A Letter from our Executive Director
August 30, 2019
Dear Colleague,

CUGH has had a busy summer.

In this bulletin you will see important information about:
  • New deadlines to submit your abstracts and panel proposals for CUGH2020, April 17-20.
  • Our Congressional Gun Safety Tracker that we created in response to the horrendous murder of innocent civilians in El Paso and Dayton. Please use it, share it widely and join us in our efforts to have effective gun safety regulations passed in Congress.
  • Becoming a candidate to join our Board of Directors.
  • Registering for our autumn workshop in Washington DC on how you can create, launch and manage an international project.
  • Registering for our Capitol Hill day in Washington DC , Nov. 19
  • Our upcoming webinars and more.

Thank you for sharing this bulletin with your networks.

Best wishes,

Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
The Amazon is Burning
"It would be difficult to overstate the importance of the Amazon rainforest. It is home to three million individual species of plant and animal as well as more than one million indigenous people". Kessler, R. (2019, August). The Amazon Burning. Retrieved from https://www.ecohealthalliance.org/2019/08/the-amazon-is-burning. Read full EcoHealth Alliance online article.
Press Release: Introducing CUGH's Gun Control Tracker
We are asking you to look at the  Tracker , see your congressperson’s position and vote for those who support gun safety.  We want every US voter to use the Tracker and share it widely. 
Letter from Scientists to Director of NIH, Dr. Francis Collins
Firearm injuries and violence - gun suicides, gun homicides and assaults, gun accidents, and mass shootings - are a public health crisis that continues to plague the nation. Every day over 300 US residents are shot with a firearm, and every few weeks a mass shooting injures and kills dozens of our citizens. These shootings are clear public health threats and consume an enormous amount of clinical, hospital, health department, and morgue resources across the nation, ultimately costing the nation at least $200 billion each year, including expenses for emergency, surgical and medical care. 

Please read Letter.
CUGH Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

CUGH is seeking nominations from our institutional members to fill seven new positions on a board. They are three-year terms that will start in April 2020. If you wish to nominate yourself or an individual who meets the criteria below and is not from an institution that is already represented by someone on the current Board of Directors (see attachment), please do the following: 

1. Submit a brief statement summarizing why you think this person (or yourself) would be a valuable member of the Board.

2. Include the nominee’s bio (please keep bios brief to no more than 250 words). Ensure that your nominee would like to serve on the Board.

3. Send your nominations to the CUGH Secretariat at  nominations@cugh.org  by September 15th, 2019

Learn more here.
CUGH'S Subcommittee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health is Seeking Application - Deadline Extended September 15, 2019

CUGH’s Subcommittee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health (SMUDGH) is seeking applications for new members to serve 2-year terms (2019–2021). SMUDGH is a subcommittee of the CUGH Education Committee that analyzes programmatic and curricular trends for global health in undergraduate education (such minors, bachelor’s degrees, and study abroad) and master’s education (including MPH, MS, and MA degrees in global health); examines emerging innovations in curriculum design, teaching, and experiential learning opportunities; and seeks to make the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) useful to colleges and universities with diverse institutional missions. 

Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of interest (no more than 500 words) describing their experience in global health education and their particular areas of interest related to the SMUDGH mission using this  link   no later than September 15, 2019. SMUDGH members must be individual members of CUGH or work at an organization that has an institutional CUGH membership before the start of the Subcommittee term on September 15. 
CUGH Webinar | Working with CUGH on Public and Political Engagement in Global Health

This is an important time for US academics and other members of the global health community to engage US government officials and the public to show the value of investing in global health. CUGH received a grant from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to do this. In the upcoming year, we will be hosting two Global Health Capitol Hill Days, which will take place on   November 19th, 2019  and  April 16th, 2020 . At that time, representatives from academia, NGOs, foundations and the private sector will have an opportunity to engage with federal representatives on theses issues. This initiative will also facilitate academics to connect to state representatives to achieve the project's objectives.
We hope this effort will increase support in federal and state legislatures for US global health investments and create policies that are data-driven and sustainable.

