Friday, Jan 24, 2014
From Lab to Landscape: Integrated Infectious Disease Research
SUNY ESF, Gateway Building
Please join us for a one-day symposium on Infectious Disease: From Lab to Landscape: Integrated Infectious Disease Research, hosted by SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the Center for Global Health & Translational Science at SUNY Upstate Medical University. The event will take place on Friday, January 24, 2014, in the ESF Gateway Building.
With a focus on multidisciplinary aspects of infectious diseases and environmental health, the symposium will feature distinguished speakers from research, academia, and public health practice. Topics will include current research on factors associated with the burden of emerging diseases of people and wildlife including:
- ecological and climatic drivers
- social and behavioral determinants
- vector ecology and control
- vaccine development and challenges
- public health surveillance and interventions.
Registration information will be sent in a future email. For further information please contact Jenny Dimento at DimentoJ@Upstate.edu or Mary Ann Sandiford-Day at SandifoM@upstate.edu.
This event is sponsored by SUNY "Conversations in the Disciplines" (CID)
Dengue Research Symposium: Friday, April 26, 2013
In January 2013, Dr. Stewart Ibarra had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Edgar Rodas, former Minister of Health of Ecuador and founder of Cinterandes, an NGO dedicated to providing surgical procedures to communities in need, especially in remote rural areas, through the use of a mobile surgery unit. Cinterandes is based in the city of Cuenca, a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the southern Andean highlands.
Since 1994, Cinterandes has successfully completed over 7000 surgeries across the country. Their mission is to, “To carry out programs to enhance human capabilities and satisfy basic human needs. We believe these programs should cover: health, education, food production and nutrition, housing, work and productivity, communication and recreation.”
Opportunities are available for medical students and residents to rotate for 4 – 8 weeks in various local hospitals and clinics, and students join the surgical team of the Mobile Surgical Unit during the pre-operative evaluation of patients, participate as assistants during surgical procedures.
For more information and to apply: http://www.cinterandes.org/index.php/es/
PROMETEO Fellowships bring PhD scientists to Ecuador
The Ecuadorian government is looking for foreign and Ecuadorian researchers with PhDs to come to the country and strengthen education, scientific research, innovation and technological development in all strategic areas of Ecuador. PROMETEO fellows live in Ecuador for 4 to 12 months and conduct research and teach at a university or public research institute; these periods of time may or may not be consecutive. Fellows receive a generous living stipend and other financial support.
For more information and to apply: http://prometeo.senescyt.gob.ec/