March 2nd, 2010 by Camille C. Carino
Please read through to the end for interesting grant opportunities for students!
New!! Tuesday, March 2, 2010: POST DOC FELLOWSHIP CANDIDATE PRESENTATION
“Contextualizing Care: Culture, Structure and Public Health”
Deepthi Mohankumar, PhD
University of Kansas
Care giving for the elderly can involve several interconnected yet diverse areas. These may include decisions made at the end of life regarding life-sustaining treatments, location of death preferences, transitions of care and caregiver influences. Some of these issues will be discussed within the contexts of cultural influences, structural barriers and implications for health services. The influence of age and culture on end-of-life decisions will be illustrated by a mixed methods study of Asian American Hindus in the United States. Secondary analyses of hospital utilization data in Alberta, Canada will be discussed along with its implications for public health. The overarching theme of the presentation will be the intersection of the situational, interpersonal and structural contexts of care giving.
Conference Room 636
121 South Main Street
NEW!! Thursday, March 4, 2010: Colloquium
“Foreign Aid and the Invention of Orphans during Botswana’s HIV Crisis”
Bianca Dahl, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Anthropology and Population Studies
Bianca Dahl received her PhD in comparative human development from the University of Chicago in 2009. Her research explores how international humanitarian agendas and interventions alter processes of social reproduction and affect the lives of recipients of global aid. She’s currently writing a book based on her dissertation research, an ethnographic study of Western charities aiming to provide “culturally sensitive” support to orphans and their kin in the wake of Botswana’s AIDS epidemic. Bianca’s work demonstrates how these orphans have emerged as symbols of demographic upheaval, as well as skilled political actors in their own right.
Seminar Room of Mencoff Hall
68 Waterman Street
NEW!! Friday, March 5, 2010: HAITI Brown Bag Lunch Time Benefit Concert
The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) has partnered with the Haiti Crisis Response Committee to present a brown bag lunch time benefit concert on Friday, March 5th from 12 to 2pm in Sayles Hall. Grab your lunch and come enjoy performances by the Brown Community showcasing their talent and browse art pieces from a local artist. Donations accepted at the door. All proceeds will benefit Haiti relief through the American Red Cross and Partners in Health. Visit the SAC website for more information. http://www.brown.edu/Administration/Staff_Advisory_Council/! It is going to be a GREAT event! Hope to see you there!
Order of Events
|1200 – 1215
||Alexandra Bachorik w/ Sang on Piano
|1215 – 1230
||Sang Bin Hong with Alexandra on vocals
|1230 – 1245
|1245 – 100
||Kona Shen, speaking about Haiti
|100 – 115
||Ramsey Jeremie, poetry
|115 – 130
||Mark Steinbach, Organ
|130 – 145
||Arlene Cole – Applied Music Piano Students
|145 – 200
March 8, 2010: Essay Contest Deadline
|First Place — $1,000
Second Place — $500
DEADLINE: March 8, 2010
Complete rules and requirements are available online.
KaiserEDU.org announces its Fourth Annual Student Essay Contest. Submit an original essay on the topic below for a chance to win $1,000. Deadline for submission is March 8, 2010.
It is January 2015. What do you see as the major health policy challenges still facing the United States? Please identify the top two priorities and discuss how they should be addressed.
- Eligibility – Submissions will be accepted from undergraduate and graduate-level students enrolled in a university-based, degree-granting program at the time of submission.
- Essay length – Essays must not exceed 1,000 words in length and must be original work, prepared by one author only.
- Essay submission – Entries must be submitted online only. No emails will be accepted.
- Deadline – All essays must be submitted by March 8, 2010, 5 p.m. ET.
- Judging – Entries will be judged by a panel of professionals with experience in health policy and politics from inside and outside the Kaiser Family Foundation. Winners will be notified by May 1, 2010.
- Prizes – Undergraduate and graduate students will be judged separately and first-place winners will be awarded $1,000; second-place winners will receive $500.
For more information and complete rules and requirements, visit kaiseredu.org/essaycontest2010.
March 15, 2010: Application deadline: NIH-FIC Research Funding opportunity
ARRA Funding Opportunity Announcement soliciting applications in five areas, one of which is Global Health. Note, as a Recovery Act solicitation, foreign institutions may NOT apply as the applicant organization. Application due date: March 15, 2010.
