The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) at the University of Minnesota advances health sciences research, learning, and engagement in the global arena. Its strategic value to the University and its external partners is its integrative and coordinating roles across academic units and disciplines with a focus on global health.
Discovery, Equity, Learning, and Engagement.
Promote socially responsible population-based research.
Improve health systems.
Enhance social and physical environments in partnering communities.
Conduct global needs-based translational research.
Improve global health access and delivery.
Empower girls and women.
Promote social and economic development in partnering communities.
Advocate for environmental justice.
Support reciprocal learning across cultures.
Educate global health professionals in Minnesota.
Promote leadership development in partnering institutions and communities.
Strengthen institutional partnerships for educating health-care providers worldwide.
Work collaboratively with local cultures and communities.
Mobilize "young globals" in Minnesota and in partnering communities.
Leverage local and worldwide institutional partnerships.
Inspire investment from global-oriented stakeholders.
Global Health Case Competition
The UMN Global Health Case Competition will be held on February 1, 2014. Students from multiple Schools and disciplines will collaboratively analyze a real-world global health challenge with the goal of providing helpful strategic recommendations to move the case subject forward efficiently and effectively. The winning team from the University of Minnesota competition will be eligible to compete in the 2014 International Emory Global Health Case Competition on March 28-29, 2014.
New Global Spotlight to focus on South Asia and Global Food Security
The Global Programs and Strategy Alliance is pleased to announce the themes for its next Global Spotlight, a biennial focus on a region of the world and a pressing global issue. In 2012-14, the focus will be on the region of South Asia and the issue of Global Food Security. Global Spotlight will sponsor events and activities related to South Asia and Global Food Security, and in the second year of the biennium offer a grants program to support faculty and graduate student research related to the themes.
International Travel Grants
Travel grants are funded by the University of Minnesota central administration to support the internationalization of the University (on all campuses) through research, teaching and outreach. Funds can be used to bring international colleagues to campus or send individuals and groups abroad for international experiences. There are three deadlines per year for international travel grants. The deadlines are March 15, August 15, and December 15.
Enrollment Now Open for U of M Global Health Online Training
The University of Minnesota's Global Health Course is one of just 17 accredited global health courses in the world, and the only course that is co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Global Health Course, in its entirety, includes more than 300 hours of training, consists of contributions from more than 170 regional, national, and international faculty experts, and offers the most current and relevant information for health care providers that desire to serve the highest quality of care to their patients and reduce disparities in health care outcomes for globally-mobile populations such as immigrants, refugees, and travelers. Please note that each module has been designed as a stand-alone curriculum and may be taken independently of the other modules.