Posts Tagged ‘global health’

Global health course provides unique interprofessional training experience to OHSU students

Although the number of refugees, recent immigrants, and other underserved individuals is growing in the U.S., many health care professionals receive minimal training on how to interact with and understand the unique health needs of these populations. For the past several years, the OHSU Global Health Center has offered a unique, community-based elective for students of all disciplines to learn how to work in interdisciplinary teams and to develop critical cross-cultural knowledge and understanding. Since … Read More

Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Explorations grants due May 6

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced its research topics for the 13th round of its Grand Challenges Explorations grant program. This program is intended to foster unconventional ideas that could transform health and agricultural development in the world’s poorest countries. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to applicants at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. Projects … Read More

OHSU Global Health Fair, Oct. 10

3rd Annual Global Health Fair Presented by the OHSU Global Health Center Thursday, October 10 from 12 to  2 p.m. OHSU Auditorium (Old Library) & Great Hall Are you interested in learning more about global volunteer opportunities? The OHSU Global Health Fair features opportunities for you to hear directly from the many organizations that place volunteers (like you!) overseas. Beginning at 12 p.m., you can maximize your noon hour by attending short, 5-minute presentations by each of the … Read More

OHSU to host 11th Annual Global Health Student Symposium on Oct. 16

The Global Health Center is hosting the 11th Annual Global Health Symposium for students on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Keynote speaker Maria Wulff, president of the World Affairs Council of Oregon, will talk on the subject of “Connecting Oregonians to the World.” Student travel scholarship winners will be presenting their work; attendees can expect to hear reports from Kenya, Palau, and Uganda. The symposium will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. and run until … Read More

Reminder: Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health, Oct. 19

The Office of the Provost and Global Health Center will be presenting the 2nd Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health titled, “TIA” – This is AIDS: Turning a Medical Crisis into an Opportunity for Progress. The guest speaker for this year’s lectureship is Robert T. Schooley, M.D. The lecture will start at 12 p.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012 in the OHSU Auditorium with a reception to follow at 1 p.m. Dr. Schooley … Read More

Hey Faculty! Fulbright Scholar programs in Africa and the Middle East, due Aug. 1

The Fulbright Scholar Program is looking for faculty to teach or conduct research for the 2013-2014 academic year in one of two area-specifc programs: 1) Fulbright Scholar Grants to Francophone Africa In Sub-Saharan Africa, 18 awards are available in eight countries, including a multi-country research award. Countries include Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Mali, and Senegal. In North Africa, nine awards are available in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia … Read More

Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., secures $1 million in funding for HIV vaccine research

Back in January we announced that Louis Picker, M.D., and his research team had received $8 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further develop a promising HIV vaccine candidate. OHSU researchers have secured an additional $1 million from the Gates Foundation through their Grand Challenges Explorations funding program. Research will be led by assistant scientist Jonah Sacha, Ph.D., at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute on OHSU’s West Campus. Sacha and his colleagues will attempt … Read More

Keep an eye out for Global Health Center survey in your inbox

The Global Health Center asked us to share the following message: This is a reminder that the Global Health Center is conducting a survey of all OHSU researchers, educators and clinicians to build an inventory of colleagues whose activities involve work outside the United States. It would be most helpful if you could complete the survey emailed on Feb. 27, if you are involved in global health. Thank you very much for your time. Peter Spencer, … Read More

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