GH Blast

Welcome to the Global Health Department’s Blast,  a way of keeping Concentrators informed about events, opportunities, and things of interest. Headings are clickable.  Blast emails are archived here.

GH 2014/2015 Concentrators Guide

GH Lunch: Orientation Slides Spring 2015

International Women’s Health Day is Friday, March 6th. Join the United Nations Association of Greater Boston for a film screening of “Positively Beautiful”, followed by a panel discussion and reception.

By Carey Howard
February 26th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Current MPH student Abhishek Sharma’s paper “Implications of private sector Hib vaccine coverage for the introduction of public sector Hib-containing pentavalent vaccine in India: evidence from retrospective time series data” published in BMJ Open

By Carey Howard
February 25th, 2015 in GH Announcements.

Congratulations to our current MPH student Abhishek Sharma and Global Health faculty member Warren Kaplan! Read their published article here:  http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/5/2/e007038.full?keytype=ref&ijkey=307rikjoffHVsJK

World Bank Group Analyst Program

By Carey Howard
February 25th, 2015 in Practicums/Internships.

The World Bank Group Analyst Program is a new and unique opportunity for exceptionally talented young people with a passion for international development to contribute to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. Through this structured three-year program, you will work in an intellectually challenging and culturally diverse environment within a specific practice, region, or corporate unit in the World Bank Group, which includes the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA). You will have the opportunity to contribute and grow your skills in areas ranging from analytics, research, data management, project management, More

The Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance is seeking interns. Deadline to apply is March 10th!

By Carey Howard
February 25th, 2015 in Practicums/Internships.

The Lesotho-Boston Health Alliance (LeBoHA) has been working for nearly 8 years with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare to implement continuing education and specialty training programs for physicians and nurses as well as sustainable strengthening of district hospitals and their associated health centers through both clinical and management development.   LeBoHA’s current activities are focused on developing the new Family Medicine residency program and instituting site-based competency-focused training on midwifery care for health center nurses. Interns provide essential support for the implementation, evaluation, and continued development of these programs. We are currently seeking two interns for the late summer and... More

The Latin American Studies Program is hosting a Fiesta!

By Carey Howard
February 25th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Fully Funded Summer Internship Through the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting – deadline to apply is March 18th!

By Carey Howard
February 23rd, 2015 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships.

Summer 2015 Exchange-Student Opportunities in Guatemala with CeSSIAM

By Emily Morin
February 23rd, 2015 in Practicums/Internships.

Are you looking for a summer opportunity to be involved in research in Guatemala? The Center for Studies of Sensory Impairment, Aging and Metabolism (CeSSIAM) was founded in 1985 in Guatemala for the original purpose of investigating the association between vitamin A deficiency and blindness. CeSSIAM is currently investigating the effects of diet and specific micronutrients on outcomes such as health and function. It also mentors pre-doctoral and doctoral students as they lead several research projects.  CeSSIAM works in partnership with INF to conduct cutting-edge nutritional research in Latin America and is staffed by six core research professionals working in three thematic... More

Spring 2015 Research Opportunity – NGO Organizational Development

By Carey Howard
February 23rd, 2015 in Jobs.

Want an opportunity to gain research and data collection experience and further knowledge of organizational development? The MODE research team seeks a team of students interested in organizational development and contributing to research to conduct organizational development assessments of NGOs in Boston during March and April. Please see attached job description for details. Job Description Contact person: Christine Lenihan, clenihan@bu.edu

Student Senate General Body Meeting

By Carey Howard
February 23rd, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Join us for the Student Senate's first General Body Meeting! Speakers from the VA will speak about mental health among LGBT veterans. Dinner will be served and we will be selling BUSPH t-shirts! Date: February 23, 2015 Time: 5-6:00pm Where: L109 Contact phsenate@bu.edu with any questions

Winter Social Mixer ft. BU Medical Campus

By Carey Howard
February 23rd, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Come join us for a fun evening of good company, music, and free appetizers! Entrance is free! Date: February 27, 2015 Time: 7-10:00pm Where: Harborside Inn and Lounge Sponsored by BUSPH Student Senate, BU School of Medicine, Goldman School of Dental Medicine, BU Graduate Medical Sciences, and Students for Quality Health Care. Contact, phsenate@bu.edu with any questions.

Global Health Fellows II Webinar Recap: Where Do I Fit In? My Global Health Career Path

By Carey Howard
February 23rd, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars.

