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Funding and Other Opportunities

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  • The University of Washington Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Center is pleased to announce the first annual competition for a new Mentored Career Development and Research Training Program for trainees just finishing their postdoctoral training or for early career faculty.   Please see our website for further information:

    Key Date:
    Applications are due:  August 20, 2014 by 5:00 PDT
    Please address any questions to Sheila Lukehart ( or Kalli Plummer (

    Deadline: August 20
  • If you have a global health technology ready for deployment, you can apply for funding support beginning Monday, July 21st . The Washington Global Health Alliance, through its Washington Global Health Fund program, is offering one or more grants totaling $205,000. Grants will be awarded to Washington state organizations or companies.Eligible recipients are nonprofit organizations, private-sector companies, and public research institutions engaged in development, production, promotion, and/or delivery of global health technologies and products.

    *The Request for Proposal will be posted Monday, July 21, 2014. Submissions will be accepted between August 3-August 28, 2014. All submissions must be received by Thursday, August 28 at 5:00 p.m. PST.* - See more at:

    Deadline: August 28

    This 9-hour course is taught in conjunction with an annual international paediatrics conference (“Excellence in Paediatrics”) which will be held this year in Dubai, UAE, December 4-6, 2014.The Excellence in Paediatrics Institute will be providing approximately 12 generous “bursaries”  (scholarships) to support students who are selected to participate in the course. The bursaries cover registration to EIP2014 conference, 3-4 nights’ accommodation (hotel and breakfast), air ticket, transfer from/to airport. Applications for admission to the course and scholarships are now on line. We are seeking applicants, especially early- or mid-career professionals who have leadership potential and who are committed to engaging in population- (or institutional-) based program development.
    Deadline is  5 September 2014.
    To apply for an EiP bursary please follow the link
    The application procedure is on line at:                                          
    Information about the overall EiP Conference is found at:

    Deadline: September 5
  • Each academic year the AAP will designate several $1000 awards split in two cycles (number awarded per cycle will be at the discretion of the review committee). These awards will be given to residents who wish to complete a clinical pediatric elective in the developing world during residency. Fellowship Trainee members are also eligible to apply. The awards committee may, at its discretion, select up to one Fellowship Trainee to receive the award. Resident applicants must be enrolled in pediatric residency training programs that are approved for credit toward certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or La Corporation Professionelle des Medecins du Quebec. Applicants must also be a member of the AAP Section on International Child Health (SOICH). For more information about SOICH, please click here. Click here for more information about this opportunity.
    Deadline: September 15 and March 15

    Deadline: September 15
  • Physicians and nurses interested in serving during 2015 as healthcare educators in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda can apply now through Dec. 5, 2014 to the Global Health Service Partnership, a collaboration of the Peace Corps, the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the non-profit Seed Global Health. The program gives American nurses and doctors a chance to make a lasting difference in resource limited countries by contributing skills to improve the quality of medical and nursing education and address shortages of skilled physicians, nurses and clinical faculty.
    Volunteers get monthly living stipends, transportation to and from host countries, comprehensive medical care, readjustment allowance and paid vacation days. Qualified volunteers are eligible for tuition debt repayment of up to $30,000 for each year of service with the program. All applicants must have active U.S. licenses to practice. Physician applicants must be board-eligible or board certified. Nurse applicants must have completed a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a post-graduate degree, and have a minimum of three years of clinical experience. More information on the program and application process is available here.
    Deadline: December 5, 2014

    Deadline: December 5

New Courses

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  • This Summer 2014 course offers a unique, multidisciplinary graduate-level study opportunity in Cambodia. Focusing on health and human rights of children, particularly those who have a disability, the course provides a classroom experience and an applied, skills-building practicum that explores the theoretical underpinnings and the practical applications of the rights of the child in the context of Cambodia's health system. Child rights are studied from legal and health services perspectives, combining methodologies of research and analysis required for quality field work.
    The six-week course is approved for a total of 10 credits. Five of the credits are received through the practicum experience. The practicum experience will enable the student to work with NGOs and other health and legal professionals in the investigation and analysis of a faculty-guided and approved practicum project.
    The course is open to graduate and professional students from other universities. IPE Website; Program Brochure.  For questions, contact Beth Rivin:, or Course TA, Ashley Paintner:

  • Drs. Evan Kanter and Amy Hagopian are teaching a new course in the fall, “War and Health,” a 4-credit course open to both undergrads and graduate students. We explore the health consequences of war during the first half of the course (injury, infectious diseases, mental health, chronic disease, malnutrition, infrastructure) and the role of health professionals and others in preventing war during the second half (advocacy, measurement and application of epidemiological methods, promotion of social equity).  Schedule line number 22105.

    Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. in K-067; Fridays 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m. in the Active Learning Center at the Undergraduate Library.

    Texts: Levy & Sidel’s War and Public Health, Arya & Santa Barbara’s Peace through Health--along with selected individual articles.

    Registration opens May 9. Course is limited to 75. Graduate students will be discussion leaders. Draft syllabus available on request.