Monday, March 2, 2015

Events & Opportunities: Faculty research lecture (today), Living in Emergency, and Millennium Development Goals

This week's events include a Global Health Faculty Research Seminar on improving research and advocacy for global mental health and developmental disabilities, a film screening of the Doctors Without Borders' documentary Living in Emergency, and a lecture examining the millennium development goals and their impact on women, adolescents, and children.

(For more information on News, Events, and Funding Opportunities, please go to This Week in Global Health.)

Featured Events 
Save-the-Date: Upcoming Special Events
Additional Opportunities & Featured Events

Global Health Faculty Research Seminar: “Child and Adolescent Global Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities: Connecting Research, Capacity Building, Advocacy and Program Implementation”
Speaker: Cecilia Breinbauer, MD, MPH, Clinical Assist. Prof.
Monday, March 2, 2015, Lecture 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Reception 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ninth and Jefferson Building, 908 Jefferson Street, Room 1360
Live webcast

World Health Cinema Series: “Living in Emergency”
Monday, March 2, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 a.m.
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T-439

Residents & Fellows Global Health Seminar: "Improving Blood Transfusion in Resource Limited Settings"
Speakers: Meghan Delaney, DO, Assist. Prof., Dept. of Laboratory Medicine
John Hess, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAAS, Prof., Laboratory Medicine and Hematology
Tony Marfin, MD, MPH, Senior Medical Epidemiologist, Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control
Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Harris Hydraulics Laboratory, Large Conference Room

Legal and Policy Solutions to Improve the Global Health of Women, Children and Adolescents Lecture Series: "The Millennium Development Goals: Impact on WACh"Speakers: Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD, Dept. of Global Health
Lee Pyne-Mercier, MPH, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Maternal-Child Health
Kate Somers, JD, MPH, MA, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Maternal-Child Health
Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
William H. Gates Hall, Room 133

WednesdayBioengineering Solutions to Improve the Health of Women, Children & Adolescents Seminar Series: "Using Clinical and Epidemiologic Information to Define Engineering Design Profiles"
Speaker: Brandon Guthrie, PhD, MPH, Acting Instructor, Dept. of Global Health
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T-733

Pathobiology Seminar Series: "Molecular Pathogenesis of Streptococcus Pneumonaiae Invasion and Inflammation”
Speaker: Elaine Tuomanen, MD, Chair, Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Thursday, March 5, 2015, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UW Medicine at South Lake Union, Orin Smith Auditorium, 850 Republican St.

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Save-the-Date: Upcoming Special Events

“Global and Domestic Leprosy: A Look at Hansen’s Disease Today”
Speaker: David M. Scollard, MD, PhD, Chief, Clinical Branch National Hansen's Disease Programs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Tuesday, March 10, 2015, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Magnuson Health Sciences Center, Room T-553
Additional Opportunities

Due in March
University of Washington Royalty Research Fund (RRF)
The purpose of the Royalty Research Fund (RRF) is to advance new directions in research, particularly in disciplines for which external funding opportunities are minimal, and/or for faculty who are junior in rank, and/or in cases where funding may provide unique opportunities to increase applicants’ competitiveness for subsequent funding.
Deadline: March 2, 2015

Global Health & Innovation Conference: Innovation PrizeThe Innovation Prize is a US$10,000 and a US$5,000 cash prize that is awarded to the two best social enterprise pitches that are presented at the 2015 Global Health & Innovation Conference. All conference registrants – both students and professionals, and both non-profit and for-profit organizations – are eligible to apply for the Innovation Prize. The Innovation Prize supports outstanding early-stage and start-up ideas, programs, and organizations which are locally-developed and locally-responsible.
Deadline: March 28, 2015

Due in April
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related ResearchCenter for AIDS Research (CFAR) announces the availability of funding to promote research experiences for individuals from groups that are underrepresented in research. CFAR is eligible to put forth candidates for an NIH funding opportunity entitled, “Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research.
Deadline: April 1, 2015

23rd Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course Scholarship
A limited number of scholarships for the 23rd Annual Course on Principles of STD and HIV Research will be awarded to help cover the costs of course tuition, travel, and accommodations for highly qualified students. The Principles of STD/HIV Research Course is a two-week intensive cross-disciplinary course on STD and HIV research fundamentals held July 20 - July 30, 2015 at the University of Washington in Seattle. *Deadline for general course applications is 11:59 PM PDT on May 1, 2015.*
Deadline: April 1, 2015

Global WACh & W.H. Coulter Foundation Pilot Grants
Global WACh and W.H. Coulter Foundation are pleased to announce the Request for Applications for the third round of Global WACh and W.H. Coulter Foundation Pilot Grants, “Medical solutions to improve the health of women, children, and adolescents.” Awards are up to US$30,000 for one-year and projects must involve an active collaboration between a UW engineering faculty member and a clinical researcher with a UW faculty appointment.
Deadline: April 28, 2015

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