[Ghrcmail] Global Health Resource Center mail: December 6, 2006
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December 6, 2006 Global Health Resource Center Mail
1) December 7, 2006: Stan Glantz lecture
2) December 15-16, 2006: "Globalization and Regional Economic Development" Conference in Gyeong Ju, South Korea
3) February 16-18, 2007: REGISTER NOW! 5th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference: Jim Yong Kim Keynote!
4) March 3, 2007: 9th Annual International Health Conference "War, Poverty, and Population"
5) April 14-14, 2007: Public Health and International Development Conference at Stanford
6) May 29-June 1, 2007: Global Health Council Conference, Washington, DC
1) Stanton Glantz Lecture
Stanton Glantz, PhD, an internationally recognized tobacco control expert from UC San Francisco, will be in Seattle on Thursday, December 7th, speaking at two different locations.Stan Glantz is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker who is an authority on the health effects of secondhand smoke and policy, the impact of adolescents viewing smoking in the movies, and many other aspects of tobacco control.
The topic for both of the Seattle seminars will be:
"The current science and policy implications of secondhand smoke exposure"
Dr. Glantz will provide highlights and commentary on the recently published Surgeon General's report on secondhand smoke.
Seminar times and locations:
UW Environmental Health seminar, Health Sciences Building, Room T-435
Group Health Center for Health Studies
1730 Minor Ave. (between Olive & Howell)
13th floor conference room
Click here for directions.
For more information on Dr. Glantz and his work: http://cancer.ucsf.edu/people/glantz_stanton.php
2) "Globalization and Regional Economic Development" Conference in Gyeong Ju, South Korea
The Korea Economics and Business Association (KEBA), Research Center for International Economics (RCIE), and Korea Institute for Industrial Economics and Trade (KIET) are jointly organizing a conference on "Globalization and Regional Economic Development". It will be held in Gyeong Ju, South Korea on December 15-16, 2006.
You are cordially invited to submit papers for presentation in the conference. Papers related to the following issues, both theoretical and empirical ones, are most welcome.
a.. Globalization and its impacts on regional economies;
b.. FTAs and their impacts on regional economies;
c.. Regional innovation system and regional development strategies;
d.. Issues on local public finance, housing, and human settlements; and
e.. Case Studies of regional economic development.
Please send both Gwang-Lag Son <glson at yumail.ac.kr> and Kar-yiu Wong <karyiu at u.washington.edu> a draft of a paper or an extended abstract, 500+ words long, in English, with your name, affiliation, academic position, mail and e-mail addresses, and phone and fax numbers, by September 15, 2006. The final version of all papers for presentation will be due November 15, 2006. For more information, please visit its web site: http://faculty.washington.edu/karyiu/confer/GJ06/index.htm
3) 5th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference set for February 16-18 2007
Following on the success of the past events, PSPGH will once again sponsor the Western Regional International Health Conference here in Seattle on the University of Washington campus. Set for February 16-18, 2007, the conference theme will be "Global Health Through Different Lenses: Reflections, Perspectives, and Visions for the Future." Dr. Jim Yong Kim, of Harvard University and Partners in Health will be our keynote lecturer!
Register now online for more information on the PSPGH website, www.pspgh.org.
4) 9th Annual International Health Conference "War, Poverty, and Population"
Saturday, March 3, 2007
8 am - 5:50 pm
Dwinelle Hall, UC Berkeley
Come participate in this one day regional conference which will be a major gathering for hundreds of individuals actively engaged in improving global health. Don't miss this opportunity for networking and discussion of current international issues.
Plenary talks on war, poverty and population and the interrelationships between them. Speakers include Stan Bernstein, Senior Policy Adviser, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) , Theogene Rudasingwa, UC Berkeley Visiting Scholar, Former Ambassador to US for Rwanda, and Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley Bixby Professor, Population and Family Planning.
Networking lunch with time to view student posters and meet with representatives from
Bay Area NGOs who will discuss their work with participants.
Afternoon program of three blocks of concurrent breakout sessions on a variety of international health topics and a final roundtable where the plenary speakers will answer questions from participants.
Information and application for Student Poster Session coming soon.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Scholars and students in the health sciences, professionals, NGOs, departments of public health, community health workers, the media, policy makers at every level, and the general public.
REGISTRATION: Before February 5, $30 students and residents, $50 professionals, $75/$100 NGO Exhibitor. Fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch, breaks, and conference materials.
For more information and to register click here: http://bixby.berkeley.edu
Cosponsored by UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCSF, and Stanford University. The morning plenary sessions are sponsored by the UC Berkeley Bixby Program in Population, Family Planning and Maternal Health.
5) Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices to Achieve Global Goals
Unite For Sight's Fourth Annual International Health Conference
April 14-15, 2007
Stanford University School of Medicine,
Learn From More Than 300 Renowned Speakers - An Energizing Weekend of Ideas and Exchange of Best Practices to Achieve Global Goals and to Make a Difference
Register Today For A Reduced Rate! (Current Rate is $55 Students/$75 All Others - EARLY BIRD RATE INCREASES AFTER NOVEMBER 15
When: April 14-15, 2007
Where: Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California, USA
Theme: "Innovation, Advancement, and Best Practices To Achieve Global Goals"
Who should attend? Anyone interested in eye care, international health, medicine, health education, health promotion, public health, international service, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, or microenterprise
Conference Goal: To exchange ideas across disciplines about best practices in public health, medicine and research, and international health and development. Conference topics range from "The Right to Health: Towards Social Inclusion and Universal Health Care in Latin America" and "Antiretroviral Drugs and Issues of Drug Access and Quality in the Developing World" to "Global Progress in Preventing the Burden of Blindness and Other Diseases Caused by Measles and Rubella" and "Once I Was Blind....The Challenges of Eye Care in Ghana"
a.. Join over 1,500 leaders, doctors, professionals, and students from 5 continents
b.. More than 300 speakers about eye care, public health, international development, entrepreneurship, microfinance, policy and advocacy, bioethics, and medicine
c.. Exchange ideas about best practices to achieve global goals in health and development
6) 34th International Conference on Global Health: Partnerships Working Together for Global Health in Washington, DC
Regular abstract submission deadline: October 17, 2006.
The Global Health Council's 34th Annual International Conference is dedicated to partnerships: how they are built, what they have and can deliver, and how those living in poverty and disease can best benefit. These joint efforts are means to tackle and find solutions to complex health problems at all levels, and in so doing, improve the health of the world.
Abstracts are sought that detail the range of partnerships - among others, between NGOs, the private sector and governments; between and among service delivery, advocacy, research and academic organizations; among institutions based in the developing world (South-to-South), and between them and those based in industrialized countries; and among bilateral donors, multilateral institutions, and foundations, and those who implement programs. Key health issues include child health/survival; adolescent health; women's health; HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, and other infectious diseases.
For more information contact Global Health Council, E-mail: conference at globalhealth.org; or access the website: www.globalhealth.org/conference .
1) FLAS fellowship applications are available
2) Applications for the Carole M. Davis Scholarships & Nominations for the
Christopher Krogh Award Deadlines Extended!!
1) FLAS fellowship applications are available
Apply now for Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
Application packets for Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
are now available for students to pick up from the Jackson School of International Studies,
Office of Student Services in Thomson 111. Graduate and professional students from all
departments and schools across campus are encouraged to apply. The deadline is
January 16, 2007.
M.A and Ph.D. students, who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and will be
studying modern foreign language*, in combination with area or international studies or
international aspects of professional fields, are eligible for Academic Year awards.
Summer fellowships are granted to those who will be engaged in intensive foreign
language study in the U.S. or abroad.
FLAS fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education through eight
National Resource Centers located in the Jackson School of International Studies:
Canada, East Asia, International Studies, Middle East, Russian/East European/Central Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and West Europe.
Summer 2007 awards will provide tuition up to $4,000, plus a living allowance of $2,500. Academic year 2007-08 fellowships will grant tuition up to $12,000, plus a stipend of $15,000.
Graduate appointee health insurance is paid out of the tuition amount.
Please publicize the fellowship by forwarding this letter to students, staff and faculty
in your department. Students may assemble the information needed to apply by
downloading materials from http://jsis.artsci.washington.edu/advise/catalog/flasapp.html .
If you have questions about fellowship requirements or the application process, please
contact me at 616-8679. I am also available to attend meetings or classes to explain the fellowship and will gladly bring application materials.
*2007-08 FLAS award languages: Arabic, Bengali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Chinese,
Czech, Danish, Estonian, Filipino/Tagalog, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi,
Indonesian/Malay, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian,
Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tajik, Thai, Turkish, Uighur, Urdu, Uzbek, and Vietnamese.
2) Carole M. Davis Scholarships
Submit your project proposals to win one of two Carole M. Davis Scholarships, created by GHEC to support projects with a global health focus. For more information about the scholarships, and to apply, visit:
Names and projects of the winning scholarship recipients will be announced at the 16th Annual GHEC Conference in February 2007. Conference attendance is not required to qualify.
** Submission Deadline extended to Friday, December 22, 2006.
Christopher Krogh Award
Submit your nomination for next year's Christopher Krogh Awardee.
