Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Project Muso Ladamunen

Job Opportunity:  Executive Director, Project Muso Ladamunen

Organizational Profile:

Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that operates in Yirimadjo, Mali, a West African country currently ranked the 5th poorest in the world.  Partnering with the Malian Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, Tostan, and others, PML brings together health care delivery, non-formal education, microfinance, and community action to address the root causes of disease. Through action, training, research, and advocacy, PML works with communities in Mali to stop cycles of poverty and disease, and create cycles of health and wellbeing in their place. More information is available at www.projectmuso.org .

Position Description:

The Executive Director plays a critical role guiding and supporting PML’s strategic development. The Executive Director coordinates the efforts of Project Muso’s 73 part time, full time, and volunteer team members, leads and implements Project Muso’s fundraising strategy for growth and scale-up, and cultivates key partnerships. Project Muso is in the midst of piloting its strategy in Yirimadjo, Mali, an area of 20,000 people. With encouraging results from the first years of its pilot, Project Muso is planning toward strategic scale-up and replication in the years to come. As Project Muso’s primary organizational administrator outside of Mali, the ED plays a central role in guiding Project Muso’s growth and development at this critical juncture for the organization and the thousands of community partners it serves.

The ED will split their time between Project Muso’s field site and field office in Mali and Project Muso’s office at Still Harbor in Boston. The full-time position requires a commitment and passion for social justice work. The ideal candidate will be ready to take on new and unexpected challenges while providing consistent, strategic leadership. Prior experience planning and executing successful fundraising campaigns is key. We are looking for a team player, creative thinker and self-starter. French is required. Bamanankan language skills are a plus.
Download the complete job description at: http://parthealth.3cdn.net/76e1ee0dfd265f36eb_upm6bhda1.pdf


Jessica Beckerman Co-Executive Director
Project Muso Ladamunen
(Mali) 223.77.95.6865
(US) 617.872.7079
(S) jessicabeckerman
jessica@projectmuso.org
www.projectmuso.org
www.pih.org/pages/mali

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 11/15/2010-11/19/2010 and beyond

November 16, 2010:  Talk

The Program in Public Health
In Conjunction With
The Office of International Affairs
Invites you to attend
“Poverty and Social Assistance in Current China”
Presented by
Xinping Guan, PhD
Professor and Dean
Department of Social Work & Social Policy
Nankai University
Tianjin, China
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
121 South Main Street
Room 245
~Light Refreshments Will Be Served~

November 19-20, 2010:  Seminar
Two day seminar “The Forgotten Epidemic” HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

November 25, 2010:  Abstract Submission Deadline

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

DEADLINE SUBMISSION: 25th November 2010

Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2011, that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2011.

It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education, Technology and Development.

The attendance of more than 500 delegates from more than 60 countries is expected, being an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, academics, educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents.

You can present your contributions in two modalities:

  • In person: oral and poster presentations.
  • Virtually: if you can not attend in person.

INTED2011 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!

Yours sincerely,
INTED2011 Organising Committee
inted2011@iated.org

Copyright (C) 2006-2011 IATED
All rights reserved

Important notes…

Dates:
7th-9th March 2011

Venue:
Valencia, SPAIN

On-line abstract submission available here!

Deadlines
Abstract submission:
25th November 2010

Acceptance notification:
16th December 2010

Final Paper submission:
26th January 2011
For more information:
www.inted2011.org

November 29, 2010:  Call for Applications

*****************************  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS    ************************************
Attention all Graduate and Professional Students interested in Global Policy:

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland is now accepting applications for its 2011 cohort.

Who: Past program participants include graduate and professional students from all disciplines, including law, medicine, public policy, international affairs, business, environmental studies, and other graduate or professional students interested in issues of global policy and governance.

What:
The Program on Global Policy and Governance offers students unparalleled access to internships in Geneva-based institutions,  the opportunity to learn directly from experts working to resolve some the world’s biggest challenges, and a community of fellow students from around the world.
The program includes:

** A 10-12 week policy internship in Geneva
** Events throughout the summer providing opportunities to socialize and network with other policy interns and  experts
** A choice of one of the following four intensive, weeklong courses:

1) Environment and Sustainable Development
2) Global Health Fellows: Health Policy in a Globalizing World
3) Global Economic Governance and Development
4) Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights

When: A typical internship spans between May 15 and August 15, 2011.  The course week will take place in late  June or early July. There is flexibility on the start and ending dates for individual students.

Applications for the Summer 2011 program are due November 29, 2010.

Additional details about the program and admission requirements can be found on our website:

www.sanford.duke.edu/geneva

For questions contact geneva@duke.edu or 919.613.9214.  We are happy to talk about specific  internship opportunities and put you in touch with program alumni.

