December 19, 2016
Dear Friend of CUGH,
This holiday season compels us to reflect on our lives and the good fortune many of us enjoy. It is also time for us to think of those who face a different and grimmer reality. From Syria and Yemen to right here in DC too many people suffer from exclusion and discrimination to gross human rights abuses. Witnessing such inequities drives us to act with greater urgency and effectiveness. We hope we will be more impactful in the coming year to address these and other challenges people face.
In this bulletin you will see new funding opportunities, reports, events, and awards. Please see our website ( for information about our upcoming Global Health conference and workshop(title). On April 6 we will have a series of exciting satellite sessions that are not to be missed. This includes sessions on global surgery and anesthesia; the urbanization challenge - building healthy cities; putting quality in the global health agenda; maternal and child health and more. Make sure to register for these sessions along with the conference.
Also, if you are making charitable donations at the end of the year please support our travel scholarship program. Your donations will help support our colleagues from low to middle income countries to attend, learn and present their work at our meeting.
On behalf of our board and team here in Washington DC we would like to thank you very much for your support and we wish you and yours a joyous holiday season.

Keith, Dalal, Karen, Bailey and Maureen
The Secretariat

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
The 8th Annual CUGH Conference

Satellite Sessions April 6, 2017
Main Conference April 7 - 9, 2017
Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

Visit the CUGH Conference page to see updated information!
Don't miss the deadline: Nominate outstanding individuals for the Velji Awards!

Awardees receive waived registration for the CUGH conference, recognition at the conference and on the CUGH website, a recognition plaque, and USD $750 to support ongoing global health activities. 
See PLOS ONE for Publishing Opportunities!
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's Grants Round is Now Open!
The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene's grants round is now open to support early career clinicians and scientists from all disciplines of global health, and from any country. Apply now for small grants of up to £5,000, and for travel or training scholarships of up to £1,000. 
Applications can be sent in 
until Friday, January 27, 2017.
The First Mile Innovation Challenge!
Crowdsource innovative technologies/solutions that directly address clinical or community hardships in global primary care in one of three areas (Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Cardiac Health, and Safe Surgery). Winners will receive $25,000 USD in funding.
Applications are due January 10, 2017.
Fellowship Opportunities with the Global Health Corps!
150 fellowship positions for the 2017-2018 Global Health Corps (GHC) fellowship class are now open through January 18, 2017!
Boston Children's Hospital Global Pediatric Research Fellowship!
Goals of the fellowship include research, field implementation, clinical practice, and education.
Application deadline: December 31, 2016
Start date: July 1, 2017
Check it out:
4-Week Summer Session: NAPA-OT Field School in Antigua, Guatemala
Students of global public health, medical anthropology, occupational therapy, and related disciplines for its four-week summer session (May 29-June 23, 2017).  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis between now and February 1, 2017.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's International Exchange Program for Minority Students
To be eligible, you should qualify as an underserved minority and be a current bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree student, or have graduated no earlier than 24 months prior to the start of the program in June. We select candidates from all over the United States, from such diverse fields as medicine and science, anthropology, education, public health, social work, and laboratory backgrounds in areas such as cell and molecular biology.
Five Ways That HIV Is Different Now
Video | November 30, 2016 | International AIDS Society
Rwanda Coffee & The Global Knowledge Initiative
Video | December 13, 2016 | Global Knowledge Initiative GKI
Millions Saved: New Cases of Proven Success in Global Health
Published GH Book | May 2016 | Center for Global Development
Novel partnership to generate much needed evidence of impact in new Access to Medicine program
Article | November 30, 2016 | Boston University
Surgical and trauma care in low- and middle-income countries: a review of capacity assessments
Article | December 6, 2016 | Northwestern University
5th Annual Stanford Global/Humanitarian Surgery Skills Course
February 25-26, 2017 | Stanford School of Medicine | Register by Jan 30 
Attend University of Utah's Global Health Extreme Affordability Conference
January 19-21, 2017 | Salt Lake City, UT
Attend the 2017 American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention
July 21-25, 2017 | Indianapolis, IN
GBD Technical Training Workshop: Understanding the pathway from data to DALYs
April 18-27, 2017 | Negroponte Resort, Greece
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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