November 8th, 2010 by Camille C. Carino
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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
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!
INTED2011 Organising Committee
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7th-9th March 2011
On-line abstract submission available here!
25th November 2010
16th December 2010
Final Paper submission:
26th January 2011
For more information:
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:
For questions contact email@example.com or 919.613.9214. We are happy to talk about specific internship opportunities and put you in touch with program alumni.
Senior Program Coordinator
Duke University PhD in Public Policy Program
Duke University Program on Global Policy and Governance
254 Rubenstein Hall
Durham, NC 27708
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>) or Amanda Stinger (firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>).
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.
To be considered, a completed application must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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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.
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.
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/.
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