February 9, 2018

Dear Colleague,

This is our busiest and most exciting time of the year with many opportunities for you, your colleagues and students to participate in the events we have organized.

Please share this flyer widely across the departments, faculties and associations that you are involved in. We want to ensure that anyone interested in these events will have a chance to postpone them.

In this bulletin we have information on:

- CUGH's annual conference in New York City, March 16-18 on Health Disparities: a time for action. Over 2000 scientists, students, practitioners and leaders will be in attendance from over 50 countries. Register now for this exciting meeting and join us in tackling the global threats we face.


- Our March 15 satellite sessions (most are free) in NYC. 17 half to full day sessions will cover a range of global challenges. Meet leaders in the field, learn about cutting-edge efforts to address them and how you can participate in these efforts. Register for them at cugh2018.org.

Workshop on Winning and Managing US Government Projects with non-US partners and Managing Overseas Collaborations on Feb. 28 - Mar. 1. This is a must attend workshop for those with overseas partnerships or those interested in developing them. This workshop will give you up-to-date knowledge about this from SustainAbility Solutions, an international trainer in this area.

PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. CUGH is a sub partner with the Public Health Institute on a CDC fellowship program. See how to apply for these one-year fellowships that strengthen public health skills for global health practitioners.

- US Government budget news . To make sense of the budget turmoil on Capitol Hill see the latest brief from our partner, Research!America, on the current status of funding for some of the agencies involved in our field. This will guide us on our efforts.

We look forward to seeing you in March in New York City for the satellite sessions, conference, and our workshop in Washington, DC later this month .

Best wishes,

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

CUGH News & Updates

Register for our Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 Workshop: Strategies for Winning and Managing U.S. Government Projects with non-U.S. Partners - Managing an Overseas Collaboration

Brought to you by CUGH & SustainAbility Solutions, this two-day workshop on February 28 - March 1 focuses on some the most challenging aspects of winning and managing projects funded by Agencies of the US Government, with an emphasis on overseas execution.

The discussions and exercises will be led by two experts with more than 70 years of combined experience in winning, successfully managing, and auditing US Government development projects domestically and overseas.

Register for Our Pre-Conference Satellite Sessions- March 15 in NYC

Register now for one of many pre-conference workshops on important global health topics. Most sessions are free but require separate registration. Conference registration is not required to register for these sessions.

REGISTER NOW-  Program Information Now Available for the 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference- Health Disparities: A time for action

Click here to see the dynamic program for CUGH 2018. The conference will take place March 16-18 with satellite sessions on March 15Register now and reserve your room at the New York Hilton Hotel-Midtown at our group rate .

CUGH Happy Hour for the Global Health Community

On February 28 at 6-7:30 pm, come out and have a drink & snacks with members of the Global Health community in Washington, DC. All are welcome. The event will be located at Nage Bistro (inside the Marriott Hotel),1600 Rhode Island Ave. NW (at 16th Street NW).

Apply for This Year's PHI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program

Apply now for the 2018-2019 P HI/CDC Global Health Fellowship Program. The program seeks talented global health change-makers in six technical tracks: Epidemiology, HIV Prevention, Monitoring & Evaluation, Strategic Information, Program Management, and Surveillance.

Access the UNFPA Webinar Recording

Missed our last webinar on Strategic Partnerships and Global Reproductive Health by the UN Population Fund? Mariarosa Cutillo , Chief of Strategic Partnerships at UNFPA, walked us through the global partnerships that facilitate the achievement of UNFPA's mandate towards universal access to reproductive health services. Access the webinar recording and presentation slides in the link below.

Report on the Global Health Recent Graduates Study is Now Available

To evaluate the experiences of recent graduates of global health programs entering the workforce, the Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) II sponsored CUGH to implement "The Global Health Recent Graduates Study: Obstacles and Opportunities to Employment in Global Health." The study describes and quantifies students' global health workforce transition from graduate education to initial employment. Please use the link below to access the report and read about its findings and recommendations.

Runners to your Mark, Get Set, WORLD HEALTH RUN
CUGH / Rotary / NPCA Collaboration!

We are pleased to let you know that CUGH is collaborating with National Peace Corps Association, Rotary, Peace Care, and World Run, Inc. to produce an annual World Health Run. The 2018 run will be held on April 7 (World Health Day). CUGH's participation in this event will enable Member Institutions or Student Groups to raise funds and awareness for a domestic or international health-related project, support CUGH global activities, and build the conversation around health equity, globally.

The project was founded and is being developed by CUGH members, RPCVs, and Rotarians who are sensitive to the needs and perspectives of CUGH Member Institutions or Student Groups while recognizing the value of supporting CUGH projects globally. World Health Run will also support global "Impact Projects" - some of which support CUGH associated work for health equity.

Please take a look at  www.WorldHealthRun.org to find out how you can register as a runner or how your Member Institution or Student Group may be able to get involved. It doesn't matter where you are, you can run anywhere! While every registration benefits CUGH, when you register to run as an individual, make sure you designate CUGH for your contribution to further your impact!

Before you head out on your training run, please share the Facebook,   Instagram, and  Twitter feeds with your friends!
Let's get running (or walking) for health equity!


