November 10th, 2020

Dear Colleague,

The results are in. Joseph Biden is the President-elect of the United States and Kamala Harris as the Vice President-elect, the first woman to occupy this position in history. It is a momentous result with even deeper significance since Ms. Harris is also the first woman of color to ascend to this position.

For us in global health this outcome portends a new era marked by an increased interest in global issues, re-engagement by the United States internationally and support for science. We anticipate seeing new, vigorous approaches to addressing the Covid 19 pandemic, climate change, other environmental threats, equity, racism, disparities, economic opportunity and more. CUGH stands ready to work with the new administration to inform and support the creation and implementation of evidence-based policies that will address the big challenges before us.

Our virtual, 2021 conference next March, ‘Addressing Critical Gaps in Global Health and Development’, is rapidly approaching. The deadline for submitting your poster is March 15 and the deadline for new satellites sessions will be Dec. 6th. Check out our expanding, stellar list of speakers from around the world at www.cugh2021.org. You can also register for the meeting on that site. Material for the meeting will be available to the registrants for 1 yr. after the meeting concludes. Finally, the deadline to nominate someone for our CUGH and Velji Awards, www.cugh2021.org/honors is Nov. 15.

Keep wearing your mask and stay safe!

Best wishes,

Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CUGH Events & Updates

Wonderful news! The keynote speaker for CUGH2021 will be Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and a leading member of the White House's Covid-19 Task Force.

The conference will be held March 12-14, 2021, and satellite sessions will take place March 1-11, 2021. For more information about CUGH2021 and to submit your abstracts, proposals for sessions, satellites and register, see: www.cugh2021.org


Get visibility at CUGH2021 for your organization as a sponsor or exhibitor.

In our most recent press release, CUGH congratulates President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. CUGH is looking forward to a new, science-based approach to public policy development and implementation and is prepared to assist the new administration in whatever capacity needed to ensure that the challenges of today are adequately addressed. 

CUGH is seeking nominations from our membership to fill five positions on our Board of Directors. The terms are three-years in duration and will start March 14th, 2021. The Board of Directors contribute to the shaping, governance, and oversight of CUGH’s activities, as well as actively participate in the organization’s mission.
If you are working in global health or in a related field at an institution that is a CUGH member in good standing, apply before Nov. 15!

The Public Health Institute / US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (PHI/CDC) Global Health Fellowship Program and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) invites your faculty members to join the Global Health Workforce Panel (GHWP). Help evaluate and select the 2021-2022 cohort of talented PHI/CDC Global Health Fellows in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance. Participation in the panel is on a voluntary basis. The panel is in need of 80+ committed reviewers! Read more and apply here.

Roara Michael, MHA, is CUGH's University Liaison Program Officer. She leads PHI/CDC's outreach efforts with universities and public health programs across the country, and supports Fellows seeking professional development opportunities. Listen here.

CUGH Supports the Brocher Declaration that outlines ethical principles and guidelines for short term global health engagements.
Many sectors are involved in short term global health engagements—academia, other educational organizations, faith-based groups, the private sector, NGOs, and governments – in both high income countries where most such programs originate and in the low and middle income countries that host them.
Yet there is very little coordination or regulation governing these activities which can lead to abuses and wasted resources. In an effort to eliminate these problems the Brocher Declaration was created (see below). It outlines principles and guidelines that will help to foster partnerships that are sustainable, ethical and significantly beneficial to the host communities. CUGH supports the declaration. We strongly encourage institutions and organizations involved in overseas global health engagements to sign on to the Declaration.

We have revamped our website: www.cugh.org. It has improved features that will help anyone navigate our resources, which are all open access. With dedicated pages for job and funding opportunities, capacity building, and educational and research products, our wide range of resources can be accessed with speed and ease. See our new blog section to keep up to date with the latest information, advocacy efforts and initiatives coming from CUGH, its members, and the global health community. An account is no longer needed to access our website. All information is accessible to all. 
Member Highlight

The University of Maryland Baltimore celebrates the launch of its Graduate School's new Master's Degree and Certificate Programs in Global Health and welcomes Dr. Carlos A. Faerron Guzmán as new Director of Global Health Programs.
The Graduate School offers four global health-focused certificate and masters programs - to prepare professionals from diverse backgrounds to create, lead, and support effective global health programs worldwide. The MS in Global Health has elective in-person components but can be completed exclusively online. Our Global Health Innovation certificate is an immersive 10-week experience in Costa Rica. It is ideal for professionals or new graduates with more flexibility to travel for an extended period of time. Other areas of concentration offered 100% online include Implementation and Dissemination Science, Health Systems, and Global Health Monitoring and Evaluation, an area noted as the primary skills desired by global health employers.
The programs build on the University of Maryland's international reputation as a renowned global health and education powerhouse with assets across seven graduate and professional schools working to improve the human condition globally. These interprofessional, university-wide global health programs offer courses taught by faculty from across the different UMB schools (University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Law, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Social Work). The programs also leverage the Graduate School's proven expertise in online education, curricular innovation and flexibility, and financially accessible programs for local and international students.
Learn more about admissions requirementsupcoming deadlines, as well as the application materials needed to apply to our certificate and master programs.
News & External Events

