May 1, 2012: Application Deadline to participate in the O’Neill Institute’s Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance
The O’Neill Institute Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance will take place on June 18-22, 2012 at Georgetown Law and is open to all (lawyers and non-lawyers). The program will bring together practitioners, policymakers, advocates and leading academics in global health to learn the foundations of global health law and governance. Participants will explore a number of issues, which will include international trade and health, the International Health Regulations, the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, health and human rights, non-communicable diseases and the international regulation of food and drugs.
Additional details and the online application can be found at www.law.georgetown.edu/oneillinstitute/summerprogram/.
If you have any questions, please contact the O’Neill Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15, 2012: Proposal Deadline for Gates Foundation Grant Opportunity
The Grand Challenges Explorations grant program funds early-stage discovery, awarding initial grants of $100,000 and potential follow-on grants of up to $1 million. Grants target an expanding set of topics. Launched in 2008, Grand Challenge Explorations grants have already been awarded to 602 researchers from 44 countries.
Applications are currently being accepted for Grand Challenges Explorations Round 9. Proposals are due May 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Round 9 Topics:
- New Approaches for the Interrogation of Anti-malarial Compounds
- Aid is Working. Tell the World
- Protect Crop Plants from Biotic Stresses From Field to Market
- Design New Approaches to Optimize Immunization Systems
- Explore New Solutions in Global Health Priority Areas
The grant program is open to anyone from any discipline, from student to tenured professor, and from any organization – colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies.
The initiative uses an agile, accelerated grant-making process with short two-page applications and no preliminary data required. Applications are submitted online, and winning grants are chosen approximately 4 months from the submission deadline.
For more information, please visit http://www.grandchallenges.org/Pages/Default.aspx
Interested applicants are welcome to contact Elizabeth Francis, PhD ’94 (Elizabeth_Francis@brown.edu), Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations at Brown University’s Office of Biomedical Advancement.
June 1-2, 2012: Exploring Medical Missions Conference
The “Exploring Medical Missions” Conference is an event held each year in Kansas City. Students or healthcare professionals with an interest in global health, or serving a disadvantaged or forgotten population, are highly encouraged to attend.
Robotic surgery, MRI, coronary artery stents, vision correction procedures – our age is marked by marvelous progress in medicine. Yet on the parameter remain multitudes of people who are barred from these innovations because of poverty, illiteracy, culture, and distance. From Inspiration To Mobilization is the theme of the 2012 Exploring Medical Missions Conference. This event will assist you to progress from good intentions toward genuine service on behalf of those people most isolated.
At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:
- Apply best practices in crisis response to actual disasters
- Design community development strategies to improve public health
- Utilize appropriate clinical skills in providing medical care
- Effectively lead organizations toward fulfillment of their vision and goals
Group discounts/student discounts are available. For individual registrations, a 30% discount is available if you use the coupon code “MISSION” when you register online. 7.6 hours of CME is available by attending.
For more information, please visit http://inmed.us/exploring_medical_missions_conference.asp. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.