UN Migration Agency Project
Training health providers abroad helps to ensure that US-bound refugees receive proper health screening, arrive safely and have a more successful community integration.
2019 Global Health Day
Global Health Impact Map
AHC faculty led research, education, clinical care, and community outreach activities
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility facilitates transdisciplinary partnerships and collaborations across the University of Minnesota and worldwide to create a global portfolio of research, education, and engagement.
The CGHSR Faculty Mentor Award encourages UMN researchers to involve students in their global health research projects at international sites. Created as a way to give students a guided global health research experience, this mentorship program provides up to $5,000 for faculty to defray costs associated with incorporating a student researcher into their team. In 2019, CGHSR awarded 3 inaugural Faculty Mentor Awards to support student involvement in faculty-led global health research initiatives in Malaysia, China, and Kenya.
CGHSR is hiring an undergraduate student project assistant for fall 2019. This position will support multiple global health projects at CGHSR in a variety of capacities. The student will primarily assist with event and training logistics, including on-site support of CGHSR events held in the twin cities. Additionally, the student will work with multiple CGHSR staff members to support project evaluation, project communications, and other administrative and research tasks as needed.
The CGHSR Researcher Spotlight features global health researchers from the University of Minnesota and its partner sites.
CGHSR welcomes Dr. Lindy Fenlason MD MPH, Senior Nutrition and Capacity Building Advisor at USAID to the University of Minnesota. In the first position of its kind, Dr. Fenlason is serving as a liaison between USAID and the University of Minnesota with the goal of strengthening partnerships between USAID and academia, exploring and expanding mutually beneficial connections and promoting the expertise housed in both institutions.
The United Nations established World Refugee Day to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Refugees and the millions of people worldwide who have been forced from home because of war and persecution. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are nearly 25.4 million refugees in the world. More than half are under the age of eighteen.
On May 17 to 19th, 50 learners and nearly 150 instructors, facilitators, and volunteers came together in Hudson, Wisconsin for the 6th UMN Humanitarian Crisis Simulation. Participants from a range of academic and professional disciplines were formed into teams representing NGO responders, that set out to assess an unraveling crisis depicted by role players and props scattered through the sprawling wooded site. The crisis involved thousands of refugees, health issues, security concerns, and insufficient resources.