June 1, 2018
Dear Colleague,

Great news. Our website for our 2019 conference, www.cugh2019.org, is now open to accept abstracts, registrations, and submissions for awards, bursaries, and panel proposals. Please share this with your faculty, students, and networks. Stay tuned for information on registering for our dynamic satellite sessions on March 7, 2019.

The WHA meetings in Geneva just concluded, and I am delighted to report back that a number of interventions CUGH has worked on with our members & partners were featured prominently at this crucial WHO meeting. They included reducing cervical cancer rates, addressing the global surgery deficit, protecting health workers in conflict zones, and the impact of pollution on our health.

In this bulletin you will also see information about our collaboration with the American University of Beirut on holding a Global Health Forum, November 1-2, 2018 in Beirut, Lebanon. Its theme will be: Innovative Approaches to Addressing Global Health Challenges in LMICs. We are delighted to work with AUB to hold a global health conference in the Middle East. You can submit abstracts for the meeting now.

Thank you  for sharing this bulletin widely.

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.
New on the CUGH Website: Share Your Events

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 the events. Please contact info@cugh.org if you have any questions.

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
Re-introducing "Reasoning Without Resources"

This week we will re-introduce a monthly feature that we posted regularly on this site for 4 years: a case-series from rural Uganda called "Reasoning Without Resources". Its target audience is clinicians practicing in low resource settings, Medicine and Family Medicine residents, and senior medical students with an interest in clinical global health.

These case studies are based on Prof. Gerald Paccione's decades of teaching experience on the medical wards of Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda. Each case is presented in two parts. A case vignette (presenting symptoms, history, basic lab and physical exam findings) along with 6-10 discussion questions will be posted. One month later CUGH will post detailed instructors notes for the case along with a new case vignette/questions.
Calling All Potential Global Health Program Mentees and Mentors
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.

Member Spotlight

McGill University

McGill University Global Health Programs is a strong component of one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading universities in the world. With students coming from some 150 countries, McGill's student body is the most internationally diverse of any research-intensive university in Canada. It has two campuses, 10 faculties, some 300 programs of study and 40,000 students. McGill partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year.
Global Health Programs serves as an overarching organization to coordinate, unify, and strategically plan the work of diverse global health groups and researchers at  McGill . The GHP infrastructure provides tools, resources, and support to allow students and faculty to succeed in their local and international global health initiatives. It  also helps to garner funding to send students abroad to complete global health clinical and research projects and support student-driven initiatives both locally and globally.  McGill faculty members boast long-standing relationships with academic groups and agencies around the world, which foster in-depth research, capacity building projects and student exchanges.

For more information:


Sign Up For NPR's Global Health And Development Newsletter

Calling all students! NPR is encouraging college students studying global health to sign up for the Goats and Soda's newsletter. It's a weekly digest of stories from NPR's global health and development blog, delivered to your email inbox. Goats and Soda covers life in our changing world, focusing on low-and middle-income countries. Sign up for the newsletter here: http://bit.ly/goatsuniversity.

AFREHealth Symposium Call for Abstract Submissions & Workshop Proposals

The theme for the Symposium is: "Towards Achieving Universal Health Coverage in Africa - Creating Synergies and Capacity through Education, Research and Quality Health Services".
Abstracts can be submitted in the following sub-themes:
1.  Training Health Professionals for Universal Health Coverage
2.  Building Health Research Capacity in Africa for UHC
3.  Achieving the SDGs and the 90-90-90 targets for HIV/AIDS
4.  Financing health care in Africa
5.  North-South & South-South partnerships for health system development (panel & posters)

Deadline: extended to June 15, 2018
Applications Open for Faculty Development Workshop with CFHI & Partners

Faculty and administrators often aspire to incorporate experiential learning into Global Health and Public Health programs. This requires knowledge of theories, practices, frameworks, and collaborations. This Faculty Development Workshop allows for faculty and their administrative members to learn how to integrate experiential learning experiences into their programs. This includes: logistical, financial, ethical, safety, assessment/evaluation, competency-based education issues and more. 

Deadline: June 15, 2018
CFHI Announces 2-week Global Health Intensives debuting in August 2018

Students often have limited amounts of time for Global Health field experiences.  CFHI (Child Family Health International) Global Health Education Programs, for undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate trainees are usually 4-16 weeks in length.  We are now offering 2-week condensed experiences that allow students who only have a short timeframe to be in country to benefit from CFHI's longterm engagement with partner communities.

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Call for Abstracts: ISTM International Conference on Migration, 1-3 October, 2018, Rome, Italy

International Migration is a global phenomenon that is growing in scope, complexity, and impact. Human migration is now at an all-time high, 240 million persons are migrants. This is shaping world events and fueling political and public debates. People have been migrating since the beginning of human history to escape natural catastrophes, wars and dictatorships or to seek out a better life. This conference will discuss the needs of migrants including: infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, women health issues, mental health, and humanitarian responses.
Abstracts for poster presentations, oral presentations and workshops are being accepted through  15 June 2018. More information including the Scientific Program, Registration, and Travel Grants can be found  here.

Deadline: June 15, 2018
Join the Women in Global Health Challenge

While women who apply for a mid-career fellowship from WHO/TDR are just as likely as men to receive it, women have been less likely to apply. How do  YOU  think we can change this and develop feasible ways to expand women's participation in this fellowship? WHO/TDR is looking for creative ideas to make the fellowship more flexible and spur more women to apply. Individuals who submit exceptional ideas will be supported to join the Women Leaders in Global Health conference in London this November. Selected ideas deemed feasible by WHO/TDR will be implemented to increase women's participation in the fellowship.

Deadline: July 1, 2018
Third Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Nominations 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
Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World

Outbreak, a  new exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, 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.
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:
Violence on the Front Lines: Attacks on Health Care
Report | Safeguarding Health in Conflict
Children on the Run
Report | The UN Refugee Agency

CORE Group Global Health Practitioners Conference
June 4 - 7, 2018 | Bethesda, MD, USA
2018 North American Refugee Health Conference  
June 7-9, 2018 | Portland, OR, USA 
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
One Health Day  
November 3, 2018  
Urban Transitions 2018
November 25-27, 2018  | Barcelona, Spain
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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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