Category: Conferences/Seminars

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

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 in international development? Take a minute to think about the questions you want to ask, given this perfect chance!

There is no charge for our webinar, and it is available wherever you have Internet access. Closed captioning will be available. Register today as space is limited!

A note from the Career Service Office-new job seeker’s roundtable!

April 29th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, IH Announcements

The Career Service Office is pleased to announce a new opportunity to enhance your job seeking skills.  If you are seeking employment, I would like to invite you to join one of our upcoming “job seekers roundtables”.  This program is designed to assist in your job search and share best practices, networks and strategies with others.

These four, one and a half hour sessions will take place here at SPH (Talbot 106) and attendance is strongly encouraged for all 4 sessions.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact me at  and put “Roundtables” in the subject line.

Job Seekers Roundtable

Thursdays, 12:30-2pm (4 Sessions)

Introductions, needs assessment


May 1

Tools: Resume/cover letter/LI profile/Elevator pitch


May 8

Plan: Job search strategy;  Networking


May 15

Interview practice


May 22

Are you an MPH student planning to attend medical school? Wondering what global health opportunities you will have while in medical school?

April 28th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

GHEP Global Health Speaker Series presents:

Global Opportunities During Your Third and Fourth Year of Medical School

Come join the GHEP speaker series for our last talk of the year! A panel of third and fourth years who have pursued global health work during their time at BUSM will be joining us to give insight into global opportunities for medical students! Come and have all your questions about taking a year off between third and fourth year and opportunities for rotations abroad answered. We look forward to seeing you there!

Speakers: Tejaswi Kompala (South Africa), Matt Fleming (Nepal), Annie Jack (Lesotho), Caroline Mullins (Lesotho), Marissa Schwartz (Nicaragua) 

Date: Wednesday April 30

Time: 12-1 PM

Location: L210

Non-Pizza lunch will be served! 

Disparities in National Cancer Care Delivery seminar at Harvard School of Public Health

April 25th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Global Oncology (GO) and the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at HSPH invite you to


The role of health communication, financial hardship, and race



K. “Vish” Viswanath, Ph.D. (HSPH/DFCI)

Reginald Tucker-Seeley, Sc.D. (HSPH/DFCI)

and moderator, Christopher Lathan, M.D., M.S., M.P.H. (DFCI)


Tues. April 29, 2014


Harvard School of Public Health

Kresge G1 Auditorium

677 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Reception with light refreshments to follow

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Webinar: Build Your Global Health Career: Insight From an Employer and Academia hosted by USAID

April 23rd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Gain Global Health Career Perspectives from Recruiters and Academia

Join us for a complimentary career development webinar on May 15th! The Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) is offering another great presentation that will incorporate perspectives of career specialists including seasoned global health professionals and academics. This webinar offers an insider view of different paths to a career in global health, and can help you see how your experiences can be shown to best advantage in the international development job marketplace. We’ll examine the power that diversity and inclusion bring to the work, and how to make use of your own unique skill set and background as you navigate your career. We are very excited to have on the panel Dr. Warren Hilton, Associate Dean for Student and External Affairs and Co-Director, Opening Doors Health Disparities Research Training Program at Drexel University School of Public Health.

About Our Program

GHFP-II places fellows and interns with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and partner organizations in Washington, DC and developing countries, and provides them with expert professional development and career support. Currently, the program has 120 fellows – technical specialists and advisors to USAID and its partners – and a summer cohort of about 40 graduate-level interns, with other internships throughout the year.


Join Us for the Webinar! 5/15

We will have 60 minutes of presentation, followed by a 30-minute Q&A segment. There is no charge for this webinar, and it is available wherever you have Internet access. Closed captioning will be available. Register today as space is limited!


Global Health grads help run Boston hospitals too-learn more at the fellowship career panel this Thursday, April 17th!

