Wednesday
July 30

GHECHo Fall Revival!

By wgracie

Now that we’ve gotten the celebration of defenses and graduations out of our system, GHECHo will be coming out of hiatus! We’re looking for motivated, organized, and enthusiastic individuals to organize and fundraise for our events. We’re planning big things for GHECHo! Please contact Grace at wgracie@bu.edu if you’re interested. :)

Thursday
March 7

Spring Break Meetup!

By wgracie

We know it’s spring break, but what better way to end the Friday with interesting talks, beer, and… cupcakes (surprise!).
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Welcome back to a new year of GHECHo! Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by a cocktail hour for networking and discussions! For this event, we are excited to have:

- Matt Swaidan on Buildings that Heal (Mass Design)

- Dr. Yeboah-Antwi on the challenges of conducting community-based public health research(BU School of Public Health)

- Teresa Yamana on HYDREMATS, a computational model that relates environmental variables to malaria transmission in West Africa (MIT Civil & Environmental Engineering)

 

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Where: 44 Cummington St, Room 203, Boston University

When: Friday March 15, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)

Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

Tuesday
February 5

Next seminar: February 15!

By wgracie

Welcome back to a new year of GHECHo! Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by a cocktail hour for networking and discussions! For this event, we are excited to have:

- Anna Young (MIT D Lab)

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- Breanna Rossman on Design, Sanitation, and Education in Rural Ghana (MIT Architecture)

 

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- Kyle Engelmann on Health Leads: Applying Global Health Principals to the American Health Care System (HealthLeads, Executive Operations Coordinator)

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Where: 44 Cummington St, Room 203, Boston University

When: Friday February 15, 4:30-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)

Who: Anyone who is interested in learning about global health projects from engineering and public health standpoints!

Please RSVP to the right or here.

Tuesday
January 15

Getting ready for 2013!

By wgracie

Interested in networking with professionals, academics, and fellow students in global health, development, and/or engineering? Learning the perspectives of public health, business, engineering, medicine, development, policy, and more?

Be an organizer for the Global Health & Engineering Meetup Group!

We are now recruiting officers to help organize monthly Meetups for 2013! Officers will get the chance to build leadership and communication skills, network with professionals/academics/students in and around the Boston area, and choose meetup topics. Each meeting usually take place at Boston University, but can extend to other schools in the Boston area, and consists of an informal seminar session with food and refreshments.

Questions and interested parties, please email us at: bu.ghecho@gmail.com

By the way, check out the slideshow below of last year’s first Global Health & Engineering Symposium at Boston University:

Monday
November 12

That’s a wrap (for now)!

By wgracie

 

Thanks to everyone that came out to last week’s symposium! We had three wonderful talks by Dr. Jim Collins, Dr. Lisa Hirschhorn, and Ting Shih, followed by a lively discussion moderated by Dr. Beverly Brown, and ended with a networking reception and poster presentations. Congratulations to our poster winners (George Daaboul, Nga Ho, and Anna Young), and special thanks to everyone else that presented their work! Check out pictures from the event below. And keep an eye out for future seminars!

Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012 – album
FromĀ Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

From Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

From Ghecho Symposium Oct 2012

 

Monday
October 8

Upcoming Global Health & Engineering Symposium! RSVP today!

By wgracie

We have three great speakers coming from engineering, public health, and business backgrounds, along with a panel session and poster & networking social hour. RSVP today! Furthermore, tell us about your work and interests by submitting a poster! Cash prizes go to the top three. Click here or the links on the right for more details.

Saturday
August 25

New site changes plus a big event!

By wgracie

The site has a new look, but same content, for easier reading. Also, we’re currently preparing for a Fall symposium, with a panel discussion, posters, and prizes, along with our regular seminar format. Stay tuned!

Friday
April 13

Next Meeting: April 27th 4:30pm hosted by BUSPH

By margo520

Our last meeting of the semester will be held at BUMC! Many thanks to BUSPH for hosting the event!

Where: CT462/A (801 Massachusetts Ave)
When: 4:30pm-6:30pm (refreshments served at 4:15pm)
Who:
Clark Freifeld on the development of a global real-time disease outbreak monitoring system (HealthMap.org)

Check it out!

Check it out!

Dr. Deborah Anderson on the design of topical microbicides for controling STDs (BU School of Medicine, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Microbiology)

Tobacco plants offer great promise for fast, low-cost antibody production. Photo by David Hoffman

Tobacco plants offer great promise for fast, low-cost antibody production. Photo by David Hoffman

Dr. Muhammad Zaman on the Indigenous Innovation and Biomedical Engineering Education in Sub Saharan Africa (BU Biomedical Engineering)

Make Development Part of the Equation (Huffington Post Article)

Make Development Part of the Equation (Huffington Post Article)


Hope to see everyone there!

Friday
March 16

Next meeting on Mar 29! Co-hosted by the Global Health & Development Club/SMG

By margo520

Our next meeting is in two weeks on a THURSDAY this time! Many thanks to the Global Health & Development Club and School of Management for co-hosting this episode.

Where: 203 ERB, 44 Cummington St, Boston University Biomedical Engineering Department
When: THURSDAY, March, 29 4:30p pm to 6:30pm (refreshments at 4:15p)

- Amy Canham, BU Biomedical Engineering, on solar-powered technology for respiratory health

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- Elizabeth Johansen, Director of Product Development at Design that Matter, on successfully bringing products to market in the developing world with a focus on Project Firefly phototherapy for jaundiced infants

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- Dr. Andrew Schiermeier, Chief Executive Officer of Medicine in Need (MEND), on developing and manufacturing affordable vaccines and therapies focusing on TB, malaria and HIV

Friday
February 10

Next meeting February 24th: Eyes, Disaster Relief, and Viruses!

By wgracie

Hello! Our next meeting with be held on February 24, 2012 at 4:30pm in ERB 203 located at 44 Cummington Street (BME building at BU) Please arrive at 4:15pm for refreshments!!
Here are some photos and videos related to topics from the next meeting! Click on images for links.
Portable eye-care

Synergetic Aid: Fusing Community, Agency, and Professional Technologies into Disaster Response

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Viruses and the body

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