Tag Archives: Global & Public Health

Intern at Pan American Health Organization

Application deadline 10/12.

The Pan American Health Organization’s (PAHO’s) Office of Internal Oversight and Evaluation Services is recruiting a student intern enrolled in a graduate degree program who would like to gain experience in health and development or program evaluation by working part-time during the academic year or full-time during the summer.

The requirements of the internship in addition to those listed below are:

  1. English and Spanish language skills
  2. Ability to work at least 20 hours per week for a minimum of 2 months and maximum of 6 months.
  3. Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel)

Responsibilities include assisting with evaluation report abstracts, newsletters, preparing evaluation guidelines, and similar tasks. Interns may come from a variety of disciplines including any of the social sciences, or public health, international development, journalism, public administration or public policy, and they must have an interest in evaluation and/or public health.

Learn more in Handshake.

Engaging in Clinical Shadowing Opportunities Abroad

With Winter Term internships just around the corner, and summer internships not far behind, we thought it timely to remind you about engaging in clinical shadowing opportunities abroad.

Serving as a medical volunteer, EMT or getting clinical observation hours abroad can be a transformative experience. Students often come away with new insights into global healthcare challenges and can speak eloquently to the differences between the patient experience in the United States and abroad. It is vital, however, to understand the limitations of what you can and cannot do while abroad; we like the saying, “If you can’t do it here, you shouldn’t do it there!”. Before embarking on an abroad experience, please carve out some time to read this article and work through the Global Ambassadors for Patient Safety online module so that you position yourself to have a safe and ethical medical internship.

The Flint Water Crisis: The Promises and Perils of Practicing Science for the Public Good

Fall 2018 Howard E. Woodin Environmental Studies Colloquium Series with Siddhartha Roy, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Civil Engineering, Virginia Tech

Thursday, September 20, 12:30 PM in Hillcrest 103

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or buil

ding character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it. Siddhartha Roy helped prove that Flint’s water was contaminated, and he tells a story of science in service to the public good, calling on the next generation of scientists and engineers to dedicate their work to protecting people and the planet. Check out his TED Talk here.

Siddhartha Roy is an environmental engineer and science communicator who works at the nexus of  water quality, public health, and environmental justice. He and his team helped uncover the Flint. Michigan water crisis.

Cosponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

For a full schedule of the Colloquium Series, click here.

Vermont Business Highlight: THINKMD

Expanding Access to Healthcare for Everyone, Everywhere

THINKMD was founded in 2014 as a social impact Benefit Corporation to develop solutions to eliminate premature deaths, which is in part a consequence of a growing shortage of healthcare professionals and systemic challenges in healthcare delivery. Founded by two physicians, they envision a world where innovative approaches, systems and knowledge can lead to new disruptive approaches to expanding global access to healthcare for everyone, everywhere. As a benefit corporation, they take a market-driven approach to achieving social impact. They believe social enterprises have the potential to be more innovative, efficient, and effective in achieving financially sustainable systems-level change. They believe that they must deliver the highest quality technology supported by sustainable financial models—only then will they create lasting systematic change that achieves their global mission.

Their team includes clinicians, engineers, data scientists, strategists, and global health specialists. They utilize an integrative development approach to develop novel technology to change healthcare delivery, and leverage critical public health data that will improve clinical outcomes, surveillance, and healthcare management globally.

They’re looking for passionate people that are committed to finding solutions that address challenging global health problems.

While they have a global impact, they are based in Burlington! Check out their open positions. Great opportunity for CS students with an interest in global and public health!

Health Communication Associate at CommunicateHealth, Inc.

Are you a motivated self-starter with excellent organizational skills and a strong interest in health communication? Does your eye for detail apply whether you’re coordinating schedules, crafting a social media post, or capturing meeting notes? Are you comfortable holding all the pieces of a project and can follow-up on action items with colleagues to see tasks through to completion?

Then consider working at CommunicateHealth, Inc. CommunicateHealth is a mission-based consulting company that helps public and private sector organizations simplify health information. They design healthcare services, personal health tools, public health and emergency communications, and innovative interactive media. They employ a talented team of plain language writers, designers, developers, and usability specialists dedicated to creating health information and services that are attractive and easy to use. They’re committed to making a difference in the world and in the lives of their employees.

Does this sound like a good fit for you? Learn more in Handshake.

Fellowship at Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Since 2006, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) has been welcoming the country’s most promising young leaders into the BHCHP “family,” initially through their participation in AmeriCorps/Community HealthCorps, and now through the BHCHP Fellowship.

Fellows serve as full-time health educators, case managers, and care coordinators, assisting patients navigating the complexities of the health care and social service system; increasing patients’ access to care; and providing translation services and health education.

Fellows provide services to patients who may identify as: low income; immigrant; differently abled; transgender; survivors of domestic violence and/or community violence; single-head of household; and illiterate/limited literacy.

Fellows’ service helps to reduce the barriers to care by: connecting patients to health benefits programs; providing health education services; and making referrals for support services.

Learn more in Handshake.

Global Neurology Program Coordinator at University of Rochester Center for Health + Technology

Application deadline April 11th!

The University of Rochester’s Global Neurology program is engaged in clinical care, medical education, and research in sub-Saharan Africa. In partnership with African non-governmental organizations and institutes of higher education, they seek to decrease the morbidity and mortality of common neurologic disorders in the region. Key activities include capacity building endeavors and discovery aimed at elucidating contributors to neurologic disease and neuro-disability. Research activities encompass a range of conditions and span investigations into the clinicopathological underpinnings of disease through to studies of health sector performance and challenges.

Position responsibilities include:

  • General administrative support for ongoing epidemiological studies, clinical trials and collaborative US-Zambia post graduate training programs
  • Assistance with grant application development and submission
  • Supervised protocol development and subsequent leadership roles in staff training for implementation
  • Assistance with assuring compliance related to both US and African regulatory requirements
  • Scientific writing and/or analyses for publication online and in peer-review journals

Position benefits include:

  • Field experience working in the health sector in sub-Saharan African within the context of a well-established, multifaceted program
  • Working closely with US leaders in global health and top African academics
  • Learning how to partner effectively to develop and execute relevant, high-priority research studies in lower and lower-middle income, tropical settings
  • Gaining familiarity with the key stakeholders and actors in the global health arena
  • An opportunity to become a published author in leading peer-reviewed journals

Bachelor’s degree required. Two year commitment preferred. Start in August 2018 preferred. The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply in Handshake!