By Joseph S Anzalone
***Universities Allied for Essential Medicines has just been accepted as a Registered Student Organization and is looking for students interested in being a part of the movement to improve people’s access to essential medicines.***
Many important medicines and public health technologies are developed in academic laboratories. Their accessibility in poor nations is profoundly affected by the research, patenting and licensing decisions made by universities.
We are a group of university students who believe that our universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve global access to public health goods.
All interested parties please send a quick introductory email to UAEM.BU@gmail.com to find out about information sessions, campus campaign initiatives, and information regarding the Annual North American Conference hosted this October 16th-18th by Boston University at the Jacob Sleeper Auditorium on the Charles River Campus.
Student activism has time and time again played an essential role in advocating for the voiceless, now’s your time to help people everywhere are ensured their right to health through improved access to essential medicines produced here at our universities.
An NIH-funded training program, a collaboration between Tufts University and Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India, is currently seeking applicants. As part of this program, trainees will work in pairs with another trainee at CMC and spend half of the training time at Tufts and the other half at CMC.
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 practical public health experience at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Applications are currently being accepted for the 2016 ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program (Cycle B); the deadline to apply is Thursday, September 17.
The ASPPH/CDC Public Health Fellowship Program offers outstanding opportunities for early-career public health professionals by enabling them to train at CDC on a variety of high-priority public health issues. ASPPH/CDC Public Health fellows work closely with nationally recognized experts within the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency and global leader in public health.
D-Prize wants to award up to $20,000 to alleviate poverty. Select one global health, energy, education, or corruption challenge and pitch your two-page idea to D-Prize by September 7. Up to 15 winners will be awarded seed capital and given support to launch a pilot. Join the competition at www.d-prize.org.
The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) GPC Job Description Position_CGH_2 from September 2015-May 2016 to work approximately 20 hours per week. Dates and times can be flexible for a strong candidate, although Monday, Tuesday, and Fridays hours between 9am-5pm are preferred.
SSG is accepting applications for a Team Leader position to lead consultant teams in undertaking two assessments/evaluations of youth programs in Nicaragua on behalf of USAID/Nicaragua. The consultants will specifically analyze risk factors for youth in Nicaragua’s border regions and Caribbean Coast and look at various at-risk models for development. Both assessments will utilize participatory methods – engaging youth as both researchers and respondents.
The Team Leader(s) will provide technical direction and oversight for the complete assessment process, serve as the primary point of contact between USAID and the assessment team, and oversee resource management. Responsibilities will also include overseeing the orientation and coaching for youth assessors.
The anticipated level of effort is 50 days (including an anticipated 40 days of fieldwork in Nicaragua). The assignment will commence as soon as possible with a target of early June 2015.
- Demonstrated expertise in international youth in development, with substantial state of the art knowledge on positive youth development;
- MA or PhD in a related field;
- 10+ years of experience designing assessments specifically with non-traditional methodologies and youth-led research approaches as well as demonstrated experience working collaboratively with youth;
- A proven track record in terms of being highly qualified to lead, coordinate, and deliver assessments/evaluations (USAID experience strongly preferred);
- Experience managing other team members;
- Strong research and analytical skills and experience identifying and developing non-traditional, participatory methodologies for assessments/evaluations;
- Excellent writing/organizations skills and proven ability to deliver a high quality written assessment report and final deliverables;
- Bilingual English and Spanish language fluency preferred;
- Prior experience in the Latin America and Caribbean region required (Nicaragua experience highly desirable); and
- Ability to travel to various areas in Nicaragua to conduct assessment activities.
How To Apply
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two references to email@example.com as soon as possible. Please use the exact email subject line: Nicaragua Team Leader. Please also save documents (cover letter, resume, and references) in one PDF as ‘Last Name_First Name.pdf’ (e.g., Smith_Jane.pdf). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please. SSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Are you fluent in Spanish? Would you like to participate in a research study in Nicaragua this summer?
BUSPH and the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Committee will be conducting a study of chronic kidney disease for 8 weeks following the end of the spring semester. Students will be involved in all phases of the study, from design to data collection to analysis. This activity is practicum-eligible.
If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, ASAP.
Daniel Brooks, DSc
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Boston University School of Public Health
The Global Health Initiative (GHI) at Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on countries with limited resources, and brings together faculty, fellows, nurses, social workers, psychologists, health educators, and managers to improve outcomes for children. They are working to establish centers of excellence in pediatric hematology and oncology in the developing world, and we are training the next generation of leaders.
They have internship opportunities for this summer and fall. See the description for more details: GHI Intern 2015_Program Evaluation in LMIC
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 with different heads of these organizations that are available at http://www.bu.edu/ghblast/gh-practicum/videos-ecumenical-pharmaceutical/. For an interview in which Mirfin talks about the EPN organization please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05J1Yl2HyM
He will meet with students at 12 noon on Wednesday, 18th June in Room CT305, please RSVP here.