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114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

The NeuroMex project is a collaboration between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Stanley Center at the Broad Institute, and the National Institute of Psychiatry in Mexico with specific aims to:

  1. Expand knowledge of the genetic architecture of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in Mexico through large-scale sample collection, analysis and follow-up.
  2. Increase understanding of the genetics of Mexican populations
  3. Enhance neuropsychiatric genetic research capacity in Mexico through the training of scientists and support the development of locally led research programs... Read more about 114. NeuroMex Project, Boston, MA

346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

The People’s Health Movement (SA) (PHM-SA) is the South African Chapter of a global network of grassroots activists, civil society organizations and academics, predominantly from low and middle income countries. Launched in Bangladesh in 2000, PHM has a presence in 70 countries. PHM’s vision is that of a world in which equity, ecological sustainability and peace are at the heart of development, where a healthy life for all is a reality and where respect for diversity enables the flowering of everyone’s potential, such that people’s voices guide the decisions that shape our lives. PHM affirms health as a social, economic and political issue and, above all, as a fundamental human right, which includes universal access to excellent and equitable health services, but also to the social determinants of health requiring concerted inter-sectoral state action.... Read more about 346. People’s Health Movement, Cape Town, South Africa

216. Africa Health Research Institute, Ndhlovu lab, Durban, South Africa

Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is a multidisciplinary Research Institute that focuses on fundamental research aimed at improving prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis (TB). The Ndhlovu lab focuses on HIV cure research. South Africa is home to the largest HIV epidemic and the largest treatment program in the world. A cure approach which leads to temporary or permanent HIV remission should therefore be investigated in South Africa.  A major barrier to HIV cure is the failure of the current HIV drugs to clear the virus and restore immune function particularly in tissue sanctuary sites such as lymph nodes. The Ndhlovu lab uses excisional lymph node samples obtained from HIV infected individuals to identify microanatomical niches where HIV persists during therapy. These studies will lead to novel strategies of enhancing tissue resident immune responses to facilitate elimination of cryptic HIV infection in tissue sanctuary sites. The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) is affiliated with the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. ... Read more about 216. Africa Health Research Institute, Ndhlovu lab, Durban, South Africa

345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

mothers2mothers (m2m) is an international NGO headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa and works across eight African nations. m2m employs and trains HIV-positive women as “Mentor Mothers”, frontline healthcare workers who deliver health services, advice, and support to women and their families in understaffed health facilities and door-to-door in local communities. We started with a focus on eliminating mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and today have evolved our peer-based model to deliver benefits at all stages of life—from pregnancy and birth and beyond to a child's early years and adolescence. Our approach unlocks the potential of women to eliminate paediatric AIDS and create healthy families, while providing employment and empowerment opportunities in underprivileged communities.... Read more about 345. mothers2mothers, Cape Town, South Africa

343. SaveLIFE Foundation, New Delhi, India

SaveLIFE Foundation (SLF) is an independent, non-profit organization committed to improving road safety and access to emergency medical care across India and the developing world. SLF connects research, advocacy, communication and execution (RACE) to operate at the intersection of policy making and grassroots implementation for crash prevention as well as post-crash response. Over the past few years, SLF has facilitated the enactment of key legislations in India such as the Good...

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341. NARAL, Washgington DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

As the nation’s leading pro-choice advocacy group, NARAL Pro-Choice America is dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans, including abortion access. Along with 2 million member activists from all 50 states and network of state affiliates, NARAL works to guarantee that each woman has access to the full range of reproductive freedoms. This means we’re on the front lines in the fight to expand access to abortion, make contraception more affordable, prohibit discrimination against pregnant woman, and ensure all parents have access to paid leave. In recognition of our work defending the constitutional right to abortion, Fortune Magazine rated NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

At NARAL, we don’t operate or litigate; we organize and mobilize. Working together, we push our friends to be bolder, lift up the champions fighting with us on the front line for true reproductive freedom, and we shine a spotlight of accountability on bad actors that works to impose their ideological agenda on others.
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113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

The Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear lab under Aaron Remenschneider, MD, MPH at Massachusetts Eye & Ear in downtown Boston studies a variety of pathologies and novel engineering solutions to problems faced in the middle ear, which includes the tympanic membrane (eardrum) and ossicles (bones of hearing). Current projects in the lab include 3D printing of novel biodegradable grafts for tympanic membrane repair, investigation of tympanic membrane remodeling in chinchilla models and human histopathological samples, and studying the acoustics of the middle ear following various reconstruction procedures. We also use human temporal bone specimens to improve our understanding of changes that occur following surgery during life. Tympanic membrane perforations occur following traumatic injury, cholesteatoma, and chronic otitis media. One of the current problems with tympanic membrane repair is the lack of biomimetic circular/radial collagen structure in remodeled graft materials, leading to variable hearing outcomes. Our lab is creating biomimetic 3D printing grafts and studying the properties of these in vitro and in vivo.... Read more about 113. Reconstruction and Mechanics of the Middle Ear Lab, Massachusetts Eye & Ear, Boston, MA

