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The GHES Fellowship is designed predominantly for U.S. postdoctoral and clinical fellows to support an 11-month in-country mentored research fellowship at participating GHES international LMIC research sites. A limited number of awards may be made to doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.), and foreign scholars from affiliated LMIC sites. The main objective of the program is to generate a new and cadre of global health researchers, educators, and professionals who will be prepared to address the new challenges in global health that arise from our constantly changing planet, in particular, those challenges that emerge from the world's burgeoning human settlements known as slums that have developed in urban and rural communities of many low and middle-income countries. Learn more and apply here

Applications are due December 15.

The Center for Innovation in Global Health is hosting a Stanford wide Global Health Research Convening on January 9, 2015 in the Bechtel Conference Center at Stanford’s Encina Hall.

The objectives of the convening are:

  1. Build community among researchers across many schools, institutes and departments at Stanford whose original research contributes to global health understanding
  2. Connect global health researchers to one another to foster additional collaboration
  3. Connect students to global health researchers

We are inviting students, fellows, postdoctoral scholars and faculty to present their work both through posters and through verbal presentations. Please submit an abstract listing the title, co-authors, their affiliations and a summary of your work. Limit the body of the abstract to < 250 words. Submit abstracts to Jill Mueller, by 5:00 PM on November 21. Selected presenters will be notified by December 12.

Launched in April 2014, Managing Emergencies was offered simultaneously at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda and the Stanford School of Medicine. As an international institution with a history of collaboration, Makerere was a natural choice to pilot the course. Dr. Mahadevan and Dr. Strehlow decided to offer the course to Stanford medical students as well to compare the benefits for international and local audiences.

The Center for Innovation in Global Health is offering seed grants valued at $25,000 to $50,000 for creative Stanford teams to begin to develop solutions to address the Ebola crisis. This award is designed to stimulate interest and collaboration for innovative projects that have the potential to be scaled and deployed to help stem the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Project proposals will be varied and may range from development of less burdensome Hazmat personal protection to point-of care diagnostics, novel ways to rehydrate, health communications and messaging, repurposed drugs, epidemic modeling and mapping, biosurveillance, governance, policy, design models of vaccine and drug trials, and other areas relevant to the epidemic. All applications are due December 10.

Download the application guidelines.

The Charles C. Shepard Science Award is presented to the best manuscript on original research published by a CDC or ATSDR scientist in a reputable, peer-reviewed journal. The purpose of the award is to recognize excellence in scientific achievement by CDC and ATSDR authors of outstanding scientific papers, and to honor the memory of Charles C. Shepard whose career was marked by the pursuit of scientific excellence. 

Steve Luby and his team won this award for their article, "Impact of Introduction of the Haemophilus influenzae Type b Conjugate Vaccine into Childhood Immunization on Meningitis in Bangladeshi Infants" published in July 2013 in the Journal of Pediatrics.

Practical Approaches to Global Health Research (MED 226 / IPS 290)

Interdisciplinary course introducing graduate students to research methods applicable for conducting studies involving health in low income contexts. Designed around developing a concept note to support a funding proposal addressing a research question of student’s interest. Targeted skills include developing a compelling research question; synthesizing a focused literature review; selecting and adapting appropriate study design, target population, sampling methods, data collection and analysis; addressing human subject issues and developing productive cross-cultural collaboration. Appropriate for graduate students and fellows in social sciences, education, medicine, engineering, earth/environmental sciences. Students work with a team of classmates from different specialties. (4 credits)

Global Child Health (HumBio 124C)

Malnutrition. HIV. Measles. How do these and other diseases affect children, the most vulnerable population worldwide? What contributes to poor child health among low-and middle income countries and what can be done to alleviate it? This course will introduce key challenges to the health and wellbeing of children worldwide, with a particular focus on children in low- and middle-income countries. It will review the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, identify interventions to address some of the biggest child health problems, and provide an overview of the roles of culture, gender, and civil society on child health and health policy.

3rd Annual International Humanitarian Aid Skills

Course to be held February 7-8, 2015 at Stanford University.

This CME workshop will help prepare the International Humanitarian Aid Volunteer to function in a low resource setting for treatment of common surgical problems. This 1 ½ day course will provide an overview of the scope of conditions that one might encounter in resource limited environments. Through a variety of techniques including skill stations and simulation, participants will familiarize themselves with several relevant procedures, as well as the essential elements of surgical safety, ethics, and cultural considerations in such settings.

Ethical Challenges in Short-Term Global Health Training

This course introduces some of the ethical issues that arise when trainees in biomedical research and practice undertake short-term training experiences abroad in resource-limited settings. Trainees, their sending and host institutions, and program sponsors recognize that these types of global health training programs raise a number of ethical issues. Not only is being able to recognize and navigate these issues itself important, but also it is critical for avoiding harm to communities and facilitating a long-term, productive collaboration for the betterment of global health. A Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (WEIGHT) has developed best practice guidelines for this setting.

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From the CIGH Director

We have announced a Global Health Research Day for January 9, 2015 where people throughout the University working on global health projects will present their work. We are currently accepting abstracts to participate in this exciting convening.


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