Membership Opportunity: Global Health Council
Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School is pleased to be an organizational member of the Global Health Council, the world’s largest membership alliance dedicated to saving lives by improving health throughout the world. Our membership enables you to become an associate member of the Global Health Council at no charge. This free membership provides you with a number of benefits which are outlined here. By signing up you will be able to keep tabs on the latest events and news in global health.
Add your voice to support improved global health. Sign up is quick and easy, so join today.
Go to: https://my.globalhealth.org and select First Visit.
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Important: After you have provided basic information, you need to click on “Sign up for Individual Membership”. This will take you to a page which reviews your details; on the bottom of this page be sure to select the button “Activate Free Associate Membership”.
You also are entitled to receive 50% off a print subscription to the magazine Global Health. This can be found at: http://www.globalhealthmagazine.com/subscribe/.
Questions? Contact the Global Health Council at firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Opportunity: Brown University Population Studies and Training Center
Population Studies and Training Center (PSTC), Brown University
This position provides high-level support to the research and training missions of the PSTC; works closely with the Director to ensure the efficient operation of all of PSTC’s core functions; provides lead support to the Associate Director’s responsibilities in the training program; contributes to long-term planning and developing the vision for the Center, both internally for Brown and externally to the research community; provides project management, PSTC representation, and coordination of ongoing externally-funded research and capacity-building activities across diverse international settings; develops dissemination plans for research results and PSTC activities within and beyond Brown, and supervises staff in the production of relevant materials; provides content for institutional and individual grant applications, donor and agency reports, and the PSTC website. Overall, this position aids the Director and Associate Director in meeting the goals and objectives of the PSTC, a dynamic interdepartmental and interdisciplinary center, which coordinates research and training programs involving the activities of nearly 40 faculty and over 50 graduate students with a substantial annual operating budget and external award portfolio.
¨ Advanced degree in related field (e.g., social science or MPH) and at least 5 years experience in a diverse academic research setting highly preferred
¨ Strong interpersonal skills for dealing with many different people from diverse cultural and personal backgrounds; enthusiasm for participation in research and scholarly activities across a variety of geographic and cultural settings
¨ Superior writing skills
¨ Ability to handle a large variety of tasks under pressure and to set priorities
To apply, visit us online at http://careers.brown.edu and reference job number F01314.
Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Unite for Sight Conference: First Abstract Deadline August 15
Global Health & Innovation Conference Presented by Unite For Sight, 8th Annual ConferenceYale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 16 – Sunday, April 17, 2011
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN
Unite For Sight’s must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. The conference convenes 2,200 people from all 50 states and from 50 countries.
Conference registration is now open. Register during July to secure the lowest registration rate. The registration rate increases after July.
Interested in presenting at the conference? We have two types of presentation opportunities.
- Call For Abstracts: Do you have an abstract for oral or poster presentation? Submit your abstract for presentation. The first abstract deadline is August 15, 2010. Complete details are on the conference website.
- Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development? Submit your idea for presentation. Social enterprise pitches are accepted on a rolling application deadline, and the first quality pitches will be accepted for oral presentation. When the social enterprise pitch spots are filled to capacity, applications will no longer be accepted. See social enterprise pitch instructions on the conference website.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University
More keynote speakers to be announced
200 Featured Speakers, including these confirmed speakers:
“How Do You Know When You’ve Revolutionized An Industry?: Ashoka’s Approach to Assessing Impact,” Karabi Acharya, ScD, Change Leader, Ashoka
“Workshop – Social Entrepreneurs: Systems Thinking in Action,” Karabi Acharya, ScD, Change Leader, Ashoka
“Design Education in the Humanitarian Sphere: Designmatters Best Practices,” Mariana Amatullo, Vice President, Director, Designmatters Department, Art Center College of Design
“Readying Orphans For Their Community: Models For Taking Orphans Out Of Isolation,” Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
