Category: GH Events

Global Health Dept. Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social

April 20th, 2017 in GH Events

Global Health Dept. Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social – RSVP HERE

Wednesday, April 26th 5-6pm CT-305

YOU’RE INVITED to the end-of-year Global Health Department Summer Send Off Ice Cream Social to celebrate the soon-to-be graduates, send off everyone going abroad for their practicum, reconnect with your current classmates and to connect with faculty and staff members in the department. RSVP Here! summer send off

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

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 AM, second floor of 801 Massachusetts Ave (Crosstown Building), Room TBD. 

The session will discuss Dr. Heimer’s projects in Russia and their implications for affected people, engaging the audience in considerations on how Russia can control the HIV epidemic in the given country context. I am hoping that you will join us as discussants to explore the question of what difference academic international collaborations can make in Russia’s HIV epidemic. 

Contact Rich Feeley for more information

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

March 1st, 2017 in Funding, GH Announcements, GH Events, Practicums/Internships

Boston University and Pulitzer Center

Lunch and Presentation from Former Student Fellows
March 15th at 12:30pm
BU College of Communication Room 209


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 on Finding a Cure for AIDS

Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni
Access and Understanding: Exploring the Challenges of Disability in India

Nikita Sampath 
Land Under Water: Living With the Effects of Climate Change in Bangladesh

Applications now open to apply to the 2017 Summer Student Fellowship!
(can be used as a practicum) 


Summer 2017

Since 2011, twenty Boston University students have participated in fully funded international reporting trips as part of the Program on Global Health Storytelling (formerly the Program on Crisis Response and Reporting). The Program on Global Health Storytelling is a collaboration among COM, SPH, the Center for Global Health and Development, the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

COM and SPH students have traveled to Kenya, Cuba, Mali, Nepal, Zanzibar, Malawi, Myanmar, Haiti, Turkey, and Uganda reporting a wide range of public health and development issues including child brides, human trafficking, cholera, female genital cutting, migration, refugees, cash transfers, and the aftermath of earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal.

If you would like to be the next Pulitzer Fellow, applications are now open at

Application Deadline: March 20th 2017

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

March 1st, 2017 in GH Events


March 21st 
L-210 Instructional Building, 72 E. Concord St. Boston


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 activists. A talk with the film's Director, Diveena Cooppan, an SPH MPH alumna, will follow the screening.

The film has been showing at many film festivals around the globe. In March of 2015, the United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) showed the film as part of honoring Women’s Health Day.

Peace Corps Speaker event- Throwback Edition!

February 9th, 2017 in GH Events


Peace Corps Volunteers have been going overseas for 55 years.  What was it like to serve in a far-away land before internet blogs and video calls? Come hear from two BU SPH Faculty,  Dr. Lisa Messersmith & Dr. Bob Horsburgh, share about their Peace Corps Service back in the day!

In Burkina Faso, LISA MESSERSMITH taught English, and helped with agricultural projects to improve millet and sorghum cultivation. She served during the Reagan era, and finished her Peace Corps service after the government of Burkina Faso stopped accepting new Peace Corps volunteers as a result of the 1986 U.S. bombing of Libya. Lisa will talk about the experiences that led her to pursue public health, and may relate the story of dislocating both of her elbows. 

BOB HORSBURG served in Iran from 1969-1972 as a city planner with the Ministry of the Interior. Bob lived with medical missionaries, which inspired him to pursue medicine. Bob is one of the few volunteers to have served in Iran, as Peace Corps program ended in Iran in 1976. During his time he received national news only every three months and rode a camel.

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, Feb 22, from 1-2pm, in Crosstown, CT305

All are welcome to come an learn what it is like to serve in Peace Corps.

Please RSVP so that we can accordingly:

I hope to see you there.  (You are welcome to come a little late or depart early given your class schedule.)



Joseph S. Anzalone, MPH

Senior Manager, Academic Program

RPCV/Liberia, ’87-90, Health Volunteer


CFAR Research Integration Seminar (CRISS) Series event focusing on HIV in the Social & Behavioral Sciences.

January 27th, 2017 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Join the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) for a seminar on February 1st to bridge the gap between HIV researchers on the Boston University and Boston Medical campus and those at Brown University and Tufts University. The Cores of the Providence/Boston CFAR will be sponsoring a CFAR Research Integration Seminar Series (CRISS) with the primary goal of increasing core-to-core integration and generating grant applications for scholars and faculty interested in pursuing HIV research. We expect that the program will serve as a platform for developing CFAR specific research interest groups and/or scientific working groups.

Find the agenda here.

Boston Global Health Dinner Discussion: Coming & Going with Ease: Appropriate preparation & debriefing for global health experiences

January 12th, 2017 in BU Events, GH Events

Please join us for the next Boston Global Health Dinner Discussion on Wed, January 18th, 7:00 – 8:30 PM at the BU School of Medicine. The discussion topic is “Coming & Going with Ease: appropriate preparation & debriefing for global health experiences” and will be led by Dr. Gabrielle Jacquet. Dinner is provided, so please RSVP.

 This is an excellent opportunity for new and seasoned global health colleagues alike—a chance to learn more and share experiences and best practices.

From Sustainable Mushroom Cultivation to Malaria: Challenges of direct international development work

December 1st, 2016 in GH Events

RSVP Here! peace-corps-liz-doyle-copy-flyer

Highlights of The Lancet Commission Report: Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage

November 21st, 2016 in BUSPH Events, GH Events

Refreshments & snacks will be served. Please RSVP! 

Join SPH Dean Sandro Galea and Department of Global Health Chair Pat Hibberd in discussing: Highlights of The Lancet Commission Report: Essential Medicines for Universal Health Coverage.


Co-Chair of the Commission providing an overview of the report:

Veronika Wirtz, Boston University School of Public Health

Commissioners presenting are:

Michael Reich, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Anita Wagner, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Dennis Ross-Degnan, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute

Wednesday November 30th, 2016 1:00-2:00pm
Boston University Medical Campus 72 East Concord Street L311

The Lancet Commission Report will be available online November 8th. For more information go to: 

Come meet & chat with WHO – Ukraine Special Representative Friday 11/18

November 17th, 2016 in GH Events

Come join Dr. Luigi Migliorini in CT386 from 1:00pm-2:00pm Friday November 18th!

Dr. Migliorini is an Alum of SPH and has been an adjunct faculty member in the GH Department in the past. He is currently the WHO Special Representative and Head of Country office in the Ukraine and Senior Advisor to the Regional Director of WHO in Europe.

Dr. Migliorini has extensive experience working with WHO and the UN and is excited to sit down and chat with any students who are interested.