Attend CUGH 2020 in Washington, DC
December 17, 2019
Dear Colleague,

This bulletin is packed with important information about opportunities in global health.

The program for our 2020 conference is online at . In addition, we have a special offer: anyone who registers for the conference before midnight EST December 31, 2020 will be eligible to win three free nights at the Washington Hilton Hotel during the conference. Please only use our link to book a room or contact the Hilton Hotel directly to access the special rates we have negotiated.

We also have our annual, end of year fundraising drive. All donations will support travel bursaries for presenters coming to CUGH2020 from low and low middle-income countries.

This bulletin includes information about: our upcoming webinar on climate change, CUGH's capacity building platform, our US gun-control tracker, AAVMC's suicide prevention toolkit, upcoming conferences, fellowships, prizes, and top stories from the Fogarty Institute at NIH, CDC and more.

On behalf of our Board of Directors and our team here at our office in Washington DC (Dalal, Arisa, Jenna, Monica, Philippe, Nicole and Roara, and our Event Assistants, Eneka, Emilee, and Kira) I would like to thank you very much for your support and wish you and yours a joyous holiday season.
As always, please forward this bulletin to your networks so it can be shared widely.


Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
Special Offer from CUGH Ends December 31

Register for CUGH2020 before midnight EST on December 31st to be entered in a raffle to win three free nights at the Washington Hilton Hotel during the conference.

See the exciting conference program at .

Join over 1800 scientists, students and implementers and be inspired to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces.

Registration information is here .

Remember to attend the satellite sessions on April 17 (most are free and open to all).

Partner with CUGH and get visibility at CUGH2020 for your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor .
Support CUGH's Travel Bursary Program
Travel costs are often a major obstacle for researchers from low and low-middle income countries (LLMIC) to attend and present their work at our annual conference. Help us to address this challenge by donating to our travel bursary program.

Bursary recipients who presented at CUGH2019 came from Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda.

100% of your donation supports these bursaries for LLMIC scientists. Donations are tax deductible in the US. Thank you so much for your support. Everything helps!

Upcoming CUGH Webinars

Lancet Countdown: Opportunities to Improve Health through Climate Action

Join us on January 31, 2020 at 11 AM - 12 PM EST for our next webinar. The Lancet Countdown: Tracking Progress on Health and Climate Change is an international, multi-disciplinary collaboration that monitors the links between health and climate change through indicators highlighting the threats to health and the solutions. The 2019 Global Report and its companion Policy Brief for the United States were released on November 13, 2019. Dr. Renee Salas (lead author) and Dr. Jonathan Patz (author) will discuss how these recent findings present a profound opportunity to improve health and the steps needed to achieve a healthier future for everyone. Dr. Keith Martin will moderate the event.

Click here for more information and to access the registration link.

Information about the Lancet Countdown is found at:

Improving Access to Palliative Care: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Ease Serious Health-Related Suffering

Join us on February 5, 2020 at 1 PM - 2 PM EST for a webinar on palliative care and its role in promoting the health and well-being of individuals and populations worldwide. Speakers, William Rosa and Christian Ntizimira MD, will discuss major gaps and opportunities to improve palliative care access and delivery, particularly in LMICs, and compare examples of interventions aiming to train palliative care workforce and build capacity at the national and regional level. Nauzley Abedini MD,
Chair of the CUGH Palliative Care Working Group, will moderate.

Click here for more information and to access the registration link.

Missed our past webinars? Find recordings and materials in the " Past Events " section of our website. Recent ones include:

Applications for the 2020-2021 PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program Cohort Are Now Open

The PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program , implemented by the Public Health Institute and which CUGH is a partner, is a CDC-funded fellowship that supports promising, emerging global public health professionals to develop the technical skills needed to respond to today’s public health needs and challenges. Applications for the 2020-2021 cohort are now open. The deadline to submit the application is January 22, 2020 at 12 PM PST .
CUGH's Capacity Building Platform: A Program to Strengthen Training Capacity in LLMICs

How can we work together to strengthen training capabilities in LLMICs and address critical HR needs? To do this, CUGH created a Capacity Building Platform. It enables universities, governments and NGOs in LLMICs to share requests for trainers across a range of medical and non bio-medical disciplines. Organizations can also post trainers interested in providing training in LLMIC institutions. We hope this will address the human resources gap in LLMICs.

Please use this database and share it widely.

