By Stacy Song

Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College is hiring Assistant Director!

May 13th, 2014 in Jobs

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is seeking an Assistant Director for the Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program, a national project that equips and inspires new generations of leaders through campus-based education, real-world advocacy practice, and the skills to build a stronger, more diverse movement for reproductive freedom and social change.

Reporting to the CLPP Director, the assistant director advances CLPP’s mission through oversight of three major projects:  CLPP’s summer internship program (Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps); national activist network (New Leadership Networking Initiative); and intensive Summer Leadership Institute.  The assistant director will manage outreach, participation and programming for these projects that meets project goals and advances CLPP’s mission of supporting new leadership. In addition, the assistant director will run the summer internship program which supports 25-30 students from campuses across the country, and launch a major expansion to extend eligibility beyond Western Massachusetts. This position will be responsible for managing and working collaboratively with staff, faculty, and college departments, supporting fundraising efforts, and evaluating the projects. The assistant director will be able to stand in for the CLPP directors as needed and represent CLPP at the College and externally in national venues. This position holds supervisory responsibilities.

This is a full time grant funded position with continuation pending future funding.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of relevant experience are required.  Qualified candidate should have program development and implementation experience; familiarity with reproductive rights and social justice issues; experience working with diverse communities, including people with different racial, ethnic and class backgrounds, and people of different genders.  Previous supervisory experience, as well as practice working as a mentor to emerging activists or students is preferred.  Candidates must have technology skills; be computer proficient (Word, Excel, and web-based software); and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The assistant director will be expected to work collaboratively; prioritize multiple, competing demands, and problem-solve independently with minimal supervision. Training, facilitation, and/or public speaking experience is a plus. This position requires ability to handle high volumes of work and multiple projects running concurrently; have excellent problem solving skills; and possess the ability to relay information and respond to correspondence in a timely manner. A commitment to CLPP’s mission and working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.   This position requires occasional travel, evenings, and weekends.

 

This is a full time, 12-month position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at http://jobs.hampshire.edu/

Please visit http://clpp.hampshire.edu for additional information on the
 Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Program at Hampshire College

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

The Food Project at City Farm Fest Volunteer Opportunity

May 2nd, 2014 in Volunteer

Are you interested in growing food locally? Community and backyard gardening? Working with local gardening community members or practicing your data interpretive/communication skills? Then consider joining us for a few hours on Saturday, May 10! On Saturday, May 10 from 11AM to 2PM, we will be partnering with The Food Project to offer FREE SOIL LEAD TESTING for the community during City Farm Fest held at the Dudley Greenhouse in Roxbury. Soil sampling and soil health consultations will begin at 11:00 a.m. and continue until 2PM. Gardeners will bring soil to the Farm Fest and we will be analyzing the soil (right there) and communicating the results and providing interpretation to the gardeners. You will be trained (about an hour next week) to participate. Please consider participating with us! If you are interested, please contact Wendy Heiger-Bernays (whb@bu.edu) or Komal Basra (komalb@bu.edu) by Monday, May 5th.

 ***Please note: Only students who have previously completed EH717 Foundations of Environmental Health or EH765 are eligible for this opportunity***

HLBHR Alumni Career Panel – Wed, Apr. 2 from 4:30 – 6:00 PM – RSVP!

April 1st, 2014 in Outside Announcements

The Dept. of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights has organized a panel of successful alumni working in diverse areas of the health care industry who can provide experience-based information and advice. You are all invited to join us for the alumni career panel and discussion over dinner (from Panera Bread!).

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2, 2014  |  4:30 – 6:00 PM  |  Wilkins Board Room (1st Floor of BUMC Evans Building)

 

RSVP & Submit Questions HERE!

