December 13th, 2010 by Camille C. Carino
Tuesday, December 14, 2010: Noon conference at Rhode Island Hospital
Mark your calendars! Tuesday, December 14th, for Global Health Noon
Conference we have Dan Schwartz, MPH (Alpert Med School, 2012 and
future Med/Peds doc!) coming to speak on “The Challenges of
Transparency, Accountability, and Collaboration in Global Health”. Dan
has worked in a variety of settings including Rwanda, Zimbabwe and,
most recently, Nepal.
What: Global Health Noon Conference
When: TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 12-1pm
Where: George Auditorium
Hope to see you there! (BRIGHT scholars, please be sure to sign in!!)
Wednesday, 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 21, 2011: Abstract submission deadline
Online Abstract Submission Now Open
The Global Health Council’s 38th Annual International Conference on Global Health:
Securing a Healthier Future in a Changing World
If current demographic changes continue, the average age will be older in most parts of the world than it is today, more people will live in cities, and population growth will have slowed throughout the world except in Africa. These trends naturally result in changes in the burden of disease, most notably a transition from infectious to non-communicable diseases, from acute to chronic disease.
The Council seeks five types of abstract this year:
- Individual Research Abstract
- Individual Program Evaluation Abstract
- New Investigators in Global Health Research Abstract
- New Investigators in Global Health Program Evaluation Abstract
- Complete Panel Abstract (coming soon)
In all submissions, the Council seeks abstracts that demonstrate best practices with an emphasis on measurable results, evidence-based policies, and the latest findings on the cutting edge
Abstracts must be submitted by 11:59 pm on Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.
For abstract-related questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other conference inquiries, please email email@example.com.
January 31, 2011: Deadline for CDAAR Developmental Award Applications
CDAAR is excited to be able to offer two new Developmental Awards for 2011. The catch is that the majority of the funds need to be spent by July 31, 2011 and we would appreciate special consideration of this in the application.
Please refer to the website below for more information. We are
looking for projects that focus on nutrition and metabolism issues in
drug users with or without HIV.
Please visit our Center Grant web site at: http://cdaar.tufts.edu/
Kimberly Dong, MS, RD, LDN
Project Manager/Research Dietitian
Tufts University School of Medicine
Department of Public Health & Community Medicine
150 Harrison Avenue
Jaharis Building, Room 261
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 636-3659
Fax: (617) 636-3810
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.
GlobeMed Student Chapter: Founding Opportunity
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.
GlobeMed | www.globemed.org |
Job Opportunity: Global Human Resources and Operations Director
Global Human Resources and Operations Director New Haven, Connecticut
Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) applies rigorous research techniques to develop and test solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing countries. IPA operates on the belief that innovative action driven by evidence of what works accelerates the eradication of global poverty. IPA partners with frontline organizations to develop and test solutions to poverty through randomized evaluations. For more information about IPA, please visit: www.poverty-action.org
The Global Human Resources and Operations Director will work directly with the senior management team and country directors to develop and implement human resource policies and procedures adequate to meet the complex needs of staff and consultants locally and internationally. In addition, s/he will assess and further develop the global technology and administrative needs of the organization. The role of the Global Human Resources and Operations Director will be to address the myriad needs of the organization’s internal stakeholders and external research affiliates. Because the organization is complex, and because it has grown rapidly, all HR, administrative, and IT systems need to be assessed and potentially upgraded to ensure that the needs of employees and consultants, (both logistical needs and fundamental safety concerns) are taken care of. A strategic thinker and a team player, the Director will work collaboratively to understand and assess key components of the policies and procedures within the organization and recommend upgrades with both the big picture and the affected individuals in mind. S/he will be called upon to analyze past processes, identify areas requiring improvement, contribute as a thought-partner to developing infrastructure moving forward, ensuring efficient communication, and most importantly, implement the new practices. This is an exceptional opportunity for an entrepreneurial and sophisticated human resources and administration professional with the drive and determination to apply deep technical know-how towards eliminating poverty internationally. To read the full position description and to find out application instructions, please visit: www.poverty-action.org/getinvolved/jobs
Job Opportunity: Accounting and Customer Service Assistant, Edesia, LLC
Edesia is a young non-profit based in Providence that is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of malnutrition in the developing world. Toward this mission, they produce high quality peanut-based pastes that are used for treatment and prevention, collaborate on related research and support of producers of these types of foods in the developing world. They are currently seeking an entry-level Accounting and Customer Service Assistant.
Accounting and Customer Service Assistant
• Assist the Finance Director with general accounting functions including, but not limited to: processing accounts receivable, managing month-end general ledger close and associated analysis, preparing financial statements and other ad hoc reports as requested, inventory valuations and management.
• Lead the customer service and finished good, small order sales function by: fielding customer inquiries, soliciting shipping quotes, preparing small order quotes, coordinating timely shipments and associated documentation, overseeing follow-up and invoice completion, and other related tasks.
• Support the communications department by: participating in writing donor letters, preparing meeting notes and updating contact lists and other databases, preparing materials for conferences and travel, and other related tasks.
– 2-3 years experience in general accounting.
– Expertise with QuickBooks and Microsoft Office software.
– Customer service experience.
– Non-profit accounting experience.
– Respect deadlines and attention to details
– Experience with grants administration, especially federal (USAID and other) grants.
– Fluency in French and/or Spanish
– College experience in business administration or related field.
Your cover letter should include date of availability and salary requirements and address why you are a good fit for the position.
A member of our team will contact you in the next two weeks.
Job Opportunity: Executive Director, Project Muso Ladamunen
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 .
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
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/.
Questions? Contact the Global Health Council at firstname.lastname@example.org