The Climate and Health Interdisciplinary Research Programme (CHIRP) at Leeds is based in the Priestly International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. CHIRP@LEEDS is a joint collaboration across the climate and global health themes, and partners the Leeds School of Earth and Environment, and the Leeds Institute for Health Sciences, including the Nuffield Centre for Global Health and Development. Led by Professor Lea Berrang-Ford, the programme integrates interdisciplinary expertise across Leeds faculties, including strengths in public health, epidemiology, medicine, engineering, climate science, nutrition, and geography.
Two IHACC collaborators from the University of Guelph are currently in Buhoma, Uganda collecting birth outcome data on local communities from Bwindi Community Hospital. Kate (a PhD student at the University of Guelph) and Vivienne (a McGill University graduate now working as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph) are helping collect data for lab member Sarah MacVicar’s M.Sc. thesis project. The two will be in the field until the end of March.
A grad poster presentation looking at prevalence of acute gastrointestinal illness (AGI) in Rigolet, Nunatsiavut, earned kudos at a recent Arctic Change conference. Kate Bishop-Williams, a PhD student in the Ontario Veterinary College’s Population Medicine department, placed second at the Arctic Change conference and was featured in the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College Bulletin this week. To read the OVC Bulletin post, click here.
On February 4th, Geographic and Environmental Epidemiology lab and Climate Change Adaptation lab members were guest judges at the Kahnawake survival school's science fair (grades 7 to 11), which is part of the annual Canada-wide science fair competition.