Patrick Morris

Senior Program Coordinator

Duke University PhD in Public Policy Program

Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance

254 Rubenstein Hall

Box 90243

Durham, NC 27708

P 919.613.9214

F 919.684.3702

sanford.duke.edu

December 15, 2010:  Northwestern University-based study abroad opportunity, priority application deadline 1

The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is excited to share with you a distinctive, credit-bearing study abroad and experiential learning program called the Global Engagement Summer Institute (GESI). GESI begins at Northwestern’s Chicago campus with intensive pre-departure coursework in community development and international leadership. Students then venture abroad to intern in interdisciplinary teams of four to five at community-based nonprofits in Bolivia, India, Nicaragua, or Uganda. At the end of the summer, students from all four sites return to Chicago for a Final Learning Summit, where they share geographical experiences, reflect on their learning, and explore how to transform their GESI summer into a lifetime of global engagement.  Students receive two credits (equivalent to six semester hours) from Northwestern upon completion.  For more information see gesi.northwestern.edu

January 10, 2011:  Deadline for applications for new CFAR funding opportunity for international researchers

The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for international researchers collaborating with CFAR faculty members.

The CFAR International Developmental Research Program offers initial and pilot awards to investigators in Kenya, India, Ghana and the Philippines.  Each of these focus countries offer an existing academic affiliation with either Brown or Tufts University, or both, in the academic institutions noted below:

·        Moi University – Kenya

·        Christian Medical College – Vellore, India

·        University of Ghana – Ghana

·        University of the Philippines – Philippines

Applications will be due by January 10, 2011.  Please visit the CFAR website for specific details and contact information  (http://www.lifespan.org/cfar/developmental-internat_guidelines.html).

January 20, 2011:  Applications for Emory Global Health Case Competitions Due

The EGHCC is an innovative student learning program that brings together students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge in both a competitive and collaborative environment. The EGHCC borrows its format from business school case competitions where student teams formulate recommendations for a business case, but the EGHCC is unique in that it requires students to work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze a real-world global health challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video that our students put together about this student-initiated and student-coordinated learning opportunity.

<http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v

The Case Competition planning committee would like for you to encourage students from your university to send an interdisciplinary team to Emory in March to participate in the 2011 National Emory Global Health Case Competition.  We anticipate that students from all disciplines will be excited to participate, and having your support will be vital in making that happen.  We are expecting slots to fill quickly this year, so I hope you’ll start speaking with interested students in the next few weeks.  We will be accepting entry letters and deposits from November 1, 2010 through January 20, 2011.  Information regarding entry guidelines is attached.  If you have any questions, please contact our student leaders at 404-727-1551 or by email: Gretchen Van Ess (gvaness@emory.edu<mailto:gvaness@emory.edu>) or Amanda Stinger (awsting@emory.edu<mailto:awsting@emory.edu>).
For more information, see:  <http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php

January 31, 2011:  Deadline for Second Annual  Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award applications

Second Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award
Recognizing Emerging African Leaders in Infectious Disease

Accordia Global Health Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award and to invite nominations and applications.

The award was established in memory of Dr. Merle Sande, a co-founder of Accordia and a renowned infectious diseases specialist known for his enthusiasm for work and life, his joy of teaching, and his outstanding leadership abilities. In 2010, Accordia presented the first Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to Dr. W.D. Francois Venter, senior director of the HIV Management Cluster in the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) at the University of Witwatersrand, for his remarkable knowledge and experience, dedication to his patients, and resounding impact on his country’s fight against HIV.

In 2011, Accordia will present the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to an emerging African leader who has contributed to the field of infectious disease and embodies Dr. Sande’s passion, intellectual drive, and spirit. The successful candidate will be a young leader with remarkable personal accomplishments in teaching, research, and/or clinical science.

Nominations and applications will be accepted through 31 January 2011, and the award will be announced in April 2011. The awardee will be invited to lead two (2) days of rounds, lectures, and a keynote address at the Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in May 2011.

More Information

To be considered, a completed application must be emailed to sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org by 31 January 2011.

If you have any questions related to the Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award, the application, or the evaluation process, please email sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org.

# # #

Accordia Global Health Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) global health organization building Africa’s capacity to fight infectious disease through training, research, care and prevention. Accordia works in partnership with individuals, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and governments from Africa, Europe, and North America to achieve its vision of a healthier Africa. For more information, please visit www.accordiafoundation.org.

