July 27, 2017

Dear Friends,

In this bulletin you will see information about our upcoming annual conference, March 16- 18 (with exciting satellite sessions on March 15), in New York City. The conference's theme is Global Health Disparities: a time for action. See our conference website at 
www.cugh2018.org  for information about how to submit abstracts or proposals for breakout sessions. The conference will attract over 1700 people from over 50 countries around the world. This will be an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about what we can all do to address some of the compelling challenges of our time.

CUGH is also seeking candidates to run for our seven board positions that will be opening up for 2018. Individuals who are part of one of CUGH's institutional members are eligible to run for one of these posts. Please submit your nomination by August 7.

On our website and in our featured reading section, you will see information about the tragic plight of migrants fleeing extreme violence fueled by North America's demand for illegal drugs. We hope this will inform people about why they are taking such an extremely dangerous trip northward and change some people's erroneous views about migrants.

As part of our effort  to mobilize our members and oppose the cuts to US government agencies involved in global health activities, please see the excellent webinar done by Dr. Madeleine Thomson from Columbia University and Dr. Jonathan Patz from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. They deftly outlined the extreme cuts to budgets and regulations to EPA, NOAA, CDC, and USAID's  environmental and climate change programs proposed by President Trump. These cuts pose a grave risk to the health of people in the US and around the world. You can use our talking points to call your Congressperson's in-state office and express your opposition to these destructive cuts.

Thank you in advance for sharing this bulletin with your networks.

Best wishes,

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

CUGH News & Updates

Registration for the 9th Annual CUGH Conference is Now Open

Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, students, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health and how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can address the global health challenges before us. The conference will take place March 16-18 with satellite sessions on March 15.

Register now and reserve your room at the New York Hilton Hotel-Midtown.

Related to the conference, CUGH is also accepting poster & oral abstract submissions, panel proposals, satellite session applications, and applications to be a poster & oral abstract reviewer.
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 meets the criteria, s end your nomination to CUGH's Secretariat at  nominations@cugh.org  by August 7th, 2017. Click the button below for information about the application criteria, timeline, and other additional information.
Call for CUGH Global Health Leadership Awards Nominations

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health wishes to acknowledge the accomplishments and commitment of outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of global health worldwide.

CUGH has three awards that will be presented at its annual Global Health Conference. There may be more than one awardee per category.  They are: the CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award, CUGH Young Leader Award, and Mid-Career Leadership Award. They are open to all.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2017
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.
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 potential future directions for students and educators in this field.

If you wish to nominate someone for this sub-committee or are interested in being nominated to serve on this sub-committee, 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.
CUGH's Capacity Building Sub-Committee (EC-CBS) Call for Membership

This sub-committee's (SC) mission is to a) help identify, catalog and aggregate training, curricula and human resource needs from low and middle income countries (LMICS), b) identify context relevant training programs/resources, and c) share this information through a web based platform housed on the CUGH website.
Subcommittee members will develop opportunities for dialogue among institutions and organizations  to identify accessible training resources (curricula and trainers) and good practices/programs at institutions and with individuals in low resource settings through accessible online tools.

Application deadline: August 24, 2017
Now Accepting Applications for Small Global Health Education Grants

The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall sadly passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on. We are extremely grateful for Tom's support of CUGH. We miss him and his gracious presence.

CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). The deadline for the second round of grant proposals is August 20, 2017.
Miss the CUGH Webinar on The Impact of Proposed Cuts to US-Funded Climate Change Activities? View Online Anytime

Dr. Madeleine Thomson and Dr. Jon Patz outlined the proposed cuts to US agencies involved in climate change that are in front of Congress and the impact they will have on the US and the planet. They discussed ways individuals and communities can address climate change and what we can do to stop these cuts.
New on the CUGH Website: Research Question Submission Page

This page will list funded research questions (open to all- private sector, foundations, etc.) and unfunded questions from Low Income Nations. We hope this site will connect needed, practical questions with researchers, especially those undertaking work at a Masters, PhD, or post doc level. This platform will connect practical, needed research questions with high quality research. Researchers will make new connections, identify potential future employment opportunities, and may receive funding for their work.
Member Highlight
Busitema University
 Busitema University Faculty of Health Sciences opened in 2013. It addresses the health HR gaps in Uganda. Situated within Mbale Regional Referral Hospital, 245 km east of Kampala, Uganda capital's city, the institution offers a unique environment to pursue health professional training. It is set to play a critical role in Uganda's economic and social development through training distinguished health professionals, engaging in research in critical areas of health and providing exceptional community service. 

Follow their Facebook page for more updates. 

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.