 

Alumni Panelists:

  • Laura Huber, RN, MPH, Senior Director of Case Management at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2013; HLBHR Capstone Award Winner, 2012

  • Lynn Squillace, JD, MPH, Associate General Counsel at the Massachusetts Group Insurance Commission

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2013; Health Law & Bioethics Fellow, 2012-2013

  • Erin Taylor, MPH, Policy Analyst, Office of Medicaid, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Former Development and Communications Fellow, Health Leads

MPH, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, 2011

GHEP Global Health Speaker Series presents: Doctors for Global Health and the Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases

March 17th, 2014 in Outside Announcements

 Speaker: Dr. Dan O’Neil, Brigham and Women’s Global Health Equity Resident 

The GHEP Speaker Series is excited to present Dr. Dan O’Neil, a Global Health Equity Resident at Brigham and Women’s. Dr. O’Neil spent the year after his third year of medical school volunteering for Doctors for Global Health in Kisoro, Uganda. He is here to share his experiences designing and initiating a program that enabled rural patients to receive care for chronic, non-communicable diseases through the use of community health workers. Come join us to learn more about the ever growing burden of chronic diseases, taking time off during medical school, and global health residency opportunities! 

 

Date: Wednesday March 19

Time: 12-1 PM

Location: R108 

Lunch will be served! 

Arcadia Healthcare Solutions Info Session” Thursday, March 27, 2014, 5:00 to 5:50 PM, Room L-109C (BU School of Medicine)

March 13th, 2014 in Jobs

Don’t miss this chance to meet a recruiter, who, accompanied by BU alum Erin Wnorowski (’09), will discuss the opportunities and workplace culture at Arcadia Healthcare Solutions! Please use the CareerLink to RSVP, under the “Info Sessions” section of “Events.”Arcadia Flyer

IH Advising Fundamental Sessions 3/17 @12:30PM and 3/20@5PM

March 12th, 2014 in Fellowships

Got questions about meeting your MPH degree requirements? Know what resources can help you plan? Join us for IH Advising Fundamentals! We will review the key resources and respond to individuidal questions about completing the MPH degree from courses to practicums. Please RSVP at  https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form?EQBCT=da24b74cdf6c47b89373beacff4ed2ad and indicate which session you are attending; if your plans change, you are welcome to drop in to either session. Sessions are in CT-305 on Monday, 3/17, 12:30-1:30pm and Thursday, 3/20, 5-6pm. If you have questions, please contact Stacy Song, songst@bu.edu.

Fall 2014 Pre-Registration for High-Demand Courses

February 25th, 2014 in Fellowships

In the past, IH Concentrators have been shut out of courses that were in high demand, due to the first-come, first-served registration system. To ensure that advanced-level students have the chance to take at least one high-demand course prior to graduating, the IH Department has set up a system to prioritize enrollment for students with advanced-level standing, who have not yet taken high-demand courses.  Four courses will be participating in pre-registration for Fall 2014:  IH743, IH745, IH777, and IH887.

THE PROCESS:  Advanced-level students who have successfully completed 30 or more credits (and part time students with 24 or more credits) by the end of the Spring 2014 semester, will be invited to complete the online Fall 2014 Pre-Registration Form to indicate their preference for taking:  IH743, IH745, IH777, and/or IH887. Only advanced-level students interested in taking these courses need to complete this form.  Preference will be given to the above students who have not had the opportunity to take any of the following courses: IH743, IH744, IH773, IH790, IH804, or IH887.

The online form to request the high-demand courses will go live for one week on the IH Blast beginning SUNDAY, March 16, and will close on SUNDAY, March 23.  We will verify the information and do our best to match you according to your preferences, given the criteria outlined above.  Students will be notified by Wednesday, March 26, and those allocated a place in the high-demand course(s) will be enrolled into the course by March 28.

For all other Fall 2014 courses, registration will begin as usual on SUNDAY, March 30, 2014, 7:00AM.

* Full-time students with less than 30 credits (and part-time students with less than 24) interested in the high-demand courses should add themselves to the wait-list for the respective courses when registration opens on SUNDAY, March 30, 7:00AM at http://sph.bu.edu/waitlist.

GH Course offerings this summer- IH715 and IH744. Registration opens February 27 at 7:00AM!