1101 14th Street, NW Suite 801 Washington, DC 20005 USA
tel (202) 534-1200 fax (202) 534-1220 info@accordiafoundation.org

GlobeMed Student Chapter:  Founding Opportunity

About GlobeMed

GlobeMed is a network of university students who partner with grassroots organizations around the world to improve the health of people living in poverty. The GlobeMed network includes 33 chapters at university campuses throughout the country with partners that span the world from Liberia to Nepal. Since 2007, GlobeMed students have raised over $250,000 for public health projects in 21 communities around the world.  Working together in solidarity, these partnerships  have supported programs including community health worker trainings in Guatemala, maternal health education in rural Rwanda and income-generating initiatives in Uganda. Selected as a 2010 “best practice of global health” organization by the Global Health Task Force of the U.S. Summit and Initiative for Global Citizen Diplomacy, GlobeMed is embarking on a period of unprecedented growth and expansion.

Founding a Chapter

GlobeMed is currently accepting applications from passionate and committed undergraduates who are interested in bringing GlobeMed to their university. Chapter Founders will work with advisors from the GlobeMed National Office throughout the year to lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable GlobeMed chapter on their campus.  As a Chapter Founder, you will develop a long-term partnership with a grassroots health organization, establish GlobeMed as a student group at your university, and build a highly-effective team of dedicated students. Working alongside GlobeMed students from across the country, you will be part of a movement of thousands of students who are dedicating their time and energy to improving the health of the impoverished.

Please visit www.imagine2030.org to find out more about the GlobeMed model, partners and projects, and 2011 chapter founder application process. Also, please feel free to post and/or pass out this flyer on campus to spread the word about this unique leadership opportunity.


Together, we can build a more just and equitable world.

“I’ve watched our chapter grow from an idea into a determined group of students and a powerful voice for change. Together, we’ve helped our partner increase access to health services in Nicaragua. I am proud of and inspired by my peers for taking up the challenge with me and joining the movement for global health equity.”
– Shannon Fuller, Chapter Founder of GlobeMed at Rhodes College.

Contact founders@globemed.org
GlobeMed |
www.globemed.org |

Job Opportunity:  Executive Director, Project Muso Ladamunen

Organizational Profile:

Project Muso Ladamunen (PML) is a rapidly growing non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that operates in Yirimadjo, Mali, a West African country currently ranked the 5th poorest in the world.  Partnering with the Malian Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, Tostan, and others, PML brings together health care delivery, non-formal education, microfinance, and community action to address the root causes of disease. Through action, training, research, and advocacy, PML works with communities in Mali to stop cycles of poverty and disease, and create cycles of health and wellbeing in their place. More information is available at www.projectmuso.org .

Position Description:

The Executive Director plays a critical role guiding and supporting PML’s strategic development. The Executive Director coordinates the efforts of Project Muso’s 73 part time, full time, and volunteer team members, leads and implements Project Muso’s fundraising strategy for growth and scale-up, and cultivates key partnerships. Project Muso is in the midst of piloting its strategy in Yirimadjo, Mali, an area of 20,000 people. With encouraging results from the first years of its pilot, Project Muso is planning toward strategic scale-up and replication in the years to come. As Project Muso’s primary organizational administrator outside of Mali, the ED plays a central role in guiding Project Muso’s growth and development at this critical juncture for the organization and the thousands of community partners it serves.

The ED will split their time between Project Muso’s field site and field office in Mali and Project Muso’s office at Still Harbor in Boston. The full-time position requires a commitment and passion for social justice work. The ideal candidate will be ready to take on new and unexpected challenges while providing consistent, strategic leadership. Prior experience planning and executing successful fundraising campaigns is key. We are looking for a team player, creative thinker and self-starter. French is required. Bamanankan language skills are a plus.
Download the complete job description at: http://parthealth.3cdn.net/76e1ee0dfd265f36eb_upm6bhda1.pdf


Jessica Beckerman Co-Executive Director
Project Muso Ladamunen
(Mali) 223.77.95.6865
(US) 617.872.7079
(S) jessicabeckerman
jessica@projectmuso.org
www.projectmuso.org
www.pih.org/pages/mali

Membership Opportunity:  Global Health Council

Colleagues,

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.

To Enroll
Go to: https://my.globalhealth.org and select First Visit.
Important: Please be sure to select Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School in the company drop down menu to ensure you receive the complimentary membership.

