Harvard Global Health Institute awards four Burke Global Health Fellowships

first_img Read Full Story Harvard Global Health Institute (HGHI) has announced four Burke Global Health Fellowships for 2017. The Fellowships, made possible by Harvard alumna Katherine States Burke ’79, and her husband T. Robert Burke, support Harvard junior faculty members engaged in global health research and training in the early stages of their careers.The 2017 Burke Global Health Fellows are:Jose F. Figueroa, MD, MPHResearch Associate, Health Policy and Management Department, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Faculty Director, Residency Management & Leadership Track, Brigham and Women’s HospitalLindsay Jaacks, PhDAssistant Professor, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Visiting Professor, Public Health Foundation of IndiaGautam Rao, PhD, MSAssistant Professor, Department of Economics, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research; Faculty Affiliate, the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action LabGustavo E. Velásquez, MD, MPHInstructor in Medicine and Research Associate, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Infectious Diseases, Brigham and Women’s Hospital“The Burke Global Health Fellowship is a catalyst that supports and often transforms careers of our most promising junior faculty. It has already sparked and supported work that is innovative and has changed the way healthcare is delivered to some of the world’s move vulnerable people. We are so deeply grateful to the Burkes for their vision and generosity in seeing the value of this program,” said HGHI Faculty Director, Ashish Jha.To date, the Burke Fellowship has supported more than 20 Harvard junior faculty at critical stages of their careers. Applicants across disciplines apply for one-year research or undergraduate curriculum development awards, worth up to $75,000 or $25,000 respectively. Proposals are reviewed by a committee of established Harvard global health faculty. Previous recipients have been promoted to tenured faculty and have received key research independence and career development awards from the NIH. Burke fellows have investigated numerous disciplines and areas in global health, including bench research on human malarial disease, behavioral economics of maternal and neonatal health, and course development in conflict resolution and many others.The Harvard Global Health Institute is committed to surfacing and addressing broad challenges in health that affect populations around the globe.  HGHI does that by harnessing the unique breadth of excellence within fields at Harvard and by being a dedicated partner and convener to organizations, governments, scholars, and committed citizens around the globe.last_img read more

Did you get an urgent email from your CEO?

first_imgYou’re at your desk. You’re opening and responding to emails on a busy day. You have just a few minutes before heading into a meeting. Then you see it: an urgent email from your CEO who’s away from the office and needs a confidential document sent right away.Do you hit reply to respond quickly before your meeting begins? It’s always looks good to help your top exec expediently. Or, do you pause and take a closer look at the email and its request? To do this might mean not responding until after your meeting.After learning about business email compromise, I know I’ll stop and take a closer look.In a recent 16-minute CUES webinar, Ray Murphy, cybersecurity strategist at CUES strategic provider LEO Cyber Security, Dallas, Texas, and former CISO at $103 billion Navy Federal Credit Union, Vienna, Virginia, explains how BEC works and provides several examples. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Manchester United transfer report: Bastian Schweinsteiger determined to stay put

first_imgBastian Schweinsteiger has no plans to leave Manchester United this summer.The German – who announced his international retirement last week – is reportedly one of nine players new manager Jose Mourinho wants to get rid of during the current transfer window as he begins to mould his squad.But, according to Bild, Schweinsteiger is intent on seeing his deal out at Old Trafford rather than leaving.The 32-year-old still has two years to run on his current contract and he has told the club he plans to honour it.Schweinsteiger reportedly has offers from China and the Middle East, while teams in Italy are also interested too. 1 Bastian Schweinsteiger: The 32-year-old has reportedly been told he can leave Old Trafford last_img