July 6, 2017

Dear Colleagues,
We are seeking nominations from those interested in joining CUGH's Board of Directors. Seven positions are up for reelection, and anyone who is affiliated with a CUGH institutional member is eligible to run. Please remember that those from non-medical disciplines (management, finance, business, technology, etc.) are very welcome to submit their nomination. For more information, please click here
It's hard to believe, but we are gearing up for our 2018 global health conference, March 16-18 (with satellite sessions on March 15th), at the Hilton Midtown in New York City.  The meeting's theme is Global Health Disparities: a time for action. Please submit your ideas for conference breakout sessions or abstracts here. There will be a few exciting changes to this year's conference. We will: increase the accepted abstracts to 600; have two oral abstract sessions for 10 young scientists (individuals from low and lower middle income countries especially encouraged to apply); use e-posters which will be shown on touch screens; and add a new category for education posters along with the scientific and programmatic categories. We will also be holding a gala to honor our CUGH leadership awardees on March 17, which you can join when you register for the conference. The fee is below our cost to make it affordable for the greatest number of people. We are seeking sponsors for the event.
Lastly, we are continuing our advocacy and education efforts to defeat proposed cuts to US government agencies involved in global health and the significant reductions in indirect costs for global health research activities. To this end we are holding a webinar on July 13th at 4 pm ET on the impact of these reductions to US funded climate change activities. The webinar will also discuss what we can do to stop these cuts. Please register here. Our talking points are here. Our last webinar on the funding reductions is  here.
Please share this widely so we can increase our impact.
Thank you.


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

CUGH News & Updates

Call for CUGH Board of Directors Nominations

CUGH is seeking nominations from our membership for seven new board members for three-year terms that will start in March 2018. If you wish to nominate yourself or an individual who meet the criteria, s end your nomination to the CUGH Secretariat at  nominations@cugh.org  by August 7th, 2017. Click the button below for information about the application criteria, timeline, and other additional information.

Seeking Mentees & Mentors for the Global Health Program Advisory Service

CUGH's Global Health Program Advisory Service (GHPAS) utilizes people who, because of their substantial programmatic experience in global health, could provide requested guidance that will help an institution create, grow, and strengthen their global health programs.  Apply by July 31, 2017 to be eligible for the next round of pairings. Click the button below for more information about GHPAS, including criteria and how to apply.
Miss the CUGH, ASPPH, CSIS Emergency Webinar on Proposed Cuts to US Agencies Involved in Global Health? View Online Anytime

On June 20, Vice President of CSIS, Steve Morrison, and Senior Director of Policy and Research at ASPPH, Tony Mazzaschi, discussed what steps can be taken to address President Trump's proposed budget cuts to U.S. global health programs. CUGH Executive Director, Keith Martin, moderated the discussion.
Nominations Now Open for the CUGH Sub-Committee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health

The CUGH Sub-Committee on Master's and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health is a 20 member committee, with a  mission to aggregate and share resources and standards for global health degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, align these degree programs, and outline a future direction for students and educators in this field.

If you wish to nominate someone for this committee or are interested in being nominated to serve on this subcommittee, please email the nominee's name and CV for consideration to Ally English (ally@cfhi.org) with the subject line: CUGH Education Sub-Committee. by August 1st.  Appointees will be announced by August 10, 2017.

 If you have any questions, please contact Karrie Stewart (k.stewart@duke.edu), chair of the nominations committee.
Send Us Case Studies, Effective Programs and Courses to Address the Global Health Challenges

There are many effective solutions to address a variety of global challenges. However, there is also a wide knowledge-needs gap in accessing these solutions. To overcome this, we are seeking open access, quality, case studies, effective programs, and courses to address problems listed in the form below. Many of these were outlined in the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine's report on global health released May 15, 2017. We need your help. Please input the materials we are seeking in the form below and send it to info@cugh.org. This information will be accessible to all on our website at  www.CUGH.org.

Thank you for for helping us overcome the knowledge-needs gap.
Member Highlight
Hofstra University
Hofstra University  is a dynamic private institution of higher education where undergraduate and graduate students can choose from offerings in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, teacher education, engineering and applied science, health professions and human services, nursing and physician assistant studies, honors studies, law and medicine. The mission of the  School of Health Professions and Human Services  is to educate students in the theory and practices of their specialized area of study, while providing a strong foundation in the natural, social and behavioral sciences. Using an interdisciplinary approach, partnered with arts and sciences, medicine, education, business, communication and law, the School of Health Professions and Human Services offers programs that are responsive to the dynamic relationships among scientific research, policy and therapeutic practice in health care, community and educational settings. Through competency-based instruction, field experience and research training, students are educated to become effective and compassionate clinicians, evidence-based practitioners, policymakers, managers and advocates who promote health equity. Graduates are able to adapt to changing health care, community and educational environments, and are dedicated to improving the health and quality of life of populations, locally, nationally and globally.

Call for Nominations for the 2018 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
The Gairdner Foundation invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health for this award. It recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research. Over the past decade the John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world's most prestigious recognitions of 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. 

Nominations for the 2018 awards are due by October 1, 2017.

Registration and Session Submissions Now Open
Registration and session submissions are now available for CORE Group's Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference, "Collaborating for Health Communities: Results, Realities and Opportunities" to be held on September 25 - 29, 2017 in Baltimore, MD, USA.
Join CORE Group for this special 20th anniversary conference to discuss emerging challenges and gaps in community health, and explore tools and interventions to address them through skill building, networking, and program learning. As you engage in dialogue and learning with diverse stakeholders, you will contribute to greater programmatic impact through collaboration.
The conference will bring together over 350 of the world's leading community health experts, including NGO headquarters, civil society organizations, national leaders in global health, academics, advocates, donors, and private sector representatives.
If you have any idea for a session or presentation, you can submit it online through July 12.
Send any questions to Michelle Shapiro at mshapiro@coregroup.org.