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 membership@globalhealth.org

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 11/8/2010-11/12/2010, and beyond

November 9, 2010:  Talk

BRIGHT/Global Health Noon Conference

(Brown Residency International/Global Health Training)

Iron Deficiency and Protective Immunity in Falciparum Malaria

Jonathan Kurtis, MD, PhD

Director, Center for International Health Research

November 9, 2010

12:00pm

George Auditorium

Rhode Island Hospital

All are welcome

November 10, 2010:  Application Deadline

Climate and Culture Change in the Andes

The Center for Social Well Being is now in its 10th year offering our 3 week training program in interdisciplinary qualitative field methods, as well as Spanish and Quechua language classes, in the Peruvian Andes.  The combined undergraduate and graduate level seminar is held at the center’s rural base, an adobe lodge on an ecological ranch in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range of the Callejón de Huaylas, 7 hours northeast of Lima. Coursework provides in-depth orientation to theory and practice in field investigation that emphasizes methods in Participatory Action Research and Andean Ethnography centered on themes of Climate Change with respect to Ecology, Health, Education, Community Organization and related topics. Students have the opportunity to actively engage in ongoing investigations in local agricultural communities to develop effective field research techniques, and to acquire language skills. In addition, the program provides excursions to museums, archaeological sites, glacial lakes and hotsprings; optional recreational activities include hiking, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and trekking. Visits to Machu Picchu are available as a post program excursion to Cuzco.

Total cost is $3,200 US dollars. This includes all in-country travel, food and accommodations at the rural center, and course materials. The program is under the direction of Applied Medical Anthropologist, Patricia J. Hammer, Ph.D., and Ecologist, Flor de María Barreto Tosi.

Program dates: December 26th 2010 through January 14th 2011

For an application contact: phammer@wayna.rcp.net.pe

Or click on: http://www.socialwellbeing.org/FieldSchool2003-3.htm

Further information available at www.socialwellbeing.org

Application Deadline: November 10th

November 11, 2010:  Talk

Thursday, November 11, Lori Leonard of Johns Hopkins University will be at the PSTC as part of the Fall Colloquia Series. Her talk is entitled “Experiments in ‘Development’: Notes from a decade of fieldwork on a ‘model’ pipeline project in Chad” and will be held at 12:00 noon in the Seminar Room – Mencoff Hall at 68 Waterman St.

Lori Leonard received her ScD in Health & Social Behavior and Population & International Health from Harvard in 1996 and joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 2000. Her current research includes a long-term, NSF-funded study of the impacts of the development of the oil industry and the construction of a major pipeline on households in southern Chad and an NIDA-funded ethnographic study of the social worlds of young women in four major US cities (Chicago, Miami, New Orleans, and New York City) who are living with HIV. Dr. Leonard has recently published work in Qualitative Health Research, the Journal of Adolescent Health, and Medische Antropologie, and received the Margaret Bright Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008.

Please contact me if you would like to arrange a meeting with next week’s speaker. There will also be a graduate student group meeting at 10:45 in the Goldstein room with pastries.

Coffee and bread will be available at 10:30 in the seminar room.

November 12, 2010:  MGH Center for Global Health Inaugural Symposium

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Broadening the Response:
The Role of Academic Medical Centers in Global Health


Please join us on November 12, 2010 for our inaugural symposium. Featured speakers and guests include:

• Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Partners in Health

• U.S. Ambassador Eric Goosby
Global AIDS Coordinator

• Walter T. Gwenigale, MD
Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Liberia

• U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Chairman, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Register for the symposium

November 19-20, 2010:  Seminar

Two day seminar “The Forgotten Epidemic” HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

November 25, 2010:  Abstract Submission Deadline

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

DEADLINE SUBMISSION: 25th November 2010

Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2011, that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2011.

It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education, Technology and Development.

The attendance of more than 500 delegates from more than 60 countries is expected, being an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, academics, educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents.

You can present your contributions in two modalities:

  • In person: oral and poster presentations.
  • Virtually: if you can not attend in person.

INTED2011 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!

Yours sincerely,
INTED2011 Organising Committee
inted2011@iated.org

Copyright (C) 2006-2011 IATED
All rights reserved

Important notes…

Dates:
7th-9th March 2011

Venue:
Valencia, SPAIN

On-line abstract submission available here!

Deadlines
Abstract submission:
25th November 2010

Acceptance notification:
16th December 2010

Final Paper submission:
26th January 2011
For more information:
www.inted2011.org

November 29, 2010:  Call for Applications

*****************************  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS    ************************************
Attention all Graduate and Professional Students interested in Global Policy:

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland is now accepting applications for its 2011 cohort.

Who: Past program participants include graduate and professional students from all disciplines, including law, medicine, public policy, international affairs, business, environmental studies, and other graduate or professional students interested in issues of global policy and governance.