337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

The Division of Substance Abuse Prevention and Control (SAPC) leads and facilitates the delivery of a full spectrum of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services proven to reduce the impact of substance use, abuse, and addiction in Los Angeles County. Services are provided through contracts with over 150 community-based organizations, to County residents, particularly the un- and/or underinsured. SAPC staff serve as technical experts and consultants to meet the needs of the public and contracted organizations in the field of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use and abuse. ... Read more about 337. Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Control, Los Angeles, CA

339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

The Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) is a non-profit consortium of nearly sixty universities, colleges, and research institutions worldwide, with operations in three countries and research stations and education programs in Costa Rica and South Africa. For the last half century OTS has been the world’s leading institution in the study of tropical biology, with more than 360 courses in tropical ecology, conservation and global health and over 8000 students trained, including many of the world’s leading tropical ecologists. Our purpose is to sustain our tropical ecosystems by driving scientific discovery and knowledge, by enriching human perception of nature and by enhancing worldwide policy actions in the tropics.... Read more about 339. The Organization for Tropical Studies Costa Rica

338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Art & Global Health Center unleashes the transformative power of the arts to advance global health. We use the arts as a tool of research, analysis, and social action to push for improved health domestically and internationally. We seek to understand and implement arts-based projects where various kinds of art and performance make concrete interventions on health issues. A large focus of our work is on holistic sexual health through our two flagship programs, AMP! and Through Positive Eyes. AMP! is an arts-based sexual health education supplement to high school curriculum that pushes for inclusive, non-judgmental, student led dialogue and education. Students (university and high school) learn about sexual health issues and then create Theater of the Oppressed performance work that is shared with high school students. Through Positive Eyes is a participatory photography project working with people living with HIV around the world to use photography to share their stories and fight stigma. In a new initiative, we are partnering with the Center for Theater of the Oppressed (Rio de Janeiro) to use Legislative Theater (a form of Theater of the Oppressed) for anti-racist action in Los Angeles. ... Read more about 338. UCLA Art & Global Health Center, Los Angeles, CA

215. WeCancer, São Paulo, Brazil

Did you know there are 18.1 million new cancer patients every year? A study called “World Cancer Report 2018” released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) showed recently that the cancer burden has risen from 14 million to 18.1 million new cases and around 9.6 million people died because of it in 2018 alone. OMS’s projections for 2040 are not any better. 29.5 million new cases and 16.3 million deaths on a year basis. Its treatment is long and full of challenges. High patient / doctor ratio, long time period between doctor appointments and the ‘poor memory' factor all contribute to making it very hard for the medical teams to efficiently monitor and track each and every patient’s individual clinical evolution when away from hospitals. For this very reason, there is significant lack of qualified information for out-patients enrolled in mid or long-term cancer treatments.  Real World oncological data can truly contribute to life sciences and even guide public policy. ... Read more about 215. WeCancer, São Paulo, Brazil

336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

Gavi is an international organisation that was created in 2000 to improve access to new and underused vaccines for children living in the world’s poorest countries. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Gavi is the Vaccine Alliance, which brings together public and private sectors with the shared goal of creating equal access to vaccines for children, wherever they live. ... Read more about 336. Gavi, Geneva, Switzerland

335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

Please Note: This internship is co-sponsored with the IOP, and therefore you should apply through the HGHI-IOP funding source in CARAT. The IOP has a strict two-application limit for opportunities they fund, which includes internships that are co-sponsored with HGHI.

The Brookings Institution is a highly regarded, nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving societal problems at the local, national and global levels.

The Center for Health Policy is dedicated to providing practical solutions that achieve high-quality, innovative, and affordable health care throughout the United States. To achieve its mission, the Center conducts research, develops policy recommendations, and provides technical expertise to test and evaluate innovative health care strategies. Our main areas of focus include Medicare reform, the Affordable Care Act, prescription drug payment and innovation, and delivery system reform.

Interns within the Center for Health Policy (CHP) will gain exposure to a broad set of health policy topics while developing their analytical thinking and writing skills. They will get to engage directly with health policy experts and our CHP fellows. ... Read more about 335. Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

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