Northwestern University awarded NIH Grant: A Framework for Global Health.
As part of Northwestern’s effort to internationalize, Prof. Dévora Grynspan, Director of International Program Development, with Prof. Rob Murphy of Feinberg School of Medicine as Principal Investigator, wrote and submitted a proposal to the National Institutes of Health for the creation of an infrastructure for Global Health – a campus wide project that expands global health activities on both campuses by creating new courses and research opportunities abroad as well as a concentration in global health for medical students.
On September 9th, 2008, the proposal was officially accepted and funded by NIH through the John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB). The proposal includes a variety of initiatives developed in consultation with faculty across campus and with the Deans of FSM and WCAS.
Previous awardees include, Cornell University, Emory University, Vanderbilt University, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tufts University, and the University of Michigan. For a complete description of the grant and this year’s awardees, please visit the web site for the Fogarty International Center at NIH.
For Northwestern’s press release, please see the following link.
As new grant initiatives such as fellowships and research opportunities are developed, we’ll continue to update this site.
Curriculum Development Grants in Global Health (NEW!)
IPD is looking for faculty interested in introducing new Global Health courses or integrating Global Health into an existing course. To facilitate this process we are offering curriculum development grants to assist faculty in course creation. Curriculum development grants are in the range of $1,000 – 3,000 for new courses. We invite applications for courses at all levels in all departments and schools. Funds may be used for faculty travel, the purchase of materials, and other non-salary expenses.
Application: Curriculum Development Grant
Global Health Library Collection Grants (NEW!)
IPD is looking for library collection grants requests from faculty interested in building up the Global Health library materials at Northwestern Library. Grants requests may come in the form of books, journals, or other multi-media.
Application: Global Health Library Request Form
Please direct all inquiries for NIH grant related faculty opportunities to Devora Grynspan.
IPD has introduced new team fellowship opportunities for undergraduate students interested in participating in Global Health research abroad. Both the International Group Research (IGR) Team Fellowship and the Innovative Healthcare Solutions Abroad Team Fellowship, allow groups of 3-4 to students to create research proposals on Global Health related topics. Awards range from &10,000 - 12,000 per team. For more details, please visit IPD Fellowships. Winners for the 2008-2009 team fellowships to be announced soon!
|Robert Murphy, MD
Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases
|Raymond Curry, MD
Executive Associate Dean for Education and Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
|Christopher Kuzawa, PhD
Associate Professor of Anthropology
|Alberto Palloni, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
|Dévora Grynspan, PhD
Director, International Program Development
|Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD
Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Director, Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society
|William Leonard, PhD
Professor and Chair, Anthropology
|Kearsley Stewart, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Medical Anthropology
|Rowland Chang, MD
Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Director, MPH Program
|David Kelso, PhD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
|Thomas McDade, PhD
Associate Professor, Anthropology
|Teresa Woodruff, PhD
Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chief of the Division of Fertility Preservation, and Director of the Institute for Women's Health Research