Access and share the database at:

Much thanks goes to CUGH's  Capacity Building Subcommittee  for their efforts in this project.
CUGH's Gun Control Tracker: A Program to Support Gun Safety in the US

We continue to see a steady stream of gun violence in the US. Every year more than 100,000 Americans are shot. Of these, 30,000 people die. This is a preventable, public health disaster, and CUGH is addressing it with a simple, non-partisan call for action. Our Gun Control Tracker (below) shows the position of US congresspersons on gun safety regulations.

We need you to share the tracker with your networks. We hope this will increase support for those advancing gun safety reforms.

Click here to access the tracker for the US Senate.
Click here to access the tracker for the US House of Representatives.

Suicide is tragically increasing in incidence worldwide. To help support colleges of veterinary medicine in the aftermath of a student’s death by suicide,  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention  (AFSP), the  American Veterinary Medical Association  (AVMA) and the  Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges  (AAVMC) have released a new resource,  After a Suicide: A Toolkit for Colleges of Veterinary Medicine.

Resources are also available for medical schools and residency/fellowship programs. Access the toolkits here . These resources could be useful for any organization. Please share it & let's help save someone's life.

Dr. Patricia Garcia, Peru's former Minister of Health, wrote an excellent article in The Lancet on one of the most important yet neglected global health challenges, corruption. Dr. Garcia writes about corruption embedded in health systems and the responsibilities that academic and research communities have to address this issue. Read here .

The Takemi Program in International Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is currently recruiting for the 2010–2021 Fellowship year. Each year the Program recruits a small group of mid-career researchers and professionals to spend an academic year at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The Takemi Program provides participants with the space, time, and flexibility to enhance their capacity for research and leadership.

Since 1984, 290 Fellows from 56 countries have trained in the Takemi Program. Applicants should be mid-career researchers who have completed graduate degrees, published in internationally recognized journals, and demonstrated potential leadership capacity in their home countries. They are expected to have made, or intend to make, a commitment to a career in health for which participation in the Program will be of significant value. Applications may come from any relevant discipline or profession (e.g., medicine, law, public health, economics, management, and social sciences).
The application portal is available  here .
Applications are due by December 31, 2019 at midnight EST.

AAAS Mass Media Fellowship
The AAAS Mass Media Fellowship is a 10-week summer program that places science, engineering, and mathematics students in media organizations nationwide and provides a stipend intended to offset expenses. Fellows use their academic training as they research, write, and report on today’s headlines, sharpening their abilities to communicate complex scientific issues to the public. Interested applicants can visit the  application site  to learn more. Applications are due by 11:59 pm ET on January 1, 2020 .  

AAAS SciLine
The  AAAS SciLine  program is a freely available resource for journalists working on print, broadcast, video, and new-media platforms. It provides timely referrals to scientists with both topical expertise and excellent communication skills. AAAS encourages scientists to register as experts to help ensure information reported is accurate and clear.  

To access the online nomination system, please visit . Nominations may be submitted in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish.

Nominations must be submitted by  January 9, 2020 .

Social innovation is a problem-solving strategy that prioritizes impact and sustainability, while aiming to create positive social change.  Social innovation is increasingly used to solve health problems. SESH is seeking input on how best to measure social innovation in health in order to standardize approaches. Join their challenge contest today!

More details about the challenge contest are available here:

Application deadline: January 15, 2020

Stanford’s Center for Innovation in Global Health is proud to announce this year’s competition and application for the Stanford Fellowship in Media and Global Health to teach physicians-in-training to use various media channels to advocate and inform on global health issues. Fellows will be chosen from a national pool of US medical students committed to a career in global health. This opportunity provides medical students with 12 months of practical training in the fundamentals of journalism, communications, and global health reporting on a variety of media platforms, including print, online, broadcast, social and digital media. Each year, the fellow participates in three rotations over the course of the fellowship year. She or he spends the fall quarter (September through December) in journalism on campus with  Stanford’s Graduate Program in Journalism . In the winter, the fellow is embedded with Dr. Sanjay Gupta at CNN in Atlanta to learn the fundamentals of how the news media chooses and researches stories. In late Spring, the fellow is encouraged to pursue an overseas or domestic capstone project of his or her choice on an untold global health story tackling equity issues. A modest living and travel stipend is awarded in addition to the fellowship.

Deadline: January 30, 2020

June 29 - July 24, 2020: The  Rx One Health Field Institute  is a transformative 4-week field-based experiential learning course focused on One Health core competencies for graduate students and early career professionals from all disciplines. Organized and taught by experts from the  University of California, Davis Sokoine University of Agriculture  and  Ifakara Health Institute , Rx One Health develops participants’ skills for addressing complex challenges through hands-on, practical learning experiences, case studies, group discussions and field exercises.