“Doctors as Storytellers: Using Our Stories For Social Change,” Neal Baer, MD, Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications; Executive Producer, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
“Workshop – New Media For Global Health,” Neal Baer, MD, Institute for Photographic Empowerment at USC’s Annenberg School of Communications; Executive Producer, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
“Investing in Adolescent Girls — The Transition to Adulthood,” Wendy Baldwin, Vice President, Poverty, Gender and Youth, Population Council
“Singing for Life: HIV/AIDS, Music, and Health in Uganda,” Gregory Barz, PhD, Ethnomusicologist, Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University
“High-Impact Social Entrepreneurship” Elmira Bayrasli, Policy and Outreach, Endeavor
“Workshop – Social Entrepreneurship,” Elmira Bayrasli, Policy and Outreach, Endeavor
Alan Bernstein, PhD, Executive Director, Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise
Matthew Berg, ICT Coordinator, Millennium Villages Project
Ron Bills, Chairman & CEO, Envirofit International
“Asking The Right Questions: Lessons Learned From The Cuban Health System,” Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Scholar, Oxford University; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George’s University; Formerly Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)
“Workshop – Improving Organizational Performance in Low-Income Settings,” Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy & Administration; Director, Health Management Program; Director, Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public Health
“Doctors With Borders,” Michael Brennan, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Past President, Alamance Eye Center
P. Sean Brotherton, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Yale University
“Orchestration of the Host Immune Response by Malaria Parasites,” Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine
“Innovations and Technologies for Resource Constrained Settings: Opportunities and Strategies,” Thomas F. Burke, MD, Chief, Division of Global Health and Human Rights, Massachusetts General Hospital Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, MGH Division of General Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston Harvard Medical School; Associate Professor, KCA University and Victoria Institute for Science and Technology, Kisumu, Kenya
“Maternal Health and Societal Development,” Sharon Camp, President and CEO, Guttmacher Institute
“Strategies to Prevent Maternal Mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Arachu Castro, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine; Academic Director, Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Partners in Health
“Challenges and Opportunities For Improving Health Care Systems,” Paul Cleary, PhD, Dean of Public Health, Chair, Epidemiology and Public Health; Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine
“Randomized Trials in Malaria: Questions, Answers and More Questions,” Jessica Cohen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Policy, Harvard School of Public Health
Josh Cohen, Managing Partner, City Light Capital
“Proof of Sustainable Eye Care Systems in Africa, The Only Way To V2020,” Kate Coleman, BSc, PhD, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Executive Chairman, Right To Sight
Daryl Collins, Senior Associate, Bankable Frontier Associates
Ken Cook, President, Environmental Working Group
“Fail Early, Launch Well: Why Getting it Going is More Important Than Getting It Right (At Least At First),” Cindy Cooper, Director, Social Innovation Incubator, School of Business Administration, Portland State University
Scott Corlew, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Interplast
“The Evolution of Development and Urgent Need for a Genetic Jump,” Mark Dybul, Co-Director Global Health Law Program; Distinguished Visiting Scholars, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University
Michael Fairbanks, co-Founder, SEVEN
“Designing Social Impact,” Heather Fleming, Catapult Design
“Technologies for Rural Health,” Rich Fletcher, PhD, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab
“Pediatric Vision Screening in Western Hunan Province,” Susan Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Medical Studies, Yale School of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services
“Collaborative Development of Open Source Medical Record Systems in Developing Countries: The OpenMRS Experience,” Hamish Fraser, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, Director of Informatics and Telemedicine, Partners in Health; Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Robert Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund
“Rewards for Green Behavior,” Ron Gonen, Founder and CEO, Recycle Bank
Kate Grant, Executive Director, The Fistula Foundation
“Clean Off-Grid Lighting,” Gaurav Gupta, Partner, Dalberg and Founder, The Climate Project, India
“Wireless Adherence Monitoring Technology,” Jessica Haberer, MD, Research Scientist, Harvard Initiative for Global Health; Assistant in Health Decision Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital; Instructor, Harvard Medical School
