August 17, 2016
Dear Colleague,

This bulletin contains a number of important announcements about CUGH programs you and your colleagues may wish to participate in. Please share this email widely throughout your institution and networks.

We are holding a 3 day workshop with Sustainability Solutions in Washington DC, October 17-19, 2016 on: USAID Proposal Development and Capture Management. This workshop follows the extremely successful and well-received one we ran with this company in February, 2016. The workshop will provide you with practical knowledge you can use in the course of your duties. Sign up here. Space is limited so register soon.

Planning for our 2017 conference, Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems with Johns Hopkins University, Makerere University and our local organizing committee members is well underway. We need your ideas so if you would like to organize a panel please submit a proposal here. Abstract submissions will open by the end of August so start preparing them now. As in previous years accepted oral abstracts will be published in the Lancet Global Health and poster abstracts will be published in the Annals of Global Health. 

One of CUGH's Board members, Dr. Patty Garcia, Dean of the School of Public Health and Administration at the Universidad Cayetano Heredia was appointed Peru's Minister of Health. This is wonderful news and we know that Patty will continue her astounding work to improve the well-being of her fellow citizens and people around the world. We wish her great success as she tackles the challenges before her. 

CUGH had a strong representation at the annual MEPI-NEPI Conference which took place in Nairobi Aug 2-4. This five year initiative, 2010-2015, funded by the US government, has been extremely successful at laying the foundation to help address a major crisis: the over 4 million person healthcare worker shortage in Africa (download the 5 year Report here). At this meeting an expanded program, AfreHealth, built upon what MEPI-NEPI has created, to train, sustain and retain healthcare workers in Africa was born. CUGH will collaborate with AfreHealth in this endeavor.

Lastly, this month we lost an outstanding colleague and personal friend to many of us. Dr. Harrison Spencer, President and CEO of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) was killed in Washington DC on Aug 10. Harrison spent his entire life in the service of others using his prodigious talents to improve the lives of countless individuals around the world and in particular those who are least privileged. He exemplified the best of our profession. We extend our deepest condolences to Harrison's family and friends during this most difficult of times. He will be deeply missed. A tribute to Harrison from ASPPH is here.

Best wishes,
Keith Martin MD, PC
Executive Director
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
See CUGH's Updated Website: New Features

CUGH has modernized its website ( We hope you will find it easier to use and find the information you need. Much thanks goes to Laurel Grzesik MPP, Program Communications Officer, UCLA and Amy Kasman at CUGH for revamping the site and Dr. Tim Brewer for enabling us to work with Laurel on this project.

CUGH has developed a database of over 200 global health programs from over 60 CUGH member schools. Please see this data base at If your CUGH member institution has a global health program not yet listed here, please have the appropriate point person  fill out this form, once per program.
CUGH's Speakers Bureau is now available. If you would like to have a particular speaker present at your meeting please see our Speakers Bureau and contact the speaker directly. This Bureau can only be accessed by members via their user account and is a benefit of CUGH membership.
Three-Day CUGH Workshop
USAID Proposal Development / Capture Management
NICRAs and the 10% de minimis Election
Program Budget Best Practices

This training course will provide a detailed exploration of the principle components of a successful proposal development process using capture management strategies. 

October 17-19, 2016
Washington, DC
Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
The 8th Annual CUGH Conference

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

Satellite Sessions
Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
The 8th Annual CUGH Conference

Are you intererested in running a satellite session at CUGH's annual conference? 

Half-day and full day space is available in rooms for audiences between 60-300 people on April 6, 2017. 

Please fill out the below form if you are interested in running a satellite session.  

CUGH now has a seal that institutions can use to show that they are CUGH members. Members will receive a pdf of the seal upon receipt of their annual dues. The seal can be added to your correspondence if desired, as well as the institution website.

Wonderful News: Patricia Garcia, MD, MPH, PhD, Dean School of Public Health and Administration (FASPA) at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) was appointed last month to be Peru's new Minister of Health. This is a wonderful appointment and we are all very proud of Dr. Garcia in this new role which will enable her to use her extraordinary skills to improve health in Peru and around the world.
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The University of Edinburgh was founded in 1583 and is the sixth oldest University in the English speaking world. Based in the capital of Scotland the University is currently ranked 21st in the world in the QS World Univeristy rankings. 

The University offers a suite of leading interdisciplinary postgraduate degrees (both on-line and on-campus) that equip future leaders to tackle global health, development, justice and enviornment challenges and contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To see their online global health programmes:

MSc: Global Challenges: Learn more
Master of Family Medicine: Learn more

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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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