For more information, see: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-10-005.html
March 17, 2010: Refugee seminar
Southeast Asian and African Refugees in Rhode Island:
A Call to Action for Collaborative, Culturally Competent Care
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Rhode Island College
Donovan Dining Center
Faculty Room, Main Room
600 Mount Pleasant Ave.
Providence, RI 02908
Space is limited! No registration fee. Dinner will be served. Free Social Work CEUs (3hrs.) available.
If you are interested in attending, please contact:
Ammala Douangsavanh at (401) 277-3637
or RefugeeSeminar@gmail.com <mailto:RefugeeSeminar@gmail.com>
Sponsored by: Socio-Economic Development Center for Southeast Asians (SEDC); African Alliance; Neighborhood Health Plan of RI; School of Social Work at Rhode Island College; Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
April 1, 2010: Application Deadline
The Lifespan/Tufts/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is announcing a Request for Applications for the Spring 2010 Developmental Grant Program. Applications are due to the CFAR office by April 1, 2010.
We are strongly encouraging applications that include cross-campus (Tufts and Brown) or interdepartmental collaborations and/or utilization of services from more than one core (HIV & Women, Prevention Science, Nutrition Metabolism & GI, and Outcomes & Biostatistics).
Please see the attached flyer for specific details and contact information.
April 13, 2010: Public Health Research Day
This year’s Brown University Public Health Research Day will be held on April 13 from 1:30 – 6:00 pm in Andrews Dining Hall. Our annual poster session will start at 1:30pm with awards for posters in several categories including:
1) best undergraduate poster
2) best MPH poster
3) best doctoral student or trainee poster.
Program in Public Health
121 S. Main St, Box G-S121 (2)
Providence RI 02912
April 17-18, 2010: Unite for Sight Global Health Conference
Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 7th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18, 2010
“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN
Registration & Details (Registration rate increases after January 31): http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference
200 speakers, including keynote addresses by Seth Godin, Jacqueline Novogratz, Jeffrey Sachs and Sonia Sachs. Social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Acumen Fund, Partners in Health, Doctors Without Borders, Save The Children, HealthStore Foundation, and many others. The conference schedule is now online.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference convenes more than 2,200 students and professionals from 55 countries who are interested in global health and international development, public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education.
Call For Social Enterprise Pitches: Do you have an innovative idea or a new program in development? Submit your idea for presentation. Complete details on conference website.
Ongoing: Conference registration now open
|Global Health Council 2010 Conference
Global Health: Goals and Metrics
June 14-18, 2010
Omni-Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC
Registration Now Open
It’s the global health community’s annual meeting. You need to be here.
Online registration is now available.
For the best value, register by Feb. 26
A comprehensive registration package includes access to all main conference events and sessions.
The Council and Women Deliver are pleased to announce a joint registration discount. Save $100 when you attend both conferences. Two landmark events, one great price! | info.
Attention Students and New Professionals: Forge new friendships and have fun while contributing to the overall success of the conference program.
Limited hours (8-10) and flexible scheduling ensure that you are able to fully participate in sessions and events | info.
Partner with the Council and connect with the global health community at this premier annual event.
- Sponsorship | info
- Exhibition | info – Reminder: 2009 Exhibitors sign up
by Dec. 31 to guarantee your booth location
- Advertising | info
- Auxiliary Events | info
The historic Omni Shoreham Hotel will serve as official conference venue.
Discount rooms sell out in advance. Book now.
Special rate ends May 21 | info
Visit www.globalhealthconference.org to plan your participation.
Ongoing: Job opportunity available
Maternova Innovation Portal:
Part-time Consultant Position for Mexico Maternal Health Mapping
“Maternova is a comprehensive knowledge sharing platform that will help save millions of lives”
Part-time position details
Maternova is working with the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals to create a web-based, interactive map of maternal health providers in one marginalized state in Mexico (state to be determined). A part-time consultant is being sought to help to manage the project and provide critical inputs in research, strategy and to interface with Mexican partners. The requirements for the position include:
- Fluent in Spanish; native speaker ideal**
- Background and experience in global public health, preferably maternal or
- Background in GIS, mapping and IT
- 2 years relevant work experience at a minimum
- Ideally, some knowledge of public health and the health system in Mexico
- Located in or near Providence, Rhode Island, USA
- Excellent research and writing skills; proven management skills
The position is a part-time position for 12 months. Compensation is approximately $18/hour
for one full day a week. Hours are flexible.
Maternova connects frontline providers & innovators
Maternova seeks to become the online media hub connecting millions of people who work on maternal/newborn health around the world. The innovation portal will facilitate user-generated exchanges on highly practical issues, saving lives by increasing efficiency, making connections and sharing innovations. The site is pioneering two unprecedented resources: live, user-generated maps of health clinics around the world and an interactive innovations index.