“The Effect of Cooking Stoves on Health: Evidence From A Randomized Experiment in India,” Rema Hanna, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Rebecca Hardin, Associate Professor, University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment
“Authentic Corporate Engagement in Global Health,” Laura Herman, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors
“Not Everyone Cares: Marketing Your Cause in a Cluttered Marketplace,” Scott Henderson, Principal at CauseShift and Campaign Manager of WeCanEndThis.com
“Workshop – Breaking Thru The Clutter: How to Market Your Cause and Attract New Champions,” Scott Henderson, Principal at CauseShift and Campaign Manager of WeCanEndThis.com
“Global Health Education: Policies, Practices, and Innovations in Organizations and Systems,” Brian Heuser, M.T.S., Ed.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Department of Leadership, Policy and Organizations; Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
“Proceedings From The African Glaucoma Summit,” Leon Herndon, MD, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Glaucoma Service, Duke University Eye Center
“Workshop – Starting a Nonprofit: Myths and Realities,” Maurice Segall and Rick Hobish, JD, Pro Bono Partnership
“Global Health: Leadership, Not Money,” Karl Hofmann, President and CEO, PSI
“Rescuing the Bottom Billion Through Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases,” Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute; Distinguished Research Pressor and Walter G. Ross Professor and Chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University
Paul Hudnut, Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise Program, College of Business-Colorado State University; Founder and Director, Envirofit International
“Global Infertility and the Millennial Challenge of Reproductive ‘Tourism,’” Marcia Inhorn, MPH, PhD, William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs Chair, Council on Middle East Studies
Jonathan Jackson, Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi
“IQSolutions, Using Health Informatics to Make Informed Decisions,” Bobby Jefferson, Health IT Project Manager, Futures Group
“Farmers First: Scaling a Permanent and Sustainable End To Hunger,” Tony Kalm, Director, One Acre Fund
Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Mehmood Khan, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo
“Ecological Sanitation in Emergencies: Turning Wastes into Resources in Post-Earthquake Haiti,” Sasha Kramer, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
“The Road To Hell: The Ethics of Global Health Response,” Gregory Luke Larkin, MD, Professor & Chief, Section of International Emergency Medicine & Global Health, Yale School of Medicine
“How To Create a Social Venture,” Moses Lee, Managing Editor, NextBillion.net; Entrepreneurship Academic Program Manager and Lecturer in Social Entrepreneurship, University of Michigan
“Zilch: The Power of Zero in Business,” Nancy Lublin, CEO, Do Something
“Building Widespread Political Support for Newborn, Child and Maternal Health,” Charles MacCormack, CEO, Save The Children
“Agriculture, The Other Health Intervention,” Bonnie McClafferty, Head, Development & Communications, HarvestPlus
John McGoldrick, JD, Chairman, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., and Special Advisor, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
“Collective Rights to HIV Prevention: Human Rights for the Public’s Health,” Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, Department of Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Change an Industry,” Jeff Mendelsohn, CEO, New Leaf Paper
“Workshop – The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Change an Industry,” Jeff Mendelsohn, CEO, New Leaf Paper
“The Talent Gap: A Leadership Opportunity,” Blair Miller, Talent Manager, Acumen Fund
“Architecture for the Underserved,” Michael Murphy, MASS Group
“Clean Energy — A Key to Health and Development,” Anne Murray, Senior Development Officer, E+CO
Moses Musaazi, PhD, Professor and Former Head, Electrical Engineering Department, Makerere University; Founder and Managing Director of Technology for Tomorrow; Developer of Makapad
“Photonics Based Telemedicine Technologies Toward Smart Global Health Systems,” Aydogan Ozcan, PhD, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, NanoSystems Institute, UCLA
“Disability in the Developing World–Is There a Solution?” Ron Nabors, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Blind Mission-US
Momar Ndao, DVM, MSc, PhD, Director, National Reference Centre for Parasitology; Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases; Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Julia Novy-Hildesley, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
“Electronic Medical Records: On Becoming a Digital Doctor,” Matthew Paul, MD, Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons
Ken Patterson, RESULTS Educational Fund, Global Grassroots Manager
“Building Successful Public Private Partnerships in Global Health: A Private Sector Perspective From The Malaria Community,” Steven Phillips, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, ExxonMobil Corporation
“Workshop – Design Global Change,” Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, University of Hartford
