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:

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


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.

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!

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)
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!

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


- 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


- 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

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


Viruses and the body


February 2

Thanks for coming last week! Next meeting: Feb 24

By wgracie

More details soon!

Dr. Sarah Fortune speaking about tuberculosis

Dr. Sarah Fortune speaking about tuberculosis and the difficulty of working with sticky sputum for diagnosis

January 18

Next Meeting: Friday January 27th 4pm in the Photonics Center Colloquium Room

By margo520

Join us for an hour of short presentations by students and staff from engineering and public health, followed by a cocktail hour for networking and discussions!

For this event, we are excited to have:

  • Rahul Vedula (Tufts Medical, BU BME) on the challenges of sepsis worldwide and new diagnostic ideas to diagnose it faster and cheaper.
  • Dr. Jacqueline Linnes on a water disinfection monitor (Co-founder of PotaVida, MIT D-Lab)
  • Dr. Sarah Fortune (Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health)

PLEASE RSVP by clicking the RSVP tab!

Refreshments served at 3:45pm

January 18

By margo520