Glob: This Week in Global Health, Dec 9-13: #GH2035, Humanitarian Emergencies, Winter Qtr Events

Dear All, This past week, the global health community joined with millions celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, and his legacy fighting for human rights and dignity. Today’s news includes a report that is gaining widespread attention, Global Health 2035, and an exciting collaboration started by Bill Gates called Global Good. This Week in Global Health: Dec. 9-13, 2013 Events Kenya Research Program Presentation: “Interim Analysis of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella Strains Study”featuring Patricia Pavlinac, MS, PhDc in Epidemiology, and Frankline Onchiri, MS, PhDc in Epidemiology. Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.. Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 1309 (908 Jefferson Street). Department of Medicine Grand Rounds: “Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: Health Care Delivery in the Syrian Conflict” featuring Adj. Assoc. Prof. David Townes, MD, MPH, DTM&H. Thursday, Dec, 12, 2013 – 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Health Sciences Building, Room T-625. View More Events > Save-the-Date: Important Upcoming Events Global Health Faculty Research Seminar: “Strengthening the Prevention and Treatment of Injuries Globally” featuring Prof. Charles Mock, MD, PhD, MPH. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ninth and Jefferson Building, Room 1360 (908 Jefferson Street). Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series featuring Anurag Mairal, PhD, MBA, MS, Program Leader, Technology Solutions at PATH. Jan. 13, 2014 – 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.. Health Sciences Building, T-739 Lecture Hall. Dr. Mairal is an expert in developing medical devices and other technologies to improve health, and has extensive experience collaborating with partners in India, China, and other countries to advance development, manufacturing and distribution. His work has been published in more than 20 publications, and he has been issued seven patents. Please join us for this exciting event. Submit an abstract for the The 11th Annual Western Regional International Health Conference: Gender, Sexuality, and Social Movements in Global Health. Apr. 4-6, 2014. Husky Union Building (HUB). For more information, contact Abstracts due Dec. 15. Photo of the Week Wasfi Rabaa and his wife, Azhar Khissaf, and their family are refugees from Iraq living in Covington, WA. Harborview Medical Center’s International Clinic is part of an effort seeing to the physical, psychological and immigration needs of torture victims like them throughout the Puget Sound region. Said Carey Jackson, the Medical Director of the Clinic, and Adj. Prof. in Global Health, “As primary-care physicians, doctors had been treating patients with chronic pain and other illnesses for years, even decades, without making the connection to the torture they may have endured.” Read the full article, “Helping immigrant victims of torture heal in Puget Sound region” (Seattle Times, Nov. 30. Photo by Mark Harrington/Seattle Times). Department News ‘Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation’ Revisits the Case for Investing in Health. A Lancet Commission of 25 renowned economists and global health experts found that if the right health investments are made today, by 2035 developing countries will see dramatic health and economic improvements. The Global Health 2035 report was released in The Lancet Dec. 3 on the 20th anniversary of the 1993 World Development Report, published by the World Bank, which became a landmark in establishing the economic development case for global health expenditure. Global Health 2035: A World Converging within a Generation revisits the case for investing in health and puts forth a bold new investment framework to achieve dramatic health gains by 2035. Global Health Prof. Dean Jamison co-chaired the commission. Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, was the chair. Read more. Local Invention Expert Advocates for “Creative Capitalism.” Maurizio Vecchione, the Vice President for Global Good at Intellectual Ventures, gave the Washington Global Health Alliance Discovery Series talk Dec. 5 on “Unlocking the Power of Invention for Developing Countries,” which united UW business and global health students. Global Good was founded by Bill Gates as a bridge between philanthropy and “creative capitalism.” Global Good is part of Intellectual Ventures, a firm investing in invention, founded by Nathan Myhrvold, the former chief strategist and technology officer at Microsoft. Vecchione said, Global Good is “tackling the world’s toughest problems through the power of invention.” Specifically, Global Good is looking for inventive ideas in six big areas: vaccine logistics, disease modeling, agriculture products, malaria and TB diagnostics, maternal child health, and vector control. He said any technological ideas must meet three criteria – appropriate, affordable, and accessible. Intellectual