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IHME opportunities

Post-Graduate Fellowship Program
Advancing the Science of Health Measurement through Innovation, Education, and Collaboration

The Post-Graduate Fellowship program is for recent PhD and MD researchers and combines academic research, education and training, and professional work with progressive, on-the-job training and mentoring from an illustrious group of professors and researchers. We are now accepting applications for our 2013 cohort. The program description and instructions on how to apply are attached and linked below. Our application deadline is November 1, 2012.


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PhD in Global Health
A Measurable Difference

The new PhD program in Global Health builds on the expertise of our faculty in the areas of Metrics and Implementation Science. This unique, interdisciplinary program is comprised of a core curriculum in advanced quantitative methods, epidemiology, population health measurement, impact evaluations, and implementation science methods. Students develop skills through a combination of didactic courses, seminars, and research activities including primary data collection and analysis. This program trains global health researchers for careers in academic institutions, international organizations, ministries of health, foundations, and the private sector. Our application deadline is December 1, 2012.

For more information on how to apply, please visit our Web page: http://globalhealth.washington.edu/phd

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IHME and a Gates Foundation Critique

I was forwarded a recent article about the Gates Foundation and how it has partnered with news organizations like ABC News and The Guardian. And guess what? IHME makes an appearance in the second half of the second page! I wouldn’t say that it’s positive about my work, but I am delighted to see the technical appendix mentioned in print.

During my recent education in medicine, I’ve learned that an appendix is something that people think you don’t need. Also, if something goes wrong with it, it can kill you. And it’s true that the “webpendix” is 219 pages, but the bulk of that is pictures. The first 19 pages are a pretty decent stats paper about how we used Gaussian Processes to model really noisy time-series data.


Yearly percentage decline in mortality in children younger than 5 years between 1990 and 2010



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More PBFs out of Seattle

For those of you interested in hearing more about the summer travels of the IHME post-bachelors fellows, I alert you to the existence of these blogs:

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IHME and the two words of good journalism

The investigative journalist I.F. Stone once told an assembly of aspiring writers, “I am going to tell you a number of things, but if you really want to be a good journalist you only have to remember two words: governments lie.”

Exaggerate is a more diplomatic way to put it, and that’s how the headlines read regarding a new IHME report that came out in Lancet on Thursday. Here is the local edition, from the Seattle Times: Continue reading

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