Aid to Africa: Achievements, Challenges and Opportunities
Wafaa El-Sadr, Mailman School of Public Health, College of Physicians and Surgeons
European Union Grant – Building Resilience: Education Opportunities in Fragile and Crisis Affected Communities
We are happy to announce that the proposal went through for a grant of $50,000 each year for 4 years. The project will address; Safe learning Environments, Teaching and Learning, Conflict Sensitivity and Research Data Management and Evidence Building. The Nairobi Global Center will serve as an intermediary between Teachers College and Oxfam IBIS.
On 11th and 12th October, 2018, the African Nutritional Sciences Research Consortium (ANSRC) held a significant meeting in Nairobi bringing together 30 – 40 delegates from the East African region. ANSRC aims to bring together academic and research institutions from across the East African region with the goal of building Ph.D. training programs in basic laboratory research in nutritional and agricultural sciences.
On August 17th and 18th, Columbia Global Centers Nairobi hosted a PGIF Workshop by Drs' Phillip Larussa, Wilmot James and Lawrence Stanberry - which involved a Pediatric Leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa. Participants were from Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Ghana, and Liberia.
The goal of this meeting was to assemble key African pediatric leaders in the academic, government and not-for-profit sectors to discuss Global Health Security Agenda issues as they relate to the child and adolescent.
On July 11, 2018, Columbia Global Centers hosted a Kenya/Brazil oral health learning laboratory workshop on opportunities for addressing Challenges in Oral Health and dental care. The workshop brought together stakeholders from government, private and public institutions. Each stakeholder brought a wealth of experience and provided opportunities for knowledge-sharing.
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