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Global Health Case Competition
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UN Migration Agency Project
Training health providers abroad helps US-bound refugees receive proper health screening, arrive safely, and a more successful community integration. Learn more
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Now more than ever the importance of global health efforts are showcased across the world's stage. The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic with over 118,000 cases reported in 114 countries as of March 11, 2020.
Leadership and staff at the University of Minnesota's Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility have closely monitored the COVID-19 situation over these past few months. In regards to our programs, the Center follows the University of Minnesota's policies in this type of situation. Many of our programs will be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. Our interdisciplinary center works across the University’s Health Sciences to build on the legacy of a number of individual programs dedicated to connecting the University to the world.
As we begin a new decade, we would like to take a look back to celebrate the ways we have shaped global health at the University of Minnesota and around the world. Over the past 10 years, global health work at the U has spanned the globe—from maternal health research on the shores of Lake Victoria to strengthening the healthcare workforce of Afghanistan.
The CGHSR Scholars Program provides hands-on training at international research sites to University of Minnesota students through a guided mentorship program. Two recipients of the CGHSR Scholars award for 2019 - 2020 are currently being supported through the program for a year of international research at partner institutions. One of our scholars this year, Shanna Miko, is the inaugural recipient of the CGHSR Scholars Program in Refugee and Population Health and has devoted her year to work with the UN Agency for Migration (International Organization for Migration (UN-IOM)) in Kampala, Uganda under the mentorship of Dr. Sarah Hoffman with the University of Minnesota's School of Nursing. In this article, she shares how her experience is going so far and briefs us on her current projects as a CGHSR Scholar.
This past month, the University of Minnesota's Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility hosted the third annual Quie and Peterson Global Health Lecture at the Weisman Art Museum. This year's keynote speaker, Dr. Dennis Carroll, highlighted six of tomorrow's mega-trends and their implications for global health. These trends pose both challenges and opportunities as we head into the new decade and look forward to what the future will look like in the year 2100.
The Minnesota Project lasted from 1955 to 1961. The six-year program was a partnership between the University of Minnesota and Seoul National University focused on rebuilding medical infrastructure in South Korea after the Korean War. To this day, it continues to show robust outcomes.
The city of Seoul is a bustling metropolis with its blend of modern skyscrapers towering in the downtown area and Gyeongbok palace just a subway train ride away. South Korea has quickly risen to become a global leader in technology and industry, particularly within medicine.
Dr. Kumi Smitch is an available mentor for the CGHSR Scholars Program. In our third researcher spotlight, she answers a few of our questions on her HIV and STI research in China and what she looks for in a mentee.