The paper focuses on solutions aimed at promoting female leaders from both resource-wealthy and -poor countries and highlights challenges such as climbing institutional career ladders, tensions between career and family responsibilities, and health and safety issues. At centers for global health at the top 50 US medical schools, less than a fourth of directors are women. Only one of Tanzania's four regional referral hospitals and one of its five major medical schools have female directors.
Dr. Jennifer Downs was one of the "first" of four to graduate from a novel Global Health Track of the Master's of Science Degree in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. This program is a proactive collaboration between the Department of Medicine's Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Evaluative Sciences Research and the Center for Global Health in the Division of Infectious Diseases.
Daniel W. Fitzgerald, M.D., Warren D. Johnson, Jr., M.D., and Robert N. Peck, M.D., and the Global Health Center secured a Mulago Foundation grant for $560,000 over three years to support health innovations at Weill Bugando Medical School in Tanzania.
The annual B.H. Kean-Boxer Family Foundation Lecture in Global Health took place at Medical Grand Rounds on October 20th in Uris Auditorium. The speaker was Dr. D.A. Henderson from John Hopkins University.
Dr. Warren Johnson, of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was selected by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (ISDA) to receive the 2009 Society Citation Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions in infectious diseases and his commitment to the field. The award will be presented during the upcoming IDSA meeting in Philadelphia.
The grant will support an innovative global health research project by Dr. Rhee, titled "Metabolosomes: The Organizing Principle of Latency in Mycobacterium Tuberculosis."