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


first_imgBLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT HOSTING A FREEMEDICARE PART D EDUCATIONAL FORUMBerlin, VT Free educational forums for anyone interested in learning about the benefits of the new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program (PDPs) will be held by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont (BCBSVT) on the following dates: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Black Bear Inn St. Johnsbury, VT Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastside Restaurant Newport, VT Thursday, April 13, 2006 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Comfort Inn St. Albans, VT Friday, April 14, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center Burlington, VT Wednesday, April 19, 2006 from10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Holiday Inn Rutland, VT Thursday, April 20, 2006 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Berlin, VT Tuesday, April 25, 2006 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Quality Inn Brattleboro, VT Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Comfort Suites White River Junction, VTBCBSVT will offer three PDP options to Medicare-eligible Vermonters under a contract approved by the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The BCBSVT products are offered to customers through a partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut. The Partnership is known as Central New England PDP in federal CMS documents.PDP products will cover both brand name and generic drugs and will be offered with no deductibles. The plans can be purchased independently or coupled with an existing health coverage plan.Additional information about these forums can be found at http://www.vermontblue65.com/pages/club/clubBlueEvents.html(link is external) or you may call Wendy Grant at (802) 371-3527 with questions or to register to attend.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is the state’s oldest and largest private health insurer, providing coverage for about 180,000 Vermonters. It employs over 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and branch office in Williston, and offers group and individual health plans to Vermonters. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.(End)last_img read more

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After A Breakup

first_img 31 Views   no discussions Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share LifestyleRelationships 5 Things You Shouldn’t Do After A Breakup by: – September 17, 2011 There are two lessons we can learn from the Dutch woman who was recently charged with stalking for calling her ex-boyfriend 65,000 in one year One, if you don’t have an unlimited cell plan, it’s time to switch. And two, getting dumped doesn’t give you license to go loca and commit these post-split sins.1. Call him every time you think about him. If your ex pops into your head every seven minutes, we wouldn’t be too concerned. (After all, how can you not think about the guy when your song comes on/when you find his shirt in your laundry/when someone quotes a line from the last movie you saw together/when the woman in front of you at the deli orders a sandwich with his favorite deli meat.) But if you’re actually dialing your ex’s number every seven minutes, like von Stalkerson did, you need to reel in the crazy.2. Share every up and down of your emotional roller coaster on Facebook. That goes double for thinly veiled postings. Because, this just in: Evvverybody knows exactly what you’re talking about when you write, “Some people will always be a-holes” or “Everything happens for a reason”. And it makes you look like you haven’t moved on and won’t anytime soon. Repeat after us: Facebook is not my diary, Facebook is not my dairy, Facebook is not my diary…3. Get a haircut. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Go to the salon post-breakup and you could walk out looking like Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men. What’s worse than being newly single? Being newly single with a bowl cut. Wait till you’re in a slightly less stressed zone before you make any major changes to your look. (That means avoiding tattoo parlors too, obviously.)4. Throw yourself into the arms of another guy. Let us be perfectly clear: We’re fine with you throwing yourself into the bed of another man (hey, enjoy your newfound freedom); we just don’t think you should get all emotional with a new dude and jump right into another relationship. We know you’re aching to be half of a twosome again, but letting the proverbial body get cold first will seriously up the chances that your next relationship will last.5. Try to be “just friends” right away. We’ve developed an easy quiz to figure out if you’re ready to be his buddy. Would you be totally cool hearing him talk about a new girl he’s into? One point for yes. Two points for heeeell no. If you have more than one point, being friends is out of the question.By:Zoe Ruderman,Cosmopolitan.comlast_img read more