CGHD in the News

CGHD’s Donald Thea Quoted in article on Ebola Outbreak

September 12, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Dr. Donald Thea was quoted in the article The reason Ebola isn't being stopped. With smallpox, we could offer people a vaccine, a carrot in essence to induce them to be cooperative. With Ebola, we have nothing. View full article

Traditional Birth Attendants Can Help Treat Neonatal Sepsis

August 21, 2014 in CGHD in the News

The strategy of relying on traditional birth attendants, or community midwifes, to treat neonatal sepsis with a dose of antibiotics and refer infants to health clinics is feasible and could be effective in reducing mortality in remote rural settings, a new BU study has found. The study, led by School of... More

CGHD’s Christopher Gill Quoted in Wall Street Journal Pharmalot

August 6, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Pharmalot blog: What Clinical Trials? Many Study Results Remain Under Wraps — quotes Christopher Gill, associate professor of global health.

Transparency Lacking in Clinical Trials, BU Study Finds

July 17, 2014 in CGHD in the News

A significant percentage of completed drug clinical trials, especially those funded by industry, are not disclosed to the public years after being completed – a trend that “threatens the validity of the clinical research literature in the U.S.,” according to a study led by a Boston University School of Public... More

$12.5 Million Gift Creates Innovative Center for Social Work, Health

June 6, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Anonymous donor funds research for affordable, available care here and abroad   By Rich Barlow The doctor—and social worker—will see you now. Social workers play a critical role in health care, and an anonymous $12.5 million gift will create a new BU center melding social work and public health science to improve care here and... More

BU Program on Crisis Response & Reporting Announces Fellowship Recipients

April 17, 2014 in CGHD in the News

The Boston University College of Communication (COM), School of Public Health (SPH) and the Center for Global Health & Development announced the 2 student recipients of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowships. The two recipients will travel to Washington, D.C. this summer to work at the Pulitzer Center’s headquarters for... More

Trustee’s Gift Creates Beverly Brown Professorship in Global Public Health

March 5, 2014 in CGHD in the News

Thanks to a $4 million gift from University trustee Richard Shipley (SMG’68, GSM’72), a professorship in urban global health has been named for Beverly A. Brown, development director of the Center for Global Health and Development and wife of University President Robert A. Brown. Brown says the gift has left her... More

Consequences of Under-Nutrition May be Reversible after Age 2, Study Finds

December 6, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Many experts assert that the damage children suffer if malnourished in the “1,000 day window of opportunity” -- pregnancy and the first two years of life -- is irreversible and cannot be offset by interventions later in childhood. But a new study co-authored by a BU School of Public Health researcher... More

Pamoja Together Article: A Cancer Aimed at Kids-Burkitt’s Lymphoma

November 12, 2013 in CGHD in the News

By Calvin J. Ouma Equatorial Africa—and especially western Kenya—is home to a form of cancer known as Burkitt’s lymphoma. For children in Equatorial Africa up to 11 years old, it is the most common malignancy. Yet little data exists on the disease burden created attributed to Burkitt’s in the country. Burkitt’s lymphoma... More

Malcolm Bryant Wins 2013 Gordon-Wyon Award

November 8, 2013 in CGHD in the News

Malcolm Bryant, a clinical associate professor of international health, was awarded the 2013 Gordon-Wyon Award for Community-based Public Health, Epidemiology and Practice at the 2013 APHA International Health Section Awards Ceremony. Bryant is currently the lead investigator of a study evaluating how effectively non-governmental organizations and other groups working in Ethiopia can... More