June 28, 2018
Dear Colleague,
It's been a very busy month politically here in the US. The tragedy of migrants forcibly separated from their children was jarring. Please see the letter we sent to President Trump calling for these actions to stop and that the apprehended children be reunited with their parents immediately. Also see the list of actions you can take to support these asylum-seekers who are fleeing extreme violence in Central America.

Also, in this bulletin:
  • Send in your abstracts and register now for CUGH2019, Translation & Implementation for Impact in Global Health, Chicago, March 7-10, 2019.
  • Share compelling videos of global health challenges and/or stories. Send us short videos of your work/important issues for an opportunity to be featured in our "Stories from the Field" initiative.
  • We are delighted to be partnering with one of our members, the American University in Beirut on a global health conference November 1 -2. Information about the Midwestern Global Health Conference and Albert Einstein College of Medicine's One Health conference + other events are included.
  • We are delighted to feature the Lancet Global Health which is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Congratulations to its editor Zoë Mullan and her team for creating an outstanding, open access global health journal everyone can register to receive.
  • In our ongoing efforts to reduce our environmental footprint please see the actions you can take to reduce your carbon footprint and consumption of plastics which are poisoning our oceans. CUGH's secretariat will not purchase single use plastic where possible.
Please share this bulletin & help us impact the challenges we face.
Best wishes,
Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health

CUGH News & Updates

Join us in Chicago, IL for the 10th annual CUGH Conference on March 8-10, 2019 with satellite sessions on March 7 We are now accepting poster & oral abstract submissions, panel proposals, and satellite session applications. Visit our conference website at www.cugh2019.org for more information.

Register now and reserve your room at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
Last Chance to Apply to the Global Health Program Advisory Service
Mentees:  Looking for an opportunity to be matched with a colleague who has the experience to help your institution launch a new global health program or make changes to an existing one? 
Mentors:  Are you interested in mentoring a health program?
If the answer to either of these is "yes", then apply to join CUGH's Global Health Program Advisory Service (GHPAS)!
  • The program provides mentorship to CUGH member global health programs. Preference is given to global health programs that are in their early or middle stages of development.
  • The mentorship lasts a year and starts in the Fall of 2018. It involves a 30-minute telephone call every 1-2 months with additional e-mail correspondence as needed between the mentor and mentee. 
  • We have found this to be a very useful program for our members to strengthen their global health programs. Consider joining our team either as mentor or mentee. Please direct any questions to info@cugh.org.


  • This mentorship program is intended for institutions that want to develop their global health programs. It is not intended to provide career guidance for individuals.
  • Mentors must be either individual or institutional CUGH members.
  • Mentees must be staff or faculty at a CUGH member institution.
Application deadline: June 30, 2018
Showcase Your Work: Submit Your "Stories From the Field"

Communicating through visual means is a powerful way to inspire change. At CUGH, we are initiating a new project to do just that. We are inviting scientists and implementers to send us short videos showcasing important global health problems as well as effective programs & innovations that improve the health of people and our planet. These videos will be added to our YouTube playlist, "Stories from the Field" and may be selected to be featured in our newsletter.
Integrating Experiential Learning into Global Health and Public Health Programs & Courses: Faculty, Staff, and Administrator Professional Development Course

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Competency Sub-Committee, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH), American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), Child Family Health International (CFHI), Interamerican Center for Global Health (CISG) and other fantastic collaborators are coming together for an exciting faculty, staff, and administrator development opportunity. Applications are open to faculty, staff, administrators, and teams.

This workshop brings together leaders in the fields of International Education, Global Health, Public Health, Community Engagement, Assessment/Evaluation, Risk Management and more to equip participants to integrate experiential learning into courses and programs, including the nuts/bolts, theoretical frameworks, ethical best practices, and pedagogical approaches.

Application   deadline: July 15 , 2018
AUB GHI & CUGH | Call for Abstracts | Global Health Forum: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries

The Forum, which will take place on November 1-2, 2018 in Beirut, will convene stakeholders from various disciplines to showcase innovative ideas and practical innovations in global health either originating in or applicable to the LMIC context. 

The Scientific Committee of the Forum is issuing a call for abstracts on scholarly work related to global health, with an emphasis on generating evidence and recommendations for contextualized innovations applicable to the Global South. 

