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


Global Health and Technology Meet-Up, Register now!

By Carey Howard
December 16th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars.

Come to explore the pathways to commercialization for your global health innovation with the experts.  Invited speakers have been successful in bringing medical devices and mHealth products to market for improving global health. When Tuesday February 24, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST Where Boston University, Photonics Center 8 St. Mary's Street 9th Floor Colloquium Room Boston, MA 02215 Get more information. REGISTER NOW. The event will include: An Expert Panel/ "Sharks" to address commercial implementation of new solutions and provide feedback in the "Shark Tank" session. Haleh Armien, MPH - Associate Director, Joslin Health Solutions International,  Joslin Diabetes Center Paul Chen, MBA - Director, Business Development, Cardinal Health Specialty Pharmacy, Erin Hasselberg, More

Wanted: DC-based, Reproductive Health Advocacy focused Development Coordinator at Population Action International, apply by January 15th

By Carey Howard
December 15th, 2014 in Jobs.

Position Announcement Development Coordinator Full-time position based in Washington D.C. Population Action International (PAI), a leading advocate for family planning and reproductive health in the developing world, seeks a Development Coordinator to work in PAI’s Resources Development department. PAI advocates for women and families to have access to contraception in order to improve their health, reduce poverty and protect their environment. Guided by its strategic plan, PAI is in a period of exciting organizational advancement and growth. Over the next several years, PAI expects to focus its international efforts in a series of priority countries in the developing world, as well pursue new opportunities... More

Policy dialogue on maternal health in Nigeria

By Carey Howard
December 12th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars.

Policy dialogue on maternal health in Nigeria, about next steps for improving maternal health in Nigeria among key decision-makers in Nigeria. Event will be linked over live video conferencing in DC--and an online live-stream that will be completely open-access: :

Global Health Fellows 2015 Summer Internships

By Carey Howard
December 12th, 2014 in Practicums/Internships.

Join us on December 18th for a Google Hangout on Air that will focus on our summer 2015 internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Our Hangout on Air will feature GHFP-II staff and current and recent interns. Hear first-hand about the application process, what you can learn as an intern, what it's like to work with USAID on global health projects, and what we look for in applicants. In addition, interns will talk candidly about how they approached their own applications and interviews for these competitive positions. We'll be featuring an interactive Q&A.   Join us for this GHFP-II... More

Webcast: “2014: A Year of Unprecedented Emergencies”, December 17th, hosted by Doctors Without Borders

By Carey Howard
December 12th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

Wednesday, December 17, 8pm EST - A live webcast featuring a panel of Doctors Without Borders aid workers and experts, who will give a firsthand account of MSF's response to major crises, including Syria, South Sudan, West Africa, Central African Republic, and Afghanistan. Register here.

Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean Medicines for Humanity

By Carey Howard
December 12th, 2014 in Jobs.

Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean Medicines for Humanity  Job Title: Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean Reports to: Program Director Location: No specific location required (but Boston area, Haiti, or the Dominican Republic preferred) Date of posting: 12/5/2014 Medicines for Humanity (MFH) is a small, dynamic organization with a compelling mission to reduce child mortality in impoverished communities around the world.  Headquartered in Rockland, MA, MFH has maternal and child health projects in 7 countries. MFH seeks to achieve this goal by strengthening the capacity of local implementing partners in Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Priority programmatic areas of intervention... More

Mathematica is hiring International Survey Specialists in DC, New Jersey, Cambridge, Chicago, Ann Arbor, and California!

By Carey Howard
December 9th, 2014 in Jobs.

International Survey Specialist Positions are currently available in Washington, DC; Princeton, NJ; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Ann Arbor, MI; and Oakland, CA Mathematica Policy Research is seeking talented individuals to join a collaborative team that conducts research and data collection to support both international and domestic evaluations. Successful candidates for the International Survey Specialist position will possess an understanding of research methods, bring field experience in developing countries, be experienced in overseeing data collection to address research questions, have exceptional communication skills, collaborate effectively, and be enthusiastic about using their skills to respond to current public policy challenges and information needs. In... More

Panel on Racism and Discrimination: An interdisciplinary look at how they impact mental health

By Carey Howard
December 9th, 2014 in Fellowships.

Thursday, December 11th from 5:00-6:00pm. 670 Albany St. Auditorium Panelists include: Dr. Yvette Cozier (BUSPH, Epidemiology), Dr. Karla Damus (BMC) Sophie Godley (BUSPH, CHS), Dr. Hyeouk Chris Hahm (School of Social Work), Samantha Schneider (The Home for Little Wanderers) Sponsored by: BUSPH Spotlight Office, BUSPH Student Senate, MCH in Action, Medicine and Public Health Association, & Students of Color for Public Health Arrive 10-15 minutes early for food!

BUSPH Arts Society Stress-Relief Social!

