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2016 – 2017 Concentrator’s Guide

Digital Health Data Visualization intern with Pathfinder

By Juliana Restivo
April 11th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Are you someone who enjoys data analysis, dashboard creation and data visualization? Are you interested in learning more about how to leverage technology as a tool to provide support to vulnerable populations, to promote health consciousness and strengthen the quality of health services? Are you excited by the opportunity to... More

Pilot Study of a Culturally-adapted Substance Abuse Screening Tool in Youth in Liberia – Internship

By Juliana Restivo
April 7th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Pilot Study of a Culturally-adapted Substance Abuse Screening Tool in Youth in Liberia Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2017 Time commitment: ~2 months in-country (Liberia). May also require ~5-10 hrs/week for study preparations prior to travel Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Christina Borba and Veronica Faller   In the mid-2000s, researchers from BU (who worked at MGH at... More

LGBT Mental Health in India – Internship opportunity

By Juliana Restivo
April 7th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

LGBT Mental Health in India Anticipated Start Date: Summer/Fall 2017 Time commitment: 10-20 hours/week, but flexible Faculty Supervisor: Dr. Neeral Sheth   People who identify as LGBT are at greater risk for many mental health disorders and suicide.  In India, where homosexuality remains illegal, many are forced to keep their identities a secret, making it... More

Experience of Microaggressions in Communities of Color and its Effect on Mental Health, BMC Dept. of Psychiatry

By Juliana Restivo
April 7th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Experience of Microaggressions in Communities of Color and its Effect on Mental Health, BMC Dept. of Psychiatry Anticipated Start Date: Summer/Fall  2017 Time commitment: between 10-20hrs/week, but may be flexible Faculty Supervisor/s: Dr. Brandon Newsome and Dr. Pedro Fernandez   Boston is home to a multicultural population, each of which has created their own thriving... More

Treating HIV Infection in Russia: Complications of Substance Use Disorders and Infectious Co-Morbidities

By Juliana Restivo
March 23rd, 2017 in BU Events.

Tanzania Report

By Joseph S Anzalone
March 17th, 2017 in Fellowships.

Boston Univ Compiled Final Report_June 26

Social Media Practicum Opportunity in Cape Town, South Africa for Summer 2017

By Juliana Restivo
March 8th, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Are you expert in the use of social media, making web pages and writing news stories and updates? If you are, the University of the Western Cape (UWC) Pharmaceuticals program needs you this summer. The Pharmaceuticals program at UWC presents short courses in July on Rational Use of Medicines and on... More

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement – Benchmarking Associate position available

By Juliana Restivo
March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs.

International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement Job Title Benchmarking Associate Background ICHOM is a non-profit organization committed to transforming health care to a value-based system through universal measurement and reporting of patient outcomes. ICHOM was co-founded in November, 2012 by Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School, the Boston Consulting Group, More

The HIV epidemic in Russia- and the difference academic international collaboration can make

By Juliana Restivo
March 2nd, 2017 in GH Events, Outside Announcements.

Global Health Session with Dr. Robert Heimer at BMC.   Jeffrey Samet, chief of the Section of General Internal Medicine, will host Prof. Heimer as the inaugural Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Unit Visiting Professor “The HIV epidemic in Russia- and the difference academic international collaboration can make” Wednesday, March 15th, 9:00-10:00... More

Program Associate position open with Elevate Destinations

By Juliana Restivo
March 2nd, 2017 in Jobs.

Elevate Destinations is looking for an experienced, full-time Program Associate. We are a dynamic, socially responsible travel company striving to bring more meaning, perspective, and positive impact into the lives of our travelers while respecting local destinations and communities. We are looking for a motivated self-starter who can assist with managing trips and... More

Presentations and lunch from Former Global Health Pulitzer Student Fellows – March 15th

By Emily Rogers
March 1st, 2017 in Funding, GH Announcements, GH Events, Practicums/Internships.

Boston University and Pulitzer Center GLOBAL HEALTH REPORTING FELLOWSHIP Lunch and Presentation from Former Student Fellows March 15th at 12:30pm BU College of Communication Room 209 RSVP HERE Come hear from the following former student fellows who will be presenting on their work from their fellowships: Kateri Donahoe Cutting Ties: Mali’s Struggle Between Tradition and Women’s Health Rebecca Sananes Cuba's Headstart... More

Positively Beautiful – Film Screening w/the Director, a SPH alumna!

By Joseph S Anzalone
March 1st, 2017 in GH Events.

RESCHEDULED TO: March 21st  4:30-6:00pm  L-210 Instructional Building, 72 E. Concord St. Boston RSVP HERE On March 16th The Department of Global Health is hosting the screening of Positively Beautiful,  a documentary film about life and love in the age of HIV, in South Africa. The film chronicles how five lives are transformed from ordinary citizens into extraordinary... More

Applications Extended until March 13th! – Zambia Field Program Summer Practicum

By Juliana Restivo
March 1st, 2017 in GH Announcements.

Zambia Field Program Summer Practicum – Applications extended until March 13th! After multiple requests the Department of Global Health has decided to extend the application deadline until Monday March 13th at 5:00pm for the GH775 African Field Practicum in Public Health this Summer.  The program takes place from May 26-July 2 in Zambia. The... More

DES Action Symposium

By Juliana Restivo
February 23rd, 2017 in Conferences/Seminars.

  CAS B12 (725 Comm. Ave) March 1st, 2017 05:30 pm-7:00 pm  Interested in reproductive rights? Advocacy and activism? Drug safety? Environmental issues? Legal precedent for damage suit? Gender, sex, and sexuality? Join Maternal Child Health in Action as we host a panel from DES Action. DES (diethylstilbestrol), the first synthetic estrogen and endocrine disruptor, More

Monitoring and Evaluation Intern – Mothers Home Access Zambia Project

By Juliana Restivo
February 23rd, 2017 in Practicums/Internships.

Summer Internship - 2017 Mothers Home Access Zambia (MAHMAZ) Scope of Work – Monitoring and Evaluation Interns   Project Title: M&E Internship Preceptors: Nancy Scott, MPH, DrPH, Assistant Professor of Global Health nscott@bu.edu Coordinator: Parker S. Chastain, MPH, Project Administrator Center for Global Health and Development psc347@bu.edu Supervisors: Thandiwe Ngoma, MAHMAZ M&E Manager thandiwe.ngoma@zcahrd.org Jeanette Kaiser, MAHMAZ Research Fellow and M&E Coordinator jlkaiser@bu.edu Project Dates: Approximately 8 weeks... More