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UWI SODECO is an international research entity located in Jamaica at The University of the West Indies, Mona. UWI SODECO is comprised of two parts; Solutions for Medicine (SFM) which focuses on medical research and Solutions for Society (SFS) which is oriented towards solving socioeconomic problems. UWI SODECO is international in its outlook, strategies, networking and operations and leverages its global network to focus on research priorities in developing and poor countries in order to inform better treatments for major health problems, as well as providing solutions to socio-economic problems. Read more >>

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The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of China to Jamaica, H.E. Dong Xiaojun, paid a courtesy call on the Principal, Professor Archibald McDonald on June 16, 2014.  The Ambassador and the Principal discussed the latest developments on the Campus. Mr.

Sir George Alleyne, Chancellor of The University of the West Indies, has commended the work being done at UWI Solutions for Developing Countries (UWI SODECO), a trans-discipline research entity, pursuing solutions to medical and broader socio-economic problems affecting small and

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Sarcopenia

Sarcopenia is defined as progressive age related involuntary loss of muscle mass and function.  Between the ages of 50 and 80, muscle mass is...

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Epigenetic Pathways For Stunting -...

Forty percent of the world’s children under five years old are stunted, and this carries with it disadvantage in school performance and economic...

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Modeling the Epidemiologic...

As populations get more secure access to food and emerge from intergenerational undernutrition, they go rapidly to the opposite extreme of...

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UWI SODECO State of the Art...

A critical component for making discoveries of mechanistic pathways to obesity and cardio-metabolic disease is the laboratory capability to...

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Stroke - Reversing the Risk of...

Stroke is a leading cause of disability. One quarter of patients who have a first stroke have another within 5 years; this increased risk is...

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The Importance of Drivers

Our drivers play a central role in each research project that we undertake. Once a volunteer agrees to participate in a study, we must get them to...

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