What:
The Program on Global Policy and Governance offers students unparalleled access to internships in Geneva-based institutions,  the opportunity to learn directly from experts working to resolve some the world’s biggest challenges, and a community of fellow students from around the world.
The program includes:

** A 10-12 week policy internship in Geneva
** Events throughout the summer providing opportunities to socialize and network with other policy interns and  experts
** A choice of one of the following four intensive, weeklong courses:

1) Environment and Sustainable Development
2) Global Health Fellows: Health Policy in a Globalizing World
3) Global Economic Governance and Development
4) Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights

When: A typical internship spans between May 15 and August 15, 2011.  The course week will take place in late  June or early July. There is flexibility on the start and ending dates for individual students.

Applications for the Summer 2011 program are due November 29, 2010.

Additional details about the program and admission requirements can be found on our website:

www.sanford.duke.edu/geneva

For questions contact geneva@duke.edu or 919.613.9214.  We are happy to talk about specific  internship opportunities and put you in touch with program alumni.

Patrick Morris

Senior Program Coordinator

Duke University PhD in Public Policy Program

Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance

254 Rubenstein Hall

Box 90243

Durham, NC 27708

P 919.613.9214

F 919.684.3702

sanford.duke.edu

December 15, 2010:  Northwestern University-based study abroad opportunity, priority application deadline 1

The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is excited to share with you a distinctive, credit-bearing study abroad and experiential learning program called the Global Engagement Summer Institute (GESI). GESI begins at Northwestern’s Chicago campus with intensive pre-departure coursework in community development and international leadership. Students then venture abroad to intern in interdisciplinary teams of four to five at community-based nonprofits in Bolivia, India, Nicaragua, or Uganda. At the end of the summer, students from all four sites return to Chicago for a Final Learning Summit, where they share geographical experiences, reflect on their learning, and explore how to transform their GESI summer into a lifetime of global engagement.  Students receive two credits (equivalent to six semester hours) from Northwestern upon completion.  For more information see gesi.northwestern.edu

January 10, 2011:  Deadline for applications for new CFAR funding opportunity for international researchers

The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for international researchers collaborating with CFAR faculty members.

The CFAR International Developmental Research Program offers initial and pilot awards to investigators in Kenya, India, Ghana and the Philippines.  Each of these focus countries offer an existing academic affiliation with either Brown or Tufts University, or both, in the academic institutions noted below:

·        Moi University – Kenya

·        Christian Medical College – Vellore, India

·        University of Ghana – Ghana

·        University of the Philippines – Philippines

Applications will be due by January 10, 2011.  Please visit the CFAR website for specific details and contact information  (http://www.lifespan.org/cfar/developmental-internat_guidelines.html).

January 20, 2011:  Applications for Emory Global Health Case Competitions Due

The EGHCC is an innovative student learning program that brings together students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge in both a competitive and collaborative environment. The EGHCC borrows its format from business school case competitions where student teams formulate recommendations for a business case, but the EGHCC is unique in that it requires students to work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze a real-world global health challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video that our students put together about this student-initiated and student-coordinated learning opportunity.

<http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v

The Case Competition planning committee would like for you to encourage students from your university to send an interdisciplinary team to Emory in March to participate in the 2011 National Emory Global Health Case Competition.  We anticipate that students from all disciplines will be excited to participate, and having your support will be vital in making that happen.  We are expecting slots to fill quickly this year, so I hope you’ll start speaking with interested students in the next few weeks.  We will be accepting entry letters and deposits from November 1, 2010 through January 20, 2011.  Information regarding entry guidelines is attached.  If you have any questions, please contact our student leaders at 404-727-1551 or by email: Gretchen Van Ess (gvaness@emory.edu<mailto:gvaness@emory.edu>) or Amanda Stinger (awsting@emory.edu<mailto:awsting@emory.edu>).
For more information, see:  <http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php

January 31, 2011:  Deadline for Second Annual  Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award applications

Second Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award
Recognizing Emerging African Leaders in Infectious Disease

Accordia Global Health Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award and to invite nominations and applications.

The award was established in memory of Dr. Merle Sande, a co-founder of Accordia and a renowned infectious diseases specialist known for his enthusiasm for work and life, his joy of teaching, and his outstanding leadership abilities. In 2010, Accordia presented the first Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to Dr. W.D. Francois Venter, senior director of the HIV Management Cluster in the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) at the University of Witwatersrand, for his remarkable knowledge and experience, dedication to his patients, and resounding impact on his country’s fight against HIV.

In 2011, Accordia will present the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to an emerging African leader who has contributed to the field of infectious disease and embodies Dr. Sande’s passion, intellectual drive, and spirit. The successful candidate will be a young leader with remarkable personal accomplishments in teaching, research, and/or clinical science.