February 24th, 2014 in Fellowships

IH715 Antiretroviral Program Management and Adherence Issues in Low Resource Settings (2 credits)Successful HIV/AIDS treatment programs rely on consistent, uninterrupted supplies of antiretrovirals (ARVs), appropriate ARV prescribing, retention of patients in treatment programs, and a high level of adherence by patients. Ineffective ARV management can lead to treatment failures, ARV resistance, and insufficient program uptake. This course provides students with practical knowledge and skills to manage challenges in the areas of ARV selection, pricing, quality, and program monitoring and evaluation. Guest lecturers with relevant expertise will be invited to speak on several specific topics. One session will be devoted to a field visit to an adherence clinic to learn directly about the ARV program management issues faced by practitioners and patients.

IH744 Program Design for International Health (4 credits)Developing a structured approach to program design is an important skill for public health professionals. IH744 provides an opportunity to learn and apply the key steps of program design. The course invites students to work with an international non-governmental organization to design a public health program. The non-governmental organization will orient student consultant teams with a scope of work that will contain guidelines for developing a program for the organization and identifying prospective donors for funding. To complete the scope of work, each team will identify and describe a relevant public health problem and apply evidenced based solutions to address the problem(s). Course work will also sharpen the knowledge and the skills required for working effectively in a team and students will learn to reflect on individual and team performance. Students will be introduced to e-portfolio and will use it to document their knowledge and skills in program design.

Pre-Registration for High Demand Courses

October 1st, 2013 in Fellowships

In the past, IH Concentrators have been shut out of courses that were in high demand, due to the first-come, first-served registration system. To ensure that upper-level students have the chance to take at least one high-demand course prior to graduating, the IH Department has set up a system to prioritize enrollment for students with upper-level standing, who have not yet taken high-demand courses.  Three courses will be participating in pre-registration for Spring 2014:  IH743, IH773, and IH804.

THE PROCESS:  Upper-level students who have successfully completed 30 or more credits (and part time students with 24 or more credits) by the end of the Fall 2013 semester, will be invited to complete an online form to indicate their preference for taking:  IH743, IH773, and/or IH804. Only those upper-level students interested in taking these courses need to complete this online Spring 2014 IH Pre-Registration Form. Preference will be given to the above students who have not had the opportunity to take any of the following courses: IH743, IH744, IH773, IH790, IH804, or IH887.

For all other Spring 2014 courses, registration will begin as usual at 7:00am on October 30, 2013.

The deadline to submit the online pre-registration form has been extended to Friday, October 25, at 9am. We will verify the information and do our best to match you according to your preferences, given the criteria outlined above.  Upper-level students will be notified by October 28, 2013, and those allocated a place in the high-demand course(s) will be enrolled into the course by October 30.

* Students with lower-level standing interested in the high-demand courses should add themselves to the wait-list for the respective courses when registration opens on October 30 at http://sph.bu.edu/waitlist.

IH Advising Fundamentals

September 18th, 2013 in Fellowships

Got questions about meeting your MPH degree requirements?  Know what resources can help you plan?

Join us for IH Advising Fundamentals: Wednesday, September 25, 5:00-6:00pm in CT-386 or Monday, September 30, 12:30-1:15pm in CT-305. IH Academic Coordinator, Stacy Song; Senior Manager, Joe Anzalone, and CGHD Senior Program Manager, Bram Brooks, will review the key resources and respond to individual questions about completing the MPH degree, from courses to practicums. 

In anticipation of Spring 2014 Registration which opens @ 7am on Oct 30th, the best advice is to plan:

  • Refer to the IH Concentrators’ Guide
  • Use Degree Advice to learn which degree requirements you have fulfilled or not, (see:  Student Link: Academics>Academic Advising>Degree Advice)
  • Review the Registration Packet
  • Complete your Student Planner, beginning Oct 1.  (Student Link: Academics tab>Registration>Scroll down to the appropriate semester (Spring 2014)>Reg Options>Plan)

Not only will it help you when Registration opens, it also gives us a glimpse into your class plans. To verify that you are in compliance and able to register, use the Planner.

Please RSVP to Stacy at songst@bu.edu and indicate which session; if your plans change, you are welcome to drop in to either session.