Advocacy Message from Research!America 

Click the button below to read this week's advocacy message from Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America. It contains information about the bipartisan deal to raise budget caps as well as next steps for advocating for FY18 and FY19 omnibus bills that appropriately fund research and public health.
Applications Open for UGHE's MGHD Program

Applications are open for the University of Global Health Equity's one-year, full-time Master of Science in Global Health Delivery! UGHE's MGHD program provides one-of-a-kind learning experiences fundamentally rooted in the principles of global health, One Health, epidemiology, global health policy, management, finance, and leadership, preparing students to tackle complex health care delivery challenges in communities that need it most. Our vision is a world where every individual-no matter who they are or where they live- can lead a healthy and productive life. We aim to recruit like-minded individuals from a wide-range of demographics and disciplines who posses a strong commitment to leadership and a desire to address issues of inequality and disparity through global health delivery.

Application deadline: February 12, 2018 at 19:00 CAT

Apply for the Alan J. Magill Fellowship

To honor the remarkable work of Dr. Alan Magill, the Magill Fellowship will support mentorship, career and/or leadership development projects for ASTMH members in their early to mid-careers in low/low-middle income countries focusing on leadership development in tropical medicine.

Deadline: February 14, 2018
MRC/DFID African Research Leader Scheme 2018

The Medical Research Coucil and the UK Department for International Development announced a further call for proposals for the prestigious African Research Leader awards.

This MRC/ DFID funded scheme aims to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by attracting exceptionally talented individuals who will lead high quality programmes of research on key global health issues pertinent to SSA. The African Research Leaders (ARL) should be supported by an enthusiastic local research environment and by a strong linkage to a UK partner.  

Deadline: February 27, 2018 at 16:00 GMT
Apply for the McGill Summer Institute
The McGill Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health features internationally known faculty, a focus on highly applicable new knowledge, and an opportunity to network with fellow global health professionals from around the world. The unique format of short non-credit professional development courses attracts a diverse group of participants, from industry leaders to NGO's, academics and researchers, and advocacy group members. The Summer Institute is hosted by McGill Global Health Programs, the McGill International TB Centre, the MUHC-RI (Infectious Diseases and Immunity in Global Health), the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) and the JD Maclean Centre for Tropical Diseases.

 Deadline: Apply early as evaluation for acceptance is rolling. The deadline for participants needing a Visa to travel to Canada is February 28th and registration closes May 1st.

Women in Science, Medicine, and Global Health: Call for Papers

Building on the Women in Global Health movement,  The Lancet  announced a  call for papers  for a special theme issue dedicated to women in science, medicine, and global health.  They call for papers reporting original research, analysis, and commentary to create a set of transformative explanations and actions. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Apply to the Global Health Delivery Intensive Program 

The Global Health Delivery Intensive (GHDI) is a non-degree program offered at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, from July 5-27, 2018. Applications are now open. We encourage you to apply early! 

A rigorous summer program that trains public health leaders and health practitioners through a curriculum of epidemiology, management science and global health delivery case studies, GHDI enables participants to design and manage programs that improve health outcomes for the populations they serve. GHDI provides training in partnership with Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham & Women's Hospital. 

Deadline: March 1, 2018
Apply for the International Research Scientist Development Award

The NCI's Center for Global Health (CGH) will support intensive, mentored research career development for early stage investigators committed to a cancer research career. CGH is particularly interested in applications that include well-designed epidemiology studies on common risk factors (social, biological, occupational, environmental) for cancer, clinical and translational research, detection and diagnosis, health surveillance including cancer registry development, knowledge sharing, implementation science, informatics, mHealth, or malignancies associated with chronic infection. The research activities should be specifically focused on cancer. The career development plan should include training in advanced scientific skills, research methodology, data management and analysis, grant and manuscript writing, and research administration skills that are appropriate for the LMIC. The proposed career development and mentoring must be focused on developing independent researchers in the field of cancer in a manner that increases the research capacity at the LMIC institution. Mentors should have a track record of research in cancer.  Only US entities can apply directly, though a foreign component is allowed.

Deadline:  March 7, 2018
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Qualitative Health Research: Using Innovative Qualitative Methods alongside Trials of Complex Health Interventions

There is an urgent need for innovation in the use of qualitative methods alongside randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of health interventions. Less than 13% of RCTs use qualitative methods and when they are used, qualitative methods are often restricted to interviews and focus group discussions at the end of interventions limiting the insights they generate. This special issue aims to bring together studies from RCTs that draw on the rich history of using qualitative health methods in public health, including (but not limited to) life histories, photo voice, ethno-drama, participatory techniques, digital storytelling, digital ethnography, and the analysis of video or images. We welcome articles focusing on either how innovative qualitative methodologies were used alongside an RCT of a specific intervention, or methodological papers that discuss innovative methods in relation to RCTs of complex health interventions more broadly. Articles should clearly articulate why they are innovative and the potential for generating new findings or insights for interventions that cannot be gained through interviews with participants or focus group discussions alone.

Deadline:  March 30, 2018
Participate in a Survey About Barriers to Global Health Research
The Office of Global Health at RUSH University Medical Center is conducting a survey to understand barriers to global health research. Many of us have struggled with underfunded and under supported research teams. Others have faced challenges in obtaining IRB approval. The purpose of this study is to understand available resources, and to identify and qualify the barriers that global health researchers experience in obtaining IRB approval for international studies. We invite you to participate by completing a survey, which should take no more than 2-3 minutes of your time. For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Jennifer Towbin at jennifer_towbin@rush.edu. Thank you in advance for your time and support.
Participate in the Health Systems Summer Institute

The Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health is hosting a Health Systems Summer Institute in June. The Institute is a great opportunity for program managers and public health professionals to expand their skill sets and improve job performance. Course work focuses on low- and middle-income countries, but the skills are universal. Registration opens on February 18.
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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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