January 13, 2017
Dear Colleague,
There is a great deal of uncertainty and trepidation around the world. The fate of programs and policies that have improved people's lives is in question. In this environment academia has a vital role to promote initiatives that will improve people's well-being and oppose those that will cause harm.  We know that silence and inaction can allow destructive policies to spread.
In this bulletin are two advocacy letters. One is in support of continued investments in global health and the other calls for supporting and improving, not repealing, the Affordable Care Act in the United States. These letters speak to investments that have been shown to save lives. Please support these letters and share them with your networks and the general public.
You will also see in this bulletin information about our upcoming Global Health conference, 'Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems,' April 7-9.  Please attend the outstanding satellite sessions we will hold on Apr 6. Information about the conference speakers and topics are on our website. Register before Feb 14 to take advantage of our lowest, early bird rates.
Lastly, you will see the winners of CUGH's annual Leadership Awards. Each one of these individuals were chosen by their peers for their leadership and outstanding work in global health. We congratulate them on receiving this recognition and look forward to seeing them at our conference.
To increase the impact of the efforts in this bulletin please share it widely.
Best wishes,

Keith Martin MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health


Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
The 8th Annual CUGH Conference

Satellite Sessions April 6, 2017
Main Conference April 7 - 9, 2017
Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Don't miss the deadline: Nominate outstanding individuals  for the Velji Awards!
Awardees receive waived registration for the CUGH conference, recognition at the conference and on the CUGH website, a recognition plaque, and USD $750 to support ongoing global health activities. 
We are proud to announce the 2017 winners of CUGH's Leadership Awards!

CUGH Distinguished Leader Award:

Dr. Eric Goosby, MD
UN Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Tuberculosis
Professor of Medicine and Director of Global Health Delivery and Diplomacy
University of California, San Francisco

CUGH Tom Hall/Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Award:

Dr. Ami Bhatt, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics
Stanford University

Dr. Jonna Mazet, DMV, MPVM, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology and Disease Ecology 
Executive Director
One Health Institute, University of California, Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

CUGH Judy Wasserheit Young Leader Award:

Dr. Claudel Petrin-Desrosiers, MD
Project Officer and Spokesperson
Stories for Humanity

Kizito Samuel, MBChB, MScCEB
Global Health Fellow
Yale University
Advocacy Issues: Please Support & Share
Letter to President-Elect Trump and Congressional Leaders | In Support of The Affordable Care Act | Organized by CUGH
A Letter to President-elect Trump | In Support of US Leadership and Investments in Global Health Activities and Addressing Infectious Diseases | By the IDSA
McGill Summer Institute | Infectious Diseases and Global Health | Now Accepting Applications!
The McGill Summer Institute short courses feature internationally known faculty, a focus on highly applicable new knowledge, and an opportunity to network with fellow global health professionals from around the world.
Nominations Now Accepted for the $100,000 Roux Prize!
The Roux Prize is a US$100,000 award launched in 2013 to recognize individuals or groups who have used disease burden evidence to take actions that make people healthier.
Nomination Deadline:
 January 31, 2017.
Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH) at The Hospital for Sick Children is Accepting Applications for an Academic Global Child Health Fellowship!
The Centre for Global Child Health (C-GCH) at The Hospital for Sick Children is recruiting fellows for the Academic Global Child Health Fellowship training program for the start date of July 2018. This interdisciplinary program will be accepting applicants from a variety of clinical, health care, research, and other related professional backgrounds (e.g. MDs, nursing, allied health, epidemiology, etc.)
Application Deadline:
 February 28, 2017.
Your Opportunity to Contribute to The Lancet-Global Commission on Pollution + Health Report!
The Lancet is publishing a landmark report by the Global Commission on Pollution + Health this spring on pollution, the leading cause of death and disability in the world. It is responsible for taking 10 million lives every year, primarily in low and middle-income countries. This figure is still an underestimation. To showcase this challenge and fill in gaps in the data, the Commission is inviting people affected by pollution, especially those living in low and middle-income countries, to submit photos and stories describing its effects in their communities. A crowd-sourced collection of stories, images and captions will help transform the data in the Commission report, showing how human life is harmed by pollution. National Geographic is collaborating with us through their "Your Shot Hashtag Challenge." 
Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF) Seeking Grant Proposals on Social Science Projects!
The Seattle-based Center for Health Trends and Forecasts (CHTF) is seeking proposals to fund social science projects examining social, economic, and health disparities among aging populations in various countries. These one-to-two-year pilot projects will evaluate health disparities on state or provincial (subnational) levels. Funding is provided by the U.S. National Institute of Aging (NIA) and will range from US $15,000 to US$75,000 for each project.
Application Deadline: January 31, 2017.
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Now Accepting Applications for Small Grants!
RSTMH aims to support clinicians and scientists in all disciplines of tropical medicine and global health. This includes the relationship between human health and animal health, in the pursuit of themes of clinical or scientific research or fieldwork. RSTMH will consider applications for travel and training scholarships (up to £1,000) and small grants (up to £5,000) such as pump-priming grants, pilot studies or discrete elements within larger projects.
Application Deadline: January 27, 2017.
Reviewers Sought for the Journal of Veterinary Medical Education!
The Journal of Veterinary Medical Education (JVME) is seeking reviewers from within veterinary medical education and other fields, such as psychology, ethics, statistics, medicine, and many others.
Check it out:
AJLM | Special Issue | Role of the Laboratory in Global Health Security
Commentary in Military Medicine: Global Health Diplomacy
Article | January 2017 | Authors: Col. Roberto Nang & Dr. Keith Martin 
5th Annual Stanford Global/Humanitarian Surgery Skills Course
February 25-26, 2017 | Stanford School of Medicine | Register by Jan 30 
Ruling the World by Numbers: Knowledge and Politics in International Development Course
Starting February 6, 2017 | Streaming Available
Research!America Embarks on its 29th Year Advocating for Research!
Take The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Membership Survey
HRH2030 is Now Online!
See the Training Modules in Pediatric Global Health on the CUGH Website!
Made possible through generous funding from The Arnold Gold Foundation and the Blodgett Foundation with immense gratitiude to Dr.Tom Hall | The project was led by Dr. Suzinne Pak- Gorstein MD, PhD - Assistant Professor, University of Washington
Save the Date: 5th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research 
April 6, 2017 | NIH - Bethesda, MD
Attend University of Utah's Global Health Extreme Affordability Conference
January 19-21, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT
Attend AVMA's Global Food Security - Understanding the Role of Animal Health and Well-Being Summit
February 9-11, 2017 | Washington, DC
Attend the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association's Annual Convention
July 21-25, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
More Global Health News
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)  builds  interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitates the sharing of knowledge to address global health challenges. It assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service. It is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions' capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action.


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