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Leading Change Network Global Online Gathering November 15th

Dear all, Our friends at the Leading Change Network are hosting an online gathering on November 15th that I thought might be of interest to many in our global community. They will cover lots of different topics and subjects related to organizing people to…

By Jordan Jarvis on 29 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
14 Million Major Medical Conditions Attributable to Cigarette Smoking

By Maryam Shafaee on 21 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Proposal to change the terminology of drugs used in mental disorders from symptom-based (e.g. antidepressant, antipsychotic) to pharmacology-based

"...In psychiatry, drug names can cause more problems than they solve; for example, a patient being treated for anxiety may be prescribed an "antidepressant" or an "antipsychotic". Being prescribed an antipsychotic can make the patient even more anxious.…

By Kiran Kumbhar on 21 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Introducing the ISN 0by25 Initiative

"Nobody should die of preventable and treatable Acute Kidney Injury (AKI)!” This is the core objective of International Society of Nephrology’s 0by25 Initiative which calls for globally applicable strategies that permit a timely diagnosis of AKI and…

By Luisa Strani on 20 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Upcoming talk on Global Food Policy

Dear all, I'm sending a reminder about our second YP Speaks (Live Google Hangout Webinar), taking place tomorrow (Wednesday October 22nd, 2014, 12- 12:30 p.m. EST/ 4:00-4:30 pm GMT): Topic: Global Food Policy Speaker: Jo Jewell, Policy Consultant and World…

By Geneviève Bois on 15 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 2 Replies
WCMC Global Health Research Fellowship

We writing to announce an exciting new global health research fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College. Eligible candidates are physicians who have completed internal medicine residency training and who have a strong interest in global health research.…

By Robert Peck on 14 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
An exciting health policy fellowship opportunity for physicians

I want to draw your attention to this great fellowship opportunity at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School. Deadline for application submission is December 15. Please follow the attached link for more information. "Program Details The…

By Sudip Bhandari on 14 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Relaunching Third Thursdays in Boston!

Dear YP, We’re relaunching 3T Boston, and everyone is welcome to join! When: Thursday, October 16th at 5:30 pm Where: The Squealing Pig (134 Smith St, Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120) If you are not based in Boston, take action on NCDs in your own community:…

By Abigail Capobianco on 14 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
Job Opportunity - Washington, D.C. - Research/Evaluation Program Manager at School-Based Health Alliance

The School-Based Health Alliance is recruiting a program manager who will support the organization’s research and evaluation projects and activities. Individuals with experience in working at the intersection of primary care, public health, and education,…

By Hayley Lofink on 14 Oct 2014 0 Recommendations 0 Replies
The Future of Point-of-Care Technologies in Cancer Care

Hello, The CFTCC is hosting a workshop on POC diagnostics next week. It is an online and in person class. There is an opportunity to participate virtually if you register online. We will be on the EdX platform. If you are in Boston, you can come in person,…

By Catherine (Cathie) Klapperich on 30 Apr 2014 6 Recommendations 66 Replies
JAMA Viewpoint: CVS Is Ending Sales of Tobacco Products in Pharmacies

I am intrigued by Seun’s rhetorical question about globally pushing for a CVS-like effort, and I am interested in starting a discussion about what a similar program in Latin America (with high rates of COPD) might look like. The three links below discuss…

By Gloria Tavera on 07 Feb 2014 0 Recommendations 10 Replies
Integrating Mental Health in the Primary Care Setting: The Case in the U.S. and Abroad

Dear All, Thank you again to everyone who participated in our virtual Expert Panel, "Integrating Mental Health in the Primary Care Setting: The Case in the U.S. and Abroad", last November. Starting today until Monday, February 24 at 9AM EDT, we invite you…

By Sophie Beauvais on 11 Nov 2013 6 Recommendations 41 Replies
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