This is an exciting new global health platform that allows people to post and browse the latest jobs, courses, grants, scholarships, PhDs, voluntary and research placements related to global health from  anywhere in the world for free.  Please see the link:  https://www.growglobal.health/  

The Lancet Healthy Longevity (https://www.thelancet.com/healthy-longevity) is a new open access journal from The Lancet group, which published its first issue Oct 20, 2020. It is a multi-disciplinary journal that publishes clinically-focused longevity and healthy ageing research and reviews. The broad research remit aims to encompass early-stage clinical research into the mechanisms of ageing through to epidemiological and societal research on changing populations, clinical trials in all disciplines focused on older people, gerontological science, age-specific clinical guidelines, and clinical and policy reviews which aim to shape and contextualise the debate on this fast-growing discipline. The journal aims to have a global reach and consequently engage researchers, policy makers and global health advocates worldwide, including in low and middle income countries. It will  address how all people, everywhere, can age well and continue being a vibrant part of society irrespective of age. If you have any questions about the journal, feel free to contact the Editor in Chief, Dr Cassandra Coburn at cassandra.coburn@lancet.com

The WERA Task Force Global Challenges and Education is sharing an opportunity to participate in a webinar series focused on developing education research capacity which takes into account transdisciplinarity as a lens to global challenges. The series consists of three sessions conducted over a 3 month period. All sessions begin at 3:00 PM SAST and conclude at 7:00 PM SAST.

Webinar Session 1: November 11, 2020
Webinar Session 2: December 2, 2020
Webinar Session 3: January 27, 2021

Please register and confirm your attendance here by November 10th, 2020.

The Center for Emerging Markets at Northeastern University in Boston has developed a resource website, Reverse Innovation to Fight COVID-19, which highlights COVID-19 innovations and ideas from around the world. They have organized more than 50 ideas across topic areas such as prevention, testing, isolation/quarantining, and contract tracing. 

The website specifically considers how and why some countries in Asia and Africa, with previous experiences fighting epidemics, have fought COVID-19 much more effectively than the US or Europe. Less-wealthy countries may offer simple, low-tech solutions that are highly effective at containing infectious diseases. 

The project is led by Dr. Ravi Ramamurti, and builds on ideas in his recent articles “Global Crowdsourcing can Help the US Beat the Pandemic” (October 2020) and “Using Reverse Innovation to Fight COVID-19” (June 2020), both published in Harvard Business Review.

WomenLift Health is now accepting applications for our 2021 U.S Leadership Journey, a fully-funded, 12-month experience geared towards giving mid-career women leadership tools, along with peer, mentor and coaching support, to successfully use their voice, expertise and leadership skills for impact. You can read more about the benefits of the journey here and about the current cohort here.

There is no cost to participate. Applicants must identify as a woman, possess 10+ years of global health experience, and live in the United States. WomenLift Health is committed to ensuring their cohort is diverse by recruiting individuals across different sectors (public, private, NGO, academia, philanthropy), disciplines, and cultural backgrounds. Applications for the U.S. cohort, which will consist of 24 participants, will be accepted until November 13, 2020. The application form, program dates, and requirements can be found on the application page

To strengthen the quality and performance of the health workforce in Africa during and after COVID-19, well-functioning regulatory mechanisms, such as registration, licensing/certification bodies, and accreditation processes for training institutions remain key. Join AFREhealth for a webinar on Accreditation featuring ECFMG®│FAIMER® and WFME  titled “Health Work Force Accreditation and Regulation in Africa”, which will showcase the state of accreditation of HWF training in Africa, provide a summary report on the 2019 Global Symposium on Health Workforce Accreditation and Regulation held in Turkey by WHO and ECFMG|FAIMER, coupled with an overview of the current World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) guidelines on accreditation. The webinar takes place November 11, 2020 2:00-3:30 PM GMT. Register here.

What is the future of global health and the Sustainable Development Goals? What can we learn from the pandemic? Hear from international leaders in science, innovation and policy in Gairdner's Global Perspectives Panel: SDGs & Global Health Through the Pandemic Lens. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFMAkTnC5SI&feature=youtu.be

On November 20, 2020 at 8:30 AM ET, the NCI Center for Global Health will host a webinar entitled, “International Collaboration to Advance Global Cancer Research: The US National Cancer Institute Perspective” alongside the virtual London Global Cancer Week 2020The session will lay out NCI global health priorities, and will include unique viewpoints on building global cancer research collaborations as outlined by NIH-funded cancer researchers and trainees from different regions of the world. The presentations will highlight aspects of partnership-building to advance global cancer research, lessons learned, and recommendations. The discussion and audience question and answer period will follow.

