June 9, 2017
Dear Colleagues,

We have been collaborating with our members  and various  organizations involved in global health: IDSA, ASTMH, ASPPH, GHC, Res earch  America, etc. to address the numerous challenges posed by President  Trump ' policies. Please click here to see our advocacy talking points and the specific congressional members to call.

We are asking our members to call their congressperson to oppose those  policies  that will negatively affect people's health, security and prosperity.  This includes the  new "global gag rule" which is a far more damaging version than the old one.

Also in this bulletin: we are featuring one of our members, the Univ ersity of
Copenhagen two surveys including our initiative to aggregate case studies, effecti ve  programs, and courses to address a range of global health challenges ; and an Op-Ed I wrote published in the Los Angeles Times on the  US withdrawal fro the Paris Climate Change Accord.

Finally, we would like to congratulate Dr.Tedros Ghebreyesus on being e lected Africa' s first Director General of the WHO. We look forward to collaborating with him  to strengthen the WHO's  ability to deliver on its mandate.

Please share this bulletin with your colleagues.


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

Featured Items

Miss the NIH Fogarty International Center Webinar? View Online Anytime

The Fogarty International Center (FIC) is set to be eliminated in President Trump's budget, which also includes devastating cuts to the CDC, USAID, EPA, NOAA, HHS, and other NIH institutions. The cuts to FIC would be a catastrophe for global health as FIC is on the front-line, creating local capacity to detect and address pandemics where they occur and forging partnerships that keep U.S. scientists on the cutting edge of research globally. FIC is vital to US efforts to strengthen health capabilities in lower income countries. This timely webinar presents the facts on Fogarty. Please share it widely.
Send Us Case Studies, Effective Programs and Courses to Address the Following 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.
Skills and Scope Survey: The Ethical Practice of Clinical Medicine in LMIC and Resource-Constrained Settings

Dear Clinical Global Health Educators, Practitioners and Scholars, 

Many clinical health professionals and graduate medical trainees who practice in low and middle-income countries received their training outside these settings. Little is known about the scope of their training and their professional activities. 

We invite you to take a survey to further our understanding about scope of training and professional activities by those educated outside of LMICs but who practice in LMICs. 

Please email Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD (a-doobay-persaud@northwestern.edu) with any questions. 

Thank you very much for your time. 

If the hyperlink does not work, please use: http://bit.ly/scope-skills

Member Highlight

University of Copenhagen School of Global Health
The School of Global Health - University of Copenhagen (UC) coordinates and improves health research and training at the University. In collaboration with local and global partners, it promotes health and development by research and evidence based interventions to address major health problems affecting low and middle income countries.  The school provides the framework for collaborative, interdisciplinary, cross-faculty research and educational activities locally, with a constantly updated global perspective.

UC offers degrees, short courses and summer schools for students and working professionals in global health, international health, public health, disaster management and medicine.

Click the following buttons for additional information about UC's:

Contribute to fEMR's Database of Overseas  Activities
fEMR is a group of doctors, students, and engineers who have created a database of overseas activities engaged in by medical students. The purpose of this open access database is to aggregate and centralize information about work accrued through overseas experiential learning opportunities. Anyone traveling to an overseas location could access information about work already carried out at that site. Please see fEMR's website for further information about this initiative. If you are working abroad, you may find this database of use.

Fairbanks School of Public Health | MS in Product Stewardship | Now Accepting Applications
Designed for working professionals anywhere in the world, the Master of Science in Product Stewardship (MSPS) is a 30 credit program available entirely online. Enroll and you'll be highly qualified to ensure the health and safety of people and the environment through all stages of a product's life cycle.
Application Deadline: July 1st, 2017 

Interested in Gender Equity in Global Health? 
CUGH is working with Dr. Roopa Dhatt and Women in Global Health to address gender inequality in global health. According to the Women Leaders in Global Health Initiative (WLGHI), "women make up the vast majority of those working in the field of global health, but are seriously underrepresented at the institutional decision-making level." Try using WLGHI's Event Checklist to promote equal gender representation at your next event. Also be sure to read Dr. Jennifer Martin's Ten Simple Rules to Achieve Conference Speaker Gender Balance . Want more information? Look through this interesting PowerPoint on the power of collective intelligence and why gender equality matters or read this piece that Women in Global Health recently published.

