Currently, WINDREF Research Fellows conduct both short and long term studies in public health, tropical medicine, climate change, renewable energy, and other topics relevant to tropical climates and developing nations. Scientists at WINDREF have been involved in a number of multi-disciplinary studies of communicable and non-communicable diseases with current projects focusing on rheumatic fever, soil transmitted helminths, persistent organic pollutants, occupational health and upper respiratory conditions, land degradation, and solar energy.
WINDREF strives for program excellence by promoting collaborative relationships between internationally recognized scholars and regional scientists; by adhering to the highest ethical and academic standards in the design and conduct of research; and by maintaining computer links to the world’s scientific community.
The combined scientific community of faculty affiliated with SGU and international scientific research fellows affiliated with WINDREF, strengthen the design and conduct of new and ongoing quality scientific research. These associations further the probability of success.
To ensure the ethical protection of human subjects in research, the SGU Institutional Review Board (IRB) for human subject protection, and SGU Office of Research for grants administration provide strict research and administrative oversight and support. As a result of the strong influence of public health on various research conducted, WINDREF also works very closely with CEPH Accredited SGU Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (DPHPM). Through SGU DPHPM MPH course practicum requirement, WINDREF is an established site for graduate students to gain research experience and assist with ongoing research projects.
To further enhance the quality of research through access to historical and current country health and environmental indicators, WINDREF has established collaborations with several Ministerial offices with the Government of Grenada including: the Ministry of Health; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Ministry of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export; and Ministry of Education and Human Resources.