OGH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
Global Health Travel Award
Travel Awards will facilitate the training of global health researchers and care providers, the establishment of training or research programs, or the conduct of research. Grantees must be faculty or trainees who are participating in UMMS-affiliated reserach or educational projects with well-defined goals and objectives and which involve a significant element of reserach or scholarly activity. Maximum amount that may be requested is $5,000.
The Travel Award full RFA can be downloaded here (word). Deadline for submission is Monday, March 2nd, 2015.
Global Health Pilot Project Program
This year the Global Health Pilot Project Program is issued by the Office of Global Health (OGH). The intent is to promote and prioritize for funding projects that are innovative, interdisiplinary, evidence-based, capitalize on University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) programmatic strengths, and that have the best potential for future growth and external funding.
The Pilot Project full RFA can be downloaded here (word). Deadline for submission is 5:00pm (EST) on or before Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
OTHER UMMS GLOBAL HEALTH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
New UMMS Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for it's newly established Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program, starting in July 2014. This 2 year training program is designed to provide rigorous, hands on training in the areas of global child healthcare delivery and research. Fellows rotate 6 months per year at well established international sites in Liberia, Haiti or Indonesia, then spend 6 months per year at UMMS pursuing research training and a global health curriculum.
During their time at international sites, fellows will develop strong clincial skills in the delivery of healthcare in resource limited settings, contribute to meaningful, locally relevant research projects, and teach and train both local and US medical trainees.
During their time in the US, fellows will combine clinical work in the field of general pediatrics with rigorous research training. All fellows will attend the summer research training series offered by the UMMS Graduate School of Biological Sciences, and will have the option to pursue the Masters in Science in Clinical Investigation degree. Fellows will work closely with research mentors to develop and implement research projects, and at the conclusion of their training, publish and present results of their research projects. Fellows will emerge from this training program with the skills to become leaders in the field of global health service delivery and research.
Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:
- Board certification or eligibility in the field of Pediatrics
- A proven interest in working in resource limited settings
- A desire to pursue research training
- Excellent clinical pediatric skills
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Interest in teaching and mentoring residents and medical students
Two fellowship positions will be available starting in July 2014. For more information and to apply, please contact:
Patricia McQuilkin, MD
Director of Pediatric Global Health Fellowship & Residency Training
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01605
774 442 5545McQuilkp@ummhc.org
STUDENT AND TRAINEE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
- A list of ongoing international travel scholarships, as well as fellowship and training programs focused on global health.Click to download.
- A list of information on Global Health internship opportunities. Click to download.
- To visit an online student initiative for global health helping students access opportunities in the field of global health visit http://www.mappinghealth.com/akili/.
CURRENT OFFICE OF GLOBAL HEALTH GRANT RECIPIENTS
Spring 2014 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
- Patricia McQuilkin, MD: Validating a Case Definition for Severe Malaria in Liberia
- Javier Ogembo, Ph.D.: Strengthening clinical and research capacity for cervical cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in Cameroon
- Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.: Understanding of the Intersection of Behavioral, Psychosocial and Cultural Risk Factors in the Context of Maternal and Child Health Interventions in the Peruvian Andes
PAST OFFICE OF GLOBAL HEALTH GRANT RECIPIENTS
Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
- Jeroan Allison, MD and Soni Apurv, MS1: Understanding Predictors of Maternal and Child Health in Rural Western India
- Philip Zamore, PhD: Antiviral RNA interference in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients
- Katherine Riva, MS4: Understanding Adolescent Suicidality in Botswana Study
- Caitlin Fogarty, G3 MD/PhD; Christopher MacKay, G3 MD/PhD and Vivek Venugopal, MS3: Quality improvement of the referral process from a rural ambulatory clinic to a hospital based setting: A global health case study of the batey clinics and Hospital el Buen Samaritano in La Romana, Dominican Republic
- Monica Agarwal, MD, MHS: Breastfeeding practices in rural Nicaragua
Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients
- Ashley Farrington, MS3, Access to Healthcare for Children in Orphanages in Tanzania
- Alan Picarillo, MD, Expansion of Helping Babies Breathe program in Liberia
Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
- Sherry Pagoto, MD: Translating a Comprehensive Diabetes and Depression Prevention Program in Shanghai, China
- Elaine Martin, DA: University of Liberia Dogliotti Medical Library Pilot Project Grant
Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees
- Pegeen Eslami, MD: UHAI Healping Babies Breathe Collaboration Project for Central Kenya
- Richard Konz: Travel to Kisumu, Kenya to provide a Flow Cytometry workshop
Fall 2010 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
- Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH: Qualitative Measurements of Measles Virus Immunity from a Perspective Pediatric Cohort Study in Kenya
- Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN (GSN GEP2): Addressing Barriers to the Adoption of IUDs Among Women Seeking Post-Abortion Care on the Thai/Burma Border
Fall 2010 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees
- Roger Davis, PhD: The First South American Spring Symposium on Signal Transduction and Molecular Medicine
- Patricia McQuilkin, MD: Assessing the Impact of a Pediatric Training Program in Liberia
- Thomas Peteet, MSIV: Assessing the Impacts of International Volunteer Service on Community Health in Uganda's Mukono District
Spring 2010 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees
- Max Fraden, MSI: The Nuru Light: A Solution to Africa’s Lighting Crisis
- Alison Lima, MSI: Cape Verde Research and Language Immersion Project
- Alan Picarillo, MD, FAAP: Strengthening Neonatal Rsuscitation Capacity in Liberia
- Robin Toft Klar, DNSc, RN and Rosemary Theroux, PhD, WHNP: Women’s Self-Care Practices in Ghana: Exploring Environmental and Individual Practices
Fall 2009 Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
, MD: Impact of Diabetes on TB Diseases
- Douglas Ziedonis, MD: Addressing Tobacco through Organizational Change (ATTOC) in China
Fall 2009 Global Health Travel Awardees
- Tara Babu, MD: Cytokine Response in Malaria Infections
- Carol Bova, PhD, RN, ANP: Exploring the Healthcare Needs of Rural Women in Armenia
- Stuart Levitz, MD: Travel grant to bring Dr.Thomas Harrison as a Visiting Professor to UMass Memorial Center
- Yungsheng Ma, MD, PhD: UMMS and Tongji Medical Schools Preventative Medicine Research Collaboration Initiative