GHEC Awards for Leadership and Excellence

All Awardees will be announced at the 2010 Conference “Alliances for Global Health Education: Learning from South / South Collaboration” a co-production of the 19th Annual GHEC Conference & 1st Annual Latin American and Caribbean Global Health Meeting, taking place April 9 – 11, 2010 and hosted at Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

GHEC Awards for Leadership and Excellence

The Christopher Krogh Award
Established in 1995, this award honors Christopher Krogh, MD, who was killed in an airplane accident on February 24, 1994 while traveling as a physician for the Indian Health Service. Chris was a founding member of GHEC (first established as IHMEC: International Health Medical Education Consortium) and a member of the Board of Directors.

The award plaque is presented to a student, resident, faculty member or other individual(s) that best represent the spirit of his dedication to Global Health. Dr. Krogh demonstrated that careers among our own underserved and those abroad are often two sides of the same coin. The award seeks to pay tribute to Dr. Krogh by honoring an individual who also demonstrates this integration of international and domestic health care.

Nomination process
Nominations must include all of the following items in a single email:

1) Name of the nominating party
2) Contact information for the nominating party (address, phone, email address)
3) Nominee’s name, title and institutional affiliation
4) Contact information for the Nominee (address, phone, email address)
5) A statement by the nominating party describing how the nominee embodies the passion for global health and serving the underserved that characterized Dr. Krogh’s life (500 words maximum)
6) the names and contact information of 2 other ‘referees’ who know the nominee well.
7) The nominee’s CV (2 pages maximum, 12 pt. font)

Deadline for Nominations: January 8, 2010
Nominations made by email only to: [email protected]
Subject Line: Nomination / Christopher Krogh Award

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The Lancet – GHEC Awards for Students and Residents in Global Health

• Outstanding Research Project by a student or resident that:
1) was initiated by, and/or mainly conducted by the student/resident
2) was initiated in 2008/2009 and completed by December 31, 2009
3) is in basic science, epidemiology, interventions and/or clinical studies relevant to global health

• Outstanding Community Service Project by a student or resident that:
1) was initiated by, and/or mainly conducted by the student/resident
2) was initiated in 2008/2009 and completed by December 31, 2009
3) addresses the needs of a disadvantaged/underprivileged communitiy(ies) within the U.S., Canada or abroad
4) had significant impact and will likely continue to have ongoing relevance in the future of the relevant community

The awards each consist of $1,000 and a plaque recognizing the achievement, and awardees will receive special mention on the GHEC website and the Lancet Student site: http://www.thelancetstudent.com/.

Application/Nomination Process
* The Lancet – GHEC Awards are available exclusively to GHEC members. Please contact us at [email protected] or at 415-777-4432 if unsure about your membership status or that of your nominee’s.

To apply for the award funds, applications must include all of the following items in a single email:
1) Name of the Lancet – GHEC award being applied for
2) Applicant’s Name, Title, Institutional Affiliation
3) Applicant’s Contact information (address, phone, email address)
4) A description of the study or the project (500 words maximum)
5) Applicant’s resume or CV (2 pages maximum, 12 pt. font)
6) A letter of reference from a mentor or supervisor who can provide additional information about the work done and its significance (500 words maximum)

To nominate another for the award funds, nominations must include all of the following items in a single email:
1) Name of the Lancet – GHEC award being applied for
2) Name of the nominating party
3) Contact information for the nominating party (address, phone, email address)
4) Nominee’s name, title and institutional affiliation
5) Contact information for the Nominee
6) A description of the research project or community service project (500 words maximum)
7) A letter of reference from a mentor or supervisor who can provide additional information about the work done and its significance (500 words maximum)
8) The nominee’s CV (2 pages maximum, 12 pt. font)

Deadline for Application/Nomination: January 8, 2010
Nominations made by email only to: [email protected]
Subject Line: Lancet – GHEC Award

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The Velji Awards
** The Velji awards are open exclusively to GHEC members. Please contact us at [email protected] or at 415-777-4432 if unsure about your membership status or that of your nominee’s.

• Velji Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Global Health
• The Velji Leadership Award – Emerging Leaders in Global Health
• The Velji Global Health Project of the Year Award

Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji were born in villages in Africa ( Kenya and Tanzania, respectively) with very impoverished health care systems. They lost three siblings in infancy to diphtheria and early in their adult years they committed themselves to a lifetime of work to improve the healthcare of all human beings, regardless of their origins, through better education. Dr Anvar Velji, is a co-founder of GHEC, founding Director of the Kaiser-UCD Residency Program (South Sacramento) and Editor of two seminal volumes -Global (International) Health and Global (International) Health Beyond The Year 2000. Dr. Pari Velji, is a certified public accountant and holds the position of Controls, Accountability & Tax Officer with the University of California Health Systems, Sacramento.

The Velji Faculty Award For Teaching Excellence In Global Health
The award will be offered annually and the awardee will receive a plaque, $1000, and recognition on GHEC’s website.

Nomination Process:
To make a nomination, all of the following information in a single email:

1) Name and contact information of nominating party
2) Name and contact information of nominee (address, phone, email address)
3) Nominee’s title, institutional affiliation and a CV (2 pages maximum, 12 pt. font)
4) A statement describing nominee’s merits, including as feasible, reference to teaching awards or other tangible recognitions of teaching excellence (500 words maximum)

Deadline for Nominations: January 8, 2010
Nominations made by email to: [email protected]
Subject Line: Velji Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence

The Velji Leadership Award – Emerging Leaders in Global Health
This award is offered annually to a student or resident who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to Global Health through providing organizational leadership.

The awardee will receive a plaque, $1000, and recognition on GHEC’s website.

Nomination Process
To make a nomination all of the following information must be included in a single email:

1) Name and contact information of nominating party
2) Name and contact information of nominee (address, phone, email address)
3) Nominee’s institutional affiliation, year of study, and resume (2 pages maximum, 12 pt. font)
4) A statement describing the individual’s activities that merit the award (500 words maximum)
5) Name and contact information of one person serving as a reference

Deadline for Nominations: January 8, 2010
Nominations made by email to: [email protected]
Subject Line: Velji Leadership Award – Emerging Leaders in Global Health

The Velji Global Health Project of the Year Award
This award is offered annually and recognizes the most original project conducted to alleviate poverty related-chronic and/or infectious disease(s) within the last year (i.e. project initiated in 2008/2009 and completed by December 31, 2009). Qualifying parties include individuals or groups from schools of health, NGOs and other non-educational institutions.

The awardee will receive a plaque, $1000, and recognition on GHEC’s website.

Nomination Process
Nominations may be made by faculty, organizations, practitioners, and other students. To make a nomination all of the following information must be included in a single email:

1) Name and contact information of nominating party
2) Name and contact information of nominee (address, phone, email address)
3) A statement describing the project and the individual(s) or group being nominated (500 words maximum).
4) Name and contact information of 2 individuals serving as reference

Deadline for Nominations: January 8, 2010
Nominations made by email to: [email protected]
Subject Line: The Velji Global Health Project of the Year Award