On Wednesday February 11th, the Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) hosted a public webinar focusing on the importance of diversity and inclusion in global health work through the eyes of our partners, and highlighted their career paths in global health. Unique perspectives came from our panelists, represented by GlobeMed, Global Health Corps, and PYXERA Global. We were joined by about 200 people from around the United States, and even from other countries! We enjoyed fielding your questions during this webinar. We can see from audience feedback that many people gained new insight into the practical importance of diversity and inclusion in global health. More

Upcoming BU CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Core Seminar

By Carey Howard
February 18th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Upcoming BU CTSI Study Design and Biostatistics Core Seminar Mary-Elizabeth (“M-E”) Eddlestone: PROC SQL vs. DATA Step Programming Analytics Specialist, SAS Customer Loyalty Team SAS Institute Inc. Everyone wants to know: Should I use the DATA step or PROC SQL to join this data? Take a behind the scenes look at how the DATA step and SQL procedure process data by comparing all types of joins (inner, left/right, outer) with multiple types of data (one-to-one, one-to many, many-to-many). Thursday, February 26, 2015 Crosstown Center, CT-462 801 Mass Ave, 4th Floor 12:00 – 1:20 pm à Join Lync Meeting Join by Phone 8667156499 7193252776 Find a local number Participant code: 5243217003 Help http://www.bu.edu/ctsi/resources/seminars-and-workshops/ctsi-seminar-series/  

BUSPH Career Fair: Employer Attendee List

By Carey Howard
February 18th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

The annual BUSPH Career Fair: Thursday, February 26, from 2:00 – 6:00 PM in the Hiebert Lounge, at the BU School of Medicine. Representatives from over 40 organizations will be on hand to meet with students. RSVP on CareerLink, under Events/Information Sessions. 2015 Career Fair Attendees include (this list will be updated on an ongoing basis through February 26): Abt Associates American Institutes for Research Arcadia Healthcare Solutions ARCADIS Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Medical Center Boston Public Health Commission Boston University Human Resources Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health, Tufts Medical... More

The Gijs van Seventer Environmental Health 2014-2015 Seminar Series

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Speaker: Sheldon Krimsky Ph.D. Lenore Stern Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of. Urban & Environmental Policy & Planning, Tufts University; Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine Please join us on Friday, February 20 from 12:45pm - 1:45pm Location: Room L-210, BU Medical School Instructional Building for the seminar: The Science behind GMO Health Assessment Seventy-five percent of processed foods on supermarket shelves in the US—from soda to soup, crackers to condiments—contain genetically engineered ingredients. Some prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of GMOs—that these GM... More

GLOBAL NGO JOBS: Careers in the non-profit sector

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Jobs.

The global development landscape has seen exponential growth in the last two decades. More and more organizations are being formed to spearhead humanitarian assistance in various parts of the developing world. With this growth have come new opportunities for career development as these organizations seek qualified personnel to help them achieve their mission. Getting to know of the existing vacancies can be a daunting task in an age of information overload. Searching for an appropriate vacancy can take many hours, days and even months as the information sources are scattered online or in print media. Global NGO Jobs is an online portal... More

Arts | Lab at BU Medical Campus: Theatre Performance “W;t”

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

Join us for a production about Vivian Bearing, a renowned professor of English, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course of her illness — and her stint as a prize patient in an experimental chemotherapy program at a major teaching hospital — Vivian comes to reassess her life and her work with a transformative profundity and humor. FOLLOWED BY AN OPEN DISCUSSION LED BY Mary Annas, Michael Grodin & George Annas Department of Health Law, Bioethics, and Human Rights February 18, 2015 from 12-1pm in Hiebert Lounge

BU Global Oncology Introductory Event- TONIGHT

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Outside Announcements.

The BU Global Oncology Chapter is officially launching its first introductory event, sponsored and supported by the Global Health Equity Program at the Boston University School of Medicine. Global oncology has recently emerged as a field, and as the BU chapter we would like to introduce this field and the GlobalOncology organization (globalonc.org) to the BU community. Our feature speaker of the night is Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, current Director of the Global Health Initiative in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who will be discussing his work on the development of pediatric oncology programs in South America. More

Volunteering Opportunity at Teen Parent Lobby Day

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Volunteer.

Date: 3/26/2015 Time: 9:00am-12:00pm Location: State House We are looking for volunteers who can arrive no later than 9:00 am and stay until 12:00 pm. Program registration begins at 10:00, the program is 10:30 – 11:30 and then people meet with their legislators. We ask that volunteers show up so early, so that we have ample time to orient you and so that you can beat the line that forms outside of the state house as programs start to arrive! I hope you will be part of this important day. Volunteers play a critical role in making lobby day run smoothly and in ensuring... More

Research Assistant opportunity with Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications (CEPAC) group at MGH

By Carey Howard
February 17th, 2015 in Jobs.

The Cost-Effectiveness of Preventing AIDS Complications group within the Medical Practice Evaluation Center is seeking full-time Research Assistants to work with an internationally recognized, multidisciplinary team from Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School with collaborators at the Harvard School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital as well as multiple international sites. The group uses methods of clinical epidemiology, economics, and simulation modeling to evaluate clinical outcomes, costs, and cost-effectiveness of strategies for preventing, managing, and treating HIV/AIDS as well as other diseases. Our research efforts are based in the United States and Europe, as well as in... More

Short-term Summer 2015 Work with Global Youth Leadership Institute

By Carey Howard
February 13th, 2015 in Jobs.

IYLEP Lead Program Coordinator:                                        Expected Start Date: Summer 2015 Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering leaders in schools and communities. Our mission is to deliver transformative educational programs that foster global pluralism, collaborative leadership, and environmental care, helping students and teachers become fully engaged citizens of the world. The Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP) has four program goals: 1) Enable the participants to understand civic participation and the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democracy; 2) Develop leadership skills; 3) Foster understanding and build relationships across ethnic, religious, and national groups; and 4) Promote... More