“Empowering Women to Have The Children They Want Safely,” Malcolm Potts, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOG, Bixby Professor, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley
“Project Firefly: Next-Generation Infant Phototherapy for Developing Countries,” Timothy Prestero, CEO, Design That Matters
“Health Systems Strengthening in Fragile States – What Do We Know? Examples From MSH Work,” Jonathan D. Quick, MD, MPH, President & CEO, Management Sciences For Health
“How Can The Global Health Community Leverage Data Online for Decisions and Impact?” Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications
“Bioethical Considerations in Surgical Volunteerism,” Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
“Microbicides for HIV Prevention: New Science, New Hope,” Zeda Rosenberg, CEO, International Partnership for Microbicides
Jennifer Ruger, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor, Division of Health Policy and Administration, Yale School of Public Health
“YOUTH ZONES: A Film and Poetry Initiative on Young People from Conflicts and Natural Disasters,” Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker
Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Economic Growth, USAID
Harshad Sanghvi, Vice President and Medical Director of JHPIEGO
Simon Sinek, Sinek Partners
“WE CARE Solar – Bringing Light to Maternal Health Care,” Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar
“Reducing Maternal Mortality: Designing Programs for Success in Developing Countries,” Mary Ellen Stanton, USAID Senior Maternal Health Advisor
Evan A. Thomas, PhD, P.E., Executive Vice President, Manna Energy Limited
“Patient Adherence to Glaucoma Medications: Current Concepts,” James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
“Global HIV Prevention,” Sten Vermund, MD, PhD, Director, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
“Hearing The Unheard Cry: Strategies to Save Newborn Lives at Scale,” Steve Wall, Senior Newborn Health Research Advisor, Save The Children
“WaterCredit: Driving Financial Innovation in Water Supply & Sanitation For The Poor,” Gary White, Executive Director, Water.org
“Design Thinking For Social Innovation,” Jocelyn Wyatt, Social Innovation Lead, IDEO
“Workshop – Design Thinking,” Jocelyn Wyatt, Social Innovation Lead, IDEO
“Narrowing The Gap Between Evidence and Action in Global Health,” Gavin Yamey, MD, MA, MRCP, Lead, Evidence to Policy Initiative (E2Pi), Global Health Group
“ECOfashion: An ECOpreneur’s Journey to Transform the Global Textile Industry,” Marci Zaroff, Founder and CEO, FASE; Founder, Under the Canopy
The conference will include more than 200 speakers. More speakers to be announced.
SAVE THE DATE! September 9-11, 2010: AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop (Hotel Deadline August 19)
7th AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop
Building Capacity to Improve Health for All
September 9-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Coral Gables, Florida
Connect with people, projects and places at the 7th AAFP Family Medicine Global Health Workshop. Choose from more than 45 presentations. Share your experience during interactive Q&A sessions, panel discussions and workshop special events.
You will meet with faculty, physicians and other health professionals and learn how
Â· to explore options for global health involvement,
Â· to develop and sustain international partnerships,
Â· to provide health care and medical education in the context of scarce resources and
Â· to increase the impact of global health rotations on studentsâ€™ and residentsâ€™ professional development
Special Guest Speakers
Donna E. Shalala, PhD
President, University of Miami
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD
Murdock Head Professor of Medicine and Health Policy
George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Registration and Hotel Information:
Registration is available online – www.aafp.org/intl/workshop or call 1-800 – 272-2237.
Hotel deadline is August 19.
Questions? Contact Rebecca Janssen, AAFP International Activities Senior Program Coordinator, at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE! September 20-21, 2010: CUGH Conference
|Please join us for the 2nd annual meeting of the
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Interdisciplinary Science in Global Health:
Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
SAVE THE DATE! CFAR Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women, October 27-28th, 2010
The second Center for AIDS Research Joint Symposium on HIV Research in Women will be held in Chicago, October 27-28, 2010, partnering with the WIHS meeting. It will be hosted by the Chicago D-CFAR (Rush University Medical Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, and Cook County Bureau of Health Services). The workshop aims to bring together investigators involved in HIV research in women to generate collaborative activities between CFARs and other research networks, highlight cutting-edge science, identify research gaps related to HIV and women, and promote opportunities for young investigators.
Sessions to include:
HIV across the Lifecycle
Treatment and Co-morbidities
Primary Prevention of HIV in Women
Abstracts will be solicited through the CFAR network.
For more information, email email@example.com.
More information will be coming as it is available.
