Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs. The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.
A Longitudinal Educational Program to Advance the Health and Health Care of Refugees
The School of Medicine at Boston University (BUSM) will create a longitudinal program to advance health and health care of refugees. The program will provide opportunities for students to learn about, practice, and research refugee health. The program will include both didactic and interactive learning curricula customized to focus on refugee health needs that will be required of all first- and second-year students. Research and service learning opportunities, a refugee health clerkship, and an interprofessional refugee health selective (for students from multiple programs at the BU Medical Campus) will be optional for students during each of their four years. This work will broaden the curriculum of BUSM and produce online materials which will be disseminated to other health professional schools.