Category: Conferences/Seminars

Call for Papers: Johns Hopkins University Annual Public Health in Asia Symposium

December 23rd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Johns Hopkins University
Annual Public Health in Asia Symposium Presents:

Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Saturday, 28 February 2015
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland

Call for Papers

The Chronic Diseases and Conditions in Asia Symposium aims to provide a platform for both undergraduate and graduate students to explore various research topics at the Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. A non-communicable disease (NCD) is a non-infectious and non-transmissible medical condition. Claiming the lives of approximately 36 million people every year, NCDs include cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes, and cancer. As these conditions continue to proliferate in many parts of the world, the role of Public Health becomes ever more important in adapting and combating this transition. Given that an annual estimate of 7.9 million fall victims to NCDs in Southeast Asia alone, the Johns Hopkins Public Health Symposium will focus on the Asian region to identify and address some of the grave problems and trends involving NCDs. To further discussion, we propose the following topic areas:

1.  What correlation exists between NCDs and socio-economic status? Are there any other social, cultural, and political factors that should be taken into consideration to understand the proliferation of NCDs?
2. What measures are being taken to address and prevent NCDs? What are the roles of governments and non-governmental institutions in this process?
3. What are some of the major obstacles in preventing and addressing NCDs in Asia? What do you propose as a possible solution?

We seek paper proposals from students interested in aforementioned questions and related areas such as Public Health, Sociology, East Asian Studies, International Studies, Anthropology, and Global Environmental Changes and Sustainability. Proposals should include the paper title, the author’s contact information, and an abstract of
no more than 300 words. The deadline for proposal submission is: January 10, 2015.

Send proposals to:

Symposium Organizers:
Danny Jeon (, Anna Zeng (, Sung Park (, Hee-Won Han (, Arjav Shah (

Global Health and Technology Meet-Up, Register now!

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.

Tuesday February 24, 2015
from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST

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, MPH – Principle Advisor, Supply Chain Management, John Snow, Inc.

Wolfgang Krull - Accelerator Executive, CIMIT

Laura Sampath, MA - Senior Program Officer, Global


Muhammad Zaman, PhD - Associate Professor in Biomedical Engineering, Boston University

  • Competitive Poster Session & Awards – the audience votes on the winners (submission deadline 1/5/2014)
  • “Shark Tank” Style Pitch Session – experts and the audience participate

Policy dialogue on maternal health in Nigeria

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:

Webinar: One Acre Fund and Global Health Corps

November 26th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Webinar: One Acre Fund and Global Health Corps

One Acre Fund is hosting a career webinar with Global Health Corps on December 3rd from 12-1 PM EST.

Global Health Corps is a fellowship organization that mobilizes a global community of emerging leaders to build a movement for health equity. Join us to learn about how One Acre Fund staff and Global Health Corps alumni have used their fellowship experiences to launch their careers in international development.

To register, click here!

The Clinton Foundation presents the 2nd annual Women’s Health Codeathon Series, this weekend in Boston!

November 6th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

The Clinton Foundation, in partnership with MIT Hacking Medicine, Jawbone, Ace Hotel and the Innovation Hub at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital is hosting a codeathon focused on women’s mental health. You can find more information about the event here.

This  Sunday afternoon teams will be unveiling their creations in front of a live audience and panel of industry experts.

From November 7-9 in Boston, The Clinton Foundation will be bringing together the best minds in tech and design to compete in the 2nd Women’s Health Codeathon Series, hosted in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, Ace Hotel and Jawbone, as well as MIT Hacking Medicine and the Innovation Hub at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This codeathon will challenge developers and designers to build original and innovative prototypes based on key women’s mental health issues. You can read more about the event here.

Please join the fun from 4-6pm at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in the Shapiro Conference Center at 75 Francis Street, Boston, to see the innovative projects that these teams developed and hear from our panel of industry experts. Please RSVP here.


6th Annual Global Health Conference: Mobilizing Research in Global Health. This year’s event is being held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and hosted by BU!

October 30th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

The Conference will be held March 26th-28th at the Sheraton Boston Hotel and is being hosted by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and Boston University. To learn more about this exciting conference and how you can participate click here.

