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Games Helping to Train Next Generation of Public Health Leaders

November 13, 2012 in CGHD in the News

By Mike Trinh BOSTON UNIVERSITY – The mayor of Boston has been alerted of a possible disease outbreak. The threat is grave. He assigns a team of epidemiologists to comb through medical records to find the most likely source of the infection and report back. They have four days. The team begins... More

Gates Foundation Awards CGHD Evaluation of MACEPA

November 5, 2012 in CGHD in the News

After leading the evaluation of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the CGHD was awarded a contract from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to design and conduct an evaluation of the Malaria Control and Evaluation Partnership in Africa (MACEPA).  MACEPA is a program at PATH that aims to eliminate malaria... More

Boston University Wins Grand Challenges Explorations Grant to Create Global Student Newsroom

November 1, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Boston University is the winner of a grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  A team of BU researchers including Anne Donohue and Elizabeth Mehren of the College of Communication (COM), and Jennifer Beard and Monica Onyango from the School of Public... More

$2.5 Million Endows Robert A. Knox Professorship

September 27, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Watch this video on YouTube Boston University School of Public Health Professor Jonathon Simon has been named the first Robert A. Knox Professor, a newly created endowed professorship designed to support a faculty member who has an outstanding record of scholarship and teaching in public health and management. The professorship was established... More

NY Times References CGHD Research in Breast Milk and HIV Transmission

September 5, 2012 in CGHD in the News

The NY Times references a paper based on CGHD's Zambia Exclusive Breastfeeding Study (ZEBS). In the paper, researchers explored the effects of a certain substance in breast milk -- human milk oligosaccharides -- on transmission of HIV through breastfeeding. More

Cholera in Haiti: One Student’s Journey into the Epidemic

August 10, 2012 in Notes from the Field

In late May, Meghan Dhaliwal and I started our student fellowships at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a Washington, DC based non-profit that provides grants to international journalists to cover underreported issues.  As part of a campus consortium partnership, Boston University offers one fellowship from both the School of... More

Call to Action! Evaluation of Projects Targeting Orphans and Vulnerable Children

August 2, 2012 in CGHD in the News

OVCWellbeing.org suggests that CGHD researcher's evaluation of PEPFAR-funded programs targeting orphans and vulnerable children should inspire a furthur call to action. More

CGHD Faculty Featured in Bostonia Article on HIV/AIDS in South Africa

June 27, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Magic Numbers: In South Africa, researchers do the math behind the world’s biggest war on AIDS by Art Jahnke appeared in the Summer 2012 edition of Bostonia.  The article highlights the work of CGHD researchers at HE2RO, a research center based at the University of the Witwatersrand that focuses on the economics and epidemiology of HIV treatment. The influence of HE2RO is... More

William Bicknell, Iconoclastic IH Professor, 1936-2012

June 6, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Dr. William J. Bicknell, an outspoken, inspirational professor of international health who sought to "make people hurt less," has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75. Bicknell, who died Tuesday night at his home in Marshfield, Mass., was the founder and chair emeritus of the Department of International... More

CGHD Director Jonathon Simon Presents Malaria Report to Congress

June 6, 2012 in CGHD in the News

Jonathon Simon, director of the BU Center for Global Health & Development, gave a presentation on Capitol Hill on the findings of a top-level evaluation of the PMI done by him and a team of researchers, hosted by two Congressional caucuses, the Caucus on Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases and the Global... More