Deadline: January 31, 2020

The PEER program is accepting applications  for research proposals in the following areas: digital tools, clean energy, WASH, family planning, and reproductive health. Proposals are due February 10, 2020 .

The Gund Institute for Environment at UVM seeks an exceptional researcher for a new Postdoctoral Fellowship in Nature and Human Health , to explore the connections between global environmental change and human health outcomes. They specifically seek candidates focused on the mental health impacts from exposure to nature, but other topics regarding nature-health links will be considered.  Application due February 15, 2020 .

Global Health NOW is an essential daily read for the global health community. In addition to exclusive stories, the GHN staff scours the global media and selects the day's most important articles about research, trends and events to summarize in a free e-newsletter and on their website. The email is sent every weekday morning, and the website is updated shortly thereafter. Subscribe here .

The University of Maryland Graduate School is excited to share the news about their 12-credit Certificate in Global Health Innovation launching in fall 2020. Partnering with the InterAmerican Center for Global Health (CISG), students admitted to this program will participate in an immersive 10-week learning experience in Costa Rica taught by CISG faculty. The curriculum will explore global health and health care innovation in Costa Rica, a country largely recognized as a global leader in translating good ideas into positive health outcomes. Upon completion students will be able conceptualize the transfer of a health care innovation across borders considering the steps required to approve, scale up, and introduce innovations to a new setting.

Jhpiego is seeking a consultant to work with the African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) leadership and the Secretariat staff team to develop a strategy for AFREhealth to grow it's membership base. The consultant will report to and receive support from the HW21 Senior Program Manager & Project Director. The consultant will also work directly with the AFREhealth Chairs of the Membership and Communication Committees and the AFREhealth President and Executive Committee and liaise with the Secretariat Senior Program Manager as directed.  Learn more .

Congratulations to Dr. Liz Grant, CUGH Research Committee co-chair and former member of the CUGH Board of Directors, for being recognized in The Lancet for her contributions to global health.

Read her profile here .

Deadline: January 15, 2020

The World One Health Congress actively encourages the careers of promising researchers and wants to provide young One Health advocates with a unique opportunity to interact with world experts, gain further insights into their fields of interest and get inspired with new ideas and possibilities. The One Health Platform therefore established a One Health Fellowship Fund to provide fellowships to young scientists, with special attention for promising scientists from resource-challenged countries.


March 6-8, 2020 
Washington, DC, USA

Registration for AAVMC Annual Conference Catazyle 2020: Innovate & Inspire is now open!  Register  today to receive early bird registration discounts.  

Saturday, April 4, 2020 
Boston, MA, USA

Join national experts and faculty from the MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing Center for Climate Change, Climate Justice and Health to address ways to identify the risks of health climate change, advocate for climate/environmental justice, and mitigate the impact of climate change on health and well-being. This symposium will provide health care professionals with an opportunity to engage in robust discussion about ideas for corrective action to improve the lives of people in the face of climate change.

Featured Reading & Viewing
Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security
The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security urges the U.S. government to replace the cycle of crisis and complacency that has long plagued health security preparedness with a doctrine of continuous prevention, protection, and resilience. Read here .

Landscape of Global Oncology Research and Training at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers
The article describes the global oncology program offerings and projects at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers (NDCCs). Findings of the Survey represent an important benchmark of the dedication of NDCCs to the field of global oncology, and trends in the survey data reflect those seen in recent literature: the field of global oncology is growing, advancing scientific knowledge, contributing to building research and training capacity in low-and middle-income countries, and becoming a desired career path. Importantly, the survey may also serve as a catalyst and convening tool for strategic discussions for practitioners across the global oncology community.

Top Global Health Research Stories of 2019 from Fogarty and NIH
Readers and editors of the Fogarty International Center’s  Global Health Matters newsletter  identified these stories as their top picks for 2019. Read here .
CDC's Updates from the Field: Fall 2019
In this issue, you will learn how CDC epidemiologists, veterinarians, statisticians, communicators, and other subject matter experts work closely with Ministries of Health and other partners in numerous countries to develop and strengthen sustainable public health systems. Read here .

Remembering Dr. Fitzhugh Mullan
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at the George Washington University (GW) revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies and a wonderful friend and colleague to many of us , sadly died on Nov. 29. We extend our deepest condolences to Fitz's family. He will be dearly missed. Read more here .
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