Category: Global Health

UW Global Health Career Week! March 3-8, 2014

If you are interested in careers global health, please mark your calendars for our annual week-long Global Health Career Week that includes a number of great informational and networking events as well as a 4-hour career resource fair. Global Health Career Week begins Monday, March 3 and ends on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Website: http://globalhealth.washington.edu/global-health-career-week-2014.

Thanks! Jennifer Jennifer Lucero-Earle Assistant Director, Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) Program Manager of Global Health Pathway, Global Health Clinical Elective and Co-adviser for the Global Health Minor Main Office: Mary Gates Hall, Room 274-A, Box 357965 Phone: 206.685.7418 | Fax: 206.685.8519 Email: jearle<jearle%20> | Skype: jearle_ghrc

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Major Global Health Conf. at UW: Apr. 4-6, 2014

Western Regional International Health Conference Students can now register for our Western Regional International Health Conference (3 days) for only $40. Non-students can register for $75. These special rates are offered through January 31, 2014 and then increase to $50 and $100, respectively. The conference will be held on the UW Seattle campus from April 4-6, 2014. This is a wonderful student-led conference! http://engage.washington.edu/site/MessageViewer?em_id=128743.0 &dlv_id=0 ATT00001.c

Global Health Corps job descriptions for the 2014-2015 fellowship class are now available online

Global Health Corps is excited to announce that the job descriptions for the 2014-2015 fellowship are now up. GHC is looking for driven, passionate, young leaders with diverse skill sets and experiences to join the movement for health equity. One-year paid fellowship positions are available with high impact NGOs and government organizations in East Africa, Southern Africa and the US. Applicants can apply for up to 3 positions that match their interests and skills, from project management to monitoring and evaluation, engineering, communications and more. We have a variety of job opportunities across many sectors and disciplines, including: . Senior Research Associate at the Ministry of Health in Zambia . Program Coordinator at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) in Uganda . Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow at Partners in Health in Rwanda . Community Nutrition Support Fellow at Clinton Development Initiative in Malawi . Monitoring and Evaluation Fellow at LifeNet International in Burundi . Program Implementation Fellow at Children’s Health Fund in New York Applications for the fellowship close January 26, 2014. Apply at http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/ WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR The only requirements are that applicants must: . Be 30 years old or younger . Have at least a bachelor’s degree . Be proficient in English No prior health or international experience is necessary! WHAT BENEFITS FELLOWS RECEIVE . Livable monthly stipend . Free housing and utilities . Health insurance . A professional development grant of $600 . A completion award of $1500 . An advising program that pairs fellows with a mentor in their area of work or interest . A two-week Training Institute at Yale University in the United States to begin the fellowship . An End-of-Year retreat in East Africa to finish the fellowship . Three multi-day retreats during the year . Travel to placement site, all trainings and back home . Professional development and personal support from a dedicated in-country program manager . Accompaniment program led by Still Harbor Applications close January 26, 2014. Apply at http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply/ Inline image 1 Jennifer Gottesfeld US Program Manager Global Health Corps http://ghcorps.org

Clinical Internship Opportunity for Prehealth Students

……………………………….. INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH OPPORTUNITY Pre-med? Interested in public health? Want hands-on experience helping to run rural clinics in China? The China California Heart Watch is a 501(c)3 public charity whose mission includes medical research, teaching and clinical care in rural Yunnan Province, China. This December, China Cal will be hosting an internship program in which students will assist in a screening and treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease program for adults and school children living in rural townships. Participants will travel and work with faculty from Kunming and Dali Universities, as well as Dr. Robert Detrano, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology at the University of California at Irvine. Please see the attached application to apply. For more information, see our flyer or visit our website at rychaninh ChinaCalFlyer.pdf
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UW Symposium on Disability, Technology and Rehabilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries

We invite you to attend the Symposium on Disability, Technology and Rehabilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries that will take place at the University of Washington on June 27th and 28th. The symposium aims to bring together a broad group of stakeholders who focus on improving and increasing access to assistive technology and rehabilitation products and services for people with disabilities in low-resourced communities in low and middle income countries. Chapal Khasnabis (http://idtr.uwctds.washington.edu/welcome/Keynote%20Speaker%3A%20Chapal%20Khasnabis ) of the World Health Organization will keynote with a presentation on Appropriate Assistive Technologies ( http://idtr.uwctds.washington.edu/welcome/Keynote ). There is a great line up of speakers as well. There are two options for participating in the symposium: * Register to attend in person * Register for the live webcast For people traveling to attend the symposium in person, there is a low-cost housing option at the University of Washington. This housing is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. After June 5th, there is a late fee, but the cost is still lower than local hotels. Learn more and register for housing. MAJOR SPONSORS Center for International Rehabilitation Research Information and Exchange (CIRRIE) The University of Washington Center for Continuing Education in Rehabilitation The University of Washington Center for Technology and Disability Studies Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington Institute on Disability and Public Policy, American University Northwest ADA Center, University of Washington Whole Foods Market – Roosevelt Square World Health Organization SPONSORS Bodypoint, Inc. Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University Comparative History of Ideas, University of Washington Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington Department of Global Health, University of Washington Disability Studies, University of Washington Department of Linguistics, University of Washington Law, Societies, and Justice, University of Washington Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Applied Research and Training in Education, University of Washington TRAY Creative

China California Heart Watch Internship Programs

*China California Heart Watch is a non-for-profit public charity whose mission includes medical research, teaching and clinical care in rural Yunnan Province, China. We are seeking students, particularly those interested in future careers in medicine, public health or related fields to participate in one of several internships this year. Our internships afford students first-hand experience of medical problems—particularly cardiovascular problems—and care in the impoverished communities of Yunnan Province.* *OBJECTIVE:* /The objective of this internship program is to create awareness of the problems of healthcare in rural China and to guide students toward a career in medicine/public health focused on the underserved in developing countries./ *STUDENTS:* /Each of our seven internships is open to 10-25 students. Prospective interns will be interviewed to determine suitability. Applicants must express an interest in pursuing a career involving health or health-related care in underserved populations. Knowledge of Mandarin is desirable, but is not a selection criteria./ *PROGRAMS:* /There will be seven internship programs this year. Students will arrive in Dali to undergo three days of intense training and certification, and then travel to surrounding areas to begin clinics amidst the pristine, mountainous landscapes of Yunnan. Students will take part in a screening and treatment of high blood pressure and heart disease program for adults and school children living in rural townships. Participants will travel and work with faculty from Kunming and Dali Universities. Students will also have the opportunity to help conduct a clinical research program while staying in villages in Yunnan./ *For more information about our programs, please visit our website at vinh. A brochure for our program can be found at http://goo.gl/RZX4n.* *APPLY HERE! >>> goo.gl/rghsj*

Global Mental Health Discussion ft. Vikram Patel on 5/24

Please join us for “Current Challenges in Global Mental Health: An Interactive Discussion”

featuring: Vikram Patel, MSc, MRCPsych, PhD, FMedSci London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Debra Kaysen, PhD University of Washington Jürgen Unützer, MD, MPH, MA

University of Washington Friday, May 24 at 1:30pm. Refreshments will be served during the discussion. Location Ethnic Cultural Center, Chicano/Native Suite 3931 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105 Date/Time Friday, May 24 at 1:30 pm

We invite everyone to submit questions for our panelists ahead of time which we will ask during the open discussion. Please send your questions to <mailto:casshuntcasshunt or <mailto:cmkowngcmkwong by May 20. This event is open to the university, so please forward this on to your fellow students/faculty! Vikram-Patel-Poster.pdf