Here are your June community updates:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Funding Opportunities
    Employment Opportunities / Fellowships
  • Recent Publications
    Global Health Community Highlights
  • Opportunities to Engage

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Upcoming Events

The Uganda Color Run for Pediatric Cancer returns this August

August 3, 2024

The Color Run for Pediatric Cancer is open to participants of all ages and abilities and typically draws over 1,000 runners and brings together numerous organizers, volunteers, health providers and community members alongside Hospital leadership and other VIPs who attend. The event is an opportunity to communicate about cancer detection, treatment and care in a positive and inclusive setting; print, TV, radio and social media coverage of the Color Run helps to spread this information to a broader community beyond participants.

There will be no Global Health Grand Rounds in July or August. They will resume in September.

Funding Opportunities

  • GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Student Research Assistant ProgramApply to host a student research assistant this fall. The program is currently accepting applications from Harvard faculty and staff to host students to support projects.
  • MGH Global Health Community Engagement Awards – These awards aim to improve health equity and support community-based projects, humanitarian opportunities and requests for specialized assistance from NGOs. MGH staff and faculty are eligible for the awards, and their collaborators from partner institutions are also eligible. So… do you have a community partner with whom you collaborate? This award funding could be quite strategically helpful to them. Learn more at the link above.
  • MGH Center for Global Health Finish Line Grant (GHFLG) – Do you have a project that’s near completion? Do you need just a little more support to finish it? This grant program aims to serve as a catalyst for the completion of projects – as well as a way to support mentorship between MGH Global Health faculty and junior investigators and trainees. GHFLG awards can range from $500-$2,500 per award each year. They can be used to pay for protected time, childcare costs and more. See this document for more information and how to apply. Contact Lindsey Garrison at with questions.

Employment Opportunities / Fellowships

Recent Publications

Brazilian Postdoctoral Research Fellow Marcella Cardoso, MSc, PhD, on a team of mostly Brazilian researchers, recently published an article in Cell titled “Evasion of NKG2D-mediated cytotoxic immunity by sarbecoviruses.” The published research represents a growing understanding of immune evasion in cases of patients with severe cases of SARS-CoV-2.

The backstory behind the publication was featured in BBC News Brasil. Marcella explains that, unlike typical scholarly articles that are an integral part of a researcher’s life, she considers this one a “love letter” addressed to her father, who died of a coronavirus infection in March 2021. In the BBC article, she tells not just the story of her father’s fatal illness and its impact on her family, but also the story of her tenacious journey to become an academic and researcher.

The Full Citation

Hartmann, Jordan A., Marcella R. Cardoso, Maria Cecilia Ramiro Talarico, Devin J. Kenney, Madison R. Leone, Dagny C. Reese, Jacquelyn Turcinovic, et al. “Evasion of NKG2D-Mediated Cytotoxic Immunity by Sarbecoviruses.” Cell187, no. 10 (May 9, 2024): 2393-2410.e14.

Here is a selection of our community’s recent publications, alphabetized by first author. To share your published work in the next newsletter, please email

  • Bergam, Scarlett, Thobekile Sibaya, Casiel T. Gethers, Nompumelelo Ndlela, Mpume Kuzwayo, Vincent C. Marconi, Jessica E. Haberer, Moherndran Archary, and Brian C. Zanoni. “WhatsApp-Based Sexual and Reproductive Health Education for Adolescents with Perinatally Acquired HIV: Lessons Learned from an mHealth Pilot Intervention in South Africa.” Sex Education 0, no. 0 (2024): 1–15.
  • Manne-Goehler, Jennifer, Mohammed K Ali, David Flood, Vincent C Marconi, Willem D F Venter, and Mark J Siedner. “From Evidence to Effectiveness: Implications of the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV Study for People With HIV in Low- and Middle-Income Settings.” Clinical Infectious Diseases 78, no. 6 (June 15, 2024): 1401–2.
  • Richterman, Aaron, Elie Saintilien, Medgine St-Cyr, Louise Claudia Gracia, Sara Sauer, Inobert Pierre, Moise Compere, Ahmed Elnaiem, Dyemy Dumerjuste, and Louise C Ivers. “Food Insecurity at Tuberculosis Treatment Initiation Is Associated With Clinical Outcomes in Rural Haiti: A Prospective Cohort Study.” Clinical Infectious Diseases, June 18, 2024, ciae252.
  • Zhen-Duan, Jenny, and Alexander C Tsai. “Invited Commentary: Mental Health Services Utilization Disparities at the Intersection of Asian Ethnoracial Identity and Limited English Proficiency.” American Journal of Epidemiology, June 12, 2024, kwae112.

