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Professor Alan Fenwick, OBE, has been awarded the 9th annual Mike Fisher Memorial Award for 2014.
Baronnes Howells
Professor Alan Fenwick receives the Mike Fisher Memorial Award at the House of Lords on 22 May 2014. From L to R: Calum Macpherson, Alan Fenwick, Charles Modica, Baroness Howells.
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  Baron Peter Piot Delivers Lecture on Global Health at St. George’s University

Virology Workshop Brings Together Journalists and Scientists

Baltimore, MD: The Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) hosted the Global Virus Network's (GVN) first Virology Workshop for Journalists in partnership with St. George’s University (SGU) in Grenada, West Indies in February 2014. Nearly two dozen reporters from the U.S., Caribbean and Estonia descended travelled to the “Isle of Spice” to minimize the glaring information gap between medical researchers and mainstream media. The workshop addressed what can be a complex subject – the science and epidemiology of viruses – and broke the subject down to a comprehensible level that can be utilized when reporters need to communicate to the masses about important news relating to viruses. Several key issues between reporters and scientists were addressed during the three day meeting........more

WINDREF Past News & Events

$1.1 million USD Grant to Boost Ethics Capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean 5/8/14
WINDREF Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Cheryl Cox  Macpherson, together with colleagues Dr. Sean Philpott (Union Graduate College - USA) and Dr. Robert Hall (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro - Mexico) have been awarded a $1.1 million USD grant form the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, to increase research ethics capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean. The project, titled:n.....Learn more



WINDREF Fundraising Dinner to be held at the House of Lords (UK) 3/15/14
WINDREF (UK) Board of Trustees member, Patrick Orr, is hosting a fundraising dinner for the Institute at the House of Lords (UK) on 22 May 2014. The theme of the dinner is "Preventing Diabetes and Obesity: The Role of Sport, Diet, and Exercise"....Learn more



St. George’s University and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Establish a Caribbean Regional Collaboration Center 8/9/13
The Windward Islands Research & Education Foundation (WINDREF) and the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM) at St George’s University, have been selected by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to establish a Regional Collaborating Centre for the Caribbean....Learn more