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.
FAO Field Internship Openings
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility, in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), are pleased to offer three international internship opportunities to students from the University of Minnesota.
These long term internships provide an excellent opportunity for students interested in global work to gain direct experience working with FAO at the country level offices in Rwanda and Peru. These positions provide a $700 monthly stipend while the students are in country - $350 is funded by FAO and the applicant will be required to request $350 in matching funds from their home department/school/college.
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2014 UMN Global Health Case Competition Results
Congratulations to Team 6 for their first place win at the inaugural year of the UMN Global Health Case Competition! Justin Schlitz (Management), Andrielle Cowl (Clinical Lab Sciences), Katelyn Pastick (Biological Sciences), Tino Nguyen (Dentistry), Bao Mei (Management), and Rebecca Schultz (Public Health) will be going on to represent the University of Minnesota at the Emory University International Competition at the end of March. Our complements to all of the teams who participated this year! They logged many hours to further their skills, learning from each other as they proposed solutions to solve grand challenges in global health.
A special thanks to our judging team, Tricia Todd, Laura Bloomberg, James Hart, Donald Rost Banik, Jeffery Peltola, and Michelle Chrastek, and to our team mentors.
2nd place – Team 2: Kathryn Gustafson, Nwamaka Nwachukwu, Brian Mikolajczyk, Tarun Jain, Tawny Loera, and Andrea Stonehocker.
3rd Place – Team 7: Ariel Willette, Aoran Liu, Susan Ledgister, and Jonathan Clayton
3rd Place – Team 11: Heidi Hayes, Brittany Borck, Andrew Stevens, and Youssef Roman
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.