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CIGH sponsored CME course for
International Humanitarian Surgery Skills

From February 2-3, 2013, Sherry Wren, MD led and organized this CME Course

Dr. Mahadevan received the 4th
Lifeline-AAEMI Award for EMS 2013

(EMCON 2013 Conference, November 2013, Wayanad, India)

Dr. Michele Barry leads a class at the
University of Zimbabwe
College of Health Sciences

Jay Nathan

1st Year Medical Student
in Pampanga, Philippines

Dr. Michele Barry
and Global Health resident
Laura Greisman present at the
ASTMH 2013 Annual Meeting

Johnson and Johnson
Global Health
Scholars Program

Gina Suh, MD in Bangladesh
as a Johnson & Johnson
Global Health
Scholar 2010-2011

Johnson & Johnson
Global Health Scholars

Andy Copland, MD and Tomas Davee, MD in Uganda as Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars 2010-2011

Clinical Services

Paul Drain, MD, MPH visiting an orphanage
in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Building Capacity
through Teaching

Tom Nguyen, MD in Eritrea as
Johnson & Johnson Global Health
Scholar 2009-2010

Global Research

Brian Blackburn, MD in Central
Nigeria Nighttime Testing for
Malaria and Filariasis

From the CIGH Director
Photo of Michele Barry, MD, FACP
Dr. Michele Barry

Dear Global Health Colleagues,

This is a quarterly update to let folks know where global health activities are going in the next few months and what has been accomplished since the last Dean’s letter.

We had a cross-campus retreat at the Quadrus Center in June to reflect on the past five years since a Dean’s position was created for Stanford Global Health and the three years since the Center for Innovation in Global Health was inaugurated. Olivia Crawford and David O’Brien from Strategic Operations moderated the brainstorming session to help determine a strategic plan for the next five years. Dean Minor and Vice Dean Boxersubsequently have been supportive of the goals proposed and have generously offered support to achieve the major suggestions that evolved from retreat.

In short summary, two new global health faculty will be recruited over the upcoming two years as shared faculty between Stanford School of Medicine and another school or program at the University (e.g. engineering, policy, etc.). Annual multidisciplinary CIGH seed grants will continue focused on global health solutions in drugs, diagnostics and therapeutics. A national search for a new Deputy Director will be initiated, and our new recruit, Andrea Sprockett, MIPH, will be coordinating the educational programs at CIGH. Lastly a geographic site will be selected and supported to have longstanding Stanford faculty and student presence in an ongoing partnership in research, education and clinical service.

Read the rest of the Summer Newsletter»

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Global Health Equity Scholar Application Open
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 applyhere. Applications are due December 1.

Stanford Global Health Research Convening - Call for Abstracts
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.

Dr. Mahadevan and Dr. Strehlow Launch Online Emergency Medicine CourseLaunched 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.

Learn more here.

Dean Barry interviewed by Al Jazeera TV about Ebola

Dr. Michele Barry is interviewed by Al Jazeera News Network about the Ebola outbreak. Watch the video.

Steve Luby's Team Wins Charles C. Shepard Science Award

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.

Dr. Barry Speaks at the WSDM Center's Women's Health Forum

Watch this video clip to learn more about Dr. Barry's reflections on the inconvenient truths about global research on women.

Images and Video from May 1 Event Featuring Helene Gayle and Gro Brundtland

The Haas Center for Public Service, the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and the Center for Innovation in Global Health presented a special event on Thursday, May 1, 2014 featuring CARE President and CEO, Helene Gayle and former Prime Minister of Norway and United Nations Special Envoy, Gro Brundtland. Dr. Michele Barry, director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health moderated the conversation.

Event partners included FACE AIDS, Organization for Global Health, Stanford Association for International Development, Stanford in Government, Stanford Journal of Public Health and the Stanford Vaccine Forum. For pictures and videos, please visit the CDDRL Flickr Album and CDDRL Youtube Channel.

Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo

In case you missed our brown bag lunch event with Ugandan physicain Dr. Geoffrey Anguyo, at which he discussed his work at the Kigonzi clinic, you can check out his presentation here, and the short videos he shared on our YouTube channel.

Global Health on YouTube video

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