GH Blast

Welcome to the GH Blast,  the GH Department’s way of keeping you informed about events, opportunities, and things of interest to our concentrators. Click on headings for general information, and to access subpages.

Call for TA’s for EH717: Foundations of Environmental Health

By Carey Howard
July 22nd, 2014 in Jobs.

The Environmental Health Department is looking for TAs for the Fall 2014 semester for all sections of EH717 Foundations Of Environmental Health. Please find a detailed list of days/times/professors for each section below. If interested in finding out more information and meeting with the professor, please contact Carolyn Weber, EH Curriculum Coordinator at Please let her know which sections you are interested in and available for (All TAs must be present during class time) in your response. Each section will have 2 TAs and 1 grader. All grader positions are currently full. TA positions will pay $2200 for the... More

Africans in Boston Monthly Networking Mixer: Hakuna Sundays

By Carey Howard
July 22nd, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

  WHEN: Sunday, July 27, 2014 | 6:30pm-10pm WHERE: Addis Red Sea | 544 Tremont Street, Boston, MA - 02116 WHAT: Join Africans in Boston for a few drinks, Ethiopian food and meet Africans, friends of Africans, professionals and students working together to make a difference in our communities!   RSVP now to confirm seat but walk-ins are also welcome   Don't forget your business cards!  

Register now for the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale University

By Carey Howard
July 21st, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars.

Global Health & Innovation Conference Presented by Unite For Sight, 12th Annual Conference Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Saturday, March 28 - Sunday, March 29, 2015 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, change-makers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by July 31 for a very reduced early bird rate. Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit an abstract for consideration by August 31.    

Join us for a USAID unique conversation about global health careers!

By Carey Howard
July 21st, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars.

GHFP-II Webinar An Online Career Conversation with Global Health Professionals Date and Time Thursday, July 24th, 2014 2 - 3 pm Eastern | 11 am - 12 pm Pacific Click here for registration Take an hour on July 24th to join a unique conversation featuring global health professionals with a diverse range of experiences and areas of expertise. Spend some time with former GHFP fellows and interns; learn about their career paths and gain insight to guide your next career move. This webinar is all about your questions, the things you most want to know about when it comes to a career in global health.  If you're... More

Global Pediatric Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital

By Carey Howard
July 17th, 2014 in Fellowships.

Global Pediatric Fellowship in Health Service Delivery Division of General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital We are currently accepting applications for the Global Pediatric Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. This is a two year training program, in which Fellows rotate in 6 month blocks between a field placement in Haiti, Rwanda, or Liberia, and a clinical placement in Boston, Massachusetts. The focus of the fellowship is on skills in global health service delivery, including: Clinical care Medical education Program development Management Evaluation Quality improvement Iimplementation focused research. During their field placement, fellows will work in collaboration with Partners In Health (Haiti/Rwanda) or the Academic Collaborative to Support Medical Education in Liberia... More

Space Available in the NEW Fall Course offering. Develop the skills necessary to assess and evaluate pharmaceutical policy and programs.

By Carey Howard
July 16th, 2014 in IH Announcements.

SPH IH 756 - Analytical Methods for Pharmaceutical Systems Assessment This course offered on Tuesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm. This course, taught by Professor Laing, aims to help students: Develop skills essential to assessing and evaluating pharmaceutical policy and the performance of pharmaceutical programs. Develop a pharmaceutical country profile. Analyze medicine prices and availability. Apply technical guidelines, and use other assessment tools and methods in the pharmaceutical sector. Develop skills to undertake a sampling exercise. Use qualitative methods. Review and write technical reports. Use instruments which are already developed with a focus on implementation issues, analysis of data collected and awareness of strength and limitation of each method applied. The course will introduce... More

The CDC is looking for a Behavioral Scientist. Deadline to apply is July 21.

By Carey Howard
July 14th, 2014 in Fellowships.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking a Behavioral Scientist in their Department of Health and Human Services. The posting will close on Monday, July 21. If you are interested in learning more about the position and/or applying click here.

Interested in starting a career in International Development? Development Innovation Ventures has an opportunity for you!

By Carey Howard
July 14th, 2014 in Jobs.

Position Title: Administrative Assistant Job Description: Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) has an opening for an Administrative Assistant that would be great for a junior candidate looking to start a career in international development. This Assistant will be instrumental in supporting Jeff Brown, the head of DIV, as well as contribute as a full member of the DIV team. They will: Assist Jeff Brown in managing his daily operations such as scheduling and attending meetings on his behalf Draft memos Consolidate relevant research and documents Other duties that are critical to the functioning of a small team may be assigned This position is a career growth opportunity;... More

USAID is looking for a Business Development Manager/Engagement Coordinator

By Carey Howard
July 14th, 2014 in Jobs.

The Engagement Coordinator High-Tech at USAID will provide technical leadership and programmatic support to the Agency and its partners on navigating the High-Tech sectors. This will include: Developing and disseminating relevant guidance and tools and building alliances in support of USAID.  Drawing upon his/her current network, knowledge, and connections to position USAID as a critical, exciting, new player for the High-Tech community to engage. The employee will validate USAID within the community by socializing and gaining buy-in from recognized entities, organizations and individuals. S/he will participate in relevant events, associations, and other groups that help foster and integrate USAID into the... More

FREE Webinar Connecting You to a Diverse Group of Global Health Professionals. Register Today!

By Carey Howard
July 11th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars.

