Friday, June 9, 2017

Law delegation to Myanmar November 5-12, 2017. UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

Dear Alumni, Colleagues, Friends,

This will be amazing - 2,000 Buddhist Temples in the Foothills of the Himalayas!

As you may recall from my previous correspondence, I will be leading a law delegation to Myanmar this fall from November 5-12, 2017. I would like to invite you to join me for what promises to be a rewarding professional and cultural journey.

Our delegation will explore Myanmar's legal system through a series of meetings, site visits, and informal exchanges. Our goal is to learn about Myanmar's governance, legal systems, and its legal education. We also hope to learn about efforts for ending poverty and inequality, and explore collaborations with law schools, firms, and social justice NGO’s. In addition to the professional visits, we will enjoy authentic and immersive cultural activities in Yangon, Inle Lake, and Bagan. Seasoned guides will accompany us to allow us to fully experience the extraordinary culture, sites, and people of Myanmar. You can view the full, detailed itinerary here:

Our delegation will meet in Yangon on Sunday, November 5, 2017, and depart on Sunday, November 12. The cost per person is $3750. This includes all transportation within Myanmar on air-conditioned motor coaches, internal flights, all meetings and cultural activities as outlined in the schedule, first-class luxury accommodations based on double occupancy, most meals as outlined in the schedule, a professional travel manager, expert city guides, pre-departure preparation, and 24 hour emergency support during travel. 

The cost does not include your international flight to and from Yangon, passport/visa fees, optional gratuities, personal expenses, or meals/activities not listed in the schedule. Guests are also invited and encouraged to join. If you prefer a single room, one can be provided for an additional $1150.

If you have questions regarding the program or would like to enroll, I encourage you to contact me or Yvonne Trudeau at Worldwide Adventures at 509-280-1664 or

Since space on the delegation is limited, I encourage you to respond as soon as possible if you intend to join. I am pleased to be involved in this exciting opportunity and hope you will join me on this fascinating adventure!


Shelley Broderick
Dean and Professor
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law

June 15, 2017. Virtual disaster housing industry forum

What: Virtual disaster housing industry forum
Time: 2 to 4 p.m. eastern
Date: Thursday, June 15, 2017
FEMA is hosting a virtual industry forum for members of the private sector and academic institutions that have new and innovative solutions for providing temporary living facilities following a disaster.
Participants can present via a web-based platform and phone call.
  • The virtual housing industry forum is open to both for and non-profit organizations, trade associations or academic institutions who may be able to provide temporary living facilities following a disaster.
  • Interested participants should already have a proto-type of a fully-formed design concept for disaster housing units.
  • The ideal housing units can be used anywhere from six to 18 months following a disaster and can be used in a variety of climates.
  • Participants can submit up to five power point slides to present. Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes or less.
  • This call for presentations does not imply or guarantee a contract or intent to purchase. This call is being conducted to identify diverse options that may be unknown to FEMA.
  • Presentations should be submitted no later than noon (eastern) on Tuesday, June 13. Presentation times and call-in information will be sent to those participating on June 13.
Those who are interested in participating or who have questions should contact

Best regards,

FEMA Private Sector Division

NIH. Healthy volunteers needed for a study on brain activity when you are performing certain tasks.

“Healthy volunteers needed for a study on brain activity when you are performing certain tasks.”

The purpose of this study is to learn more about brain activity when you are performing certain tasks. Participants will have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at brain areas that are active when these are exposed to different conditions. The study requires one or two outpatient visits to the NIH Clinical Center. Compensation may be provided.

You may be eligible to participate if you:
  • Are 21 to 60 years old
  • Drink alcohol daily or almost daily (15 + drinks/week for females and 20 + drinks/week for males)
  • Are not seeking treatment for drinking alcohol
  • Are right-handed
You may not be eligible if you:
  • Have a current problem of drug abuse
  • Have metals in your body such as pacemakers, medication pumps, aneurysm clips or other metals that would make an MRI unsafe
  • Have colorblindness
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America’s research hospital, is located on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, Maryland.

For more information, call:
Office of Patient Recruitment
TTY: 1-866-411-1010
Study #14-AA-0094

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90% of health care workers at 2 facilities in Ghana were not adequately trained to handle suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases when researchers interviewed them in late 2015



More than 90% of health care workers at 2 facilities in Ghana were not adequately trained to handle suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases when researchers interviewed them in late 2015, says a new BioMed Central study.

Researchers administered a questionnaire—adapted from WHO and CDC Ebola preparedness checklists—to 101 health care workers. Only 26% of participants believed their facilities were properly equipped to handle EVD, and only 9% were able to identify the disinfectant to use after patient contact. Fewer than half of the workers were willing to attend to a patient who might have EVD.

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June 2017. How to Fix the Broken Humanitarian System

How to Fix the Broken Humanitarian System: A Q&A with Paul Spiegel

Last night the Lancet published a multi-part series on humanitarian response. It couldn’t be more timely as the world struggles with multiple crises that have forced tens of millions of people from their homes—a scale unseen since World War II.

Unfortunately, the humanitarian response system designed to help them is broken, says Paul Spiegel, author of an article in the series.

Reconfiguring humanitarian response to make it more coordinated and effective in dealing with prolonged crises like that of Syria is essential for the future, says Spiegel, director of the Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

What’s needed? Stronger command and control of response, integration of displaced people into local economies and national health systems and fewer organizations involved in response, says Spiegel in a GHN Q&A.

Brian W. Simpson, Global Health NOW

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