Addressing the World Health Summit in Berlin in October, Professor Laurette Dubé warned that the current dominant approach to combating an exploding global epidemic of diabetes and heart disease is too narrowly focused to succeed.
The McGill World Platform for Health and Economic Convergence (MWP) has been awarded a grant by the Rockefeller Foundation to host a high-level workshop from November 27 to December 1, 2012 at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy. This is McGill’s 12th grant given by the Rockefeller Foundation and the MWP’s 2nd.
The Brain-to-Society (BtS) Diagnostic Project is a cross-disciplinary, networked research initiative that uses computational system science to combine developments in genomics and neuroscience with those in management, economics, and political sciences to better understand what motivates individuals in adopting healthy eating choices. This approach involves analyzing the relationship among a complex web of brain and society systems that operate at different spatial, temporal, and administrative scales.