GHI Funded Projects

The following projects were selected to receive the 2016-17 Exploration in Global Health Grant:
  • Focus on Child and Adolescent Mental Wellness in Grenada
Martine Solages, Children's National 
  • Optimizing HIV Testing and Linkage to Care among Adolescents and Youth from the Area of HIV Prevalence in Homa Bay County, Kenya​​
Natella Rakhmanina,  Children's National
  • Development and Assessment of an E-Learning Platform for General Pediatrics Nurse Training in Lesotho
Lineo Thahane , Children's National

The Exploration in Global Health Grants were established by the Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Children's National Health System (CNHS) to foster and encourage the development of research that addresses key global health challenges, improves health outcomes in resource-limited settings, and favorably positions faculty to obtain extramural funding in global health research. Projects to be considered must be conducted in a low or middle-income country (LMIC) on a topic of importance to that country and/or have direct relevance to emerging global threats.  Proposals to study a health issue in a developing country that could be studied using a US population are not encouraged and will receive a lower score.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the GHI awarded 3 research grants, up to $10,000/grant, for faculty who demonstrated: (1) A focused, high-impact, achievable research question (2) A strong mentoring plan to develop new talent in global health research and/or to develop new intra-institutional partnerships, (3) A high potential and plan for securing follow-up extramural research funding. ​

GHI accepted applications in any of the following categories:
  1. Trainee Mentoring Grant
  2. Faculty-to-Faculty Mentoring Grant
  3. Interdisciplinary Research Grant