Center for AIDS Research
Developmental and International Cores
Creative and Novel Ideas in HIV Research Award Program
mail: 325 9th Ave, Box 359931, Seattle, WA 98105
location: 1369.2 Ninth and Jefferson Building, 908 Jefferson, Seattle, WA 98104
The Department of Emergency Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital is seeking a highly motivated person who is interested in helping to create an educational video for Spanish-speaking Latinos about HIV and HIV testing. This National Institutes for Health-sponsored project involves travel to six clinical and non-clinical sites around the continental United States and Puerto Rico and interviewing patients and HIV testing clients. The project also entails helping to draft and refine the educational video and determining its effectiveness in providing comprehensible, culturally-appropriate, linguistically-correct information about HIV and HIV testing. The candidate for this position MUST be fluent in English and Spanish, and will likely be a native speaker of Spanish. Other requirements include: (1) holding at least a bachelor’s degree, (2) interest and preferably experience in the health care or public health setting, (3) having a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a rental car at the travel sites, (4) ability to travel to the study sites (approximately 10-12 weeks of travel), (5) remain with the study for approximately two years, and (6) complete training in HIV counseling and testing and rapid HIV testing.
Roland C. Merchant, MD, MPH, ScD
Emergency Medicine and Community Health
Warren Alpert Medical School
Rhode Island Hospital
(O): (401) 444-5109
Ongoing: Internship with Edesia
Nutrition Research Internship
Hunger manifests itself in many ways other than starvation and famine. Most people who battle hunger deal with chronic undernourishment and vitamin or mineral deficiencies. These deficiencies result in stunted growth, weakness and heightened susceptibility to illness. Children, pregnant and lactating women, and people living with HIV/AIDS are among the most vulnerable groups for undernourishment. In fact, more than 20 million babies are born with low birth weight in developing countries every year.
However, these vulnerabilities will vary greatly according to regions, crisis situations, cultural norms, and even individual case severity. Addressing malnutrition then becomes an even more complicated problem to address.
Edesia is a non-profit dedicated to issues of global malnutrition. It is the first licensed producer of Plumpy’nut® and other Ready-to-Use Foods (RUFs) in the U.S. Edesia partners with stakeholders and facilitates collaborations worldwide to continue research and development to move towards prevention, address needs in Central and South America where these products have not yet been implemented to their full potential and support to local producers around the globe.
RUFs are energy-dense pastes made with peanuts, milk powder, sugar, vegetable oils and a fortified vitamin/mineral mixture. They are revolutionary because they do not need to be refrigerated or mixed with water – two things not readily available in the developing world. They are used in community-based treatment of malnutrition and nutritional supplementations.
Edesia has a factory in Providence, Rhode Island with the capacity to produce Plumpy’nut®, Supplementary’Plumpy®, Plumpy’doz®, and Nutributter® to address a wide scope of malnutrition problems. In the first year of production Edesia will have the ability to produce enough Plumpy’nut® to treat over 450,000 malnourished children in the developing world.
The scope of the malnutrition problem is very wide and the needs vary greatly. In order to address those needs we are looking for high quality interns to help develop comprehensive overviews of specific regions, vulnerable populations and their needs. We will be flexible with topics, taking into account personal passions and interests of individual students. A list of potential topics include-
- Central and South America
o Survey of the current nutritional status
o Market survey of nutritional supplements in use
o Overview of non-profit organizations working on nutritional programming
- Survey of Nutritional Needs for Vulnerable Populations
o People living with HIV/AIDS
o Pregnant and lactating women
o Children under two years
o Crisis situations
Edesia is looking for students with the following skills-
- Language skills- For any Central and South America research students will have to be able to read documents and contact organizations working in the field, so an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish will be required.
- Ability to work independently- Edesia will be there to support and provide leadership and guidance for research but an ability to conduct independent research and take initiative will be required.
- Strong writing and analytical skills- in order to produce a high quality document that can be used to create and further develop nutritional supplements the study must be thorough.
- Research experience- Student will need to be detail oriented but also have the ability to understand the bigger picture.
These skills and abilities will not be required but will be taken into consideration when deciding on a candidate to work with Edesia-
- Passion for nutrition, development, and non-profit and international issues
- Creativity and flexibility
- Ability to work within a team
Please note that this internship is located in Providence, RI.
