GH Blast

Welcome to the Global Health Department’s Blast – a way of keeping BU students, interested in Global Health, informed about events, opportunities, and other items of interest. Headings are clickable.  Blast emails are archived here.

2016 – 2017 Concentrator’s Guide

U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention Quality Research Institute Graduate Fellowship Program

By Emily Rogers
May 5th, 2016 in Jobs, Practicums/Internships.

Overview: The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these... More

ASC Offers Course for Public Health Students

By Emily Rogers
May 4th, 2016 in GH Announcements.

Boston University’s African Studies Center (ASC), an affiliated center of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, piloted a Swahili language course designed for Masters of Public Health candidates during the Spring 2016 semester, and students discussed the benefits of the course as well as the close the ties between the School of... More

Innovations for Poverty Action: Job Opening for Medical Expert Consultant

By Abigail Morrison
May 2nd, 2016 in Jobs.

MEDICAL EXPERT (CONSULTANT)  Reports to: Research Coordinator  Location: Tamale  Length of Commitment: 1 month  Desired start date: Late May  Deadline to apply: 5th May, 2016  Job Code: MED-CHPS-2142016 Background: Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) is a United States-based non-profit organization dedicated to discovering, and promoting... More

Perspectives from Uganda: Gender-Based Violence in the Developing World

By Emily Rogers
April 28th, 2016 in Outside Announcements.

Wednesday, May 11 5:30-7 PM Conant Lounge, Floor 2​, BUSSW (264 Bay State Road, Boston, MA)​ Click to RSVP Janestic Mwende Twikirze (pictured above with her book, Professional Social Work in East Africa) is a faculty member at Makerere University in Uganda. Dr. Twikirze also serves as a member of the Global Health Learning Community for... More

GH 804: 4th Annual mHealth Showcase at Dimagi in Cambridge

By Emily Rogers
April 28th, 2016 in GH Events.

TOMORROW! Focus on Fellowships Event

By Abigail Morrison
April 26th, 2016 in Fellowships.

The Career Services Office is pleased to remind all GHers about a Fellowship event will be held tomorrow in Hiebert lounge: Focus on Fellowships: Panel and Networking Event Wednesday, April 27, 3:00 to 6:00 PM, Hiebert Lounge One of the representatives at this year’s event will be from Global Health Corps, an... More

Harvard’s Global Health Catalyst Summit – This weekend! Register now!

By Juliana Restivo
April 26th, 2016 in Outside Announcements.

Register here: You are invited to this year's Global Health Catalyst summit. The Global Health Catalyst (GHC) at Harvard, builds on the successful collaboration-driven model of Harvard Catalyst to catalyze high impact international collaborations primarily via the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) complemented by diaspora engagement, with ultimate vision to... More

Students Receive African Language Fellowships

By Emily Rogers
April 21st, 2016 in GH Announcements.

“My heart was left in Senegal,” says Faith Umoh. After two years there with the Peace Corps, she returned to the US last spring to pursue an MPH at the School of Public Health—and discovered a way to stay connected to Senegal and Wolof, its main language, at the same... More

Impact of the Greek Economic Crisis on Health and Healthcare

By Emily Rogers
April 21st, 2016 in GH Events.

Practicum/BMC Memory Disorder Clinic

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships.

Implementation Study of BMC Memory Disorder Clinic Under the direction of Hollis Day, MD and Heidi Auerbach, MD, Boston Medical Center’s Section of Geriatrics will be implementing a Memory Disorder Clinic. The primary goal of the clinic will be to conduct neuropsychiatric testing, with a focus on both English and non-English... More

Practicum Summer 2016/ Cooking Matters, 4 openings

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Practicums/Internships.

BUSPH Summer 2016 Cooking Matters Practicum at the Blackstone Community Center $1500 STIPEND AVAILABLE IF INTERESTED, PLEASE APPLY ASAP TO PROF. DAN MERRIGAN (Merrigan@bu.edu) Background: The Blackstone Community Center (BCC) is part of the Boston Center for Youth & Families (BCYF) network whose mission is to enhance the quality of life of Boston’s residents... More

DEADLINE APRIL 20TH: Center for Health Information and Analysis

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Practicums/Internships.

Data Analyst Intern An independent state agency, the Betsy Lehman Center is charged with fostering a statewide program of research, data analysis, and information-sharing that engages health care agencies, providers, and consumers in initiatives that will reduce medical error and enhance patient safety in the Commonwealth. The Center was re-established... More

DEADLINE APRIL 20th: Internship/Practicum: Health Leads Summer Fellowships

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Fellowships, Practicums/Internships.

Description DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: APRIL 20th NOTE TO STUDENTS: IF YOU PLAN TO USE THIS FOR YOUR REQUIRED PRACTICUM, YOU MUST HAVE IT APPROVED BY YOUR FACULTY ADVISOR AND REGISTER FOR THE COURSE. OVERVIEW Health Leads is seeking highly-motivated, innovative undergraduate and graduate students to join our organization this summer. The Summer Fellowships are... More

Spring 2016 Environmental Health CE Presentations

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Conferences/Seminars, Outside Announcements.

Quintiles Advisory Service: Summer Internship!

By Abigail Morrison
April 20th, 2016 in Practicums/Internships.

Summer Intern Quintiles Advisory Services (QAS) - As the strategic consulting arm of Quintiles, we help advise the world’s leading biopharmaceutical customers. We believe we can be key players in enabling the transformation of the life science industry by turning data into knowledge and insights. Our team of consultants is comprised... More