Nominations and applications will be accepted through 31 January 2011, and the award will be announced in April 2011. The awardee will be invited to lead two (2) days of rounds, lectures, and a keynote address at the Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in May 2011.

More Information

To be considered, a completed application must be emailed to sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org by 31 January 2011.

If you have any questions related to the Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award, the application, or the evaluation process, please email sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org.

# # #

Accordia Global Health Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) global health organization building Africa’s capacity to fight infectious disease through training, research, care and prevention. Accordia works in partnership with individuals, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and governments from Africa, Europe, and North America to achieve its vision of a healthier Africa. For more information, please visit www.accordiafoundation.org.

1101 14th Street, NW Suite 801 Washington, DC 20005 USA
tel (202) 534-1200 fax (202) 534-1220 info@accordiafoundation.org

Membership Opportunity:  Global Health Council

Colleagues,

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.

To Enroll
Go to: https://my.globalhealth.org and select First Visit.
Important: Please be sure to select Brown University, Warren Alpert Medical School in the company drop down menu to ensure you receive the complimentary membership.

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 membership@globalhealth.org

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Global Health Notices, 11/1/2010-11/5/2010 and beyond

November 1, 2010:   Application Deadlines:  Framework in Global Health Scholarships and Framework Faculty Curriculum Development Grants

Global Health Scholarship Applications are due November 1, 2010.

Scholarships enable students and trainees to work on global health issues for a minimum of 8 weeks. IRB apporval is not required for application, but for human subjects research, IRB approval MUST be obtained before the award. Applicants should become familiar with the Brown IRB application process ASAP, and are encouraged to contact the Brown IRB staff at (401) 863-3050.  For more information see:  http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

Faculty Curriculum Development Grant Applications are due November 1, 2010

The Framework in Global Health and the Office of International Affairs will co-sponsor grants to faculty who are developing new courses or revising existing ones by inviting guest speakers, adding readings or developing other initiatives that will bring global health content to the subject matter of the course.  The grants are intended to bring global health subject matter into seminars and courses that previously had none, as opposed to enhancing seminars and courses that already include global health content.  The grants will help cover the cost of students who assist instructors in revising the course, travel and related expenses for guest lecturers or other costs entailed with the integration of global health content into these courses.  All regular members of the Brown faculty are eligible to apply (see the Handbook of Academic Administration for clarification on Regular and Non-Regular Faculty.)

Your application should include:

  • Description of curriculum (2 to 5 pages): Include information about the kind of course you are proposing to develop; your pedagogical approach; whether this is an old or a new course; and how the inclusion of global health-related content will enhance your department’s and the university’s offerings in this field, and how this activity will have a long-term impact on the curriculum.
  • If guest lecturers are part of the proposal, a description of their role in this course and plans for the guest speaker’s campus wide engagements outside the classroom.
  • Letter of endorsement from the chair of your department or unit.
  • Detailed budget
  • We ask all faculty who receive a grant to make a commitment to solicit course evaluations from students at the end of term that specifically reflect on and assess the value and role of the contribution of global health content in the course, as well as submit 6-month and end-of-year progress reports.
  • We will also invite faculty who receive the grant to give a lecture in the Global Health and Medicine lecture series
  • We will also encourage faculty who receive the grant to serve as mentors to Framework in Global Health scholars/Global Health Concentration scholars as appropriate
  • Inquiries about the application and other administrative details should be directed to Paula Kim as Program Assistant.
  • Please send applications to the attention of Paula Kim, Program Assistant, Framework in Global Health, at Paula_Kim@Brown.edu or send to her attention at Box G-A4, Brown University.
  • For additional information including the application coversheet, please visit the Framework in Global Health website:  http://med.brown.edu/GHI/framework

November 1, 2010:   Application Deadline:  Foreign Studies Fellowship

The Foreign Studies Fellowship Program is intended to assist students enrolled in the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME) program, medical school and MPH program to organize and plan international health experiences. Each year, the Foreign Studies Fellowship Program awards a small number of competitive travel grants to students with particularly meritorious foreign study plans. The Program was established to promote, throughout students’ entire educational continuum, sensitivity to international health and a desire to engage in activities that will benefit developing nations. For more information, see:  http://med.brown.edu/GHI/fellowship

November 2, 2010:  Proposal Deadline — Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – Grand Challenges Explorations

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting grant proposals for
Round 6 of Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage
innovative and unconventional global health solutions. Applicants can be
at any experience level, in any discipline, and from any organization,
including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research
institutions, non-profit organizations and for profit companies.