 This is non-negotiable as we must have a Spanish speaker on the team
Please send a CV to email@example.com if you have most or all of the characteristics listed above and can commit to a full year of work on this project.
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
NEW!! Announcement: 2010 University of Minnesota Global Health Course (Registration information to follow)
Dear Global Health colleagues:
We would like to invite you to attend the 2010 Global Health Course at the University of Minnesota.
Our Global Health Course has been designed for local, national, and international health care providers that serve globally mobile populations such as immigrants, refugees, and/or travelers.
Participants include University of Minnesota and non-University of Minnesota medical students, residents, and fellows as well as local, national, and international practicing and retired physicians, nursing students, registered nurses, licensed nurse practitioners, physician assistants, veterinarians, and active military personnel.
The goal of the Global Health Course is to provide medical education to local, national, and international health care providers so that they may become better able to confidently identify, correctly diagnose, and appropriately treat their patients within the Global Village.
*The Global Health Course strives to help reduce disparities in health care and outcomes for globally mobile populations.
*The Global Health course strives to provide the most current and relevant training and support for those who are committed to “Global Health”.
*The Global Health Course strives inspire students, residents, physicians, and practicing health care providers to provide services in communities that are underserved.
*Health care providers will acquire a basic knowledge of all major diseases throughout the world and how the diseases, proportionally or disproportionally, effect differing populations.
*Health care providers will increase their quality of care for globally mobile populations.
*Health care providers will improve their cultural competence.
*Health care providers will be able to help decrease health disparities.
*Health care providers will achieve core competencies in global health.
*Health care providers will develop leadership skills in global health education and clinical care.
*Health care providers will build connections to national and international health care experts.
*Health care providers will have the opportunity to connect with local, national, and international medical communities.
Along with being an outstanding source for the most current and relevant Tropical and Travel Medicine information, our Global Health Course is a certificate preparation course that is one of 17 courses offered internationally, and the only course that is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once participants complete our American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) accredited Global Health Course and complete an international rotation, they are qualified to sit for the biannually-offered exam that leads to a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’
Health; CTropMed (r).
*The Global Health Course will be in session starting July 6, 2010 through August 27, 2010.
*The classroom schedule runs Monday through Friday from approximately 8am until 4:30pm.
*The course agenda includes lectures, some of which will be interactive, case presentations, and several hands-on laboratory sessions that focus on Malaria and the use of Ultra Sound technology.
*Since participants may take the course modules in any order and over any amount of time, we strive to offer a similar course layout each year.
*The 2010 agenda will not be announced until shortly before the cou rse begins, however, you may view previous curriculum on our web site at:
*We will send an announcement as soon as registration is open for the 2010 Global Health Course.
*Participants may register up until the course starts and/or prior to the start of individual module that is to be taken.
*All course participants will register through the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Medical Education (CME) office at:
*Exception: University and non-University medical students will register through the University of Minnesota Medical School.
*Please see our web site for information regarding registration and fees at:
*We are in the process of developing an on-line version of the Global Health Course.
*The on-line course will mirror the regular in-person classes but will include enhancements for the distance learner/participant.
*Our mission is to offer Module 1 and Module 8 within 2010.
*We would like to note that for ASTMH accreditation purposes, the modules that contain laboratory components (Malaria and Ultra Sound) must be taken in person.
*Please let us know if you will be in need of housing during your stay as we can reserve a room for you on campus at the University of Minnesota Comstock Hall dormitory.
*The cost for housing in the dormitory is approximately $47 per day.
*Additional logistical information is available on our web site at:
Please contact Debbie Luedtke for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>
We look forward to seeing you this summer.
University of Minnesota-Department of Medicine
Global Health Pathway and Global Health Course
“Medical Education in the Global Village”
PWB 14-124, MMC 284
420 Delaware Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
New!! 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:
- Cover sheet with:
- Title of project
- Name of healthcare or relief organization
- Name and full contact information (including email) of student applicant
- 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)
- Project timeline and total dollar amount requested
- Proposal (not to exceed 3 pages) with:
- Project description (including goal, target population, implementation plan and timeline)
- Short description of on-site healthcare or relief organization
- Letters of support from:
- Student’s medical school (e.g. from Dean of Students and/or Faculty Mentor)
- An authorized representative of the on-site healthcare or relief organization.
- 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.