August 1, 2018
Dear Colleague,
Please see the latest news, opportunities and events in global health.
Best wishes,
Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH News & Updates

Join us in Chicago, IL for the 10th annual CUGH Conference on March 8-10, 2019 with satellite sessions on March 7 We are now accepting poster & oral abstract submissions, panel proposals, and satellite session applications. Visit our conference website at for more information.

Register now and reserve your room at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
Call for Award Nominations & Competition Submissions

Encourage your network of colleagues, faculty, and students to submit or nominate for one of the many awards/competitions featured at the CUGH annual conference. These include the CUGH Leadership Awards, Velji Awards, Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest, Pulitzer-CUGH Global Health Video Competition, and Untold Stories of Global Health Competition. Deadlines for submissions vary.
New "Reasoning Without Resources" Case Now Available
These teaching cases are based on Professor Paccione's decades of teaching experience on the medical wards of Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda. They are designed for those practicing in low resource settings, Medicine and Family Medicine residents, and senior medical students interested in clinical global health. Each case is presented in two parts. First comes a case vignette (presenting symptoms, history, basic lab and physical exam findings) along with 6-10 discussion questions that direct clinical reasoning and/or highlight diagnostic issues. One month later CUGH will post detailed instructors notes for the case along with a new case vignette/questions.
Global Health Operations Committee- Call for New Members

The GH Operations Committee (formerly known as Enabling Systems) is seeking new members for the committee and ask for your help. Please circulate this call for committee membership to your colleagues whose work focus on/include the operational and administrative aspects of running academic global health programs, to encourage their participation. 

Committee members must be CUGH members (either as an individual or through affiliation with a CUGH Institutional Member). Committee member responsibilities include participating in approximately bi-monthly committee conference calls and assisting with the design and implementation of related programming. The associated time commitment is estimated at 1-3 hours per month, and the membership term is 3 years.

If interested in joining the committee, please send a statement of interest (maximum 250 words) and a short biosketch (maximum 250 words, no CVs) to  no later than EOD Friday, August 3.
Subcommittee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health- Call for New Members

CUGH is seeking applicants willing to serve a two-year term on its Subcommittee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health ( SMUDGH ). Applications from individuals working in undergraduate global health education are especially welcome.  

Applicants must be members no later than the start of the Subcommittee term on September 1. Subcommittee members are expected to participate in monthly online meetings and contribute several hours each month to the scholarly efforts of the working group they are assigned to during their two-year term. Applicants should submit a 250-word bio, recent CV, and a brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) describing your experience with undergraduate or master's education in global health and the kinds of projects you'd like to the subcommittee to pursue during the next two years to no later than Monday, August 6, 2018.
AUB GHI & CUGH | Call for Abstracts | Global Health Forum: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries

The Forum, which will take place on November 1-2, 2018 in Beirut, will convene stakeholders from various disciplines to showcase innovative ideas and practical innovations in global health either originating in or applicable to the LMIC context. 

The Scientific Committee of the Forum is issuing a call for abstracts on scholarly work related to global health, with an emphasis on generating evidence and recommendations for contextualized innovations applicable to the Global South. 

Abstract Deadline:  August 20, 2018
Showcase Your Work: Submit Your "Stories From the Field"

Communicating through visual means is a powerful way to inspire change. At CUGH, we are initiating a new project to do just that. We are inviting scientists and implementers to send us short videos showcasing important global health problems as well as effective programs & innovations that improve the health of people and our planet. These videos will be added to our YouTube playlist, "Stories from the Field" and may be selected to be featured in our newsletter.
Share Your Events on the CUGH Website

A " Member Events " page has been added to our website and can be found in the "Member Center" menu ribbon. Institutional members may post events directly to the page, and anyone can access the page to browse this site. Please contact if you have any questions.

Member Spotlight

The END Fund
The END Fund is the only private philanthropic initiative solely dedicated to ending the five most  common neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), which affect more than 1.5 billion people globally. It efficiently puts private capital to work, advocating for NTD programs that are innovative, integrated, and cost-effective. It facilitates strong partnerships with the private sector and aims to support national disease control programs in over 29 countries.
Since its founding in 2012, with dedicated partners, the END Fund has provided over 500 million donated treatments worth almost $933 million, over 11,400 surgeries for people suffering from the effects of the advanced stages of elephantiasis and trachoma, and trained more than 1.1 million people in NTD control and elimination efforts. See the 2017 Annual Report for more information.


Call for Abstracts & Lightning Talks

The California Department of Conservation and UC Davis will hold a day-long symposium on Monday, September 10 entitled "Managing Lands in a Changing Climate to Improve Agricultural Resiliency, Food Security and Health". The event is affiliated with the Global Climate Action Summit event which runs from September 12-14 in San Francisco.
The symposium has four goals: Share models of success that emphasize integrated approaches to inspire innovation and action. Identify innovative strategies and actions that have the greatest promise to promote agricultural resiliency, food security, and health in a changing climate. Connect with fellow symposium participants in support of deepening and expanding networks, inspiring creative thinking and pioneering partnerships. Inspire commitments to creating change through managing land and resource use in innovative ways, with a long-term view to sustaining ecosystem and agricultural services as well as population and planetary health outcomes.
Register for this interactive, action focused event as space is limited. The deadline for lightning talks and poster proposals has been extended to 
Friday, August 3 (11:59 pm PDT).

AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium Call for Proposals

The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity for faculty and students to share their work and ideas during the 2019 AAVMC Annual Conference and Iverson Bell Symposium, March 6-10, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Proposals for educational sessions and posters should be submitted no later than August 15, 2018.

The Iverson Bell Symposium is named for the first African-American veterinarian to hold the position of Vice-President in the American Veterinary Medical Association. The Symposium is held every two years and will celebrate its 21st occurrence this coming year. The primary goal of the conference is to promote diversity and inclusion in academic veterinary medicine. The theme of the 2019 conference is The Science of Building Inclusive Teams.
American Society of Hematology Global Research Award

The ASH Global Research Award is the Society's newest award, designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration. The award is intended to support hematologists between completion of training and the establishment of their independent careers.

The Global Research Award promises to be accessible to individuals across geographical regions. Proposals will be categorized by home country and classification of country using the United Nations Human Development Index; and applicants will only compete with those in their same classification.

Letter of Intent Deadline:  August 31, 2018
Request for Capacity Building Resources for Frontline Health Workers on SRH and Human Rights

The WHO is seeking to map existing resources on capacity building materials for frontline health workers on sexual and reproductive health, including resources which explicitly integrate human rights considerations. WHO is calling on colleagues and partners to share materials which you utilize in capacity building activities with frontline health workers, including at the community level, on sexual and reproductive health services. The materials may be with or without an explicit human rights or gender equality focus. Materials which have been developed at local or national level are particularly welcome. Evaluations and assessments of training programmes which explicitly integrate human rights and/or gender equality would also be useful.

Deadline:  September 15, 2018
Call for Applications | Pew Latin American Fellows

The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding for scientists to receive postdoctoral training at leading research institutions in the United States. The Pew fellowship provides a $30,000 salary stipend in each of two years and an additional $70,000 payment to the sponsoring institution when the fellow confirms plans to return to Latin America.

Deadline:  September 28, 2018
Nominate the Next Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Winner

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research.  Since its inception eight years ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world's most prestigious awards recognizing excellence in global health research.

Nominees should be individuals who have made major scientific advances with a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. The award is science-focused, and is not intended for those with primarily leadership and administrative accomplishments.

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee's accomplishments.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2018
INCTR  Handbook on Palliative Care in LLMICs Available Free Online

INCTR is a non-profit organization whose founder members are the International Union against Cancer and the Institut Pasteur, Brussels. The goals of the organization are to assist in controlling cancer in developing countries through the development of infrastructure for cancer treatment and research.

This handbook has been created by INCTR's Palliative Care Program, the aim of which is to help improve the delivery of good quality palliative care in resource poor areas. Our strategies are threefold:
  • Collaborative efforts to develop regional palliative care centers at various key institutions which work with INCTR
  • The provision of expert consulting and advisory services to national and regional governments
  • The promotion of good generalist palliative care practice amongst oncology and other professionals through clinical guidelines, workshops and other means
Global Health for Middle & High School Students

Global Health Narratives  is a decade-long effort to design global health curriculum for middle and high school students. This project has resulted in three books, around 100 narratives, and accompanying teaching guides to allow students and educators to engage with the text. GHN is dedicated to fostering dialogue among young people about global health complexities. They are written for middle and high school youth but have been effective at the college level as well. They have been piloted in diverse settings -- from Accra to Chicago.  
Join the Free, 2nd Online World Sepsis Congress

The 2nd World Sepsis Congress is a free, online congress intended to share globally how we can reduce the incidence of sepsis.  Over the course of two days and 17 sessions, over 100 experts will give insights into all aspects of sepsis, including evidence-based sepsis therapy, novel diagnostics, best practices for treatment, and much more. The congress takes place on  September 5th and 6th, 2018 , a week before the 7th  World Sepsis Day .

Please download the toolkit here. It includes visuals, posts for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, a printable poster, a PowerPoint template, QR-codes and more. 
Featured Reading:
A Beginner's Guide to Avoiding 'Predatory' Journals (Using Your Critical Thinking Skills)
Article | AuthorAID
Article | The Atlantic

AFREhealth's Second Annual Symposium
August 6-8, 2018 | Durban, South Africa
Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium
September 25-28, 2018 | London, UK
World Cancer Congress  
October 1-4, 2018  | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course  
October 26-28, 2018  | Boston, MA, USA
Women Leaders in Global Health Conference 2018  
November 8-9, 2018  | London, UK
Urban Transitions 2018
November 25-27, 2018  | Barcelona, Spain
Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers
December 3-4, 2018  | Bronx, NY, USA
Midwest Universities for Global Health 5.0: Better Together
December 6-7, 2018  | St. Louis, MO, USA
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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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