Grant proposals are being accepted online until November 2, 2010 on the
following topics:

  • New! The Poliovirus Endgame: Create Ways to Accelerate, Sustain and Monitor Eradication
  • New!  Create the Next Generation of Sanitation Technologies
  • New!  Design New Approaches to Cure HIV Infection
  • Create New Technologies to improve the Health of Mothers and Newborns
  • Create Low-Cost Cell Phone-Based Applications for Priority Global Health Diseases

Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise
will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1
million.  Full descriptions of the new topics and application
instructions are available at:
http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/default.aspx

We are looking forward to receiving innovative ideas from around the
world and from all disciplines. If you have a great idea, apply. If you
know someone else who may have a great idea, please forward this
message.

Thank you for your commitment to solving the world’s greatest health
challenges.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

November 3, 2010:  Talk

November 12, 2010:  MGH Center for Global Health Inaugural Symposium

Click here if you cannot read this email
Broadening the Response:
The Role of Academic Medical Centers in Global Health


Please join us on November 12, 2010 for our inaugural symposium. Featured speakers and guests include:

• Paul Farmer, MD, PhD
Co-Founder, Partners in Health

• U.S. Ambassador Eric Goosby
Global AIDS Coordinator

• Walter T. Gwenigale, MD
Minister of Health and Social Welfare, Liberia

• U.S. Senator John F. Kerry
Chairman, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Register for the symposium

November 19-20, 2010:  Seminar

Two day seminar “The Forgotten Epidemic” HIV/AIDS: Crisis in Black America

November 25, 2010:  Abstract Submission Deadline

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

DEADLINE SUBMISSION: 25th November 2010

Dear colleague,

We invite you to submit your abstracts and participate in the 5th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, INTED2011, that will be held in Valencia (SPAIN) on the 7th, 8th and 9th of March 2011.

It will be an international forum to present and share your experiences in the fields of Education, Technology and Development.

The attendance of more than 500 delegates from more than 60 countries is expected, being an annual meeting point for lecturers, researchers, academics, educational scientists and technologists from all cultures and continents.

You can present your contributions in two modalities:

  • In person: oral and poster presentations.
  • Virtually: if you can not attend in person.

INTED2011 Abstracts CD and Proceedings CD, both with ISBN, will be produced with all accepted abstracts and papers.

We look forward to seeing you in Valencia!

Yours sincerely,
INTED2011 Organising Committee
inted2011@iated.org

Copyright (C) 2006-2011 IATED
All rights reserved

Important notes…

Dates:
7th-9th March 2011

Venue:
Valencia, SPAIN

On-line abstract submission available here!

Deadlines
Abstract submission:
25th November 2010

Acceptance notification:
16th December 2010

Final Paper submission:
26th January 2011
For more information:
www.inted2011.org

November 29, 2010:  Call for Applications

*****************************  CALL FOR APPLICATIONS    ************************************
Attention all Graduate and Professional Students interested in Global Policy:

The Duke Program on Global Policy and Governance in Geneva, Switzerland is now accepting applications for its 2011 cohort.

Who: Past program participants include graduate and professional students from all disciplines, including law, medicine, public policy, international affairs, business, environmental studies, and other graduate or professional students interested in issues of global policy and governance.

What:
The Program on Global Policy and Governance offers students unparalleled access to internships in Geneva-based institutions,  the opportunity to learn directly from experts working to resolve some the world’s biggest challenges, and a community of fellow students from around the world.
The program includes:

** A 10-12 week policy internship in Geneva
** Events throughout the summer providing opportunities to socialize and network with other policy interns and  experts
** A choice of one of the following four intensive, weeklong courses:

1) Environment and Sustainable Development
2) Global Health Fellows: Health Policy in a Globalizing World
3) Global Economic Governance and Development
4) Humanitarian Assistance and Human Rights

When: A typical internship spans between May 15 and August 15, 2011.  The course week will take place in late  June or early July. There is flexibility on the start and ending dates for individual students.

Applications for the Summer 2011 program are due November 29, 2010.

Additional details about the program and admission requirements can be found on our website:

www.sanford.duke.edu/geneva

For questions contact geneva@duke.edu or 919.613.9214.  We are happy to talk about specific  internship opportunities and put you in touch with program alumni.

