Winners of the 2017 Projects That Work Competition

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FAIMER is pleased to announce the selection of six winners of its fifth annual Projects That Work competition. A representative of each project will be sponsored by FAIMER to attend the 2017 conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. Winners will discuss their work during a panel session designed to give conference attendees insights about factors that have contributed to their projects’ success and sustainability.

The winners of the 2017 Projects That Work competition are:

Mercedes Bernadá (Uruguay)
Inclusion of Pediatric Palliative Care in the School of Medicine Courses in Uruguay

Julieta Dorado (Philippines)
Malnutrition Reduction Program: Field Testing, Implementation, Monitoring and Process of a Nutrition Intervention Strategy for Young Children

Pushpanjali Krishnappa (India)
‘Danta Suraksha’- A Multisectoral Approach for Oral Health Promotion among School Children

Jana Muller (South Africa)
The Interprofessional Collaborative Care Project

Safinah Kisu Museene (Uganda)
The Structured and Collaborative Clinical Teaching Training Program for Nursing Preceptors

Esoh Godfrey Nji (Cameroon)
Infrastructure Building for Degree Level Nursing Education in Cameroon

(posted January 27, 2017; updated February 7, 2017)

Winners of the 2017 Student Projects for Health Competition

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FAIMER is pleased to announce the selection of 14 winners of its 2017 Student Projects for Health competition. The Student Projects for Health competition—supported by GEMx and FAIMER—will be a feature of the 2017 conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia.  Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present posters about their projects. The award includes travel, accommodation, and conference registration fee.

Now in its third year, the Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being, and was open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects.

The winners of the 2017 Student Projects for Health competition are:

Mohammed Alameen (Sudan)
The Role of Gezira Medical Students in Improving the Health Environment in Wad-Hussain Village in 2012-2015

Muhammed Almubarak (Sudan)
Combat Endemic Diseases in Al-Gusairah Village

Nishwa Azeem (Pakistan)
Rural Health Empowerment (RHE)

Vidhi Dave (India)
Women in Need Get Support (WINGS)

Mayara Floss (Brazil)
Health Education League

Mark Fusunyan (United States)
A Youth Program for Local Refugee Teens

Myron Godinho (India)
Medical Model United Nations (MedMUN)

Julian Hirschbaum (United States)
MGY, Community Health Worker Training Organization

Jules Iradukunda (Rwanda)
Family Planning Awareness and Education Program

Alphonse Mbarushimana (Rwanda)
Car-free Day Initiative

Eric Nizeyimana (Rwanda)
Smile Oh My Child

Wasukira Bugosera Sulaiman
Promoting Balanced Diet Feeding among Children below the Age of Five Years in Kyenshaki Village

Muzungu Hirwa Sylvain (Rwanda)
E-Health for Refugees

Leonard Tan (Philippines)
OPLAN Tacayan Ang Pagtapna sang Filaria: A Community-Based Public Health Intervention against Bancroftian Filariasis for the Panay Bukidnon Indigenous People of Brgy. Tacayan, Tapaz, Capiz, Philippines

Register to Participate Virtually in FAIMER’s Global Health Matters Forum: Health and the Built Environment

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FAIMER’s annual Global Health Matters forum [formerly known as International Medical Education (IME) Day] will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (UTC – 4) in Philadelphia. The theme of this year’s forum is Health and the Built Environment. Registration is now open for virtual participation.

Overview
The built environment is the human-made space in which we live, work, and play. In a highly interactive session with in-room and online participants, FAIMER Fellows and invited guests will examine the connection between health and the built environment, with a focus on applying these ideas to local contexts. By the end of the forum, participants will be able to:

  • Define the built environment.
  • Correlate place-based data regarding socio-economic factors with individual health status.
  • Delineate characteristics of the built environment that positively correlate with health.
  • Identify characteristics of a successful collaboration between experts in health and the built environment.
  • Create opportunities for interprofessional collaboration and education to enhance health through enhancing the built environment.

Guest speakers will include:

Ana Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH
Dr. Diez Roux is Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology in the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Originally trained as a pediatrician in her native Buenos Aires, she completed public health training at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods affect health.

