May 9, 2017
Dear Colleagues,
I would like to thank everyone who attended and contributed to our very successful annual conference, Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems, which was held last month in Washington, DC. We had 1,710 registrants for the event that was hosted by Johns Hopkins and Makerere University.  Much thanks goes to our chairs Dr. Trish Davidson, Dean of the School of Nursing at JHU, and Dr. Nelson Sewankambo, former principal of Makerere, as well as to our staff who worked tirelessly for months.
Please see our website to access many of the presentations, photos, and videos from the meeting.
Apart from wrapping up CUGH 2017 and planning for CUGH 2018 (Mar. 15-18 in NYC), we along with other organizations have been working hard to mobilize our members in opposition to proposed cuts that will deeply undermine US government agencies involved in global health.  This includes our opposition to the proposed elimination of NIH's Fogarty International Center.  Please see our talking points and the contact information for key US Congresspersons.  Phone calls and emails matter.  Please join us in opposing these cuts for the FY2018 budget, which is being written now.  We are asking everyone to call and write frequently to these congressional offices. The number of calls/emails matter.   
In this bulletin you will also see a selection of upcoming events and opportunities.
Please enjoy this bulletin and share it widely.
Best wishes,

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

Skills and Scope: 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 have received their training outside these settings, but little is known about the scope of training and professional activities of these individuals.
We invite you to take a survey  to further our understanding about scope of training and professional activities by those trained outside of LMICs while practicing in LMICs.
Please email Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD ( with any questions.
Thank you very much for your time. 
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2017 Triangle Global Health Award Winner: Peggy Bentley, MA, PhD
Margaret "Peggy" Bentley, MA, PhD has been selected as a 2017 Triangle Global Health Champion in recognition of her life-long commitment to advancing global health around the world and in her local community. Her work has focused on the fields of women and infant's nutrition, infant and young child feeding, behavioral research on sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, and community-based interventions for nutrition and health.
Significant Experiences in Health Promotion Contest
The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is inviting entries for a contest that will recognize outstanding health promotion practices developed by cities, schools, universities and institutions of higher education in the Americas. A total of 12 winning experiences will be selected in the following categories: health education with a comprehensive approach, working in a network, building knowledge in health promotion, and intersectoriality. Winners will receive recognition from PAHO, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Application Deadline: May 12, 2017
Fairbanks School of Public Health | MS in Product Stewradship | 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 
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.
Canadian Conference on Global Health | Abstract Submissions Now Open 

Ottawa, Canada 
October 29 - 31, 2017 

Abstracts can be for oral and poster presentations, for workshops and symposia, and for videos. Submissions can address any global health topic, and must directly relate to the conference theme and at least one of the sub-themes below:
  • Tackling poverty and social exclusion (including Universal health coverage (UHC); Universal Education Coverage (UEC) and Universal Basic Income Coverage (UBIC))
  • Health of marginalized populations during and following periods of crises Sustainable and equitable environmental action
  • Research, Innovation and Measurement for equitable action
  • Other (if your submission doesn't address one of the above sub-themes, please provide a brief justification for your topic's relevance to the overall conference theme) 
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 by 5 PM ET
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
Take the Free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Medical Peacework

The Medical Peace Work Project and the University of Bergen are now launching a new interactive Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Medical Peace Work. The course covers the following topics:
  • Peace-health work in war and post-war areas
  • Preventing and addressing domestic violence
  • Healthcare for refugees
  • Recognising and healing the effects of torture
  • Health effects of climate change
  • Responding to a nuclear explosion


It will start on the 1st May and will run for 6 weeks (2 hours per week). It is free, can be completed at any time of the day and week that is convenient for the participants.
Join the #WeCanFightPollution SDG Campaign to Demonstrate Links Between Pollution and the #GlobalGoals

In the lead up to the Commission Report release, GAHP is launching a social media campaign connecting pollution and the SDGs. GAHP has created custom social media images corresponding to each of the 17 #GlobalGoals. You can download versions for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and find the advocacy schedule for the coming weeks by clicking the "More Information" link below.

What if there were an Algorithm for Saving the Most Lives?
Last year, Pulitzer shared a clip from The Life Equation, a powerful new documentary about global health in an era of Big Data. The film features interviews with Chris Murray and Peter Singer, and follows stories in Guatemala and Nepal.  The film has just been released, and is available now:
The film is also available to rent or buy on Amazon.
Read more about The Life Equation at

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

Clinical Operations Manager
Jalisco, Mexico
Application Deadline: May 12, 2017

Staff Associate- Strategic Information Specialist 
New York, NY
Application Deadline: July 31, 2017

Executive Director 
Houston, TX
Application Deadline: May 31, 2017
CUGH Website News:
Check out one of CUGH's best member benefits: the Speakers Bureau & the Emerging Speakers Bureau!  
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Featured Articles:
The Wisconsin Idea in Action: UW-Madison Global Health Institute Spans Boundaries to Foster Sustainable Well-being and Planetary Health.
Article | University of Wisconsin-Madison
Attend the WHA Side Event on Sepsis
May 24, 2017 | Geneva, Switzerland
May 30-June 1, 2017 | Los Angeles, CA
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
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 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 Prince Mahidol Awards Conference (PMAC)
January 29 - February 3, 2018 | Bangkok, Thailand | CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- Deadline: 3/31/2017
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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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