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Vikram Patel: a hero in the global mental health movement

Vikram Patel, PhD, is one of the most recognized leaders in the global mental health movement. In a recent visit to Stanford for two days of presentations and meetings, Dr. Patel discussed the enormous challenges and opportunities of global mental health.

 

Stanford researchers solve the mystery of a swimming parasite

Manu Prakash and team of bioengineers combined live observation, mathematical insights and robots to reveal the movement of parasitic larvae that cause schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease affecting millions of people worldwide. The team has been in Madagascar collecting infected snails and studying the ecology of this parasite in open water in rural villages.

From the CIGH Director

Welcome back to campus for those who took summer break. There has been tremendous activity in global health at Stanford...Moreover, we are all excited about last week's announcement from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to improve global health and galvanize medical science around disruptive innovation. >>

 

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