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2016 – 2017 Concentrator’s Guide

Consortium of Universities for Global Health – Call for Campus Representatives!

By Juliana Restivo
September 5th, 2017 in GH Announcements.

Dear CUGH Member Institution, We are reaching out as the Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH) in an effort to engage and bring the voices of local student groups together who are involved in Global Health. We would like to further strengthen and harmonize... More

TA Needed ASAP! – HS440 Qualitative Research for Global Health

By Juliana Restivo
September 5th, 2017 in Jobs.

Interested in teaching and qualitative research? Professor Susie Foster is looking for a current MPH student to be the TA for HS440, Qualitative Research for Global Health. The course meets from 11-2 pm on Fridays in KCB106 (Near Kenmore Square). The role would entail attending class, meeting with students and helping... More

Part-time Administrative Assistant position available (Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development)

By Juliana Restivo
June 19th, 2017 in Jobs.

The Department of Global Health/Center for Global Health & Development at SPH is now hiring a MPH student for a part-time Administrative Assistant for the summer starting in the end of May. This is a great opportunity for students to join a vibrant team and get further involved with the Department... More

Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position

By Juliana Restivo
May 11th, 2017 in Jobs.

JOB OPENING Global Nursing Caucus (GNC) Coordinator Position The Global Nursing Caucus is looking for an organized and efficient coordinator to join our growing team of nurses across the world. This individual will report directly to GNC directors in Boston and work with other team members to support and... More

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Founder of Care 2 Communities

By Juliana Restivo
May 11th, 2017 in Jobs.

Executive Assistant (EA) to a Global Health Advocate and Non-profit Founder   The EA will work directly with Elizabeth Sheehan, a social entrepreneur, founder and president of a nonprofit (Care 2 Communities), and impact investor.  Areas of Elizabeth’s focus are: Strengthening global health systems at the base of the pyramid, with a focus... More

Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager

By Juliana Restivo
May 4th, 2017 in Jobs.

  Global Maternal and Child Health Research Data Manager Boston Children's Hospital & Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health Dept. of Global Health and Population   Responsibilities Summary and Overview The Data Manager will lead data coordination, data management and data analysis for global maternal and child health research projects.  We are working on several newborn and child survival... More

Global Health Dept. Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social

By Juliana Restivo
April 20th, 2017 in GH Events.

Global Health Dept. Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social - RSVP HERE Wednesday, April 26th 5-6pm CT-305 YOU'RE INVITED to the end-of-year Global Health Department Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social to celebrate the soon-to-be graduates, send off everyone going abroad for their practicum, reconnect with your current classmates and to connect with faculty... More

HEAAL Project: A community-based mental health collaboration with an African faith community in Lowell, Massachusetts

By Juliana Restivo
April 13th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

HEAAL Project: A community-based mental health collaboration with an African faith community in Lowell, Massachusetts Anticipated Start Date: Spring/Summer/Fall 2017 Time commitment: 10-20 hours/week, but flexible Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christina Borba   The BMC Department of Psychiatry recently received a second round of funding to continue a community-based mental health initiative entitled, “Health and Mental... More

Gardens for Health International: Multiple positions open

By Nishika Ramchandani
April 13th, 2017 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships.

What We Believe We believe that growing and eating healthy food can – and must – be a part of the long-term solution to malnutrition. The world is facing an acute food and nutrition crisis. We must meet the world’s food needs with an approach that is environmentally sustainable, recognizes the primacy... More

Call for International Health Economics Association Conference Volunteer Opportunity (paid opportunity)

By Juliana Restivo
April 13th, 2017 in Outside BU Events.

Revolutions in the Economics of Health Systems Conference More information about the IHEA here: https://healtheconomics.site-ym.com/page/BostonCongress2017  ***Exciting Opportunity**** *Short term employment opportunity to work as an International Conference Monitor for International Health Economics Association 2017 World Congress,   being hosted by Boston University (6-11 July, Charles River Campus) * Tasks include: facilitate conference registration; assist conference delegates; manage... More

Action Against Hunger: Moringa Proposal Development

By Nishika Ramchandani
April 13th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Terms of Reference for Student Placement Moringa Proposal Development Background Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and trails behind on human development indicators (HDI ranking: 138 out of 182 countries). While poverty was reduced significantly, the number of vulnerable people has increased. Most people who escaped poverty did... More

Action Against Hunger: Water System Proposal Development

By Nishika Ramchandani
April 13th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Terms of Reference for Student Placement: Water System Proposal Development Background Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in Asia and trails behind on human development indicators (HDI ranking: 138 out of 182 countries). While poverty was reduced significantly, the number of vulnerable people has increased. Most people who escaped poverty... More

BU Arts Initiative – $3000 grant for graduate research related to the arts!

By Juliana Restivo
April 11th, 2017 in Funding.

Deadline 4/14  The BU Arts Initiative and the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs are pleased to offer grants of up to $3000 for graduate research related to the arts. The research may be traditional research of the arts (e.g., musicology, art history, study of performance or literature of any kind), practice based... More

Digital Health Data Visualization intern with Pathfinder

By Juliana Restivo
April 11th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Are you someone who enjoys data analysis, dashboard creation and data visualization? Are you interested in learning more about how to leverage technology as a tool to provide support to vulnerable populations, to promote health consciousness and strengthen the quality of health services? Are you excited by the opportunity to... More

Pilot Study of a Culturally-adapted Substance Abuse Screening Tool in Youth in Liberia – Internship

By Juliana Restivo
April 7th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Pilot Study of a Culturally-adapted Substance Abuse Screening Tool in Youth in Liberia Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2017 Time commitment: ~2 months in-country (Liberia). May also require ~5-10 hrs/week for study preparations prior to travel Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christina Borba and Veronica Faller   In the mid-2000s, researchers from BU (who worked at MGH at... More