• Global Health Initiative News

    October 2016

    Welcome Fall 2016 GLOBE Scholars!

    Fall 2016 GLOBE Scholars

    The fall session of the GLOBE (Pediatrics Global Oncology and Blood Disorders Education) program started on October 17th, 2016 and will run through December 16th, 2016. Five physicians and two nurses were selected to participate and will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Stem Cell Transplant, Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.

    Please join us in welcoming: 

    GLOBE Physican Scholars

    Achille Manurakiza, MBBS, from Rwanda
    Clinical Oncology Resident
    Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Observership dates: October 17-November 11, 2016

    Liana Safaryan, MD, from Armenia
    General Oncologist
    Muratsan University Hospital, Yerevan, Armenia
    Observership dates: October 17-November 11, 2016

    Jelena Lazic, MD, from Serbia
    Pediatric Oncologist
    University Children’s Hospital, Belgrade, Serbia
    Observership dates: October 17- December 9, 2016

    Serena Tripodi, MD, from Italy
    Pediatric Hematology Resident
    University of Brescia, Department of Pediatrics, Brescia, Italy
    Observership dates: October 17-December 9, 2016 

    AaAruna Rajendran, MD, from India
    Pediatric Oncologist
    Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India
    Observership dates: November 21-December 16, 2016

    GLOBE Nurse Scholars

    Jean Bosco Bigirimana, BSN, from Rwanda
    Oncology Program Coordinator
    Partners in Health, Rwinkwavu and Butaro, Rwanda
    Observership dates: October 17-December 9, 2016

    Yester Nazaretyan, BSN, from Armenia
    Oncology Nurse
    Muratsan University Hospital, Yerevan, Armenia
    Observership dates:  October 17-December 9, 2016

    July 18, 2016

    Welcome 57357 Fellows!

    Global Health Initiative Egypt Scholars
    GHI Staff (Irini Albanti and Allison Ripley) with the 57357 fellows: Drs. Hisham Moneib, Ahmed Mahdy, Ahmed Emad and Mohamed Mustefa

    The Dana Farber/Boston Children’s partnership with 57357 Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt (CCHE) continues this summer with our first group of Fellows. The four 57357 fellows started their observership on July 18 and will be rotating through August 26, 2016. They will rotate in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Stem Cell Transplant and Hematological Malignancies.

    The Global Oncology Fellowship Program is a formal partnership between Dana Farber/Boston Children’s and CCHE that has existed since 2012. This collaborative project creates a post-doctoral pediatric oncology training program for physicians from all over the Middle East and North Africa, including Ethiopia. The 30-month fellowship program, based primarily at CCHE in Cairo, includes onsite and online training sessions from Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty, clinical assignments, mentoring, research projects co-supervised by Dana-Farber/CCHE faculty, and live telemedicine lectures in Cairo. The fellowship also requires a 6-week session of training at Dana Farber/Boston Children’s in Boston where fellows shadow Dana Farber/Boston Children’s faculty as they treat and diagnose patients, attend training and lectures with our Dana Farber/Boston Children’s fellows and receive one-on-one mentoring from our world-renowned physicians.

    July 8, 2016

    Farewell to Spring GLOBE Scholars!

    Global Health Initiative GLOBE scholars
    The Three Spring GLOBE Scholars

    It was a pleasure hosting our Spring Pediatrics Global Oncologyand Blood Disorders Education Program (GLOBE) Scholars! Three physicians from Nigeria, Kenya and India spent 8 weeks week us from May 16th until July 8th and rotated in the services of Solid Tumors, Neuro-oncology, Hematology and Hematological Malignancies.

    Drs. Jaspreet Gharial from Kenya, Saroj Panda from India, and Olufemi Adefehinti from Nigeria , had the opportunity to observe on rounds, attend conferences and give presentations on their GLOBE experience and efforts to advance pediatric oncology and hematology in their countries. Upon departure, Dr. Jaspreet Gharial wanted to share these thoughts with our Faculty and Staff: “William Ward once said, ‘The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates and the great teachers inspires.’ Thank you for inspiring us.”

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