A LETTER FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Participants at CUGH Global Health Day, November 19, 2019
November 22, 2019
Dear Colleague,

It’s been a very busy but exciting month.

Please see the program for our annual conference in April, which is now online . We have a host of outstanding speakers from around the world who will be presenting on a broad range of issues. Next year’s theme is “Global Health in a Time of Worldwide Political Change.” Register now to take advantage of the lowest rates for our meeting and hotel rooms.

We just started our annual fundraising drive to support travel bursaries that will enable colleagues from low and low middle-income countries to present at CUGH2020. All donations are tax deductible in the US, and 100% of the money raised will support these bursaries. Please give generously .

This month as part of our Gates Grant we held a very successful Global Health Day on Capitol Hill. Our members went to nearly 60 Congressional offices and shared information about the importance of investing in global health; supporting specific funds for NIH, CDC, USAID, EPA, NOAA, and other important US agencies involved in global health; addressing climate change; and participating in our Network of Academic Advisors program which connects our members with their elected officials.

CUGH also co-sponsored a successful satellite event with UNFPA at the ICPD25 meeting in Nairobi where over 5,000 individuals from around the world convened to improve health outcomes for women and children. Much thanks to Dean Bob Armstrong and the Aga Khan University for generously hosting this all-day meeting.

The SUNY Global Health Institute celebrated its fifth anniversary. It was wonderful to meet with colleagues from across their massive network of academic institutions. Congratulations to Drs. Gene Morse and Jack DeHovitz for creating and growing this important institute that will help integrate and coordinate global health activities across the SUNY system.

Our bulletin also includes important information on new journals, articles, opportunities and much more. Thank you for sharing it widely. This will help us to increase its reach to benefit our colleagues around the world.

Best wishes,




Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
CUGH UPDATES & EVENTS
Join over 1800 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector to learn, collaborate, and be inspired to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. Engage with global experts from a wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines. Register now for the conference, April 18-20, and the pre-conference satellite day on April 17 (most are free to attend but require separate registration).

Registration rates and information can be found here .

Other opportunities to be involved at #CUGH2020
SUPPORT CUGH'S TRAVEL BURSARY PROGRAM FOR LLMIC SCIENTISTS
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 will support bursaries for LLMIC scientists, and donations are tax deductible in the US. Thank you so much for your support. Everything helps!

SEE ALL CUGH WEBINARS ON OUR WEBSITE (CUGH.ORG)

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


MEMBER HIGHLIGHT
Boston University School of Public Health

Boston University School of Public Health hosts Dean’s Signature Programs that bring speakers together in Boston, online, and around the world to engage in thoughtful conversations about the pressing issues of public health. All programs are free, open to public, and are designed to inform, stimulate, and encourage groundbreaking discussions. A list of Signature Programs past and present can be found here . Thank you for joining Boston University in changing the conversation on public health.
NEWS & EXTERNAL EVENTS
THE LANCET COUNTDOWN ON CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOW AVAILABLE

The Lancet Countdown is an international, multidisciplinary collaboration, dedicated to monitoring the evolving health effects of climate change. It provides an independent assessment of the delivery of commitments made by governments worldwide under the Paris Agreement.

The 2019 report presents an annual update of 41 indicators across five key domains: climate change impacts, exposures, and vulnerability; adaptation, planning, and resilience for health; mitigation actions and health co-benefits; economics and finance; and public and political engagement. The report represents the findings and consensus of 35 leading academic institutions and UN agencies from every continent.  Learn more .
INTRODUCING THE JOURNAL OF GLOBAL HEALTH SCIENCE (JGHS)

The Journal of Global Health Science (JGHS) is a biannual, open-access, peer-reviewed online international journal officially published by the Korean Society of Global Health.

JGHS aims to advance research to support policy, practice, and education in the field of global health by publishing papers of high scientific quality from diverse stakeholders in the global health community. Their focus is on under-served populations in the low- and middle-income nations and marginalized groups within otherwise prosperous nations
APPLICATIONS OPEN: PARTNERSHIPS FOR ENHANCED ENGAGEMENT IN RESEARCH (PEER) WOMEN IN SCIENCE MENTORING PROGRAM

The PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program invites cohorts of female scientists, consisting of one senior faculty member as the mentor, and 2-4 junior faculty with complementary research focus from the same university, to apply for this mentorship program. The 2019 PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program has chosen tuberculosis (TB) as its area of focus and will support networks of female scientists conducting research on the development and uptake of effective tools and approaches for preventing, detecting, and treating TB. Mentors and mentees eligible for the 2019 PEER Women in Science Mentorship Program must be from the following TB high burden countries in Asia: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Learn more .
APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PEER AWARDS

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 .
STAY INFORMED WITH GLOBAL HEALTH NOW (IT'S FREE)

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 .
REMINDER: NIH POLICIES ON SUPPORT & POLICIES RELATED TO FOREIGN COMPONENTS

If you are currently receiving or applying for funding from the National Institutes of Health, keep up to date with grant compliance information with this official notice from the NIH , released in July 2019.
ISGLOBAL-UB REPORT: ARE OUR GRADUATES SUCCEEDING IN THE FIELD OF GLOBAL HEALTH?

Read about ISGlobal-University of Barcelona's evaluation of their postgraduate global health programs here .

Interested in learning more about ISGlobal? They have recently opened registration for their Master of Global Health , Master of Clinical Research-International Health , and have a new course on Migrants and Refugee Health in the Mediterranean .
JOB OPPORTUNITY

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 .
ONE HEALTH FELLOWSHIP FUND

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.

AAVMC ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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.  
CLIMATE CHANGE & HEALTH 2020: THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGE OF OUR TIME

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
A Systems Approach to Addressing Clinician Burnout

A report was published by the National Academy of Medicine titled “ Taking Action Against Clinician Burnout: A Systems Approach to Professional Well-Being .”

This report studies the changing landscape of the U.S. healthcare system and calls upon leaders across disciplines to prioritize major improvements in clinical work and learning environments in all settings, and for all disciplines to prevent and mitigate clinician burnout and foster professional well-being for the overall health of clinicians, patients, and the nation.

New report from UN special rapporteur on right to health: Human rights & health workforce education

The report offers a broad overview of contemporary challenges in health workforce strengthening and suggests a human rights framework to medical education for addressing these obstacles. It also includes a special chapter dedicated to human rights and transforming mental health education.

Resource Guide: Applying Public Health Informatics to Addiction Treatment

The University of Illinois at Chicago just published this detailed public health resource guide which provides insights and resources on the following topics:
  • What is public health informatics?
  • How is public health informatics being used?
  • What role does informatics have in drug addiction and the opioid crisis?
  • What role does informatics have in helping alcohol addicts?
  • How are informatics being used to deliver effective and quality treatment solutions?
Health4TheWorld: Open-Access Lectures in Multiple Medical Specialties

Health4TheWorld brings free online reliable education in medicine to remote parts of the world. Watch close to 100 FREE lectures in multiple medical specialties by leading physicians from top academic programs.
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