An international conference organized by the Master of Public Administration Program, in collaboration with The African & Caribbean Business Council.
While other regions of the world are making strides in improving the living standards of their citizens, Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is still trapped in poverty with more than 40% of its 600 million people living below the internationally recognised absolute poverty level of US$ 1 per day. Several reports highlight corruption as one of the institutional and systemic problems responsible for keeping million of Africans under absolute poverty. In fact, the 2008 Transparency International report demonstrates a direct link between corruption and failure of societal institutions to effectively achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in SSA. It is a serious concern that the goals of halving poverty in SSA by the year 2015 from the level of 1990 will not be met.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Nursing Education and Professional Development, the Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, and the Vanderbilt School of Nursing present
Nursing Leadership in Global Health
Developing Pathways for Effective Advocacy and Action
February 27-28, 2014 • Nashville, Tennessee
Welcome to NLGH 2014
The Nursing Leadership in Global Health Symposium will empower nurses and other health care providers to serve as leaders and agents of change to improve health in the global community. International experts will share their experiences and vision for expanding the role of nursing in shaping the policies and programs that impact the world’s most vulnerable populations.
Who should attend?
Those in attendance will represent nurses and other health care workers who cross generations, borders and widely divergent levels of expertise. Among them:
Persons who have extensive experience and knowledge of global settings
Persons working in the developing world struggling to elevate their education and skills to better care for patients
Persons who want to be involved in global health but have not yet had the opportunity or information to do so
The Symposium objectives are:
Discuss complex and competing forces that influence health of individuals and populations around the world
Identify challenges, barriers and solutions to increasing nurse leadership and local workforce capacity
Describe essential components for successful collaboration with traditional and non-traditional partners to impact policy
Cite pathways to effective advocacy and activism in improving health of patients and populations within their communities
We want to know which issues in global health nursing are most relevant to you. What questions do you have surrounding this topic? What aspects are most relevant to your work? Email nlgh2014@vanderbilt , subject line Topics for Discussion and let us know.
Request for Applications:
The Penn Center for AIDS Research (Penn CFAR) is inviting Pilot Grant applications offered through its Developmental Core. Proposals in HIV/AIDS clinical care, pathogenesis, virology, immunology, structural biology, vaccine development, epidemiology, or prevention research are considered relevant to the goals of the Developmental Core.
CFAR is especially interested in proposals that bridge programmatic areas and, in particular, (a) projects that link clinical, basic and behavioral scientists, and (b) investigators outside the HIV/AIDS field turning their focus to relevant projects linked with CFAR HIV/AIDS investigators.
All HIV/AIDS topics are welcome, and proposals are especially encouraged that address our high priority Scientific Working Group areas:
Priority for Mentored Research Scholar Awards will be given to junior faculty who have no other source of funding and who are seeking to generate preliminary data for further NIH funding.
Faculty members: (“General pilot awards”)
·Post-graduate degree with an appointment equivalent to a staff scientist, assistant/research professor, associate/research professor, or professor at University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or The Wistar Institute.
A one-page Mentorship Plan with a senior faculty member is strongly encouraged for junior faculty applicants*
We encourage applications from:
New investigators who never have held extramural support from the NIH
Investigators who have not previously worked in HIV/AIDS
Investigators who have worked in HIV/AIDS who wish to study an area that represents a significant departure from their currently funded work
NOTE: Clinical Trials cannot be supported through this funding mechanism
Pre-Submission Mentoring Workshop for Junior and New Investigators:
A Pre-Application Mentoring Workshop will be offered to help junior investigators craft a stronger research proposal and to provide information research services and resources provided through Penn CFAR Shared Resource Cores. For further information on the workshop or mentoring plans, contact Evelyn Olivieri, email@example.com.
Pre-Submission Workshop: Friday, January 24, 2014
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Room 252 Biomedical Research Building, 421 Curie Boulevard 19104
All applications that include planned research activities at international sites outside the U.S. should be discussed with Dr. Pablo Tebas, Pablo.Tebas@uphs.upenn.edu, prior to preparation of the application.
Applications with research activities in Botswana must be reviewed and approved by Dr. Harvey Friedman, firstname.lastname@example.org before submission to determine feasibility and related expenses.
For further information or questions please contact:
Pablo Tebas, M.D. (Director, CFAR Developmental Core)
Dr. Lowenthal is a pediatrician with expertise in HIV care of children and adolescents. Between 2004 and 2008, she was the clinic director of the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence (Botswana, Africa), providing care and treatment for over 1500 HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently a staff physician at the Special Immunology Family Care Center of the University of Pennsylvania where she provides both general pediatric care and HIV-related care.
Description of Research Expertise
Dr. Lowenthal's research is focused on the care and treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH Research Career Development Award through NIMH and a CDC-funded Public Health Effectiveness research study of adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana.
March 10th, 2-4pm
Botswana Research Update
Where: BRB 253, 421 Curie Blvd., University of Pennsylvania
What to expect:
- Learn about research currently being conducted in Botswana by Penn & BUP Faculty and Staff - Update peers on your project - Receive/offer feedback on research - Share info/hear about valuable international research resources and insight - Access research support and information services
Researchers are encouraged to present a brief, and informal (~10 minute) update on their work to the group. (Speakers may bring slides if they wish but they are not required.)