Request for Proposals from the Bill & Melissa Gates Foundation 

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking submissions from academic and training institutions interested in developing an academic and/or professional training program based on the lessons learned from polio eradication. The goal of this work is to ensure that future generations of global leaders are able to successfully apply the lessons and best practices from polio eradication to other pressing public health challenges. It also aims to promote experienced polio program staff from developing countries as global health leaders and experts in international academic circles.

Deadline for submitting full proposals: August 21 at 5 PM PT

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Webcast: The Ethical Puzzle of Maternal Mortality 

Take a few moments to learn about the extraordinary challenge of maternal mortality in Texas. Texas' maternal mortality rate is the highest in the U.S., with new mothers dying at a pace equivalent to that of economically underdeveloped countries. 

  Watch Here 

2017 Triangle Global Health Conference | Abstract Submissions Now Open 

This year's theme, Making a Difference: Global Health and its Social, Economic, and Political Impact, reflects the inextricable links that exist between global health and each of these realms. The 2017 conference will explore these complex relationships and highlight how our work is making a difference at the individual, community, and societal levels. Presenters can submit abstracts for 4 different types of sessions: panel discussion, workshop, story-telling, and poster presentation. Submissions for panel discussions, workshops, and story-telling are due by 5pm ET on July 14, 2017. The Poster Session deadline is 5pm on August 31, 2017.
International Founding Dean Opportunity

The University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) invites applications and nominations for Founding Dean of the School of Medicine based in Rwanda. UGHE is an initiative of the international non-profit Partners In Health, which has developed a model of delivering high-quality health care to some of the world's most marginalized communities over the past three decades. 

The School of Medicine is the first of several planned UGHE interprofessional health care training programs to include nursing, midwifery, and dentistry, among others. The aim is to provide integrated health sciences education, affect social equity, and prepare diverse clinician-leaders to bring innovative health care delivery to Rwanda sub-Saharan Africa, and other resourced-constrained regions of the world. 

The Dean will have an MD or equivalent; Board Certification in her/his academic specialty; at least five years of clinical service; successful academic advancement and leadership experience at a world-class medical school (as a Dean, Associate Dean or Vice Dean); and experience with establishing new educational programs. This position will require an entrepreneurial spirit, cultural sensitivity, and commitment to the university's innovative mission. Experience working internationally and with interprofessional collaborations is a plus. 
Please contact inga.walter@kornferry.com if you may have any candidate nominations or referrals. A detailed position specification can be shared upon request.

PEER/Liberia Funding Opportunity

Following the Ebola crisis in west Africa, the U.S. government has made funds available through the Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) program for 'Partnership Awards' to U.S. Medical Schools/Universities interested in partnering with A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine (AMD) and the Liberia College of Physicians and Surgeons (LCPS) to build medical education capacity in Liberia.
PEER/Liberia Objectives:

1. Strengthen medical training and build subspecialty medical capacity in Liberia;

2. Improve the ability of Liberia to conduct clinical research; and,

3. Increase access to specialty care for Ebola survivors and the broader population.

Application deadline: August 25, 2017 at 5 PM ET

Click the button below for more information, a copy of the request for application, and to access the online application form.

2017 Centennial Travel Award in Basic Science Tropical Disease Research

ASTMH is seeking applications from full-time postdoctoral fellows (PhD, MD degrees or the equivalent) with positions at U.S. or Canadian institutions for this international career opportunity focused on benefiting underserved populations around the world where the burden of disease is high.

 This $25,000 award provides physicians or scientists the opportunity for field experience in combination with laboratory studies of parasitic, bacterial or viral infectious diseases in endemic low/low-middle income countries. 

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ASTMH, the Centennial Travel Award was created to foster international collaboration in the basic science of tropical infectious diseases.

Application Deadline: July 12, 2017
Support Diversity and Worldwide Engagement for Global Health

In its 25 year history, Child Family Health International has been able to send over 9,000 students on unforgettable Global Health Immersion Programs that come with the challenge to "Let the World Change You!" They need your support to impact more young minds and hearts. Please join their circle of supporters to make Global Health a reality!

100% of your donation goes to scholarships for students of color, diverse backgrounds, and first generation college graduates. This provides a pipeline of leadership to expand global health training, enhance medical knowledge, and transform through interaction in local communities.
New Edition of Global Health Released
The 2nd edition of  Global Health; An Introduction to Current and Future Trends  (McCracken and Phillips) has been released.  Global Health  continues to provide readers with a comprehensive, up-to-date and thought-provoking outline and understanding of the constantly evolving global health landscape. In this new edition the authors have maintained the successful structure and organisation of the previous edition to examine and explain recent health changes and consider likely future patterns.

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Attend the Doctors Without Borders Recruitment Information Session
July 26 | Philadelphia, PA
Attend the GBD 20th Anniversary Symposium 
September 25-27, 2017 | Seattle, Washington  
Attend the Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference
September 25-29, 2017 | Baltimore, MD
October 15-16, 2017 | Washington, DC 
October 23-27, 2017 | Boston Children's Hospital | Boston, MA
Attend the AAMC Annual Meeting
November 3-7, 2017 | Boston, MA
Attend the One Health International Conference
December 13-14, 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand | Abstract Submission Deadline: August, 15, 2017
Attend the Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC)
January 29 - February 3, 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand
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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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