Young Leaders for Health Conference | August 17-20 | Berlin, Germany 

Are you interested in exploring interdisciplinary approaches to global health challenges, politics and diplomacy? At the Young Leaders for Health Conference 2017 you will have the chance to contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) with a special focus on good health and well-being for all. The conference combines a comprehensive workshop and lecture program with a simulation of the World Health Assembly (WHA), the major decision-making body of the World Health Organisation. In order to put an emphasis on the need for innovation this year's edition will hold a design thinking lab so as to give participants the opportunity to develop concrete solutions to real world global health challenges.

From  August 17 to 20 Berlin will become the hotspot for aspiring and future global health scientists, politicians and entrepreneurs. Are you one of them?

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 7, 2017. The Poster Session deadline is 5pm on August 31, 2017.
5th Iran International Public Health Summer School in Tehran, Iran
This summer school aims at introducing interested and eager students from any fields of study, especially medical ones, to the topic of Public Health and its core functions. The program uses modern and innovative teaching strategies so that students FEEL and EXPERIENCE how public health practitioners play their important roles in today's world. After holding four similar courses in 2013 to 2016, this course is open to medical science students worldwide.
IPHS2017 consists of two main educational courses:

1. Approximately 40 hours of Distance Learning Course which all participants of on-campus course should pass it successfully.

2. 1-week On-Campus Learning Course from  August 11th to 18th, 2017.
Kindly note that in order to improve the efficiency of the course, IPHS2017 will follow a story-based theme and use game-based and simulated education.

New Global Surgery Degree at McGill University   
McGill now offers a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Experimental Surgery (Thesis) with a Surgical Education concentration which has been specifically designed for the healthcare professional to gain knowledge and expertise in the field of Surgical Education.
Seeding Labs Now Accepting Applications for Instrumental Access

Seeding Labs, a US-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping talented scientists in the developing world conduct life-changing research, is now accepting applications for its Instrumental Access program.

Through Instrumental Access, Seeding Labs connects universities in low- and middle-income countries with high-quality surplus laboratory equipment provided by our donors. Participants are selected through a competitive application process. Participants choose equipment from our available inventory to meet their research and teaching needs. Seeding Labs ships the equipment to the nearest or most convenient port.

Eligibility: Applicants must be degree-granting institutions of higher education located in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC) as defined by the World Bank. Departments must have a need for equipment typically used by biology or chemistry labs. Individuals may not apply on their own.

Application Deadline: July 28, 2017
August Intensive Programs: 2 Weeks to Let the World Change You!

Child Family Health International is offering 2-week Global Health Education programs in August for the first time in its 25 year history.

Hear more at their Friday, June 9 webinar. 
CUGH Member Center Job Opportunities:
These job opportunities are featured in the Member Center of the CUGH website. To view these opportunities, you must have an active CUGH website account.

Manager of Admin & Finance for Global Health Programs
Philadelphia, PA
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Special Professional Faculty
Notre Dame, IN
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Staff Associate- Strategic Information Specialist 
New York, NY
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017
Featured Articles:
By withdrawing from the Paris accord, Trump will make America sicker, poorer and much less secure
Op-Ed | Dr. Keith Martin
Estimating the future burden of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis
Study | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Global Health Sector's Contributions to the Economy of North Carolina
Report | Triangle Global Health Consortium
Attend the Health Systems Summer Institute
June 12-23, 2017 | Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | Baltimore, MD
Attend the Update Course in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers' Health
June 14-15, 2017 | ASTMH | Toronto, ON, Canada
Watch the Upcoming Webinar on the Impact of Zika on Women and Children
June 15, 2017 |12-1 PM ET | Boston University
Attend the Summer Institute for Undergraduate Curriculum and Course Design
June 19-21, 2017 | Meadville, PA
Attend the 2017 Health Rights Litigation Intensive
June 26-30, 2017 | O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law | Washington, DC
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 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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CSIS Global Health Policy Center
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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