Ventures has a network of 4,000 researchers around the world and ideas are presented to this network. Global Good also has its own lab and is continuing to build its capacity for research and development. One invention that has seen success in developing countries is a milk jug that keeps milk clean and helps prevent spoilage. Dr. Joanne Stekler honored with HIV/AIDS Service Award. Joanne Stekler, MD, MPH, an attending physician at Harborview Medical Center, and Assist. Prof. of Medicine at UW, received the award on Dec. 4 at a luncheon that raised $120k for five local AIDS organizationsGay City Health Project, Inspire Youth Project, Lifelong AIDS Alliance, Rosehedge/Multifaith Works, and Seattle Counseling Service. In her speech, she said she is bringing post-exposure prophylactics (PREP) to Seattle, and that people with HIV are now achieving a normal life expectancy. She talked about two cases (Timothy Brown and the baby in Mississippi) of people seemingly cured of HIV. However, she also brought up concern over how the Affordable Care Act could affect people with HIV/AIDS in terms of increased co-pays and changes in federal funding. Adj. Prof. Julie McElrath Honored with Women of Influence Award. Adj. Prof. Julie McElrath, MD, PhD was honored with the Puget Sound Business Journal 2013 “Women of Influence Award” for her work on HIV vaccine research.13, 2013. Dr. McElrath is Senior Vice President, and Director of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and she has been working in the field of HIV/AIDS for more than 30 years. Read more. Have some department news? Let us know! Opportunities Afya Bora Consortium Fellowships in Global Health has 20 positions available for health professionals interested in a 12-month fellowship (starting July 2014) in one of our African partner countries (Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda). Deadline Dec. 10. Global Health START Program is Hiring Winter 2013 RA Position. The Global Health Strategic Analysis, Research and Training Program (START), conducts analysis and provides research support in response to specific requests from many different program teams at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health and Global Development Programs. This is an exciting opportunity for students to develop practical skills in applied research and analysis, and work closely with faculty members to receive training, support and guidance. Winter Quarter 2013 (potential to extend for additional quarters). Deadline: Dec. 11 at 5 p.m.. Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Emerging Opportunity Grants welcomes proposals that will take advantage of recent developments in the HIV/AIDS field, new technologies, or provide an important new resource, technology, or area of expertise to our CFAR HIV/AIDS research community. Grants provided for research projects are intended for the testing of hypotheses, and to generate sufficient data for subsequent applications for other funds. Deadline: Brief summary due Dec.18; submission due Jan. 6. Global Health Fellowship Program is recruiting post-doctoral trainees for a 11-month Global Health Fellowship funded by the NIH Fogarty Center. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide mentored research training to qualified U.S. and International post-doctoral trainees at one of six international partner institutions with robust clinical research programs in Cameroon, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Peru, Thailand, or China. Deadline Jan. 4. Boren Awards and the African Languages Initiative is now in its fourth year. Undergraduate and graduate students can receive funding to study over the summer at the University of Florida (Akan/Twi, French, Hausa, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, Zulu) and overseas (French, Portuguese, Swahili). Deadline: Jan. 8. View more opportunities… New Courses Seminar Series: “Bioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents” The Integrated Global Center for Women, Adolescents, and Children Health (Global WACh) clinicians and bioengineers identifying solutions to the health challenges of women, children and adolescents worldwide. This interdisciplinary seminar series is open to the public and encourages dynamic discussion to foster collaboration and creative solutions. Course credit available for undergraduate (GH 490A, 1 credit) and graduate students (GH 590C, 1 or 2 credits). Winter Quarter 2014, Wednesdays 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Newsletter prepared by Amelia Vader (internal communications) and Bobbi Nodell (external communications). Have a great week! Need more frequent updates? Follow us on Twitter. Amelia Vader, MPA | Communications Specialist University of Washington Department of Global Health Phone: 206.543.8309 | | @uwghrc | THIS MESSAGE WAS SENT BY: UW Dept. of Global Health, Box 355065, 1705 N.E. Pacific Street Seattle WA 98195 © 2013 University of Washington | Contact Us | Privacy Policy To subscribe or unsubscribe visit

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