2016 Global Health Seed Grants for research in Guangxi, China

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In 2016, Global Health Seed Grants for research in Guangxi, China were awarded to forge new collaborative research efforts between the University of Minnesota and Guangxi CDC while paving the way for increased student engagement in research.

2016 Global Health Seed Grant Awardees

Novel therapeutic treatment of hepatitis B virus infection

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

Differential miRNA profiles between HCC cases and controls, among individuals infected with HBV with BCP double mutations

Guisheng Song, Medical School, University of Minnesota
Zhongliao Fang, Guangxi CDC
Drs. Song and Fang will work with a team of co-investigators from Guangxi CDC and Guangxi Medical University.

Secondhand smoke exposure and carcinogen uptake in elementary school children in Nanning, Guangxi

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

Factors associated with longevity in Guangxi, China

Fang Yu, School of Nursing, University of Minnesota
Zhaoyong Huang, Institute of Nutrition and School Health, Guangxi CDC
Drs. Yu and Huang will be working with a team of co-investigators from Guangxi HFPC and Guangxi CDC.