Weekly Global Health Notices, 3/26/2012 through 3/30/2012 and beyond

April 4, 2012: Global Health & Medicine Lecture

The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE presents

“HIV in China: Risk groups and prevention strategies”

Don Operario, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Behavior and Social Sciences
Program in Public Health, Brown University

Nickolas Zaller, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Research)
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Eddy Auditorium (Room 291)

April 18, 2012: Global Health & Medicine Lecture

The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE presents

“Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Prevention of HIV in Women”

Eli Adashi, MD, MS, CPE, FACOG
Professor of Medical Science,
Immediate Past Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences
Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown University

Aaron Kofman
Medical Student, Class of 2014
Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Eddy Auditorium (Room 291)

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.

April 26, 2012: Refugee Health lecture

The Warren Alpert Medical School, Global Health Initiative, and Rhode Island Hospital present:

“Refugee Health: Communication As The Key To Cross-Cultural Care”

Keynote Speaker:
Richard F. Mollica, MD, MAR
Director, Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT)
Healing Invisible Wounds: The Health Care Practitioner, The Patient, and The Trauma Story

Panel Discussion to Follow

Target Audience:
Primary Care Physicians, Nurses, Psychiatrists, Psychologists,
Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Medical Students, Residents & Fellows

Thursday, April 26, 2012
5:30 – 8:30 PM

Warren Alpert Medical School
Lecture Hall 160
222 Richmond Street
Providence, RI 02912

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
No fee to attend • Registration is required • Registration & Program details to follow

April 27, 2012: Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds

“The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program: Challenges and Considerations for Refugee Health and Well-Being”

Objectives: (At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to)
● Recognize the key partners and processes of refugee resettlement
● Empathize with the inherent trauma of displacement and resettlement in the refugee context
● Identify appropriate partnerships and referrals to support refugee health and well-being

Speaker:
Eskinder Negash
Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Target Audience:
Physicians and other interested health care professionals.  Rhode Island Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Rhode Island Hospital designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Friday, April 27, 2012
8:30 – 9:30 AM
George Auditorium
Rhode Island Hospital

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 3/5/2012 through 3/9/2012 and beyond

March 11, 2012: application deadline for HIVCorps Public Health Fellowship 2012-2013

Established in 1999, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is a Zambian non-profit company with a broad academic mission in health program implementation, clinical and outcomes research, and training. The organization has multiple U. S. partner institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University. CIDRZ’s topical focal areas include HIV/AIDS; maternal-child health; cervical cancer; and tuberculosis. Our faculty and collaborators are among the world’s leading thinkers on issues related to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs in developing countries.

Now entering its ninth year, the CIDRZ HIVCorps initiative has trained over 100 expatriate and Zambian fellows. The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain important field experience in areas such as (1) program implementation and management, (2) clinical trials, (3) community outreach and support, (4) clinical care quality improvement systems, and (5) data management and outcomes analysis.

The HIVCorps fellowship is targeted at healthcare professionals who wish to gain international experience. Prior participants have included medical students who are able to delay their studies for a year, recent nursing and MPH graduates, and university graduates with substantial skills or experience. Applicants with experience in project management, public health, qualitative research, community outreach, study coordination, data management, statistical analysis, IT, scientific writing, and laboratory work are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous international experience will strengthen your application, but is not a requirement. Five fellows will be selected for 2012 2013. Work will be based in Lusaka, Zambia, though travel to various parts of the country may be required.

Duration: 10-12 months (with allowances made for medical / graduate school interviews if needed). All applicants must be available to start in early July 2012.

Compensation: Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1500 to cover travel to and from Zambia and basic living expenses (Please note: airfares to and from Zambia are not paid for separately by the program). Group housing, costs related to program activities, and local and emergency evacuation insurance will be provided.

Application Procedures: The application period for 2012-13 fellowship year is now open. The deadline for receiving completed applications is on March 11, 2012. Send your completed application to hivcorps@cidrz.org.

Contact Information: For additional information or questions regarding HIVCorps, contact hivcorps@cidrz.org. For a more detailed description of CIDRZ activities, please check our website at www.cidrz.org.

