Symposium on Funding for International Health Research

The Provost's International Health Forum will host a "Symposium on Funding for International Health Research" on Thursday, January 21, in the Austrian Auditorium of the Clinical Research Building from 2-5 p.m.; a reception will follow. Interested faculty, students, and staff are invited to attend.

Speakers from the Penn community will describe their experience in obtaining grants from foundations, pharmaceutical companies, NIH/Fogarty Center, World Bank, non-governmental and international agencies. The featured guest speaker, Hope Sukin of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), will talk about USAID's objectives and programs. For more information on the program, please consult the International Medical Programs web site,

The International Health Forum (IHF) was established in October 1996, following discussions on world health at the Second Annual Provost's Conference on International Education and Research. Comprised of thirteen representatives from the University, the IHF seeks to develop inter-School and inter-disciplinary programs that focus on or include international health. Dr. Donald Silberberg, senior associate dean and director, International Medical Programs and professor of neurology, School of Medicine, chairs the IHF. The Office of International Programs provides staff support.

Almanac, Vol. 45, No. 16, January 12, 1999