GHFP-II Webinar An Online Career Conversation with Global Health Professionals   Date and Time Thursday, July 24th, 2014 2 - 3 pm Eastern | 11 am - 12 pm Pacific   Click here for registration   The Global Health Fellows Program II is hosting an interactive conversation webinar  featuring global health professionals with a diverse range of experiences and areas of expertise. Interact with former GHFP fellows and interns who are excited to talk about their career paths and answer your questions. What is it like to be a technical advisor at USAID? How can I start my global health career? Do I have what it takes to work... More

Forum: Sex, Religion, and the ACA in the Supreme Court

By Carey Howard
July 10th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

The HLBHR Department is hosting a forum and discussion regarding the recent Supreme Court decisions on Hobby Lobby and the Buffer Zone next week: Event:  Sex, Religion, and the ACA in the Supreme Court: What the Hobby   Lobby and the Buffer Zone cases mean to physicians (and their patients) in   Massachusetts   v  A discussion with Professors Wendy Mariner, Leonard Glantz, and   George Annas of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human   Rights   Date:  Tuesday, July 15th from 4:00 – 5:00 pm   Location:  Room L-112, Boston University School of Medicine Instructional   Building, 72 E. Concord St., Boston    

Rewarding Internship Opportunity for the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti

By Carey Howard
July 9th, 2014 in Practicums/Internships.

 Looking for a rewarding professional experience? Interested in helping to enhance the health and development of women and children in a developing country?  Children's Nutrition Program of Haiti (CNP)/Kore Timoun’s mission is to improve the health and development and nutritional status of Haitian women and children.  Currently CNP/Kore Timoun is looking for a year-long Monitoring and Evaluation intern to help fulfill its mission. Details of this internship opportunity are outlined below. If you are interested in applying submit a CV, letter of interest, and dates desired to Taryn Silver at  Monitoring and Evaluation Intern: Works with a strong team to actively help fulfill... More

JSI, a leading Public Health organization, is looking for a Project Coordinator for its International Division!

By Carey Howard
July 9th, 2014 in Jobs.

Proficiency in French and Portuguese required. Deadling to apply is July 18. For more information about this posting and how to apply, click the link here:

Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) Opportunities in 38 FBO’s in Africa & India

By Joseph S Anzalone
June 4th, 2014 in Fellowships.

MPH students are invited to meet Mirfin Mpundu the executive director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network based in Nairobi. This network is made up of about 38 Faith Based Organizations (FBO) in Africa and India that provide health services often in remote rural areas. He will be coming to talk about the organization, about the potential for practicum placements of MPH students especially pharmaceutical track students with the EPN secretariat and with the member organizations in different African Countries. In April, Richard Laing attended the EPN Forum that was held in Nairobi in April 2014. A series of videos were made... More

Intern with ICRW in Wash DC on GBV & Qualitative Analysis

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 21st, 2014 in Practicums/Internships.

Agency:   International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)   Address/Contact Info/Website: 1120 20th Street, NW, Ste. 500 North, Washington, DC, 20036. Phone: 202-797-0007 Website:   Agency Description/Mission Statement: The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can... More

job: Conduct 50 telephone interviews; pays stipend.

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 21st, 2014 in Jobs.

Looking for someone to complete about 50 telephone interviews as part of an evaluation of a social services position in Watertown, MA. The interviews should occur mostly in June. There is no set schedule as long as you can reach the respondents (people who have used the social support services). There will be a stipend, plenty of guidance & support, and career advice (domestic or international) if you'd like it. If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Dr. Candace Miller at

2014 USAID eInternships & Disaster Apps Competition!

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 21st, 2014 in Fellowships.

2 great student opportunities! 1 - Apply to the 2014 USAID eInternship Program! The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) internship program is managed by the State Department. Working from college and university campuses in the US and throughout the world, eInterns (American students working virtually) are partnered with US government agencies to work on various projects. This past year, 511 students worked on 276 unique projects with 63 domestic State and USAID offices and 57 posts overseas. View last year's projects here - VSFS will be accepting applications from students from July 2 - 22. Apply here - 2 - National Defense University is hosting their first Disaster Apps Competition! Details here... More

Global Health Fellows Program II opportunities

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 19th, 2014 in Fellowships.

Global Health Fellows Program II Technical Advisor II: Health Systems Finance Advisor USAID/Botswana Location: Gaborone, Botswana Assignment: Two Year Fellowship GHFP-II-P3-114

Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers for 2015

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 19th, 2014 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships.

 Seed Global Health and Peace Corps Now Accepting Applications for Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers for 2015   Seed Global Health announces the opening today of the 2015 Global Health Service Partnership application cycle. Global Health Service Partnership, a joint initiative among Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps, and PEPFAR, will accept applications from physicians and nurses interested in serving as clinical educators in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda starting the summer of 2015. Participants serve one-year assignments as Peace Corps Response volunteers serving in medical and nursing schools working alongside local faculty to help expand the base of physician and nursing educators in countries... More

BUMC Housing Fair, June 13, 10:30am-1pm, Hiebert Lounge

By Joseph S Anzalone
May 19th, 2014 in Outside Announcements.

June 13 Annual BUMC Housing Fair This message is from: Barbara Attianese, Manager 638-5125 Location: BUSM Instructional Building Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor Friday, June 13 BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor Brunch will be provided All About Renting Q&A with Beacon Realty Properties 10:30-11 a.m. Housing Fair 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Still searching for an apartment, a roommate? Arrive at 10:30 a.m for "All About Renting," a presentation by Boston landlord Steve Handler, Beacon Realty Properties. Learn about starting your housing search through to signing a lease. At 11 a.m. attend the Housing Fair, a free event where you can meet local, reputable realtors, property owners, BU Rental Property Management and others willing to... More