CUGH's Executive Director, Dr. Keith Martin, will be hosting two webinars for universities' government relations representatives, members from academia, and the broader global health community (NGOs, foundations, the private sector) to discuss how we can collaborate to strengthen US leadership and support for investing in global health initiatives.

Please join us on either:

September  24th , 2019 at 12:00 PM ET
Register  here


September  26th,  2019 at 3:00 PM ET
Register  here
CUGH Seeks Members to Join Its Development Committee

Letter of Invitation

CUGH has always endeavored to enable representatives from LMIC countries to travel to the United States to present their research and abstracts. Due to funding issues, CUGH is limited in the number of people it can sponsor. To truly have representation from LMIC countries, we need to work towards securing ongoing funding that will enable us to sponsor more promising researchers and presenters to travel to the United States.

We invite you to join us in building an ad hoc Development Working Group that will work focus on securing long-term funding toward this cause. Grant writing experience, previous development experience, connections to universities and foundations are valuable skill sets but not necessary. Please write to us at info@cugh.org if you would like to be involved in being part of the time limited, goal-focused development group.
Member Spotlight
CUGH in collaboration with ASPPH, AAC&U, GASP, CFHI, CISG, and Allegheny College opens registration for 2020 professional development workshop:  "Integrating Experiential Learning for Global Health."

I nterested in gaining essential 'how-to's' of integrating experiential learning experiences for your students into coursework and curricular programming? Join us in Costa Rica for an intensive professional development workshop this January 4-12, 2020. Individual faculty, staff, and teams are invited to participate. Applications DUE for this workshop by September 15, 2019. 

REGISTER: CUGH Conference 2020
Submissions for Abstracts, Sessions, and Satellite Sessions are now being accepted on CUGH2020.org . The new deadline Panel Proposals: September 5, 2019. Abstract Proposals: September 15, 2019

Registration rates and information can be found here.
CUGH Projects Updates
CUGH Fall Workshop
How to Launch Your International Project
November 4, 5, 2019
8:00am-5:30pm EDT
Washington, DC

Take your program planning experience to the next level with our fall workshop at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), in partnership with O’Neill Paragon Solutions. We are offering a tactical program designed to hone your skills in developing international projects. 

CUGH's Capacity Building Platform

The deficit in skilled human resources across a wide range of biomedical and non-biomedical areas is worsening. This is particularly acute in low and low middle-income countries (LLMICs). To tackle this challenge, the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) has created an online capacity building platform. It will assist institutions in LLMICs to connect with trainers and the educational products they need. The site has two parts: the first enables LLMIC institutions to list their specific training needs; the second, is a portal for institutions to list the trainers they have who are interested in providing training.

View website here

We have an opportunity to do a better job connecting real world problems with research capabilities.  CUGH has created this online tool  to bridge that gap. We are inviting institutions, governments, NGOs and companies to post funded research questions (from high or middle income nations) or unfunded questions (low- income nations) on this site.

Researchers interested in doing this work, especially those working on their Masters or PhD degrees are encouraged to  apply to the requests posted here.
Global Health Capitol Hill Day - November 19, 2019

Join us in Washington DC to meet with key offices responsible for funding of global health activities. Efforts will be made for you to meet with your Senator and Representative’s offices. With 2020 being an election year this is a particularly important time for us to inform US Congresspersons on the importance of US leadership and investments in global health to their constituents, community, country and the world.

Apply for CUGH's Global Health Capitol Hill Day here. The application period now closes on September 22nd, 2019.
News and Events
SEPTEMBER 4-5 2019

The AIDF Global Summit strives to enable quicker and better response during crises and catastrophes by improving effectiveness, cost-efficiency and sustainability of aid operations. Please click here to see all upcoming Global Health Council events.

2019 Planetary Health Alliance Annual Meeting September 4-6, 2019.
Palo Alto, California

Planetary health is about ensuring that Earth is a healthy home for humanity. It is a movement to improve our stewardship of the planet, so that our legacy is an environment that improves human health rather than harming it.

