October 2, 2018
Dear Colleague,

We certainly live in interesting times filled with challenges and opportunities.
If you are a United States citizen who cares about global health issues, a big opportunity is coming up. Please register and vote at the midterm elections on November 6, 2018. Encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same. See and share our ' Get Out And Vote' flyer in this bulletin. Only 61% of US adult citizens voted in the 2016 presidential election. Every vote counts!

In this newsletter, you will find a list of exciting upcoming opportunities including: our November 8-9 workshop in Washington DC on how you can provide safety and security for your staff & students working overseas; our annual Global Health conference in Chicago; our first collaborative forum in the Middle East with the American University of Beirut on November 1-2, 2018, and many more from our member institutions.

We have created a new research platform that enables NGOs, companies, governments and institutions to post funded research questions and institutions in low-income countries to share unfunded research questions. The platform will help connect research needs with talented Masters, Doctoral and postdoctoral candidates. This is a win-win situation. It will provide high-quality research for the funder while enabling young researchers to acquire resources for their work and build connections for future employment opportunities.
 
As always, please share this newsletter widely. By doing this you will be helping our colleagues increase their impact and expand our reach to a broad, multidisciplinary global health community across all sectors.


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

CUGH News & Updates

*NEW* CUGH Online Research Platform

Connecting research capacity with the needs of countries, communities, NGOs, and companies is a challenge. To address this, we have created an online platform where funded or unfunded research questions are posted. We hope this site, which can be found in the "Resources" ribbon on our website,  will connect researchers, especially Masters, PhD, or post doc candidates with those requiring high quality research.

Post research questions or view these opportunities here.
US Midterm Elections - Get Out and Vote - Nov. 6, 2018

One of the most important things you can do as a US citizen is to register and vote. On November 6, 2018 vote for candidates who support addressing the global health challenges we face, both international and domestic. See how to register and vote here. Remind your family and friends to do so, too.
CUGH Conference - REGISTER NOW
Join us in Chicago, IL for the 10th annual CUGH Conference on March 8-10, 2019 with satellite sessions on March 7 Visit our conference website at www.cugh2019.org for more information.

Register now and reserve your room at the Hilton Chicago Hotel.
Register Now for Our Workshop on Providing Health, Safety and Security for Overseas Programs and Initiatives | November 8-9 | Washington, DC

Join CUGH and Mr. Michael O'Neill, the President of O'Neill Paragon Solutions and former director of Global Safety & Security for Save the Children International (2002-2015), and his team for a two-day workshop providing in-depth discussion and practical tips for bringing a culture of health, safety, and security to academic and NGO overseas programs. Using case-based discussion, small groups, and interactive sessions, these experts will help course participants navigate their most challenging issues related to the health, safety, and security of deploying and returning faculty, students, and staff overseas.
 
This workshop is ideal for faculty and staff at academic institutions and NGOs that send staff and students overseas.
Update from Virginia Rowthorn, Chair of CUGH's Global Health Law Interest Group

See the latest update about CUGH's Global Health Law Interest Group here. For information about how to join this group, please contact info@cugh.org.




View Past Webinar Recordings on Our Website

Missed our last webinar on diagnostics challenges in LMICs and how to overcome them? Watch the recording and other past webinar recordings anytime on our website or YouTube channel.

Featured Member Conferences

American University of Beirut & CUGH's First Global Health Forum: Innovative Approaches to Global Health Challenges in Low and Middle-Income Countries | Register Now

The Global Health 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. 
Application of the One Health Approach to Global Health Centers

One Health recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. It is an approach to designing and executing programs and research in which a number of sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes. This event will take place on December 3 & 4, 2018 at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Early bird registration ends October 15.
Global Health Mini University

The Global Health Mini-University (Mini-U) is an annual day-long learning forum for Global Health professionals and students .The 2018 Mini-U will take place on Monday, October 22, 2018 In addition to gaining access to technical knowledge, participants will also be able to engage in networking opportunities with a cross-section of Global Health professionals. Attendees of past years have included students, medical professionals, public health experts, NGOs, USG staff, non-profits and others interested in global health.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are responsible for any necessary travel or accommodations.
Second Annual Women Leaders in Global Health Conference at the LSTHM

The second annual Women Leaders in Global Health conference will take place on 8-9 November 2018 at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK . Putting a gender lens on global health leadership and with a focus on mentoring and skills building, WLGH18 will bring together established and emerging leaders from across sectors and cultures and collaborate to create gender equity in health leadership and improve health outcomes for all. Tickets for WLGH18 have sold out. See the 2018 conference page to join the waiting list.

Member Spotlight

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is the world's largest freestanding cancer center devoted exclusively to patient care, research, education and prevention. As a leading academic institution, it offers outstanding programs for more than 7,000 undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, and professionals every year. The trainees include clinical residents and fellows, research trainees, observers, visiting scientists, nurses and allied health professionals.