Abstract Deadline:  August 20, 2018
Share Your Events on the CUGH Website

A " Member Events " page has been added to our website and can be found in the "Member Center" menu ribbon. Institutional members may post events directly to the page, and anyone can access the page to browse this site. Please contact info@cugh.org if you have any questions.

Member Spotlight

National Taiwan University

The College of Public Health is a mini-National Taiwan University itself, with teaching and research activities involving disciplines not only in natural and biological sciences but also in humanities and social sciences. The essence of public health dictates that we are concerned greatly about the health rights of people and pursue the ultimate goal of health for all. Our endeavors have been focused on disease prevention and health promotion, environmental protection and sustainable development, and the operating and management of the health care industry.
Our PhD programs in global health are designed for international public health professionals who have MPH, MS or MD degrees and are eager to pursue a degree in a global health perspective. They offer interdisciplinary courses and integrated research experiences in epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, health policy and management, environmental health, occupational health, and food safety, etc. It is expected that students will become PhD candidates after completing the required courses in the first academic year, and then fulfill their thesis work in another 3-5 years by collecting data in their home countries and conducting laboratory work at the college if necessary.

Click here for more information about College of Public Health, NTU


Happy 5th Birthday to The Lancet Global Health

The Lancet Global Health , which every year publishes the CUGH annual conference's oral abstracts, celebrates its 5th birthday  this year. The journal was launched to provide additional capacity within the Lancet family to accommodate high-quality research on all aspects of global health and was the group's first open access journal. The journal's content is accessed globally online at thelancet.com and ScienceDirect as well as the Lancet app, and engages with its audience broadly by way of its Table of Contents alertsTwitter, and other channels.As the leading journal in global health, the journal looks forward to supporting more researchers, particularly in low- and middle-income countries, in communicating their work to a global audience.

Call for Applications: Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease Course

Applications now being accepted for the life-changing course   Beyond the Biological Basis of Disease: The Social and Economic Causation of Illness . Join health professional students from around the world and immerse yourself in the study of social medicine and the root causes of illness. Enter a global classroom and emerge as a leader advancing health equity in connection with a global community committed to social change. The course takes place January 4-25th , 2019 in Northern Uganda and Rwanda.  Elective credit and need-based are scholarships available.   

Applications   deadline: July 15 , 2018
Webinar: Prioritizing Global Health Resources: Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis | 
Thursday, July 19th, 
12PM - 1PM EDT

Cost-effectiveness analysis can help decision-makers gain a better understanding of the value of investments of global health interventions.  Hosted by the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health (CEVR), this webinar will explore global health resource prioritization and how stakeholders can leverage global cost-per-DALY averted findings to make resource allocation decisions. We will also show researchers a tool for converting clinical outcomes to DALYs to use in economic models.
Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Nominations Are Open

The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize aims to honour individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa. The Prize consists of two categories: Medical Research and Medical Services and organization(s). This prize is offered once every five years.

Deadline: July 31, 2018
American Society of Hematology Global Research Award

The ASH Global Research Award is the Society's newest award, designed to support future international scientific leaders, increase hematology capacity, and nurture global collaboration. The award is intended to support hematologists between completion of training and the establishment of their independent careers.

The Global Research Award promises to be accessible to individuals across geographical regions. Proposals will be categorized by home country and classification of country using the United Nations Human Development Index; and applicants will only compete with those in their same classification.

Letter of Intent Deadline:  August 31, 2018
International Call for Applicationfor the Master of Public Health at BRAC University

BRAC University's  MPH Programme over the past 15 years has graduated  454 students from 30 countries from regions around the world including Africa,  Austra l ia,  Europe, North  America, South America, So uth  Asia, South  East  Asia,  Western  Asia, Pacific, and the  Mediterranean.  A distinguished, close-knit 35-40 student body each year fosters an incomparable global learning experience with intensive faculty and peer interaction. This builds meaningfu l intellectual and personal life-long relationships to sustain their future public hea l th professional work.

BRAC University is inviting comm it ted and passionate candidates who are interested in t ransformative public hea l th in a  developing world country context to apply to their MPH programme.

