Harvard School of Public Health John Godleski, MD Dept of Environmental Health
Harvard School of Public Health • Mission: To advance the public’s Health through learning, discovery, and communication.
Harvard School of Public Health • The School produces knowledge through research. • Disseminates knowledge through higher education. • Translates knowledge into evidence communicated to the public, policy makers, and practicioners to advance the health of populations throughout the world.
Harvard School of Public Health • Dean – Julio FrenkMD, MPH, PhD • Departments:
HSPH – Brazilian Programs • Global Health and Population/Immunology Infectious Disease – Marcia Castro, Mary Wilson, John David & Santa Casa Med School • Environmental Health – John Godleskiwith 6 other faculty mentors in Molecular and Integrated Physiological Science Program & Faculty of Medicine University of Sao Paulo (FMUSP) led by Paulo Saldiva and Others…
Dept. of Environmental HealthBrazilian Program • Medical students from FMUSP spend 1 year doing research in laboratories at HSPH. • Term is January to December • Students take a research tutorial class with Dr. Godleski, attend seminars, and complete a laboratory research project with a faculty mentor. • Current faculty mentors in MIPs include: John Godleski, Joseph Brain, Les Kobzik, Bernardo Lemos, Stephanie Shore, Richard Verrier; • Current distribution -- 1-3 Students per lab. • Other Faculty members listed as willing mentors for these students: Jeff Fredberg, Dan Tschumperlin
Dept. of Environmental HealthBrazilian Program Funding • Program began in 2005, with students who had the resources to take a year off and study abroad – 3 students, then numbers increased… • In 2008, 10 students, but all did not have resources, so funding was developed – Lemann Foundation, Santander Bank, and others DRCLAS Brazilian Office • 2009-2012 full support by philanthropy – a model for Science without Borders. • 2013– Students supported directly by Science without Borders – Philanthropic support promised if needed. • 2014 and beyond– Support from Science without Borders-Harvard University agreement
Dept. of Environmental Health Brazilian Program • Program Alumni spread the word of their experience and the success of the program • 2009-2012 – 10 students per year more mentors recruited • For 2012 --- 35 Applicants – Screened and selected by Program alumni and FMUSP faculty, 10 selected • For 2013 -- 60 Applicants – Screened by alumni committee and FMUSP faculty, 20 interviewed by HSPH faculty, 10 selected. Supported by Science without Borders!
Dept. of Environmental Health Brazilian Program • 7 years -- More than 50 students • 28 publications – 5 first author – many more in the pipeline • Multiple poster presentations at local, national, and international meetings. • Students write reports on total experience at 6 months, final written scientific report at end of year from each student. • All are available from the last 4 years • All must present their work in Department Seminar Series. • Vibrant, active alumni program in Brazil connect to DRCLAS • Seminars in Brazil on cutting edge research • Networking potential students • Reviewing applicants • Return visits to Boston • Annual meetings when Harvard Faculty visit Brazil