The award is presented to a student, resident, faculty member, or other individual(s) that best represent the spirit of Christopher Krogh's dedication to global health. Dr. Krogh demonstrated that careers among our own underserved and in international health are often simply two sides of the same coin. The award pays tribute to Dr. Krogh by honoring an individual who also demonstrates this integration of international and domestic healthcare. To learn more about the award and to make a nomination, visit:
** Submission Deadline extended to Friday, December 22, 2006.
1) GHRC_jobs listserv
1) GHRC_jobs listserv
To keep up with the information we receive here at the UW GHRC related to
global health-related employment in local and global organizations and
universities, we have created a new listserv/mailman list dedicated to
posting new jobs, fellowships or interesting internships announcements:
GHRC_jobs. Please send text descriptions and refrain from sending
attachments. Members can choose to receive those announcements individually
or in a daily digest. The list will be monitored by the GHRC to avoid
multiple postings of the same announcement, where possible.
To subscribe: http://mailman1.u.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/ghrc_jobs
1) Winter 2007 course: Health and Human Rights
2) Winter Course: Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health
3) Winter Course: Project design for sustainability in the developing world: Inception to implementation
4) Last chance to order 2007 International Calendars - WSPCA fundraiser
5) Health and Social Justice Calendar from UW
6) Jonathan Mann Award Call for Nominations
1) Health and Human Rights
Please contact Professor Rivin with questions, brivin at u.washingon.edu
HSERV 590K/LAW H540/PB AF 537A/SIS 590 E
Winter Quarter, 2007: 3 Credits
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:20
Magnuson Health Science Center, Room T625
Summary of Course
Our newly revised "Health and Human Rights" course addresses the leading issues in global health and international human rights through case-based teaching and active student participation. The course approaches global health and justice from a variety of perspectives, including human rights doctrine, global bioethics, public health policy, and international and national law. Classes examine the linkage between health and human rights by analyzing the meaning of the right to health, vis-à-vis other human rights. The right to health as framed by international treaties and covenants will be considered in light of the three main regional legal enforcement mechanisms and through cases exemplifying enforcement of the right to health in each. The course considers a variety of case studies and issues, focusing on vulnerable populations (children, women, PLWA, IV drug abuse, the disabled, the poor) and specific population health threats (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, environmental hazards, access & barriers to drugs and pharmaceuticals). Other topics of study include the public health and human rights aspects of Hurricane Katrina, PTSD in asylum seekers, the role of humanitarian aid, NGOs, medical neutrality, and truth and reconciliation commissions in furthering the right to health and enhancement of human rights.
· To give students a thorough introduction to the substance and theory of the fields of public health and human rights law;
· To identify the theoretical and practical tensions between the goals of human rights protection and public health programs, and to suggest strategies to strike a balance between them to effect improved individual and public health outcomes;
· To examine ways in which human rights lawyers and public health officials can work together to achieve the goals of improving public health and promoting human rights protection; and
· To enable law students, public health students, public affairs students and others to work together in evaluating and analyzing a health and human rights issue
2) Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health Winter 2007
PHG 542/MHE 530
Wylie Burke, Professor & Chair
Department of Medical History and Ethics
The overall objective of the course is to explore the interaction between discoveries in genetic science and clinical and public health practice, with an emphasis on the implications of genetic discoveries for health policy and medical ethics. The course will use five case examples to illustrate these themes: hemophilia A, phenylketonuria, Down syndrome, sickle cell anemia, and breast cancer.
Understand how genetic discoveries have expanded opportunities for screening, diagnosis and treatment of disease .Acquire knowledge about the risks and benefits of different methods of genetic testing. Understand the personal and societal dilemmas posed by genetic discoveriesin the 20th century.
Participation in classroom discussion
Paper (12-20 pages of text plus references) addressing an issue related to
the use of genetics in medical or public health practice.
3) Project design for sustainability in the developing world: Inception to implementation.
Seminar 2 Credit Class (C/NC) ESRM 490H / CFR 590G
Class requires an add code, contact the instructor to obtain an add code
Meets M 2:30-4:20
Instructor: Susan Bolton (sbolton at u.washington.edu) and the student chapter of
Engineers without Borders (http://www.nimret.org/ewbuw/space/start)
Students from all colleges and backgrounds are encouraged to attend!
This class continues the topics and projects introduced in the Fall 2006 class. New students are welcome. We are currently working on projects in Bolivia, Ecuador, Uganda, Mexico, and Haiti. Current projects are predominately water resource related. The class combines lectures on a variety of topics and group projects of the students' choosing in a framework related to development efforts being undertaken by Engineers Without Borders (http://www.ewb-usa.org/). Winter quarter we will have a combination of guest speakers and discussions of readings for the 1st hour of class. The second hour of class will be discussion of group projects and project time. It is intended that this work will mesh with some current EWB projects. The projects are intended to allow students an opportunity to undertake focused research, collaboration, and development of technical skills for working in an international environment. Classes will meet Mondays from 2:30 - 4:20.