The MCW Office of Global Health hosted a two-day virtual meeting on September 29-30, 2020 to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on midwestern university's global health programming. It's notable that 35 academic institutions were represented amongst its registrants. The event's slide decks and recording replays are here: https://www.mcw.edu/departments/office-of-global-health/events

The AAVMC is pleased to introduce our new website. The WordPress based site is streamlined, better organized, more flexible and includes an easily searchable Knowledge Center. It is easy to navigate, native mobile-friendly and better projects the identify of a high-performance professional society working to advance the success of modern academic veterinary medicine.
The site is also fully integrated with the new web-based version of our Veterinary Medical School Admission Requirements (VMSAR) and will anchor future microsites we develop to create immersive, dynamic digital conference experiences. Please take a moment to visit.

Child Family Health International (CFHI) Virtual Global Health Elective is designed for interprofessional final year health professions trainees (resident physicians, 4th year medical students, NP, PA, pharmacy, allied health senior students). The elective allows trainees who cannot travel due to COVID-19 an opportunity to develop global health competencies including low resource clinical reasoning, health systems design, cross-cultural effectiveness & adaptability, Global Health ethics, critical reflection, and much more.  These electives take place January through April 2021 for 3 or 4-week durations.

The Emory Global Health Institute will host its 2021 International Emory Global Health Case Competition virtually from March 13-21, 2021. The application period for university teams will run from October 26 to November 16, 2020. The competition will include up-to-60 teams from universities around the world. EGHI will accept teams on a first-to-apply, first-to-be accepted basis. For more information about the 2021 competition and how your university can apply, please visit the application site at http://bit.ly/2021InternationalEGHCC. If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Baggett at rbagget@emory.edu.
Job & Funding Opportunities
(see our new Jobs Board to see the latest listings)

The Global Surgery Fellowship (GSF) is a one-year training program for American Board of Surgery eligible or certified general surgeons. It consists of eight months training at Loma Linda University Health (LLUH) in Loma Linda, California, 3 months of guidance and experience at Malamulo Adventist Hospital (MAH) in Malawi, Africa, and 1 month instruction in orthopedics at Hôpital Adventiste d'Haïti, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The deadline for applications is November 20th, 2020.

The Johns Hopkins International Injury Research Unit (JH-IIRU), within the Health Systems Program in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, is seeking candidates for a Senior Research Associate or Assistant Scientist position to serve as Operations Manager for a new USAID-funded project, Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems (ReLAB-HS).

The NAM-HKU Fellowship in Global Health Leadership 2021/2022 is calling for applications. This two-year Fellowship is a partnership between the School of Public Health at The University of Hong Kong (HKUSPH) and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine (NAM) – to nurture the next generation of health leaders in Asia and worldwide. Applications close November 30, 2020.

The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest employers in the great city of Austin, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. This position is 100% externally funded by the Lilly Corporation grant award and is a sub award through Indiana University and IU Center for Global Health. This position is funded for 4 years, with the expectation to continue when additional funding is received.

The Center for Global Health at the Perelman School of Medicine seeks candidates to serve as a Program Leader in the Penn Medicine Center for Excellence in Cardiology – Vietnam. Applicants must have a M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Board certification in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at a US-national or international level is strongly preferred. Candidates will be eligible for associated faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania depending on qualifications. The primary responsibility of the position is to guide the education and clinical functions of the Center, which is jointly held by Penn and the Vinmec Health System. The position is based in Hanoi, Vietnam, however close linkage to Penn’s clinical cardiology program is essential.

Nominations are submitted by current AAS Fellows and Associate Fellows but individuals who are interested in becoming Fellows of AAS may themselves approach an AAS Fellow to nominate them. Profiles of Fellows of The AAS are available on our website and once you identify a Fellow/Associate Fellow, you may contact the secretariat to put you in touch with Fellows who can nominate you. More information on the AAS Fellowship and the nomination process, is available on the AAS website at https://www.aasciences.africa/fellows-aasNominations must be submitted by 7th December 2020.

Please contact fellows@aasciences.africa if you need any clarification.

The Fogarty International Center at NIH offers funding to support global health research. Fogarty also offers a variety of resources for those seeking global health research funding across NIH, and from other organizations.

The following three resources from JHU are continuously updated repositories of federal and private funding opportunities for individuals in various elements of their career.
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