Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS)
The aim of the Global Established Multidisciplinary Sites (GEMS) is to encourage faculty and students from across the Johns Hopkins University to work together to solve global health problems. Faculty mentors working on an international project that requires a multidisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply to develop a site.
Sites are expected to host and mentor 3-5 students from 3 or more different disciplines to collaborate and develop a solution to the proposed problem. The Center for Global Health will provide financial support for coordination and for student travel. The Center will also be involved in project planning and execution. Each site is eligible to receive up to $10,000 in coordination costs and to up to $20,000 to distribute to students traveling to GEMS. Funding is for one year of support.
The Center for Global Health is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019 GEMS cycle. Faculty with global health projects in LMICs that require a multidisciplinary approach are encouraged to apply to establish a site.
- Applicants must be a team of faculty from at least 2 different Hopkins Schools.
- Applicants should have an agreement with their in-country partners to develop the site; a supervisory plan must be in place.
- Projects should require the assistance of 3-5 students from 2-4 different Hopkins schools (not programs or departments).
- Preference will be given to unique collaborations (e.g. those including schools outside of the health campus)
- Students are expected to work as a team in Baltimore and are encouraged to travel to the GEMS together.
- To receive funding, selected students must travel to the GEMS site during the project for at least 6 weeks.
Faculty applications are due April 21, 2019 and may be emailed directly to Anna Kalbarczyk | email@example.com
Eldoret, Kenya: Feasibility and acceptability of integrating HIV care delivery into microfinance groups in western Kenya
Peru, Uganda, Nepal: Implementation of case finding and self-management action plans for COPD
Bolivia: The DART Study - Development of an Antigen Rapid dipstick Test for Bedside Detection of Pediatric Tuberculosis
India: Prevention of anemia in women in Bhikamkor, India
South Africa: Matla Mobile: a patient-centere mHealth system to improve HIV care continuum
Please direct questions about the GEMS Program to:
Anna Kalbarczyk, MPH
Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
Faculty, Department of International Health, JHSPH
firstname.lastname@example.org | 410-502-9873