By Carey Howard
December 9th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

Finals? Got stress? Join us for a stress-free social on next Wednesday, Dec. 10th, from 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM for cookies and milk, arts and crafts, and creating holiday cards to give to organizations around Boston! Also stop by to pick up a stress relief kit (donated by BU Wellness & Prevention Services). The location is L-building Lobby at BU Medical School. Event sponsored by: BUSPH Arts Society, BUSPH Student Senate, & CHS Student Advisory Council


By Carey Howard
December 8th, 2014 in Jobs.

Profs. Jacob Bor and Bill MacLeod are recruiting for a short term research assistant for some data cleaning work on a South African dataset. The applicant must be self-directed, organized, with meticulous attention to detail, and have tolerance for repetitive tasks. Experience working with Excel is essential. The ideal applicant will have previous experience working on human subjects research. NIH human subjects training will be a requirement of employment. The task is expected to take about 30 hours and we are looking for someone to start immediately. Pay will be $16 per hour.

ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship is Accepting Applications through January 29th!

By Carey Howard
December 8th, 2014 in Fellowships.

ASPPH is pleased to offer recent graduates from ASPPH-member, Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health an exciting opportunity to gain global health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2015 ASPPH/CDC Allan Rosenfield Global Health Fellowship Program; the deadline to apply is Thursday, January 29, 2015. In recognition of a career dedicated to improving the health of the world’s most vulnerable populations, ASPPH, with support from CDC, established a fellowship in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, former dean of the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. The... More

The BUSM Vagina Monologues 2015 Auditions are just around the corner!

By Carey Howard
December 5th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

Audition for The Vagina Monologues, a performance about courage, despair, hope, and of course,vaginas. Auditions are open to members of the BUMC community including Medical and Public Health students, staff, and faculty! Invite your friends to audition! 12/12 from 2-6pm R-110 12/16 from 3-6pm R108 If these times don't work for you or if you have questions, email

Follow Up Information from today’s Job Talk: Opportunities at the CDC for MPH Students

By Carey Howard
December 4th, 2014 in Fellowships, Jobs, Practicums/Internships.

Here is information from today's talk with Research Assistant Professor, Stephen Ko, about opportunities for MPHers at CDC: CDC MPH Programs Internship and Practicum Opportunities Fellowships and Post-Graduate Opportunities  

HPM Emphasis Area Meeting Monday: Challenges and Opportunities to Contain Antimicrobial Resistance in the Western Pacific Region

By Carey Howard
December 4th, 2014 in GH Events.

This Friday at JSI: The Role of International NGOs, Medical and Public Health Institutions in Responding to the Ebola Crisis

By Carey Howard
December 4th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

NEID Event: The Role of International NGOs, Medical and Public Health Institutions in Responding to the Ebola Crisis December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm Join us on Friday, December 5th, 1-3:30 for a second panel in our NEID Ebola series: The Role of International NGOs, Medical and Public Health Institutions in Responding to the Ebola Crisis. While our first panel focused on the important work of grassroots non-profits in Liberia and Sierra Leone, this second panel will discuss the critical and complementary work of larger organizations, including UNICEF, Save the Children, MGH Center for Global Health Disaster Response and John... More

Medford-based, Spring 2015 Practicum Opportunities at MSH, deadline to apply is December 26th!

By Carey Howard
December 3rd, 2014 in Practicums/Internships.

Opportunities at MSH for Spring 2015: Health Information Systems (HIS)/Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) African Strategies for Health (ASH) Project Graphic Design Research and Communication Applicants must be either a current student receiving credit for the internship or fulfilling a requirement to complete an internship. The deadline for applications (including cover letter and resume sent to will be Friday, December 26th.

Extended Deadline: Register Now! Stop Ebola Hack-a-thon

By Carey Howard
December 3rd, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

Looking to showcase your artisitic flare? Enter the CHS Logo Design Contest. The winner will receive $50 to Flour Bakery!

By Carey Howard
December 3rd, 2014 in Outside Announcements.


Partners in Health seeks Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services Program Coordinator

By Carey Howard
December 1st, 2014 in Jobs.

Title: Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services Program Coordinator Hiring Manager: Clinical Program Officer Location: Mirebelais, Haiti General Responsibilities:   The Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating partnerships that support the work of Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante, including but not limited to mental health and psychosocial support and economic development projects. This requires a strong program management background, familiarity with data collection and database management and an interest in research and implementation of new systems. This position will serve as a liaison between the Zanmi Lasante teams responsible for these projects and the PIH Mental Health team... More

Partners in Health seeks Technical Advisor to lead a mobile depression screening program in Haiti

By Carey Howard
December 1st, 2014 in Fellowships, Jobs.

Job: Mental mHealth Technical Advisor Location: Mirebalais, Haiti Position Overview and Responsibilities: The Mental mHealth Technical Advisor will act as the on-the-ground technical lead and program manager for the design and initial pilot of the mHealth component of the project. This person will be twinning with a ZL employee in order to build local capacity and ensure sustainability of the project. Here you can find the full job description and details about applying: PIHZL-MobileMentalHealthJD