Glo: This Week in Global Health, Nov 4: Maternal health, Party(!), and GSEC

Problems displaying this message? View the online version Hi all: Hope you enjoyed that extra hour of sleep this weekend. You’re going to need it to keep up with all the events happening this week, including the Maternal-Child Health Symposium feat. Dr. Ana Langer from Harvard, and Party for the Health of It. Plus, check out new funding opportunities includingGlobal Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) (due 11/12) (all you need is an idea!). This Week in Global Health: Nov 4 – 8, 2013 Events Global Health Faculty Research Seminar: “Home-based Education and HIV Testing of Male Partners to Improve Maternal and Infant Outcomes” featuring Carey Farquar, MD, MPH, Monday, November 4, 2013 – 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Ninth and Jefferson Building (NJB), Room 1360 (908 Jefferson Street). Kenya Research Program Presentation: “Potential Impact of Improved Helminth Diagnostics”featuring Michael Arndt, MPH, PhD student, Department of Epidemiology, Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm. Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 1309 (908 Jefferson Street). IHME Seminar: “A Statistician’s Challenges with HIV and AIDS” (+webcast) featuring Nicholas P. Jeswell, PhD, Professor Division of Biostatistics, School of Public Health and Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley. Wednesday, November 6, 2013 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, 2301 5th Ave, Suite 600. Program for Education and Research in Latin America (PERLA) / Global Center for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh) High School Student EventThursday, November 7, 2013 – 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. HUB, North Ballroom. Symposium: “Global Health for Women, Children and Adolescents: Making a Difference Across the Lifespan” Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm. HUB, North Ballroom. Washington Global Health Alliance (WGHA) Discovery Series: “Maternal Health: Achievements So Far and Challenges Ahead” featuring symposium keynote speaker Ana Langer, MD, who is respected worldwide as a leader in using research findings to influence policy and improve the overall quality of health care for women and families, and currently leads the Women and Health Initiative at Harvard. Thursday, November 7, 2013 – 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm. HUB, North Ballroom. Global Health Seminar: “Health and Pharmacy Workforce Issues in Low-Income Countries”featuring Joseph Babigumira, PhD, MBChB, Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Department of Pharmacy, Friday, November 8, 2013 – 12:30 pm – 1:50 pm. Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Building, Room D-209. Population Health Forum: “A ‘Health For All’ Evening in Three Acts” featuring Stephen A. Bezruchka, MD, AM, MPH, Friday, November 8, 7:00 pm – 10 pm. UW School of Social Work, Room 305. TEDxRainier: “ReThink” featuring Peter Speyer, MBE, MBA, IHME’s Director of Data Development, Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. 5th Avenue Theatre. “Party for the Health of It” (a Washington Global Health Alliance benefit event). The UW Department of Global Health University is one of the four major sponsors for the event and a number of UW students will be at the party discussing their work around clean water and sanitation. Department of Global Health Chair, King Holmes, MD, PhD, will be honored at a benefit dinner before the party with the Washington Global Health Alliance inaugural Impact Award. Saturday, November 9, 2013 – 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm. Seattle Aquarium. Save-the-Date: Important Upcoming Events Forum: “Big World/Big Data/Big Ideas: Global Health and Data-Enabled Life Sciences” Tuesday, November 12, 2013 – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. Seattle Children’s Research Institute, 1900 9th Ave. Medical Anthropology and Global Health Speaker Series: “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest” featuring Seth Holmes, MD, PhD, UC Berkeley. Tuesday, November 12, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. 401 Denny Hall. Global Washington’s 5th Annual Conference November 13, 2013. Registration closes November 11th. Bell Harbor International Conference Center. Special Guest Lecture: Deo Niyizonkiza on “Opportunities to Heal and Change a Nation Forgotten” Deo was featured in Tracy Kidder’s “Strength in What Remains,” a New York Times bestseller that highlights his life and escape from the Burundi civil war. Thursday, November 14, 2013 – 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Ethnic Cultural Theatre. News India Breast Cancer Surge Hinders Private Exams for Women (Bloomberg, October 29). Dr. Benjamin Anderson, Professor, UW Department of Global Health is quoted in this article, and calls the increase in Breast Cancer in India an ‘explosive change.’ Developed Nations can do “better job” on STIs, Scientist Warns (The Globe and Mail, October 25). King Holmes, MD, PhD, the William H. Foege Chair of Global Health, accepted his Gairdner Global Health Award – Canada’s foremost science honor – in Toronto Oct. 23. He warned scientists gathered at the ceremony that even as medical researchers are making advances and poorer countries are reducing their rates of infections, people in developed nations have grown complacent and allowed gonorrhea, syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases to spread again. He was quoted in Toronto’s Globe and Mail. Theme and tracks announced for 11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference (WRIHC): April 4-6, 2014. The 2014 conference theme is Uncensored: Gender, Sexuality, & Social Movements, with six focus areas. Registration is now open and they are accepting abstracts for posters and oral presentations. Fogarty awards $7M in global health innovation grants including ‘Interdiciplinary Training Program for Innovation’. To spur global health innovation and develop interdisciplinary research training, Fogarty has awarded $7.3 million to five institutions to fund projects in six low- and middle-income countries, including a project co-led by Prof. Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH, in collaboration with Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, Dean, School of Public Health and Administration at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, to establish a global health innovation center. Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Announces 2013 Six ‘New Investigator Awards.’ Awardees are: Marta Bull, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, Seattle Children’s Hospital; Brandon Guthrie, PhD, Acting Instructor, Global Health, University of Washington; Erick Matsen, PhD, Assistant Member, Computational Biology Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Jennifer Slyker, MSc, PhD, Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington; Rachel Winer, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, University of Washington; and Patrick Younan, PhD, Research Associate, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research. Department to Offer ‘Global Health 101’ Classes to WA High School Students in 2014-2014. Through the UW in the High School (UWHS) program, high school students can complete University of Washington courses — and earn UW credit — in their own classrooms with their own teachers. Students and teachers use UW curriculum, activities, texts, tests, and grading scales. Students earn a final grade over time; a grade does not depend on one exam. Students receive recognition for their UW work at most public institutions and many private ones. Opportunities Call for Podium Presentations and Posters: Annual Symposium on Environmental, Occupational and Public Health Deadline: November 8 Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) Deadline: November 12 Himalayan Health Exchange Deadline: November 15 UNICEF MYCNSIA Fellowship Posting Nepal MSNP Deadline: November 20 UW/FHCRC CFAR International Pilot Awards Deadline: November 20 UNC Chapel Hill Global Photo and Video Competition Deadline: November 15 View more opportunities… Have a great week! Need more frequent updates? Follow us on Twitter. 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