April 14th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, Fellowships

The Career Center is hosting a fellowship panel Thursday, April 17th from 5-5:50pm in CT460A. There will be four panelists (listed below) with Dr. Vicky Parker from the Department of Health Policy & Management as moderator:

Kristen Apa, Boston Medical Center (an IH alum)

Aaron Fishman, Mass General Hospital

Priscilla Lueras, Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Mary Tyson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

will share what it’s been like to be an Administrative Fellow at their hospital, and share tips for preparing for the application and interview process. Please RSVP via the SPH CareerLink!

Who Decides? Gender, Medicine and the Public’s Health conference in Cambridge April 10th and 11th

April 7th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Who Decides?
Gender, Medicine, and the Public’s Health

April 10–11, 2014

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

Gender, culture, economics, politics, and power affect health-care decisions by providers, patients, and communities in the United States and around the world. This conference will explore the choices behind medical research funding and practice, health-care delivery, and policy making.

Playwright, author, and activist Eve Ensler will open the conference on Thursday evening. She will give a presentation based on her book In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection (2013), which will include readings and a Q&A session moderated by Diane Paulus, artistic director of the American Repertory Theater. 

Friday’s program brings together physicians, policymakers, journalists, and academics. Panelists include United States Representative Louise Slaughter, NPR’s Julie Rovner, New York University’s Barron Lerner, MD, PhD, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s and UCLA’s C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD. Conference topics range from how gender dynamics shape health, research, and disease to health-care delivery under the Affordable Care Act.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

For more information and to register, please visit

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The Fellowship Program annually supports the work of 50 leading artists and scholars. Academic Ventures fosters collaborative research projects and sponsors lectures and conferences that engage scholars with the public. The Schlesinger Library documents the lives of American women of the past and present for the future, furthering the Institute’s commitment to women, gender, and society. Learn more about the people and programs of the Radcliffe Institute at  

A Wish for Awad Event: April 8th, 5-6 pm, An educational panel and fundraiser on the barriers of access to care

April 7th, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

Learn more here: A Wish for Awad

You’re invited to an incredible educational event and fundraiser co-hosted by the AcademyHealth BU Student Chapter and the Health Policy & Management department. This event will be a fundraiser and educational panel on the barriers of access to care. Come listen to speakers Dr. Ellen O’Neill, Associate Director of the Department of Audiology at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, and Dr. Katherine Semrau, Assistant Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health, in discussing issues such as the oppressive cost of care, access to medical screenings, and poor health education affecting children both domestically and abroad.


The AcademyHealth BU Student Chapter prides itself on providing educational events and opportunities for BU students and its members, but we have an even larger purpose for this event. Barriers to accessing early childhood health screening in Nigeria has led to delayed treatment of a 5-year-old name Awad’s hearing loss. One of our AcademyHealth officers was introduced to Awad and his family while doing work and Nigeria and first hand saw the impact of how this delayed treatment led to his impaired speech development.


We are asking for a minimum $5 donation from those attending to help provide a sufficient hearing aid for Awad. Our goal is to raise $3,500 and those willing to donate can do so at the event or online by clicking here! Please feel free to share this page as well with anyone you may know who could be interested in making a donation.


The event will be April 8th from 5-6 pm in Wilkins Board Room. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us at this event to learn more on the topic of barriers to accessing care and help give 5-year-old Awad a hearing aid!


MGH Global Health Seminar Series – Global Palliative Care “Why Don’t the Bottom Five Billion Have Access to Pain Relief? A Global Moral Failure”

April 3rd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars

The Center for Global Health and MGH Patient Care Services Connell Ethics Fellowship invite you to an afternoon discussion:


Why Don’t the Bottom Five Billion Have Access to Pain Relief? A Global Moral Failure


Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD

Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School


Thursday, April 24th

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Bigelow 4 Amphitheater

Massachusetts General Hospital





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Women in Global Health Seminar April 15th at 5pm in CT305

April 3rd, 2014 in Conferences/Seminars, IH Events

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