Interactive Workshop on Creating Career Paths in Global Health Research

The Global Health Research Initiative (GHRI) and the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) are pleased to present an interactive workshop on global health research career paths at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The workshop will be held in Room 111-112 of the Vancouver Convention Centre (West Building) on Saturday, February 18, 2012, between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM.

Attracting and retaining talented scientists is of interest to all countries. Global, social, economic, and technological forces affect labour mobility and challenge institutions to support researchers who will tackle problems such as health and social inequities, the crippling effects of HIV on health systems, and climate change and chronic diseases.

Presenters will draw on their experience in developing global health competencies, innovative funding, mentoring programs, and reciprocal learning mechanisms between Canada and low- and middle-income countries. The workshop will engage participants in an interactive discussion about the challenges faced and solutions required at individual and institutional levels, and the roles academic institutions, funders, and researchers can play to ensure sustainable career paths in global health.


Dr. Donald Cole, Co-Chair of CCGHR Capacity Development Task Group; Associate Professor, Interim Division Head of Global Health and Director of the Collaborative Program in Global Health, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto.

Dr. Slim Haddad, GHRI grant holder; Professor and Director, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal.

Dr. Nancy Edwards, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Population and Public Health; GHRI grant holder and Steering Committee member; Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa.


Erica Di Ruggiero, Associate Director, CIHR Institute of Population and Public Health; member, GHRI Steering Committee.

This session will be of particular interest to graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, early-career researchers, college and university faculty from a variety of disciplines engaged in global health research, and research funders.

From 18 Feb 2012
Until 18 Feb 2012
Vancouver, Canada
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