Eugenia Victoria Ellis, PhD, AIA
Dr. Ellis directs Drexel University’s dLUX light lab and is an Associate Professor with dual appointments in the College of Engineering and the Westphal College. At dLUX, experts from design, engineering, and the health professions investigate the links between natural and electric light sources and their effects on biological rhythms and health outcomes to create frameworks for the design of the built environment at the nexus of health, energy, and technology.

Nishant Manapure, MUD (participating virtually)
Nishant Manapure is Professor and Head of Institute at the Faculty of Architecture, Manipal University, Manipal, India. He has overseen projects related to architecture, interiors, urban design, and product design for private and government organizations; is currently working on research for water-sensitive urban design; and is on the faculty of the Manipal University-FAIMER International Institute for Leadership in Interprofessional Education.

Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA
Harris Steinberg is the Executive Director of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation at Drexel University, and is also a distinguished professor of architecture in Drexel’s Westphal College. He has been involved in a number of civic visioning projects including a plan to add 500 acres of new park space in Philadelphia, and The New Fairmount Park, a vision and action plan for Philadelphia’s 2000-acre watershed park.

Join Us!
Virtual participants—either individuals or small groups—will have access to the live streamed session, and moderators will incorporate virtual participants’ input into plenary discussions. Group participation is encouraged! Having at least one other person participate with you will enhance the experience considerably, and small groups of four to six face-to-face participants are ideal. Click here to register.

Questions about Global Health Matters may be directed to Katherine Mason at kmason@faimer.org.

WFME and FAIMER Staff Publish Article about the World Directory of Medical Schools

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An article about the World Directory of Medical Schools, coauthored by FAIMER Research Assistant Sarah Williams Leng and Barbora Hrabalová of the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME), was recently published on the European Consortium for Accreditation’s (ECA) online QAzette. To access the article, click here.

The World Directory of Medical Schools (World Directory) was launched in April 2014 by WFME and FAIMER, as the result of a March 2012 agreement to merge the organizations’ respective directories—FAIMER’s International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and WFME’s Avicenna Directory—to produce a single comprehensive resource on undergraduate medical education worldwide.

The World Directory is freely available at www.wdoms.org. Those interested can search for medical schools listed in the directory. In June 2016, WFME and FAIMER announced the launch of the World Directory Subscription Service. This service allows regulatory authorities, researchers, and other interested subscribers access to download a wealth of information from the World Directory for an annual fee. Available information includes medical schools’ years of operation, academic affiliations, and curriculum details. Data files are available for download in CSV or XML format and are updated daily.

Questions and new listing requests may be sent to the World Directory staff at info@wdoms.org.

Abstract Submission Deadline for the 2017 Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health Extended to January 9

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The abstract submission deadline for the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH) has been extended to January 9, 2017. The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The theme of the conference is Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health.

The conference organizers invite abstracts containing empirical, theoretical, or descriptive studies relevant to one of the conference subthemes. Detailed information on the abstract submission process, including themes and subthemes, formats, and the abstract review process can be found here.

Please visit the conference website for more information.

 

2016 SMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The inaugural residential session of the SMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place November 8-13, 2016, in Guangzhou, China, under the direction of Zhimin Jia. The 2016 SMU-FAIMER Fellows are:

Geyu Chen, M.D., Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Rong Chen, Ph.D., China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China

Mao Fang, M.A., Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Min Guo, M.B.B.S., Affiliated Hospital of Jilin Medical University, Jilin, China

Khalil Ismail, M.Sc., Ph.D., Umm Al-Qura University, Mecca, Saudi Arabia

Shan Jiang, Ph.D., Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Vijay Khanal, M.B.B.S., M.D., B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal

Jin Liang, Ed.D., Shanghai Medical College, Shanghai, China

Yanna Mao, M.P.H., Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Dongsheng Rui, M.S., Shihezi University School of Medicine, Shihezi, China

Chunwei Shi, M.D., Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, China

I. Made Subagiarta, M.D., Universitas Udayana, Denpasar, Indonesia

Ci Wei, M.D., Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Bella Wu, Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Kai Zeng, M.P.H., Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Ting Zhang, M.Med., Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China