Oct. 31 Dept. of Medicine Grand Rounds: 2014 West African Ebola Epidemic: Care of Patients Here and in the Field

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

Friday, Oct. 31
Noon-1 p.m.
BUSM Evans Building, Keefer Auditorium

“2014 West African Ebola Epidemic: Care of Patients Here and in the Field”
Nahid Bhadelia, MD, MA (view profile)
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Infectious Diseases, Boston University School of Medicine;
Director of Infection Control, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory (NEIDL), Boston University.

Dr. Bhadelia’s specialization is in infection control issues related to emerging pathogens and highly communicable infectious diseases. She is the director of the medical response program for BU’s biosafety level 4 laboratories at the NEIDL, one of six such programs in the US.Most recently, she has been part of the World Health Organization operations in Sierra Leone to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014. She is also an instructor for the CDC/FEMA healthcare worker preparedness course for the Ebola Response. She will return to West Africa later this month to work with Partners in Health in Liberia.

Learning Objectives:
1. Explain the epidemiology of the 2014 West Africa Ebola Epidemic.
2. Master knowledge of virus, its modes of transmission and available therapeutics.
3. Understand clinical care related to Ebola in resource limited setting.

Register Now for the Global Nursing Caucus Conference on October 31st!

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Delivering on Our Promises: Tools for Nursing Advocacy in Global Health

The Global Nursing Caucus Conference will be held on October 31st and November 1st at UMass Boston, Boston MA. Join us to learn about initiatives that reflect the growing impact of nurses in global health and learn about tools to promote nursing advocacy locally and globally. It is going to be a very exciting time, with virtual and in-person participants from Haiti, Oman, Rwanda, Kenya, Mexico, and the US. This is a wonderful opportunity for clinicians and students to interact with some of the region’s leaders in global health. Nursing leadership from the Peace Corps, Johns Hopkins University, Clinton Global Health Initiative, Boston University, Partners in Health and the Brigham and Massachusetts General Hospital Global Health programs will all be represented at the conference. A great chance to network for clinicians, faculty and students who are interested in global health practice and research.
**Remote access is available (and is without charge to individuals from resource constrained settings). Please email for more information on the virtual connection.
**CEU’s – 4 units on Friday and 6 units on Saturday. Application has been made.

Friday, October 31st – 12pm-5pm
Learn about tools for planning and advocacy from global leaders:

Pat Daoust, Chief Nursing Officer SEED Global Health, Peace Corps
Anne Sliney, Chief Nursing Officer, Clinton Foundation
Monita Baba Djara, Senior Technical Adviser at Management Sciences for Health
Monica Adhiambo Onyango, Assistant Professor at BU School of Public Health.

Saturday, November 1st – 8am-6pm
Attend presentations and hear lightening talks from colleagues in local and global settings as they share their work improving global health. Participate in an Ebola Memorial, hearing from a nurse who has recently returned from working with MSF in Liberia.
Link to full conference schedule.

Keynote address by:
Nicole Warren, PhD MPH CNM from Johns Hopkins University

*Student rates and single day tickets available.
Please join us for this exciting event!
Register NOW!

Monica Adhiambo Onyango, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Department of Global Health

801 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Flr, #379
Boston, MA 02118
T 617-414-1404 (D): 617-638-5234 (M): F 617-638-4476

Join Health Policy Makers, Legislators and fellow Graduate students from across the state for the 14th Annual Student Health Policy Forum. Attending is FREE but you must apply by November 9th and there are only 7 seats left!

October 27th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements

On January 13-14, 2015, over 50 graduate students from around the Commonwealth will have unprecedented access to health policy makers and legislators at the 14th annual Student Health Policy Forum. This two-day conference at the MA Statehouse brings together leaders in Medicaid, Mental Health, Public Health and graduate students ready to enter the workforce.

  • Network – meet prominent elected officials, leading state health care policy makers and managers, advocates, and other students!
  • Discover – gain insight into the legislative process, health politics, and policy implementation from the front lines.
  • Engage – become a part of conversations that will directly affect you and your community.

With seven available spots, the application process is competitive and forum participation is free for successful candidates. Students from all concentrations in their final semester are strongly encouraged to apply! Don’t let this opportunity pass you by!


Deadline: 11/9/14.

Upcoming SAS Macros Seminar through BUSPH Data Coordinating Center

October 24th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Tired of inefficient copying and pasting in your SAS code? Want to automatically populate output with key dates or numbers? Save time with SAS macros!

Learn more about this seminar here: Demystifying SAS Macros