Soybean production has become a significant force for economic development in Brazil, but has come at the cost of expansion into non-protected forests in the Amazon and native savanna in the Cerrado. Over the past fifty years, production has increased from 26 million to 260 million tons.
Project Lead Contaminated Topsoil and Food in Rural Bangladesh, Stanford University (July 1, 2013 - Present)
Human exposure to lead in the environment causes irreversible impairment of intellectual function. In Bangladesh, where some rural residents have unexpectedly high levels of lead in their blood, the source is proving difficult to pinpoint. This project will evaluate the severity of lead poisoning in rural Bangladesh and identify the pathway of exposure to help develop focused prevention strategies.
Project Climate Variability and Global Food Security, Stanford University (September 1, 2013 - Present)
FSE and the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) in Paris have joined together to foster undergraduate and PhD training and research on the effects of climate variability on wheat markets. This includes ongoing interaction with the Stanford-France student body in Paris via classes and field visits.
Project The Importance of Marine Fisheries and Ecosystems for Food In China, Stanford University (September 1, 2013 - Present)
Given China’s demographic changes, evolving nutritional requirements, and dominant role in global fisheries, the key question is whether marine ecosystems can be managed adequately to support the country’s future vision for domestic food security. The symposium will be directed toward research on the provision of wild fish for direct human consumption and for animal feeds.
Project Public awareness campaign to improve hepatitis B birth dose coverage in Vietnam, Stanford Asian Liver Center, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Vietnam Ministry of Health, WHO Western Pacific Region
Chronic hepatitis B infection from mother to child transmission is the major cause of chronic liver disease and liver cancer in Vietnam. Although a safe and effective vaccine given within 24 hours of birth could prevent most cases of vertical transmission, many are unaware of its importance in liver cancer prevention, and birth dose coverage in Vietnam remains poor. This project aims to increase public awareness to improve hepatitis B birth dose coverage.
Project Gansu Province Healthcare Workers and Pregnant Women Hepatitis B Education and Training, Stanford Asian Liver Center, Gansu CDC, Gansu Provincial Health Department, Maternal and Child Health Hospital of Gansu Province, China CDC
Gaps in pregnant women awareness and inadequate healthcare workers knowledge and practices led to missed opportunities to eliminate mother to child transmission of hepatitis B and early diagnosis, care and treatment of chronic hepatitis B to prevent disease progression leading to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer.
Project Qinghai Province Healthcare Workers and Pregnant Women Hepatitis B Education and Training, Stanford Asian Liver Center, Qinghai CDC, Qinghai Provincial Health Department, Qinghai Maternal and Child Health Hospital
The aim of this project is to increase the capacity of the health system of Gansu province to improve hepatitis B prevention, control and medical management, and eliminate the stigma of hepatitis B, with the goal of developing a sustainable public health program that could be scaled up across the province.
Project Viral Hepatitis Healthcare Workers Training in Vietnam, Stanford Asian Liver Center, General Department of Preventive Medicine, Vietnam Ministry of Health, WHO Western Pacific Region
Vietnam has a high burden of liver cancer and chronic liver disease caused by chronic viral infection. To address the gap in healthcare workers viral hepatitis education and training, we would develop a Vietnamese online interactive training course to increase the capacity of the national health system to prevent, care and treat chronic hepatitis B and C
This project examines via experimental manipulations and observations, the impact of herbivores on plant community, structure and diversity.