2016 Global Health Seed Grants for research in Guangxi, China

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The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is pleased to announce the recipients of the Academic Health Center’s Global Health Seed Grants for research in Guangxi, China. These projects will forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and Guangxi CDC while paving the way for increased student engagement in research. The review committee was energized by the quality of the proposals and the breadth of disciplines represented in the submissions from across the health sciences.

Learn more about our ongoing partnerships in Guangxi, China.

Grants have been awarded to the following teams of researchers:

Louis Mansky, Institute for Molecular Virology, University of Minnesota
Zhongliao Fang, Guangxi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (Guangxi CDC)

“Novel therapeutic treatment of hepatitis B virus infection"
Drs. Mansky and Fang will work with Morgan Meissner, a PhD student at Institute for Molecular Virology, and a team of co-investigators from Guangxi CDC and Guangxi Medical University.

 


Guisheng Song, Medical School, University of Minnesota
Zhongliao Fang, Guangxi CDC

"Differential miRNA profiles between HCC cases and controls, among individuals infected with HBV with BCP double mutations"
Drs. Song and Fang will work with a team of co-investigators from Guangxi CDC and Guangxi Medical University.


Irina Stepanov, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Wenkui Geng, Guangxi Health and Family Planning Commission (Guangxi HFPC)

“Secondhand smoke exposure and carcinogen uptake in elementary school children in Nanning, Guangxi"
Drs. Stepanov and Geng will be working with Dorothy Hatsukami (Masonic Cancer Center), Samir Khariwala (UMN Medical School), and two co-investigators from Guangxi CDC and Guangxi HFPC.


Fang Yu, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Zhaoyong Huang, Institute of Nutrition and School Health, Guangxi CDC 

"Factors associated with longevity in Guangxi, China" 
Drs. Yu and Huang will be working with a team of co-investigators from Guangxi HFPC and Guangxi CDC.