Wei Zhang, Ph.D., Jilin Medical College, Jilin, China

Jiyang Zhao, M.B.B.S., Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China

Yinglin Zhao, M.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Lin Zhou, Ph.D., Tongji Medical College, Wuhan, China

Yan Yan Zhu, M.B.B.S., University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China

Projects That Work Application Deadline Extended to December 11

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FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2017 Projects That Work competition! FAIMER will sponsor a representative of up to five selected projects to attend the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. Sponsorship includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

The Projects That Work competition, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by FAIMER as part of the annual Network: TUFH conference. This year the Projects That Work competition will showcase projects that have been successfully addressing missions related to the 2017 conference theme, Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health, for three years or longer. The Projects That Work initiative recognizes excellent projects that have succeeded beyond initial implementation and have had a significant impact on health, the community, or the school, in order to encourage the development, implementation, and dissemination of more such projects.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.

The deadline for application has been extended to December 11, 2016. To apply, click here.

(posted September 21, 2016; updated November 30, 2016)

Student Projects for Health Application Deadline Extended to December 11

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FAIMER is now inviting applications for the 2017 Student Projects for Health competition! The Student Projects for Health competition is supported by GEMx—a global partnership for educational exchange in medicine and the health professions—and FAIMER, and will be a feature of the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH). The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The theme of the conference is Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health. Winners will be invited to attend the conference and present posters about their projects. The award includes air travel, hotel accommodation, and conference registration fee.

Now in its third year, the Student Projects for Health competition recognizes students who have made outstanding contributions to projects that successfully promote community health and well-being. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in any course of study who have been participating in such projects. Approximately 15 winners will be selected and more than one student from the same project may be selected, so all key contributors are encouraged to apply. Each application will require an endorsement by a faculty member closely associated with the project.

Applications will be considered by a distinguished group of international reviewers with a wide variety of expertise in health professions education. Detailed information on selection criteria can be found here.

The deadline for application has been extended to December 11, 2016. To apply, click here.

(posted September 21, 2016; updated November 30, 2016)

There Is Still Time to Submit an Abstract for the 2017 Annual Conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health!

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The Network: Towards Unity for Health - TunisiaThere is still time to submit an abstract for the 2017 annual conference of The Network: Towards Unity for Health (TUFH)! The 2017 conference, which will feature the World Summit on Social Accountability, will be held April 8-12, 2017, in Hammamet, Tunisia. The theme of the conference is Improving the Impact of Educational Institutions on People’s Health.

Abstract submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2016. The conference organizers invite abstracts containing empirical, theoretical, or descriptive studies relevant to one of the conference subthemes. Detailed information on the abstract submission process, including themes and subthemes, formats, and the abstract review process can be found here.

Please visit the conference website for more information.

(posted September 21, 2016; updated November 14, 2016, November 29, 2016)

2016 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute Fellows

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The first residential session of the 2016 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Regional Institute took place July 23-29, 2016, in Shenyang, China, under the direction of Bo Qu. The 2016 CMB-CMU-FAIMER Fellows are:

Qi Dianjun, M.Med., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Lili Du, Ph.D., China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Liu Fu, M.D., Qiqihar Medical University, Qiqihar, China

Yeli Gong, Ph.D., Jianghan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Lei Huang, Ph.D., Tongji Hospital/Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Zhanqin Huang, Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Li Hui, B.S., Xuzhou Medical University, Xuzhou, China

Tian Juan, M.Med., Gannan Medical University, Ganzhou, China

Yun Kang, Ph.D., Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China

Xiao Bin Lai, Ph.D., Fudan University School of Nursing, Shanghai, China

Jinxin Li, M.C.M., Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Changmin Lin, Ph.D., Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China

Wang Lixuan, Ph.D., Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China

Cheng Qi, M.Med., Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China

Lily Shang, Ph.D., Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, China

Zhujian Shao, M.Ed. (Ideological and Political Education), Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi, China

Qiaoling Song, M.Med., Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China

Yanchun Wang, Ph.D., Jilin Medical College, Changchun, China

Richard Wu, M.Med., Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China

Ying Zhang, Ph.D., Kunming Medical University, Kunming, China