Interested in getting involved with GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard? See below for current opportunities, including mental health-related fellowships, jobs, and other opportunities. You can also email us at GMH_Admin@hms.harvard.edu for more information.
Vacancies and opportunities
We're currently looking for student and trainee volunteers to help us plan this spring's GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard Open Day. Email GMH_Admin@hms.harvard.edu to express your interest.
- The Geneva Challenge aims to encourage interdisciplinary problem solving analysis among master students on advancing human development within the scope of a relevant topic. Global Health is a defining challenge of tomorrow’s world and is a critical concern for both developing and developed countries. As the key to this issue is an interdisciplinary solution, crossing traditional boundaries between academic disciplines, we are inviting Master students from all academic programmes and from anywhere in the world to provide helpful strategic recommendations. Five prizes, one per continent, we will be distributed. Registrations close on 24th March 2019. Submission due by 15th July 2019.
Sangath is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation committed to improving health across the life span by empowering existing community resources to provide appropriate physical, psychological and social therapies. Its primary focus areas include child development, adolescent and youth health, and adult health and chronic disease. Started in 1996 by seven professionals in Goa, Sangath developed a vision to provide professional healthcare services for developmental disabilities and mental health problems. Today, it is one of the largest NGOs in the state, with more than 100 service providers, two centres in Goa, projects across India, collaborations with leading institutions in the world, and international recognition for its path-breaking research and intervention programmes in the community.
- The Health Service & Population Research Department at King’s College London is now accepting applications for Women’s Mental Health Research 2019. This three-day course aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the nature and determinants of women’s mental health, and research principles and methods for the study of these issues and for the design and evaluation of strategies to improve women’s mental health. Students will also be provided with practical guidance on safety and ethical issues in women’s mental health research. Key topics include the risk of illness to the mother and child in the perinatal period and the relationship between domestic and sexual violence and women’s mental health. For more information and to apply, please visit the Short Courses prospectus here.
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- Charles A. Nelson, Ph.D. and Michelle Bosquet Enlow, Ph.D. are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to assist with a longitudinal research project examining the development and neural bases of emotion processing. The overall goal of the project is to test the combined effects of neural, physiological, behavioral, and familial risk factors in early life on vulnerability to anxiety in early to middle childhood. Interested? Please contact: Finola Kane-Grade
- Join the collaborative platform for local, national and global investigators who have an interest in mental health services research and evaluation for ThriveNYC, the first large-scale city intervention in mental health of its kind. ThriveNYC – New York City’s citywide initiative to transform the mental health system and improve quality of and access to care for all New Yorkers. The I-Hub is a partnership between the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the NYC Office of the Mayor, and the Center for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH) at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy.
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The Movement for Global Mental Health is a network of individuals and organisations that aim to improve services for people living with mental health problems and psychosocial disabilities worldwide, especially in low- and middle-income countries where effective services are often scarce. Two principles are fundamental to the Movement: scientific evidence and human rights.
The Center on the Developing Child’s diverse activities align around building a R&D (research and development) platform for science-based innovation, and transforming the policy and practice landscape that supports and even demands change. We do this because society pays a huge price when children do not reach their potential, because half a century of policies and programs have not produced breakthrough outcomes, and because dramatic advances in science are ready to be used to achieve a promising future for every child.
The Center for Women’s Mental Health at MGH provides state-of-the-art evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function including premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), pregnancy-associated mood disturbance, postpartum psychiatric illness, and peri- and post- menopausal depression. Clinical care is complemented by research in each of these areas ranging from studies of a spectrum of treatments for women who suffer from PMDD, postpartum depression, and depression in menopause to longitudinal observational studies for women who suffer from mood disorders during pregnancy.
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Your solidarity will enable our vision to be realized. We need your support, in the form of your engagement, ideas and gifts, for our plans to:
1. Generate knowledge to promote innovative inter-disciplinary research to address the urgent challenges of prevention of mental health problems and the implementation of effective interventions at scale;
2. Create a virtual knowledge hub that serves as a global resource, where information about mental health and clinical skills are synthesized and disseminated to diverse communities and stakeholders;
3. Facilitate the establishment of a global financing mechanism for mental health;
4. Translate knowledge into action on the ground to support the scale-up of services to under-served communities in the US and around the world through creation of an expert technical support unit bridging expertise in research, education, service, advocacy and policy reform.
5. Build capacity to implement sustained, model mental health programs that integrate training and education research and service; 6. Build our academic community through development of a series of curated, annual events.
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