March 14, 2012: Global Health & Medicine Lecture

The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE presents

“Global Mental Health: Addressing the Treatment Gap in Latin America”

Robert Kohn, MD, MPHIL

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium)

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 2/27/2012 through 3/2/2012 and beyond

March 2, 2012: abstract deadline for Brown Public Health Research Day

This year’s Public Health Research Day will be April 17 from 1:30 – 5:30 pm and will be held in Andrews Dining Hall. We are pleased that our Barnes Lecturer for this year will be Kelly Brownell, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, where he also serves as Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and as Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Dr. Brownell will lecture on “Changing the American Diet: Do We Have the Guts?”. The Barnes Lecture will begin at 4:00 pm preceded by the annual poster session that will begin at 1:30.

The Call for Abstracts can be found here and provides full details. We will again provide awards for posters in several categories including 1) best undergraduate poster, 2) best MPH poster, and 3) best doctoral student or trainee poster.

Abstracts are due before March 2, 2012. Senior Public Health Program researchers will review abstracts, and make selections for presentation. Authors will be notified by March 20, 2012.

Please send abstracts, summaries, and Abstract Submission Form, by e-mail attachment, to Gillian_Paynter@Brown.edu.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian at: Gillian_Paynter@Brown.edu or 401-863-9858.

March 11, 2012: application deadline for HIVCorps Public Health Fellowship 2012-2013

Established in 1999, the Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) is a Zambian non-profit company with a broad academic mission in health program implementation, clinical and outcomes research, and training. The organization has multiple U. S. partner institutions, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Vanderbilt University. CIDRZ’s topical focal areas include HIV/AIDS; maternal-child health; cervical cancer; and tuberculosis. Our faculty and collaborators are among the world’s leading thinkers on issues related to HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention programs in developing countries.

Now entering its ninth year, the CIDRZ HIVCorps initiative has trained over 100 expatriate and Zambian fellows. The fellowship provides the opportunity to gain important field experience in areas such as (1) program implementation and management, (2) clinical trials, (3) community outreach and support, (4) clinical care quality improvement systems, and (5) data management and outcomes analysis.

The HIVCorps fellowship is targeted at healthcare professionals who wish to gain international experience. Prior participants have included medical students who are able to delay their studies for a year, recent nursing and MPH graduates, and university graduates with substantial skills or experience. Applicants with experience in project management, public health, qualitative research, community outreach, study coordination, data management, statistical analysis, IT, scientific writing, and laboratory work are particularly encouraged to apply. Previous international experience will strengthen your application, but is not a requirement. Five fellows will be selected for 2012 2013. Work will be based in Lusaka, Zambia, though travel to various parts of the country may be required.

Duration: 10-12 months (with allowances made for medical / graduate school interviews if needed). All applicants must be available to start in early July 2012.

Compensation: Fellows receive a monthly stipend of $1500 to cover travel to and from Zambia and basic living expenses (Please note: airfares to and from Zambia are not paid for separately by the program). Group housing, costs related to program activities, and local and emergency evacuation insurance will be provided.

Application Procedures: The application period for 2012-13 fellowship year is now open. The deadline for receiving completed applications is on March 11, 2012. Send your completed application to hivcorps@cidrz.org.

Contact Information: For additional information or questions regarding HIVCorps, contact hivcorps@cidrz.org. For a more detailed description of CIDRZ activities, please check our website at www.cidrz.org.

March 14, 2012: Global Health & Medicine Lecture

The GLOBAL HEALTH INITIATIVE presents

“Global Mental Health: Addressing the Treatment Gap in Latin America”

Robert Kohn, MD, MPHIL

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, Brown University

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
5 – 6:30 PM
BioMed Center (171 Meeting Street)
Room 291 (Eddy Auditorium)

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 2/21/2012 through 2/24/2012 and beyond

February 24, 2012: CFAR special presentation

“Not Being Afraid of the ‘F’ word: International Feminist HIV Prevention Intervention Trials with Sex Workers and Vulnerable Women”

Wendee Wechsberg, PhD
Director, Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions (SATEI) Research Program at RTI

Friday, February 24, 2012
3:00-4:00pm
The Miriam Hospital, Fain Building
2nd Floor, Steven Baron Conference Room

This presentation will review several international NIH studies and also present a newly funded combination prevention study that will include the next generation of research with sex workers and vulnerable women for biobehavioral outcomes and ART adherence.