In September, please join us for the seminal convening of leading researchers and policymakers in the emerging planetary health space. This is the only conference where the Planetary Health Alliance network of over 150 institutions from over 35 countries and other interested institutions and individuals consistently gather to showcase their groundbreaking work, gain insight into strategies to advance planetary health at their home institutions, and inspire and equip the next generation of scholars and practitioners to take on planetary health challenges.

Howard University
18th Anniversary
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
September 5, 2019

Register Now to attend Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, 18th Anniversary.
A Revisit: Pharmacists & Pharmacy Leadership Making A Difference in Global Health.

The Non-Governmental Organizations Initiative (NGOi) at the American University of Beirut (AUB)
T he Non-Governmental Organizations Initiative (NGOi) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the face-to-face course on “Methods of Assessing Community Needs”. The course is scheduled to start on September 14, 2019, and will span over 4 consecutive Saturdays.

The State of Global Health Cost-Effectiveness Analysis: Insights for Action.
September 10th, 2019

Policymakers in low- and middle-income countries are often stymied by a lack of data on the most efficient ways to prioritize health spending. This webinar will explore how standardized data on cost-effectiveness can assist with such decisions, by leveraging the  Tufts-CEVR Global Health Cost-Effectiveness Registry  and its associated tools.

Apply Now: 2020 International Emory Global Health Health Case Competition!

The goal of the Emory Global Health Case Competition is to bring diverse groups of students together to address a real-world global health challenge in a collaborative and competitive environment. The 2020 competition will take place March 13-14, 2020 on the Emory University campus in Atlanta, GA.

Apply Today
2020-2021 Seed Educator
Applications Open!
Seed Global Health  is excited to announce the opening of applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of Physician, Nurse, and Midwife Educators. Seed is looking for skilled and qualified physicians, nurses, and midwives who are not only passionate about global health, but who are committed to strengthening health systems and building human resource capacity for healthcare education, training, and delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.  

Midwest Universities for Global Health (MUGH) Conference 6.0
September 13-14, 2019
Madison, Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Global Health Institute is your host for the sixth annual Midwest Universities for Global Health conference. Join colleagues from more than 20 Midwestern academic institutions—from Ohio to Iowa, Minnesota to Missouri—to network and learn.

Women in Medicine Summit: An Evolution of Empowerment
September 20-21, 2019
Chicago, Illinois

A conference designed to amplify the lives of women physicians and work towards gender parity in healthcare through: Skill development, Action Plans, Advocacy, Professional Growth, Education and Inspiration.

2019 Triangle Global Health Consortium
October 16 , 2019
Durham, North Carolina

Join Triangle Global Health Annual Conference on Wednesday, October 16 in Durham, North Carolina! 2019 theme is  One Health: Creating our Shared Future -- Humans, Animals, and the Environment.

AAMC 2019 VSLO Global Network Meeting
October 21- 24, 2019
Lima, Peru

The Visiting Student Learning Opportunities™ (VSLO™) Team is pleased to announce the second annual AAMC VSLO Global Network meeting, to be held October 21-24, 2019 in Lima, Peru! The meeting will be co-hosted by four VSLO participating institutions: Universidad San Martín de Porres, Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, and Universidad Científica del Sur. 

This event fosters an opportunity for institutions to connect and engage with one another to shape global medical education. 

APHA 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo
November 2 - 6, 2019 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

APHA's Annual Meeting and Expo  is where public health professionals convene, learn, network and engage with peers. With the Annual Meeting, we strengthen the profession of public health, share the latest research and information, promote best practices and advocate for public health issues and policies grounded in research. Come experience APHA. This year's theme is "Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25
November 12 - 14, 2019 
Nairobi, Kenya

This year is the 25th anniversary of the international conference on population and development.

Join us at this summit as we collaborate to address reproductive and sexual health, gender equality, poverty reduction, women's empowerment and more. Academic institutions are invited to join Transform U as part of this effort.

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