Deadline:  August 31, 2018
Call for Applications | Pew Latin American Fellows

The Pew Latin American Fellows Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding for scientists to receive postdoctoral training at leading research institutions in the United States. The Pew fellowship provides a $30,000 salary stipend in each of two years and an additional $70,000 payment to the sponsoring institution when the fellow confirms plans to return to Latin America.

Deadline:  September 28, 2018
Nominate the Next Canada Gairdner Global Health Award Winner

The John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award recognizes the world's top scientists who have made outstanding achievements in Global Health Research.  Since its inception eight years ago, the Global Health Award has grown significantly to become one of the world's most prestigious awards recognizing 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.

Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of global health. The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and with supporting letters reflecting the nominee's accomplishments.

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2018
INCTR  Handbook on Palliative Care in LLMICs Available Free Online

INCTR is a non-profit organization whose founder members are the International Union against Cancer and the Institut Pasteur, Brussels. The goals of the organization are to assist in controlling cancer in developing countries through the development of infrastructure for cancer treatment and research.

This handbook has been created by INCTR's Palliative Care Program, the aim of which is to help improve the delivery of good quality palliative care in resource poor areas. Our strategies are threefold:
  • Collaborative efforts to develop regional palliative care centers at various key institutions which work with INCTR
  • The provision of expert consulting and advisory services to national and regional governments
  • The promotion of good generalist palliative care practice amongst oncology and other professionals through clinical guidelines, workshops and other means
Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Outbreak, a  new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, invites visitors to join epidemiologists, veterinarians, public health workers, and citizens of all ages and origins as they rush to identify and contain infectious disease outbreaks. Case studies of HIV/AIDS, Ebola virus, and influenza highlight the social and emotional fallout of outbreaks-for victims, their loved ones, and society overall. Objects from both the National Museum of Natural History and National Museum of American History collections illustrate the scientific and cultural impact of epidemics. The accompanying social media toolkit that highlights some of USAID's work  to prevent, detect and respond to disease outbreaks.
Global Health for Middle & High School Students

Global Health Narratives  is a decade-long effort to design global health curriculum for middle and high school students. This project has resulted in three books, around 100 narratives, and accompanying teaching guides to allow students and educators to engage with the text. GHN is dedicated to fostering dialogue among young people about global health complexities. They are written for middle and high school youth but have been effective at the college level as well. They have been piloted in diverse settings -- from Accra to Chicago.  
Access NIH Funding Opportunities, Resources, and Search Tools

Stanford Medicine's Research Management Group has indexed NIH resources in an easy-to-navigate page that includes NIH funding opportunities as well as NIH search tools. The page also has a number of materials to assist those who are pursuing an opportunity through the NIH.
Join the Free, 2nd Online World Sepsis Congress

The 2nd World Sepsis Congress is a free, online congress intended to share globally how we can reduce the incidence of sepsis.  Over the course of two days and 17 sessions, over 100 experts will give insights into all aspects of sepsis, including evidence-based sepsis therapy, novel diagnostics, best practices for treatment, and much more. The congress takes place on  September 5th and 6th, 2018 , a week before the 7th  World Sepsis Day .

Please download the toolkit here. It includes visuals, posts for Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, a printable poster, a PowerPoint template, QR-codes and more. 
Featured Reading:
Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol Taxes to Achieve the SDGs
Article | LSTHM Sugar, Tobacco, and Alcohol Taxes (STAX) Group
Report | Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition
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Extreme Affordabilty: West Africa 
July 8-10, 2018 | Kpong, Ghana
AIDS 2018 Nursing Pre-conference
July 22, 2018 | Amsterdam, Netherlands
AFREhealth's Second Annual Symposium
August 6-8, 2018 | Durban, South Africa
Emerging Global Healthcare Leadership Symposium
September 25-28, 2018 | London, UK
World Cancer Congress  
October 1-4, 2018  | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course  
October 26-28, 2018  | Boston, MA, USA
Urban Transitions 2018
November 25-27, 2018  | Barcelona, Spain
Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers
December 3-4, 2018  | Bronx, NY, USA
Midwest Universities for Global Health 5.0: Better Together
December 6-7, 2018  | St. Louis, MO, USA
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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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