Dr. Wendee M. Wechsberg is Senior Director of the Substance Abuse Treatment Evaluations and Interventions Research Program at RTI International. She is also Adjunct Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) Gillings School of Global Public Health, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Public Interest at North Carolina State University (NCSU). Dr. Wechsberg started her career in 1977 as an addiction clinician and later as a treatment director. Since 1994 she has devoted her career to applied research using both quantitative and qualitative methods to develop and test the efficacy of HIV prevention interventions among diverse populations of substance abusers. Her Woman-Focused HIV Prevention Intervention, known as the Women’s CoOp, funded by NIDA for more than 10 years, is one of CDC’s best-evidence HIV behavioral prevention interventions. It has been adapted specifically for underserved and vulnerable adult and adolescent women in North Carolina, and in multiple regions in South Africa and in Russia. One South African adaptation is listed in the USAID Gender and HIV Compendium for African projects as “promising practices.” It has recently been packaged and is currently being scaled up in one region of South Africa. Dr. Wechsberg is currently funded by NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD, and CDC. In 2008, she was ranked third among all NIH-funded researchers who received HIV/AIDS investigator-initiated grants (Science, 321[5880], 520–521). Dr. Wechsberg has published in the areas of gender and ethnicity, equity, outreach, methadone treatment, HIV risk, and cultural adaptations of interventions.

March 2, 2012: abstract deadline for Brown Public Health Research Day

This year’s Public Health Research Day will be April 17 from 1:30 – 5:30 pm and will be held in Andrews Dining Hall. We are pleased that our Barnes Lecturer for this year will be Kelly Brownell, PhD, Professor of Psychology at Yale University, where he also serves as Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and as Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Dr. Brownell will lecture on “Changing the American Diet: Do We Have the Guts?”. The Barnes Lecture will begin at 4:00 pm preceded by the annual poster session that will begin at 1:30.

The Call for Abstracts can be found here and provides full details. We will again provide awards for posters in several categories including 1) best undergraduate poster, 2) best MPH poster, and 3) best doctoral student or trainee poster.

Abstracts are due before March 2, 2012. Senior Public Health Program researchers will review abstracts, and make selections for presentation. Authors will be notified by March 20, 2012.

Please send abstracts, summaries, and Abstract Submission Form, by e-mail attachment, to Gillian_Paynter@Brown.edu.

If you have questions, please contact Gillian at: Gillian_Paynter@Brown.edu or 401-863-9858.

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.

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Weekly Global Health Notices, 2/6/2012 through 2/10/2012 and beyond

February 20, 2012: application deadline for the Mount Sinai Global Health Teaching Fellowship

The Mount Sinai Global Health Teaching Fellowship is a one or two-year program designed to provide post-graduate physicians with the knowledge and skills to become professionals in the fields of public health and healthcare for underserved populations. This fellowship has a unique focus on developing teaching strategies and techniques, so that the fellow can effectively build healthcare capacity and effect positive behavior change in settings with human resource shortages. While the teaching mission includes working with (local) clinicians to improve clinical skills, the scope is actually much broader because of the important role that paraprofessionals and the community members have in health status in the most impoverished settings. Capitalizing on the resources of the Mount Sinai Masters of Public Health program and the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education, the fellows will develop the necessary clinical, teaching, research, administrative skills to become effective global health teachers.

Applications will be due February 20th. For more details and a copy of the application please email Paula_Kim@brown.edu.

April 21-22, 2012: Global Health & Innovation Conference 2012

Presented by Unite For Sight, 9th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 21 – Sunday, April 22, 2012

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

“A Meeting of Minds”–CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world’s largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference. This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship. Register during January to secure the lowest registration rate.

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch for consideration.

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