Patrick Morris

Senior Program Coordinator

Duke University PhD in Public Policy Program

Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance

254 Rubenstein Hall

Box 90243

Durham, NC 27708

P 919.613.9214

F 919.684.3702

sanford.duke.edu

December 15, 2010:  Northwestern University-based study abroad opportunity, priority application deadline 1

The Northwestern University Center for Global Engagement is excited to share with you a distinctive, credit-bearing study abroad and experiential learning program called the Global Engagement Summer Institute (GESI). GESI begins at Northwestern’s Chicago campus with intensive pre-departure coursework in community development and international leadership. Students then venture abroad to intern in interdisciplinary teams of four to five at community-based nonprofits in Bolivia, India, Nicaragua, or Uganda. At the end of the summer, students from all four sites return to Chicago for a Final Learning Summit, where they share geographical experiences, reflect on their learning, and explore how to transform their GESI summer into a lifetime of global engagement.  Students receive two credits (equivalent to six semester hours) from Northwestern upon completion.  For more information see gesi.northwestern.edu

January 10, 2011:  Deadline for applications for new CFAR funding opportunity for international researchers

The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for international researchers collaborating with CFAR faculty members.

The CFAR International Developmental Research Program offers initial and pilot awards to investigators in Kenya, India, Ghana and the Philippines.  Each of these focus countries offer an existing academic affiliation with either Brown or Tufts University, or both, in the academic institutions noted below:

·        Moi University – Kenya

·        Christian Medical College – Vellore, India

·        University of Ghana – Ghana

·        University of the Philippines – Philippines

Applications will be due by January 10, 2011.  Please visit the CFAR website for specific details and contact information  (http://www.lifespan.org/cfar/developmental-internat_guidelines.html).

January 20, 2011:  Applications for Emory Global Health Case Competitions Due

The EGHCC is an innovative student learning program that brings together students from multiple disciplines to address a critical global health challenge in both a competitive and collaborative environment. The EGHCC borrows its format from business school case competitions where student teams formulate recommendations for a business case, but the EGHCC is unique in that it requires students to work in multidisciplinary teams to analyze a real-world global health challenge that requires an interdisciplinary approach.

Please take a few minutes to watch the video that our students put together about this student-initiated and student-coordinated learning opportunity.

<http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/documents/GlobalCase-iPhone.m4v

The Case Competition planning committee would like for you to encourage students from your university to send an interdisciplinary team to Emory in March to participate in the 2011 National Emory Global Health Case Competition.  We anticipate that students from all disciplines will be excited to participate, and having your support will be vital in making that happen.  We are expecting slots to fill quickly this year, so I hope you’ll start speaking with interested students in the next few weeks.  We will be accepting entry letters and deposits from November 1, 2010 through January 20, 2011.  Information regarding entry guidelines is attached.  If you have any questions, please contact our student leaders at 404-727-1551 or by email: Gretchen Van Ess (gvaness@emory.edu<mailto:gvaness@emory.edu>) or Amanda Stinger (awsting@emory.edu<mailto:awsting@emory.edu>).
For more information, see:  <http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php>http://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/fundingOpportunities/casecompetition.php

January 31, 2011:  Deadline for Second Annual  Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award applications

Second Annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award
Recognizing Emerging African Leaders in Infectious Disease

Accordia Global Health Foundation is pleased to announce the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award and to invite nominations and applications.

The award was established in memory of Dr. Merle Sande, a co-founder of Accordia and a renowned infectious diseases specialist known for his enthusiasm for work and life, his joy of teaching, and his outstanding leadership abilities. In 2010, Accordia presented the first Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to Dr. W.D. Francois Venter, senior director of the HIV Management Cluster in the Reproductive Health and HIV Research Unit (RHRU) at the University of Witwatersrand, for his remarkable knowledge and experience, dedication to his patients, and resounding impact on his country’s fight against HIV.

In 2011, Accordia will present the second annual Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award to an emerging African leader who has contributed to the field of infectious disease and embodies Dr. Sande’s passion, intellectual drive, and spirit. The successful candidate will be a young leader with remarkable personal accomplishments in teaching, research, and/or clinical science.

Nominations and applications will be accepted through 31 January 2011, and the award will be announced in April 2011. The awardee will be invited to lead two (2) days of rounds, lectures, and a keynote address at the Infectious Diseases Institute of Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda in May 2011.

More Information

To be considered, a completed application must be emailed to sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org by 31 January 2011.

If you have any questions related to the Merle A. Sande Health Leadership Award, the application, or the evaluation process, please email sandeaward@accordiafoundation.org.

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Accordia Global Health Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) global health organization building Africa’s capacity to fight infectious disease through training, research, care and prevention. Accordia works in partnership with individuals, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and governments from Africa, Europe, and North America to achieve its vision of a healthier Africa. For more information, please visit www.accordiafoundation.org.

1101 14th Street, NW Suite 801 Washington, DC 20005 USA
tel (202) 534-1200 fax (202) 534-1220 info@accordiafoundation.org

Membership Opportunity:  Global Health Council

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