MD Anderson Cancer Network┬«, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center fosters clinical excellence and access to research for patients in their own communities. The network also provides a platform for academic and scientific exchanges with leading cancer centers worldwide through its Global Academic Programs (GAP). This network comprises over 50 sister institutions, associate members, partner members, certified members, and other relationships around the world supporting collaborative oncology research and enabling access to MD Anderson's evidenced based algorithms, clinical guidelines, and techniques for the standard care of patients with cancer.

As the burden of cancer shifts to developing countries, the collective expertise of MD Anderson Cancer Network® is helping to build cancer care capacity through partnerships with the African nations for in-country training and education of healthcare professionals and helping them develop their own cancer programs and policies.

MD Anderson has been designated as a Project ECHO superhub for oncology telementoring and has established a series of ECHO partnerships across Texas, Latin America and Africa to address needs in tobacco cessation, survivorship and palliative care in addition to cancer prevention, screening and management. The GAP Conference provides a forum for faculty from MD Anderson and its sister institutions to develop collaborations and exchange research results and ideas. The annual event draws more than 800 participants from about 40 countries.


Opportunities

World Polio Day 2018

No child anywhere should suffer from this  completely preventable disease. On October 24, Rotary Club International's 6th annual World Polio Day event will take place at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and will be livestreamed. Find out how you can take part in World Polio Day, and watch last year's livestream program featuring global health experts and celebrities sharing our progress on the road to polio eradication. Click here to access the resource center, which contains tools to help advocate, fundraise, and educate about the
need to end polio now.
New "Reasoning Without Resources" Case Now Available
 
These teaching cases are based on Professor Paccione's decades of teaching experience on the medical wards of Kisoro District Hospital in Uganda. They are designed for those practicing in low resource settings, Medicine and Family Medicine residents, and senior medical students interested in clinical global health. Each case is presented in two parts. First comes a case vignette (presenting symptoms, history, basic lab and physical exam findings) along with 6-10 discussion questions that direct clinical reasoning and/or highlight diagnostic issues. One month later CUGH will post detailed instructors notes for the case along with a new case vignette/questions.
Call For Abstracts: Pedagogy for Global Health and Health Promotion

SOPHE's  Health Promotion Practice journal seeks  abstracts for its special theme issue, "Pedagogy for Global Health and Health Promotion," which is scheduled for a December 2019 publication date.

The special theme issue will address the pedagogical, curricular and philosophical issues relevant to faculty, administrators, global public health practitioners, educators and professionals engaged in global health education and promotion.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018
Apply to be a Bloomberg Fellow

The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a  groundbreaking initiative  to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. Fellows receive a full scholarship to earn an MPH or DrPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. They're looking for individuals working in one of five focus areas.

Application deadline: December 1, 2018
Internal Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Toolkit

Colleges and universities are important leaders in preventing the worst impacts of climate change. Pricing carbon is one instrument schools can use to advance climate solutions. This toolkit provides recommendations, examples, and tools to guide schools through the process of exploring, designing, and implementing a carbon price on campus.  The toolkit is a product of the Carbon Pricing in Higher Education Working Group, a collaboration of institutions interested in internal carbon pricing. This toolkit is in beta, and the authors invite questions and recommendations for improvement.
Human Dx's Global Morning Report

The Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) is an online tool for assessing and training clinicians' diagnostic reasoning. Using Human Dx, physicians and trainees practice their clinical thinking through brief, interactive teaching cases. 

Human Dx's daily Global Morning Report (GMR) is a series of exceptionally high-quality teaching cases that are peer-reviewed by a team of physician clinical educators. GMR is a fun, engaging way for clinicians to practice their clinical reasoning in just a few minutes each day. Upon completing each case, learners receive immediate feedback on their performance, along with detailed teaching points. Multiple GMR series are available based on a physician's specialty and practice interest (e.g., internal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics).
Join the Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

Addressing the financing of tobacco companies-across lending, insurance and investment-is essential to comprehensive global tobacco control efforts. The finance sector can play a positive role in addressing global health priorities, such as the tobacco epidemic. With seven million deaths worldwide each year and a forecast of one billion deaths this century due to tobacco-related illnesses, global and multi-stakeholder collaboration is needed to tackle the devastating impact of tobacco on society, as well as on the environment.
Two New Reports on TB, Human Rights, and the Law

The O'Neill Institute, alongside the Stop TB Partnership, has  released two new reports  on tuberculosis, human rights, and the law ahead of the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis. Published on September 24, both reports are focused on addressing pressing legal and human rights issues in the context of TB, namely coercion and criminalization, and migration.
Sign Up for the Global Food for Thought Newsletter

This free, weekly email from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs rounds up the latest news, research, and policy developments across global agriculture.
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The Last Generation
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Immersive Storytelling for the Global Good 
October 13-14, 2018  | New York, NY, USA
7th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium  
October 13, 2018  | Galveston, TX, USA
10th Annual Anesthesia for Global Outreach Course  
October 26-28, 2018  | Boston, MA, USA
Urban Transitions 2018
November 25-27, 2018  | Barcelona, Spain
Midwest Universities for Global Health 5.0: Better Together
December 6-7, 2018  | St. Louis, MO, USA
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