OGH FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

Global Health Pilot Project Program

This year the Global Health Pilot Project Program is issued by the Office of Global Health (OGH). The intent is to promote and prioritize for funding projects that are innovative, interdisiplinary, evidence-based, capitalize on University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) programmatic strengths, and that have the best potential for future growth and external funding.


Global Health Travel Award

Travel Awards will facilitate the training of global health researchers and care providers, the establishment of training or research programs, or the conduct of research. Grantees must be faculty or trainees who are participating in UMMS-affiliated reserach or educational projects with well-defined goals and objectives and which involve a significant element of reserach or scholarly activity. Maximum amount that may be requested is $5,000.


Other UMMS Global Health Funding Opportunities


Student and Trainee Funding Opportunities

  • A list of ongoing international travel scholarships, as well as fellowship and training programs focused on global health.Click to download.
  • To visit an online student initiative for global health helping students access opportunities in the field of global health visit http://www.mappinghealth.com/akili/.

Current Office of Global Health Grant Recipients

Spring 2015 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
  • Abraham Jaffe, MD / Heena Santry, MD: Reducing Injury- Related Morbidity and Mortality in Rural Gujarat
  • Elinor Karlsson, PhD/ Jeffrey Bailey, MD, PhD: Investigating Genetic and Immunologic Factors of Host Immunity and Ebola Survival in Liberia
  • Rachel Gerstein, PhD: Development of new primary tissue culture system for Burkitt's lymphoma in Kenya 
Spring 2015 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients
  • Gary Sharpe, MD: Preparing Emergency Care Practitioners for a New Teaching Role
  • Nitin Shrivastava: Early Detection of Retinoblastoma in Guatemala
  • Olga Valdman, MD: Teen Pregnancy in Rural Nicaragua
  • Preetam Cholli : Strengthening clinical and research capacity for cervical cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in Cameroon

Past Office of Global Health Grant Recipients

Spring 2014 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
  • Patricia McQuilkin, MD: Validating a Case Definition for Severe Malaria in Liberia
  • Javier Ogembo, Ph.D.: Strengthening clinical and research capacity for cervical cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in Cameroon 
  • Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.: Understanding of the Intersection of Behavioral, Psychosocial and Cultural Risk Factors in the Context of Maternal and Child Health Interventions in the Peruvian Andes 
Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
  • Jeroan Allison, MD and Soni Apurv, MS1: Understanding Predictors of Maternal and Child Health in Rural Western India
  • Philip Zamore, PhD: Antiviral RNA interference in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients
  • Katherine Riva, MS4: Understanding Adolescent Suicidality in Botswana Study
  • Caitlin Fogarty, G3 MD/PhD; Christopher MacKay, G3 MD/PhD and Vivek Venugopal, MS3: Quality improvement of the referral process from a rural ambulatory clinic to a hospital based setting: A global health case study of the batey clinics and Hospital el Buen Samaritano in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Monica Agarwal, MD, MHS: Breastfeeding practices in rural Nicaragua
Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients
  • Ashley Farrington, MS3, Access to Healthcare for Children in Orphanages in Tanzania
  • Alan Picarillo, MD, Expansion of Helping Babies Breathe program in Liberia
Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees
  • Sherry Pagoto, MD: Translating a Comprehensive Diabetes and Depression Prevention Program in Shanghai, China
  • Elaine Martin, DA: University of Liberia Dogliotti Medical Library Pilot Project Grant
Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees
  • Pegeen Eslami, MD: UHAI Healping Babies Breathe Collaboration Project for Central Kenya
  • Richard Konz: Travel to Kisumu, Kenya to provide a Flow Cytometry workshop
 
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