Category: Conferences/Seminars

Enter the GH Raffle to win a 1-day Pass to the 6th Annual CUGH Conference!

January 29th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars, Funding

The 6th Annual CUGH Conference: Mobilizing Research for Global Health is coming up — March 26-28 –and the Department of Global Health is raffling 1-day passes to the conference for 10 students! Read below, or follow the link for a snapshot of information about the conference:

The themes include genetics and vaccines, One Health (including antimicrobial resistance and food security), the drivers of non-communicable diseases, and a deep look at improvement science. Other pressing global challenges will also be addressed from building smart cities and protecting health workers in conflict zones to the Ebola crisis. Researchers, educators, implementers, faculty, students, administrators, members of NGOs, the private and public sectors will all find many sessions relevant to their interests across. Attendees and presenters will come from the medical and social sciences and address the challenges of delivering better health to populations everywhere. Some of the many speakers scheduled to attend are listed below, as well:

  • Chris Wilson: Director, Health Discovery & Translational Sciences, BMGF
  • Victor Dzau: President, Institute of Medicine, National Academies of Science
  • Esther Duflo: Co-Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, MIT
  • Paul Farmer: Co-Founder, Partners in Health
  • Glenda Gray: President, South African Medical Research Council
  • Peter Piot: Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Beth Bell: Centers for Disease Control
  • Lawrence Madoff: Editor, ProMed Mail
  • Oyewale Tomori: President, Nigerian Academy of Science
  • Christian Mandl, Global Head of Research,
    Novartis Vaccines

If you are interested in being entered in the raffle for one of the 10 slots, please fill out the Smart Sheet form below by February 2nd.

CUGH is calling for applications to their Trainee Advisory Committee

January 14th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

Consortium of Universities in Global Health (CUGH), which CFHI belongs to, is calling for applications to their Trainee Advisory Committee (TAC).  The TAC informs CUGH’s activities and brings the trainee voice to everything from the board to standing committees to the annual conference.   It’s a great way for students to influence global health and local institutions, build their leadership experience, and network.


The TAC is hoping to diversify their membership to include disciplines outside the traditional health sciences, so please disseminate the link far and wide.
See the call for trainee and student applicants, applications due JAN 17:

Global Health & Innovation Conference 2015

January 14th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars


The Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale is the world’s leading and largest global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, professionals and students from all sectors of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.


Register for the Global Health & Innovation Conference
by January 20 for the lowest registration rate.


Learn from 250 speakers. Keynote addresses by Ned Breslin, Gary Cohen, Jeffrey Sachs, and Sonia Ehrlich Sachs. See the conference schedule and conference speakers.

Apply to present at the Global Health & Innovation Conference!  Read more about the presentation opportunities and the abstract submission process.

The GHIC Innovation Prize is a $10,000 and a $5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social enterprise pitches that are presented at the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference.

Call for Papers for the 23rd Annual BU Graduate Student Conference in African Studies

January 12th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

Learn about the call for abstracts and the conference here: 2015-AS-GSC-Call-for-Papers

FREE Conference: Re-inventing adherence: patient centered care for drug-resistant TB/HIV

January 9th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars

View flyer here: tb_poster (2)

MGH Seminar “Noncommunicable Diseases: Emerging Challenges in Global Health”

January 8th, 2015 in Conferences/Seminars


Noncommunicable Diseases: 

Emerging Challenges in Global Health

Emily Hyle, MD

Medical Practice Evaluation Center

Department of Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital

Jeremy Schwartz, MD

Equity Research and Innovation Center

Department of Internal Medicine

Yale School of Medicine

Mark Siedner, MD, MPH

Center for Global Health

Massachusetts General Hospital

Tuesday, February 10

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

O’Keeffe Auditorium

Blake Building – 1st Floor

Massachusetts General Hospital


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!