Enter a Competition on Global Health Research, Outreach, and Narrative Medicine
The American Osteopathic Association's Bureau of International Osteopathic Medicine (BIOM) has just opened its annual global health competition. All osteopathic medical students and residents are eligible to enter written accounts of their global health activities in three categories: research abstracts; global health outreach reflections; and a new category, narrative medicine, a form of creative nonfiction that reflects on experiences of illness, healing, and clinical care. All entries must be focused on the entrants' experiences with global health. Prizes range from $500 to $1500 in all categories and also include a chance to present the work at the BIOM International Seminar in October 2017. This contest is only open to students and recent graduates of American colleges of osteopathic medicine. 
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

Call for Research Presentations - Sixty-Second Science

CORE Group invites researchers to present during  an energetic, fast paced session that promotes the dissemination of best practice research , while cultivating and strengthening practitioner-academic partnerships.
CORE Group's Fall 2017 Global Health Practitioner Conference provides the opportunity for researchers to share best practices, provide and receive feedback, and build on research from the field. Conference attendees include dedicated global health practitioners, technical staff from NGO's, academics,  UN agencies, representatives from government agencies, and more, brought together through our International Community Health Network.
If you have conducted recent research that relates to global community health, the  Sixty-Second Science Session  provides an opportunity to present your research to attendees, discuss results, and build partnerships.
Extended Deadline: Tuesday, August 1st
Please contact  emurray@coregroup.org if you have any questions.

Help Change the World. Apply for a National Geographic 'Chasing Genius' Grant

National Geographic's "Chasing Genius"  is a new initiative built on the premise that transformational ideas can come from anywhere and anyone. National Geographic is currently soliciting ideas, big and small, around three critical issues: sustainable planet global health , and feeding 9 billion . The organization will provide $25,000 to each of four winners to develop their ideas further. This is for people who have game-changing ideas that can potentially change the world! 

    Information can be found at  http://natgeochasinggenius.com/  (#ChasingGenius @NatGeo).  

Submissions close July 31

mEducation Alliance Symposium- Call for Presentation Proposals  

  The Mobiles for Education Alliance (mEducation Alliance) will host the 7th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium on October 5th and 6th, 2017 to share ideas and launch new partnerships to advance the use of technology, particularly in lower resource countries, in the education field. 

This year's Symposium theme, Future-Proofing Technology for Education in International Development, asks potential presenters to look backwards from the year 2020 and share specific information about the pathways they or other partners followed for gathering the evidence needed to scale and spread their successful ICT4E initiatives. 

The presentation proposal deadline is August 4th although applications will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis. All presenters will be notified before August 18th if they have been selected. For additional information about this year's Symposium or the call for proposals please e-mail 2017medusymp@gmail.com.
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.

Apply for University of Washington's Global and Rural Health Fellowship

The University of Washington Department of Global Health and the Department of Medicine invite you apply to the University of Washington Global and Rural Health Fellowship which will start  July 1st, 2018 . This unique training program will provide the knowledge, leadership skills, and hands on experiences needed to become effective leaders, physicians, researchers, and advocates in the field of global and rural health.

Fellows can also obtain a Master of Public Health through the London School of Tropical Medicine or attend the Gorgas Tropical Medicine Course in Peru.

The fellowship is a two year training program. During the first year of the program, fellows will work with Alaska Native/American Indian populations by providing direct clinical care either at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska or with Indian Health Services on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Fellows will also participate in weekly didactic sessions with UW faculty and may also be able to participate in health systems strengthening projects at their respective sites.

During the second year of fellowship, fellows will have the option of choosing between two tracks:  Clinical Education Track or  Research Track

Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
UCGHI Launches its New Website

 After updating the content and optimizing the site for mobile devices, UCGHI has just releases its new website:  www.ucghi.universityofcalifornia.edu.
 The website is meant to showcase the amazing work and inspiring programs taking place across UC that are collectively contributing to the global health field.
Among some exciting new features, the website includes an interactive map that connects visitors directly to global health centers and programs on their campus. UCGHI also reorganized current and archived publications, projects and multimedia pieces into one location, the Research tab, and will be continuously updating News & Events with global health news stories and announcements from across the system.

Apply for Canada 150 Research Chair Positions
The University of Waterloo is seeking exceptional scholars and researchers for a number of Canada 150 Research Chair opportunities within all six faculties (Applied Health Sciences, Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, or Science).

The role includes appointment to a full-time tenure or tenure-track position at
the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a relevant department/school. All
appointments are subject to review and approval by the Canada 150 Secretariat.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2017

Featured Reading:
Children on the Run
Report | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
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
Attend the UTMB Global Health Education Symposium
October 14, 2017 | Galveston, TX
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 14-15, 2017 | Bangkok, Thailand | Abstract Submission Deadline: August, 15, 2017
Attend the Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC)
January 29 - February 3, 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand
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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