Global Health Community Highlights

MUST colleagues to visit Boston in July

Colleagues from Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) will visit Massachusetts General Hospital in July. Please welcome Program Director Dr. Stephen Asiimwe, mental health nursing fellow Jannat Kasozi, MSN, pediatric critical care nursing fellow Raymond Tumwesigye, MSN, nursing trainer Hanifah Nantongo, Senior Program Manager Annet Kembabazi, MSC, and Relations and Communications Manager Rhina Mushagara, MSc.IS.

Another successful April field training

Global Disaster Response and Humanitarian Action (GDRHA), in partnership with the MGH Disaster Medical Team (DMT) and Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, hosted a 2.5-day field training designed to equip medical and disaster response professionals with advanced practice skills and knowledge to provide quality effective leadership and acute care in resource-constrained environments. A total of 40 participants from GDRHA, DMT, and other area response teams participated as students, instructors, and volunteers.

Welcome new Global Health Dermatology Research Fellows!

There are two new Global Health Dermatology Research Fellows – Sarah Anwar (Tufts Medical School student) and Christine Li (UMass Medical School student). Both will be working with the Director of Global Health Dermatology, Dr. Esther Freeman, on various research projects throughout the year.

Welcome summer intern Mamadou Diallo!

Welcome Mamadou Diallo, who is an Intern with
the Brigham Research in Infectious Disease and Global Engagement (BRIDGE) Summer Fellowship Program. Mamadou will be working under the mentorship of Amir Mohareb, MD, Director of Research Program on Humanitarian Action, Global Migration, and Infectious Diseases.

Mamadou is a student at Bates College pursuing a Bachelor of Science in physics. He aims to further his studies in medicine and global health to help identify ways in which physics can improve health technology on a global scale. Through academic achievement and active involvement in relevant programs, he intends to contribute to innovative approaches that address global health issues and improve health equity for underrepresented communities.

International Work Policy

Please see the newly updated International Work Policy for details and FAQs about working for Mass General Brigham outside of the the United States. The policy can be viewed or downloaded here.

2024 MGH Global Health Expo

You can now view the summary of the 2024 MGH Global Health Expo.

View or download the document here.

Opportunities to Engage

  • Mass General’s Hispanic Psychiatry Clinic is continuing to grow. They are accepting referrals for monolingual Spanish-speaking patients who receive primary specialty care at MGH. PCPs can refer patients for psychopharmacology services via the PTIS Epic referral, or contact the clinic at 617-643-7998.
  • We are building a global health library in our office. Feel free to stop by, check out a book and please add books to the list here.Some suggested topics to get you thinking include: diversity, equity and inclusion, global health, leadership and decolonizing global health. We’re excited to see your picks!
  • Do you have Boston area accommodations (a guest room, perhaps) that you can offer to our international collaborators traveling to Boston for short-term stays? If you’re able to host, please complete this REDcap survey.
  • If you are interested in teaching at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda as a Visiting Faculty, please contact Program Manager Juliana Hoke at
  • Interested in becoming a Global Health Affiliate or Associate? Learn more here.

Do you engage in global health work or want to find ways to get involved?

Complete the MGH Global Health Annual Survey today!

Click here or on the QR code to complete the REDcap survey.

Keep in Touch!

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