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.
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.
Registration Now Open - 2013 UMN/CDC Global Health Course
The University of Minnesota is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2013 UMN/CDC In-Person Global Health Course. Classroom space is limited - register early!
Fogarty Funding News
Fogarty Funding News weekly email updates provide information about funding opportunities, notices and announcements from Fogarty, NIH and other organizations that may be of interest to those working in the field of global health research.
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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.
Whole Village Project
The Whole Village Project (WVP) is an interdisciplinary research and development project partnership between the University of Minnesota and Tanzanian based NGO Savannas Forever Tanzania. The project provides many opportunities for faculty and student collaboration, including faculty partnerships for future grant possibilities, data for secondary analysis, guest lectures and sample data, student internships and thesis papers - or share your own ideas for collaboration.
Nature Heals Conference 2013
People, Plants, Animals and the (Re-)connection to Health
March 14-15, 2013
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum - Chaska, Minnesota
A connection to nature is essential to human health and well-being. Nature Heals is a conversation about the neuroscience of human bonds with the natural world, including plant and animal interaction, and the ways that connecting with nature increase individual health and community well-being. Nature Heals will provide participants with new, research- based information to integrate into programming, policy-making, and fundraising in government, corporations, non-profits, social services, healthcare industry, community groups, faith-based organizations, schools and families.
CUGH 2013 Annual Meeting
March 14-16, 2013
The first meeting of the newly merged CUGH will be held March 14-16, 2013 in Washington D.C. at Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. CUGH’s Annual Meeting will bring together more than 1,500 committed leaders, professionals , educators, and students from diverse fields of studies to explore, discuss and critically assess the global health landscape.
O'Neill Institute Summer Program on Global Health Law and Governance: Non-Communicable Diseases and the Law
June 17-21, 2013
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC
SAVE THE DATE! The Summer Program will bring together leading practitioners, policymakers, advocates and academics in global health to explore the role and implications of law in the global response to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Interactive lectures, panels, and case studies will examine legal powers, duties, and constraints relevant to NCDs.
Global Health Super Course hosted at the University of Pittsburgh
Academic faculty world-wide are sharing their lectures at the University of Pittsburgh's Global Health Super Course website (9389 faculty from 134 countries contributing more than 860 lectures).
Global Community Health for Future Generations, October 20, 2011
Academic Health Center Delegation to Uganda, February 1-5, 2010
Official Launch of the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, January 21, 2010