For more information and to apply, please contact:
88 Royal Little Drive
Providence, RI 02904
office: (401) 272-5521
fax: (401) 272-5526
cell: (401) 256-9344
Ongoing: Global Health Volunteer Opportunity available
Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps is an immersive global health experience for students and for professionals. All volunteers participating in Unite For Sight’s international programs are Global Impact Fellows.
What do Global Impact Fellows do? They participate daily with local ophthalmic nurses, local optometrists, and local ophthalmologists to eliminate patient barriers to care and to facilitate comprehensive year-round eye care for patients living in extreme poverty. They assist with patient education, visual acuity screening, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, data compilation and analysis, and other important support tasks. Through hands-on, structured training, volunteers gain a comprehensive understanding about best practices in global health and social entrepreneurship. Global Impact Fellows gain skills and are nurtured to become new leaders in global health, and they receive a Certificate in Global Health & Program Delivery. Additionally, Global Impact Fellows may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing global health research.
Who is eligible? Anyone from any country is eligible to apply. Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellows are 18 years and older, and there is no upper age limit. Global Impact Fellows range from undergraduate students to medical students, public health students and public health professionals, nurses, educators, opticians, optometrists and ophthalmologists.
Locations of Year-Round Eye Care Delivery:
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)
- Accra and Kumasi Regions, Ghana
- Tamale, Ghana
- Varying Rural Villages, Ghana
- Tegucigalpa, Honduras
- Bihar, India
- Chennai, India
- New Delhi, India
- Orissa, India
Complete details online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad
Ongoing: Haiti Medical Student Grant Opportunity
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
Working to keep the care in healthcare
Help for Haiti
Request for Proposals
In response to the catastrophe in Haiti, The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, a non-profit organization, has established a Help for Haiti Fund to send medical students to provide assistance to the victims of the Haitian earthquake.
Haiti Assistance Fund Program
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation is offering service grants of up to $3,000 to medical students who want to participate in the relief projects to help the victims of the Haitian earthquake. Student projects may include direct medical aid or non-medical assistance to victims and those adversely affected by this disaster. (Examples might include: assisting in healthcare, providing healthcare information to displaced persons in shelters, assistance to overstressed relief workers, helping to rebuild structures, or instituting social and educational programs for small children.)
Award: The fellowships will provide funding of up to $300/week (not to exceed 10 weeks) to pay for travel and a living stipend. Funding from other sources may be used in conjunction with the Gold Foundation fellowship. Funds are limited and proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Proposal and Application Requirements
Eligibility: Any student of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathy in North America may apply for funding from the Help for Haiti Fund. Students must work through an on-site relief organization, or under the supervision of an on-site healthcare provider. The student’s medical school will be the official recipient of the grant and must be classified as a tax-exempt, not-for-profit institution. No grant funds may be used for institutional or administrative overhead.
All applications must include:
1. Cover sheet with:
a. Title of project
b. Name of healthcare or relief organization
c. Name and full contact information (including email) of student applicant
d. Name and address of institutions:
i. Medical school (include contact person, such as Dean of Students, Dean of Medical Education)
ii. Healthcare/relief organization (include on-site supervisor’s contact information)
e. Project timeline and total dollar amount requested
2. Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) with:
a. Project description (including goal, target population, implementation plan and timeline)
b. Short description of on-site healthcare or relief organization
3. Letters of support from:
a. Student’s medical school (e.g. from Dean of Students and/or Faculty Mentor)
b. An authorized representative of the on-site healthcare or relief organization.
4. Copy of medical school’s tax-exempt designation letter, including Federal Tax Identification Number.
Proposals should be emailed to: Proposals@gold-foundation.org
For inquires, please contact:
Ann Bruder Tel: 201-567-7999
Director of Programs Fax: 201-567-7880
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
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The Gold Foundation is gathering personal stories from people in the medical community about Haitian Relief. We will publish these essays and narratives on our website. Please send any submissions to us at the address above.
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To promote humanistic patient care, the Gold Foundation supports a broad spectrum of diverse educational programs and projects at medical schools and teaching hospitals. Through its programs in physician education, the Foundation cultivates and extols humanistic characteristics, such as integrity, compassion, respect, empathy and service. To learn more about The Arnold P. Gold Foundation, visit our website, www.humanism-in-medicine.org.