ZIKA VIRUS ADVISORY from Penn's Student Health Services:Travel Advisories are in place for the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America due to the spread of Zika virus. Please be aware that this is a fluid situation, and SHS will update this information regularly. All PSOM travelers should note the CDC travel advisory, particularly for pregnant women. Zika virus, spread by mosquitos, has been linked to an increase in microcephaly. While the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern, they also say the most important protective measure is the prevention of mosquito bites. Travelers can learn how to avoid and prevent mosquito bites. PSOM's Center for Global Health continues to require SHS travel screenings for students as a general standard of practice. Have questions about the Zika virus? Here's a comprehensive FAQ.
February 10, 2016 12-1pm, Claire M.Fagin Hall, Rm 214
January 12, 2016 12:00 pm - Medical Grand Rounds Flyers/76er's Theatre- White Building-Ground Floor
Event Thurs Dec 17 at 11am, Capt Jordan W. Tappero, MD, MPH - CDC Director, Division of Global Health Protection, Center for Global Health
Event THIS THURS Nov 5, 6pm in 723 Williams Hall:
TODAY Oct 29- Come hear about a Penn and UPCH (Peru) partnership addressing Chagas disease!
Join us TODAY, Mon Oct 26 for an official ASTMH side event!
Join us for the Global Surgery Symposium on Oct 24!
Upcoming Global Health Talk!
Call For Applications from Students and Recent Alumni
Pulitzer HIV/AIDS Global Reporting Fellowship
Deadline: September 17, 2015
The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting has announced a new journalism fellowship to fund a student-reported international story on HIV/AIDS. The fellowship is open to students at the Center’s university partners, including the University of Pennsylvania, through its Campus Consortium program. This fellowship is an opportunity to investigate or illuminate the topic of HIV/AIDS from a global perspective with editorial support fromthePulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, an award-winning, non-profit journalism organization. The Center is dedicated to supporting the independent international journalism that U.S. media organizations are increasingly less able to undertake. Its focus is on under-reported topics, promoting high-quality international reporting and creating platforms that reach broad and diverse audiences.
Two recipients will each receive a $5,000 grant to report on the most pressing HIV/AIDS issues, with a focus on barriers to ending the epidemic. The grant supports travel and reporting in the field. Selected fellows will also be invited to attend the 21stInternational AIDS Conference,July 17 - 22, 2016, in Durban, South Africa.
The fellow may choose when to do their reporting, but must complete the field reporting work by February 1, 2016.
Pulitzer Center journalists and staff will mentor the recipient through the reporting process and help with external placement of the completed project.
The work will be featured in a Pulitzer Center-published magazine, along with the projects of other Center grantees. The print version will include photography, and the online version will include interactive and video elements.
Each member school in the College Consortium can submit up to two nominees to the Pulitzer Center for consideration.
Any Penn student or alum who graduated between 2013 and 2015 may apply.
Submit astudent reporting fellowship application, including a 250-word project description and resume. Send email submissions to email@example.com.The fellowship application deadline for Penn students and recent alumni isSeptember 17, 2015.
For further information about the fellowship or the Pulitzer Center, please contact Ann Peters, the Center’s director of development and outreach,firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Center for Global Health
The Center for Global Health coordinates global activities of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and supports the international aspects of our research, educational, and service programs. Our activities include: (i) placement of Penn medical students in global health experiences and hosting of international medical students at Penn; (ii) recruitment of postdoctoral fellows who come from international institutions; (iii) facilitation of international research initiatives and sponsored programs undertaken by faculty of the Perelman School of Medicine; (iv) coordination of global activities with other schools of the University, and the Office of the Provost; (v) provision of information for faculty, students, and administration; and (vi) representation of the School of Medicine in interactions with international institutions.