IN GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH
Uniting Streams is the working group for early career Global Health researchers within the Dutch Society for Tropical Medicine & International Health (NVTG).
Our goals are:
The 2017 board consists of:
- Janine de Zeeuw (department of Medical Sciences), chair
- Daniel Boateng (Julius Center/Migration and chronic disease)
- Natalie Mazur (Wilhelmina Kinderziekenhuis/RSV group)
- Puck Pelzer (Department of Health Sciences/Infectious disease)
- Robert Borst (Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management/Health Care Governance)
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
- Menno Smit (KEMRI/CDC)
Vacancy: Leiden/LUMC, Maastricht University/MUMC+, Tilburg University, Wageningen University, KIT
Our members are young global health researchers (PhD, postdoc) in a wide variety of fields including: medicine, biomedical science, public health, sociology, medical anthropology, health systems, health economics, entomology, etc. Most are based in the Netherlands, but some are (parttime) abroad. Almost all are involved with fieldwork.
Would you like to become involved? Membership is free and non-committal. Send us an e-email or sign up to our newsletter.
WHAT UNITING STREAMS DOES
We're always looking for new members to support these activities.
If you're interested, let us know!
1. A network of early career researchers in global health in the Netherlands
Uniting Steams is a network for young global health researchers to meet, exchange experiences and share ideas.
In addition to various events throughout the year (see below), we also publish an annual overview of successfully defended PhD theses in the field of Global Health in the Netherlands.
The most recent overviews can be found here:
2. Annual event: scientific sessions at the annual NVTG symposium
Uniting Steams organises scientific sessions at the Netherlands Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (NVTG)'s annual conference.
These sessions provide an opportunity for researchers to present their global health research to an interested audience consisting of tropical doctors (in training), policy makers, NGOs and other academics.
We expect to announce a next call for abstracts for the 2017 symposium Spring 2017.
3. Monthly newsletter on global health research in the Netherlands
4. Annual event: Fieldwork in Global Health for master students and starting PhD students
Annually an evening on fieldwork in Global Health for BSc, MSc and PhD students is organized by Uniting Utreams.
During this evening researchers employing various research approaches (antropological/social/medical) will shared their experiences and provided insights in the conduct of fieldwork in Global Health. They shared their experiences including the social and cultural differences, intercultural communication, pitfalls and practical aspects of research projects in the tropics.
5. Annual event: TropQuiz
Want to get to know other (young) researchers in the field of global health? The TropQuiz will take place every year in February or March!
So brush up your library of facts about global health, tropical medicine and research, music, movies and geography, and join us!
This event is organized by Uniting Streams in collaboration with TROIE.
6. Global Health Research Nights
These evenings allows global health researchers to share their research in an intimate setting followed by drinks, bites, mustic and good conversation.
Stay tuned for an update about next year's (2018) event!