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.

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Saturday, April 13, 2019
9:30am to 1:00pm

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January 14, 2019

In December, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two trainings for United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) clinicians in Kampala, Uganda and Amman, Jordan. These trainings - led by trainers from the University of Minnesota and its partners - occurred within the framework of a partnership between the University of Minnesota and IOM to help build the agency’s capacity to conduct health assessments and ensure the safe travel of US-bound refugees.

January 14, 2019

The Uganda Research Training Collaborative is seeking a student with strong data analysis skills to perform the analysis for a study that has completed data collection and entry. Interested students should have experience with data manipulation and synthesis, and further analysis of association through the application of epidemiological tools to examine the association between nutritional status and several variables (ex. regression models, both linear and logistic).

January 9, 2019

Get ready for Global Health Day on April 13, 2019. Abstract submissions are open for student Poster and Oral Presentations. The purpose of these presentations is to celebrate the work of our global health community and to cultivate an interdisciplinary exchange around global health topics. Presentations are open to all UMN students, residents, and fellows and allow students to build valuable professional and communication skills. Deadline for Oral Presentation consideration is Feb 19; Deadline for Poster Presentations is Feb 27. Learn More.

January 4, 2019

Application instructions are now available for the new CGHSR Scholars Program. This new program provides funding for doctoral students and postdocs who wish to spend a year at an international research site under the mentorship of a University of Minnesota faculty member. Questions may be directed to Molly McCoy at

January 3, 2019

This 48-hour immersive learning experience aims to prepare learners to work or volunteer in a humanitarian crisis; assess their personal career alignment with humanitarian aid work; and to develop a greater understanding of the refugee experience. Participants experience living conditions common in humanitarian response environments, while working with an interdisciplinary team to develop a plan to address issues such as infrastructure, health, nutrition, insecurity, and human rights. Opent to professionals and graduate students of all backgrounds. Graduate credit available.

December 18, 2018

The Academic Health Center Climate Champion team aims to connect students with faculty and community members working in health care sustainability and climate change. View the list of current opportunities.

December 14, 2018

A woman is in labor and she and her baby are in distress; her midwife cannot manage the complications. The nearest neonatal and obstetric care facility is hours away. The transport across Lake Victoria to the mainland takes about an hour, if a boat is even available, then it could take another one to two hours to reach an obstetrician and an operating room, which also may not be available, in a county of one million residents.