This class will culminate in team projects that are worked on throughout the quarter. A powerpoint presentation will be given by each project group. Short written team reports that flesh out the presentations and include bibliographies are also required. Current topics include rain water harvesting systems, improved stove designs, health and nutrition education, agricultural improvements, including permaculture, improved sanitation such as composting toilets, revegetation of deforested areas, road stabilization and bridge design.
4) Fundraiser for WA State Peace Corps Association (WSPCA) Last chance to order 2007 International Calendars !!
WSPCA is selling the 2007 International Calendars, featuring quality , current color photos of people and places around the world where Peace Corps Volunteers have served. The calendars are 12" x 12" in size, and feature information on specific countries, as well as an extensive listing of global holidays occurring each month. The calendars are published by a Peace Corps alumni group in Madison, WI, who distribute them exclusively to RCPV groups around the country, with the following goal:
The International Calendar project seeks to share Peace Corps experiences with our home communities and to raise money for grassroots projects in the countries where we served or in which we live. The images of the Calendar will introduce you to the people who welcomed us so warmly into their communities. This year look for the delicious recipes from each of the thirteen featured countries!
Sales of the calendars are WSPCA's main fundraiser, with proceeds going directly to domestic and international projects supported by the group.
Calendars cost $12 each, plus $3 shipping and handling for mailing to a home address.
Calendars may be ordered by mail, by printing the order form on the WSPCA website, and mailing it to the address shown at the bottom of the form with a check or money order. The URL for the order form is: http://www.rpcv-wa.org/calendar_order.htm
WSPCA website: http://www.rpcv-wa.org/
5) Health and Social Justice Calendar from UW
As part of the Development Committee for University of Washington's Students for Equal Health, I am contacting you because I'd like to offer you the opportunity to support our organization in the creation of a scholarship program for economically disadvantaged students. Based entirely on photographs either taken of or taken by our members in service, leadership, and advocacy projects around the globe, we have created a calendar intended both to highlight the remarkable activities of University of Washington students and to inspire others to participate in similar endeavors. Following this ideal, the purpose of the calendar, "Student Travels in Health and Social Justice," is to raise funds to develop a scholarship subsidizing two University of Washington undergraduates from disadvantaged backgrounds to design and embark on their own service travel experience. Such travels can be costly, often times prohibitively so, and as part of our collective recognition of this fact, we aim to enable others to overcome this obstacle. All proceeds from the calendar will go directly to the creation of the scholarship fund, and students from any academic discipline will have the opportunity to apply in the Spring of 2007.
Students for Equal Health is a coalition of passionate, dedicated undergraduates devoted to increasing awareness and sensitivity to a wide range of issues impacting healthcare today, both locally and globally. We provide a forum for socially conscious education and the development of key leadership skills by empowering our members to identify and strive towards concrete solutions to problems of poverty, marginalization, discrimination, and structural violence, within the context of community health. We believe that it is the responsibility of future healthcare professionals and officials to serve and understand the communities in which we work and live; indeed, it is our belief that the path towards becoming a good physician, social worker, or any other professional begins not with the granting of a degree but with the decision to pursue that path. As such, we have created this student-run group with the aim of both becoming better citizens ourselves and empowering others while advocating for justice in our society. At the same time, we strive to continually make a meaningful, if small, difference in our communities by giving back through our collective activities.
Our calendar, "Student Travels in Health and Social Justice," represents both our commitment to making a positive contribution to our own University community and our individual dedication to service. The projects undertaken by each student have been embarked upon independently but their mission and philosophy are shared; we each have dedicated a large portion of our lives and selves to social service and leadership. By supporting the creation of our calendar, you have the ability to give other students with equally ardent beliefs the opportunity to embark on a pivotal experience that will form a vital component of their education as socially conscious professionals. If you are interested in providing monetary or marketing support for the calendar, please contact me for a full description of our needs. We sincerely appreciate your consideration and support.
Dominique Jodry Jeannie K. Nguyen
Director of Development Committee Leader
nikkijod at u.washington.edu
6) Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights
Nomination Submission Deadline - January 15, 2007
Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights Nomination Submission Deadline - January 15, 2007
The Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health & Human Rights was established in 1999 to honor Dr. Jonathan Mann and highlight the vital link between health and human rights. The award is bestowed annually to a leading practitioner in health and human rights and comes with a substantial financial reward.
The Global Health Council welcomes nominations of people who's work epitomizes Jonathan Mann's life.
More Information: http://www.globalhealth.org/view_top.php3?id=238 - Award Background- Nomination Criteria- Nomination FormQuestionsPlease e-mail Dawn Carey at dcarey at globalhealth.org_________________________________________________________________
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