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Wednesday
November 5

Next meetup on Nov 14, 2014! A business model in Ebola diagnostics, microscopic iPhones, and more

By wgracie

Please RSVP, thank you!
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Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by networking and discussions over refreshments! And remember, all good things come to those who RSVP: http://blogs.bu.edu/ghecho/rsvp/

For this event, we are excited to have:

- Dr. Danny Milner, MD, MSPH, on “The cellphone has transformed communications in Africa. Can it transform cancer care? An informal presentation and discussion of how rapid diagnosis can be achieved in remote settings” (Associate Professor, Harvard School of Public Health)
- Mr. Michael Pratt, MBA on the challenges and process of transferring a lab-developed products to market  (Director of Boston University’s Office of Technology Development)
- Dr. David Freedman on a business model for Ebola detection (CEO NexGen Arrays)

Check ‘em out:

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Where: 8 St. Mary St., Room 901 (Photonics Center, Boston University)
When: Friday November 14, 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!

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Sponsors of GHECHo are:
Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD)
Dr. Muhammad Zaman (BU BME)

Past Sponsors:
BU Pardee Center
BU Biomedical Engineering Department
MIT Media Lab
BU School of Public Health
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology (CNN)
Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (FTCC)
BU Photonics Center
BU School of Public Health
Dr. Cathie Klapperich (BU BME, ME)
Dr. Selim Unlu (BU ECE, BME, Physics)

Thursday
October 2

Next seminar date is FRIDAY October 10!

By wgracie

We had some typos (all the excitement is having us type away at a million miles an hour). The next meetup is FRIDAY OCTOBER 10. Thanks!

Thursday
September 25

Global Health and Engineering Meetup: 3 perspectives in global health

By wgracie

Save the Date (Oct 10): Global Health & Engineering Meetup Kickoff and Revival!

Yay, GHECHo is back and with an exciting year of speakers and events! Come to our Kick-Off Meeting, and join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from different fields in global health, followed by networking and discussions over refreshments! All good things come to those who RSVP.

For this event, we are excited to have:

- Stephanie Yaung on Quantamerix and understanding public health challenges in rural China (Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology)

Susan Foster on the Ebola outbreak in Africa (Boston University School of Public Health)

Dr. Christopher Gill on the potential for development of a practical cell phone based system for subject identification in low resource settings based on biometric analysis of ear morphology (Project SEARCH, Boston University School of Public Health)

Check ‘em out:

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Project SEARCH: Developing an Ear Biometric Scanner Prototype from Development Communications on Vimeo.

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Where: 8 St. Mary St., Room 901 (Photonics Center @ Boston University)
When: Friday October 10, 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!

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Sponsors of GHECHo are:
Center for Global Health & Development (CGHD)
Dr. Muhammad Zaman (BU BME)

Past Sponsors:
BU Pardee Center
BU Biomedical Engineering Department
MIT Media Lab
BU School of Public Health
Center for Nanoscience and Nanobiotechnology (CNN)
Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care (FTCC)
BU Photonics Center
BU School of Public Health
Dr. Cathie Klapperich (BU BME, ME)
Dr. Selim Unlu (BU ECE, BME, Physics)

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
From 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!