The Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery–Dubai is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for cooperative research awards in global health delivery.
Letters of Intent are due no later than April 22, 2015. For more information and application materials, please visit the Center's webpage.
Dr. Scott Podolsky of Harvard Medical School released The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics
Scott Podolsky, MD, released his book, The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics, in December 2014. Dr. Podolsky is the director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, an associate professor of global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, and an internist at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is the author of Pneumonia Before Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America.
In his latest book, The Antibiotic Era, Dr. Podolsky, chronicles the "struggles faced by crusading reformers from the 1940s onward as they advocated for a rational therapeutics at the crowded intersection of bugs and drugs, patients and doctors, industry and medical academia, and government and the media" (Johns Hopkins University Press).
Susan Briggs, MD, senior surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and affiliate faculty in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, has received two awards for her work internationally in the fields of global surgery and disaster medicine. Dr. Briggs received the 2015 West Lake Friendship Award of China's Zhejiang Province, for her long-term commitment to trauma and disaster education in China. Dr. Briggs was also selected as a 2015 recipient of the Gusi Peace Prize in Medicine (Trauma Surgery) and Humanitarianism (International Disaster Relief and Response Management). Dr. Briggs is editor of the American Journal of Disaster Medicine and was recently elected as president of the Boston Surgical Society.
Congratulations to Brooke Schoepf, PhD, Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine. Dr. Schoepf received the 2014 AIDS and Anthropology Research Group Moher Downing Distinguished Service Award this award is given to a living anthropologist in recognition of exceptional meritorious contributions to the improvement of the health of people infected with or at risk of infection with HIV. Criteria for selection includes the impact and duration of the service work, as well as the degree to which the service work promotes anthropology as a field concerned with improving the quality of human life.
Congratulations to Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of global health and social medicine at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine on his re-election to a second term on the board of directors of the International Association of Hospice & Palliative Care.