Upcoming Events

Monday, June 23, 2014 - 8:00 am - Friday, August 22, 2014 - 5:00 pm. UW Campus

The UW Department of Global Health presents: Global Health Summer Institute, which offers condensed courses that are open to both students and the public via either UW tuition (for credit) or a fee-per-course (non-credit) basis. Take a look at our course offerings and join the UW and Seattle global health community, and beyond for an engaging look at some of today’s pressing issues, as well as develop skills needed to tackle today’s challenges.

Apply early as space is limited! For more informatio: Cole Bazemore at ghsi@uw.edu

Monday, July 21, 2014 (All day) - Thursday, July 31, 2014 (All day). Seattle, WA

The University of Washington Center for AIDS/STD presents: 22nd Annual Principles of STD/HIV Research Course. The Annual Course on Principles of STD and HIV Research was first held in 1993 with the aim of offering an intensive overview of the skills needed to pursue a research career in the field of STD. Since then, more than 1500 participants have attended. Each year, an average of 100 participants from approximately 25 different countries attend the course. The importance of cross-disciplinary STD and HIV research is growing; such approaches have become essential in research design and in obtaining research funding. The course duration has been limited to two weeks in order to encourage individuals who are establishing active research careers to attend.

Course faculty are international leaders in the field of STD/HIV research and come from the University of Washington as well as other research institutions in Seattle and across the globe. Faculty vary from year to year. A list of some prior course topics and faculty is available here.

The course is appropriate for individuals interested in pursuing research activities in the field of STD and HIV. Some familiarity with the basic vocabulary of the field is required and most participants have been post-doctoral trainees. The course is generally geared towards those with a doctoral level degree or those in process of completing a doctoral level degree. It not generally appropriate for those without at least a graduate/master’s level of education or less. The course is intended for early career research professionals, and isn’t appropriate for laboratory technicians or for those whose primary focus is program management, community engagement or patient care. The course is taught in English and thus attendees should be comfortable comprehending written and spoken English.

The course schedule runs Monday-Friday of the first week (July 21-25), and Monday-Thursday of the second week (July 28-July 31) from approximately 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Optional social events are also held some evenings for course participants. The course is not conducted on Saturday or Sunday. http://pshrcourse.org/

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Bell Harbor Conference Center in Seattle, WA

The RCF will be a one-day event focused on ethical issues for protecting human subjects in research, with an emphasis on innovations on the research horizon, including ways to manage the IRB world under increasing pressure. Co-hosted by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research (NWABR). For more info: conferences@nwabr.org.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm. R&T Auditorium, Research & Training Building, Harborview Medical Center, 300 Ninth Avenue

Paul K. Drain, MD, MPH, is an infectious disease physician and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research focuses on use of diagnostic testing and clinic-based screening, including novel point-of-care technologies, to improve clinical care and patient-centered outcomes in resource-limited settings. His research is supported by the NIH, Harvard Global Health Institute, Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and AIDS Healthcare Foundation. He has authored two global health books and received awards from the Global Health Education Consortium, the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Faculty Teaching Award from Harvard Medical School, where he co-teaches “Introduction to Social Medicine and Global Health. He is also an alumni of the UW School of Medicine. For more information: icrc@uw.edu or 206.520.3800.

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Home of Doug and Lyn Lee (16002 Beach Drive NE, Lake Forest Park. WA)

Strengthening Care Opportunities through Partnership in Ethiopia (SCOPE) identifies and links medical and religious communities to improve the delivery of HIV/AIDS care and to prevent new infections. Join us for this summer fundraiser: enjoy Ethiopian food and music, and hear from speaker Dr. King Holmes, Chair, Department of Global Health. RSVP by Thursday, July 24 to Nancy Andrews at scopehealth@gmail.com.

SCOPE is a partnership between the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, Washington, the University of Gondar, Ethiopia, and the North Gondar Diocese of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. For more information visit www.scopehealth.org.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. R&T Auditorium, Research & Training Building, Harborview Medical Center (300 Ninth Avenue)

International Clinical Research Center (ICRC) presents: Lynn T. Matthews, MD, MPH. Matthews is an Assistant in Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in the Division of Infectious Diseases and at the Center for Global Health. She completed her undergraduate training at Swarthmore College, her medical degree at the University of Miami, internal medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, infectious disease fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and an MPH at Harvard School of Public Health. Her research aims to understand HIV-risk behavior in the context of fertility desires and to develop safer conception programs for HIV-infected men and women and their at-risk partners. Her research is based in Durban, South Africa and Mbarara, Uganda.

Reception to follow from 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Harris Hydraulics Building Large Conference Room

This seminar is planned by and designed for residents and fellows in all disciplines. Sessions provide a forum for residents and fellows with an interest in pursuing global health as part of their career to interact and engage in discussions on a wide range of topics. This seminar will discuss opportunities for Global Health training currently available at UW including Global Health Fellowships, the Global Health Pathway and Certificate, as well as ways to facilitate research during residency. Our facilitators will include:

  • Dr. Carey Farquhar, Director of the Global Health Residents and Fellows, and from the Departments of Global Health, Infectious Disease, and Epidemiology
  • Dr. Joseph Zunt from Neurology, Global Health and Epidemiology (Via Skype) 
  • Dr. Katie Benziger Pastorius, graduate of the Internal Medicine Residency and current Cardiology Fellow
  • Dr. Aliza Monroe-Wize, former UWMC Chief Resident in Naivasha Kenya, and current Infectious Disease Fellow

For more information: Jody Waldron, MD at jodyaw@uw.edu.

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:00 am - 9:30 am. Online

The PhD program in Global Health: Metrics and Implementation Science will host a 30-minute online information session on Monday, August 18, at 9:00 a.m. PST. We welcome you to join in a conversation with PhD students Sarah Wulf and Arianna Means, and Program Manager Dane Boog. This session offers an introduction to the different fields of metrics and implementation science and provides a picture of the student experience, funding, and research opportunities. Participants may participate in a live Q&A session to further discuss the application process. For more info: danegb@uw.edu.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. TBD, New York City

Hosted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), the inaugural Roux Prize Award Ceremony and Dinner celebrates global health impact. A $100,000 prize will be awarded for bold, inventive use of the Global Burden of Disease data to improve health. The award is named in honor of David and Barbara Roux, he, a founding IHME board member.

For more information on the award: www.rouxprize.org. For information on the event: Rachel Woods, 206.543.4030 or racheljo@uw.edu.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The University of California San Diego Center for AIDS Research International Core presents: a one-day inter-CFAR working meeting on CFAR HIV Research in International Settings (CHRIS). All who have an interest in international HIV/AIDS research are welcome to attend, and registration is absolutely FREE! We are honored this year to have two extraordinary keynote speakers:

Dr. Eric Goosby, former U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador and current Professor and Director of the UCSF Center for Implementation Sciences.

Dr. Carlos del Rio, Hubert Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health, and Director of the Emory University Center for AIDS Research.

For more more information on lodging and logisitics, visit their website.