New Dates: May 24-27
We are pleased to announce new dates for ICUH 2015: the conference will take place from May 24-27 with the pre-conference workshops scheduled for May 23rd. We hope you will be able to join us in Dhaka.
For questions pertaining either to travel arrangements or the Scientific Program, please contact the ICUH Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
The overall theme for ICUH 2015 is Urban Health for A Sustainable Future: The Post 2015 Development Agenda.
July 12-17, 2015
The 55th American International Conference Congreso Internacional de Americanista. It will include a thematic Session on Urban Health.
USAID WASHplus Project
The USAID WASHplus Project maintains a blog, Urban Health Updates, at http://blogs.washplus.org/urbanhealthupdates that has studies and other information about urban health issues in developing countries. It is updated regularly and receives about 12,000 visits a month.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Environmental Health Research at the Global Health Research Center (Duke Kunshan University, China)
Required background: PhD in epidemiology, public health, environmental health, environmental policy or another relevant area.
The Research Fellow (Postdoctoral fellow) will undertake high quality research in the areas of environmental health research and/or environmental health policy research in China and other low and middle-income countries, under the supervision of senior faculty from DKU and from Duke University’s Global Health Institute (DGHI). The post holder is expected to demonstrate his/her progress by publishing his/her research in China and internationally and by seeking research grants and supporting faculty to seek research grants from funding agencies. She/he should also be involved in DKU’s educational/training programs in global health through occasional lectures and student supervision.
More information: Professor Keith Dear, Head of Environmental Health: email@example.com Publication and Research Project Publication: Samuel R. Friedman, Brooke S. West, Barbara Tempalski, Cory M. Morton, Charles M. Cleland, Don C. Des Jarlais, H. Irene Hall, and Hannah L.F. Cooper. Do metropolitan HIV epidemic histories and programs for people who inject drugs and men who have sex with men predict AIDS incidence and mortality among heterosexuals? Annals of Epidemiology, 2014-04-01, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 304-311
Research Project: Metropolitan Trajectories of HIV Epidemics & Responses in US Key Populations.
Funding Agency: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Principal Investigators: Hannah Cooper, PhD (Contact, Emory University), Samuel Friedman, PhD, Ronald Stall, PhD (University of Pittsburgh)
For over 30 years almost all studies of the determinants of HIV/AIDS infection, and most studies of HIV/AIDS progression and outcomes, have focused on one key population (e.g., injectors, men who have sex with men, or heterosexuals) in isolation from other key populations. Our and others’ research, however, suggests that HIV/AIDS epidemics and programs in these different key populations may affect one another, which means that the prevailing siloed approach is likely to have missed (a) fundamental dynamics of HIV/AIDS epidemics, and (b) vital opportunities to prevent new infections by intervening in cross-key population dynamics. The proposed study will help foster and guide a new research paradigm about how HIV/AIDS epidemics and programs affect one another across key populations that will (a) identify previously unknown but fundamental dynamics of these epidemics, and (b) open up new arenas for the development of programs and policies that prevent HIV transmission across key populations.