Category: Outside Announcements
University of Washington in St. Louis Summer Research Opportunity is for
- Full-time college undergraduates
- Graduate students pursuing a Master in Public Health (MPH), Social Work (MSW) or related fields
- Medical students looking to gain experience in the fields of public and global health research (especially infectious diseases)
More application details can be found here . The application period opens in a couple of weeks.
Founder of Global Burden of Disease approach, Christopher J. L. Murray, MD, DPhil coming to BU! 10/26
17th Annual Dudley Allen Sargent Distinguished Lecture Presented by
Christopher J. L. Murray, MD, DPhil
Professor of Global Health, University of Washington
Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
Wednesday, October 26, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
BU Sargent College, Room 101
635 Commonwealth Avenue
A physician and health economist, Dr. Christopher Murray’s work has led to the development of a range of new methods and empirical studies to strengthen health measurement, analyze the performance of public health and medical care systems, and assess the cost effectiveness of health technologies. Dr. Murray is a founder of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) approach, a systematic effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time. He led the collaboration of nearly 500 researchers from 50 countries that produced the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2010. Dr. Murray was profiled in “Epic Measures: One Doctor. Seven Billion Patients” written by journalist Jeremy N. Smith.
All attendees are invited to a reception following the lecture in the Sargent College Setterberg Lounge.
Admission is free. The public is welcome.
Contact Katy Staley at or 617-353-2705 for more information or to request special accommodations. You may also contact BU Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
Crosstown Building, Second floor, 2128
Please join the Community Medicine Unit of BUSM and the Department of General Internal Medicine for the annual Kathy Bennett Memorial Lecture in Community Medicine. This year, we are lucky to have BUSPH Dean Sandro Galea, MD, DrPH (view profile), as our lecturer.
Abstract from his presentation:
“Trauma is a near ubiquitous human experience. Trauma has implications for mental and physical health of whole populations. We will discuss how trauma stands to inflect the trajectory of population health and how efforts to mitigate the consequences of trauma can improve the health of populations substantially.”
RTI International – Wednesday, October 19th from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Room L-303
RTI is a nonprofit research institute with more than 4,100 employees working across a broad array of topics. This includes more than 600 people working in the social, policy, health, and economics research area. In addition to headquarters in North Carolina, there are offices in Washington DC, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Waltham MA. Representatives from RTI (including BUSPH alums!) will be on campus to discuss their organization and opportunities for MPH and doctoral candidates.
Public Consulting Group – Thursday November 3rd 5:00 – 5:50pm Room L-311
Public Consulting Group is a market leader in delivering outstanding financial and operational results to education, health, human services, and other government clients. Representatives from PCG (including BUSPH alums!) will be on campus to discuss their organization and opportunities for MPH candidates.
Abt Associates – Thursday November 10th from 1:00 – 1:50pm Room L-311
Abt Associates is a global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, climate change, and international development. Representatives from Abt (including BUSPH alums!) will be on campus to discuss their organization and opportunities for MPH and doctoral candidates.
Fenway Health is a Boston-based community health center (CHC) dedicated to enhancing the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy. In addition, The Fenway Institute is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education, and policy development, focusing on national and international health issues.
AIDS Action Committee is an AIDS Services Organization (ASO) working to stop the epidemic and related health inequities by eliminating new infections, maximizing healthier outcomes for those infected and at risk, and tackling the root causes of HIV/AIDS. Representatives from FH and AAC (including BUSPH alums!) will be on campus to discuss their organizations and opportunities for MPH and doctoral candidates.
Join The Fenway Institute, Fenway Women’s Health, and the LGBT Aging Project for the first of a two part series, Herstory: Exploring the Intersection of Women and HIV, then and now. Using first person narrative, Herstory will explore how women were affected at the height of the US epidemic, along with the roles they subsumed as caretakers, activists, educators, and writers.
SPH Stories is an initiative to engage our community in the power and importance of narrative to public health. Open to faculty, staff, and students! Use your voice in your own way – poetry, spoken word, song, etc. – to tell a story that matters.
Women in Tanzania experience alarmingly high levels of intimate partner violence, a key driver of poor mental & physical health, including HIV. IPV can be prevented.
The Gender, Culture, Women, & Sexuality (GCWS) is still accepting applications for our October/November micro-seminar: Who can Play? Gender, Race, Sports, and Bodies.
This seminar will happen at Tufts University and is open to GCWS member institution graduate students, seniors in WGS or related majors and faculty. It is one of several graduate-level micro-seminars that the GCWS is offering this year that is focused on specific topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Interested individuals can apply online at http://web.mit.edu/gcws/courses/application.microseminar.html or contact Andi Sutton, GCWS Program Manager, for more information (email@example.com or 617-324-2085).
For a list of micro-seminars being offered next semester, visit our website: http://web.mit.edu/gcws/courses/microseminars-about.html