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  • Global Health Case Competition

    Solve global health challenges at the 2020 Global Health Case Competition. Learn More

  • 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

  • Global Health Impact Map

    Research, education, clinical care, and community outreach activities led by health sciences faculty. Go to Map


June 30, 2020

The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is pleased to announce that the following faculty members have been awarded a Faculty Mentor Award for the 2020 funding cycle.

June 30, 2020

Dr. Sofia Dimopoulou is a General Practitioner, Family Doctor, and Director of Kassandreia's Primary Health Care Center Director, and works in General Practice and Health Services Research in the Medical School at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and Dr. Philippina Giannisi is a Pediatrician at Kassandreia's Primary Health Care Center in Greece. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspectives Series, we reached out to Drs. Dimopoulou and Giannisi to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Greece.

June 30, 2020

A student research team from Makerere University and the University of Minnesota has reached an important milestone for any research group—they recently published findings from their study launched in 2016. The team, led by Edwin Nuwagira, Anna Stadelman, and Joseph Baluku with contributions from Mathias Lubega, published "Obstructive lung disease and quality of life after cure of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis in Uganda: a cross-sectional study" in the May 2020 edition of the journal Tropical Medicine and Health.

June 15, 2020

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, how do we identify gaps in human rights protections nationally and internationally? How do we look beyond the immediate and necessary response to the crisis to identify the best strategies for advancing human rights long-term?

The University of Minnesota Human Rights Lab, in collaboration with the Center for Global Health & Social Responsiblity, is providing a space for scholars, practitioners, researchers, and advocates to explore these and related questions through its virtual series, Envisioning the Future: Advancing human rights in a time of crisis.

Events in the series are free, open to the public, and accessible via Zoom.

May 26, 2020

Dr. Ângelo Zambam de Mattos is a gastroentologist and a professor of medicine at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre in Brazil. As part of our COVID-19 Global Perspectives Series, we reached out to Dr. Zambam de Mattos to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Brazil.

May 12, 2020

The University of Minnesota's Global Health Student Advisory Board (GHSAB) is an interprofessional global health student group. This committee of student representatives from graduate and professional programs across the Health Sciences works to educate and mobilize the next generation of socially responsible global health professionals.

During the past academic year, GHSAB has cultivated a global health mindset at the University of Minnesota under the leadership of Caroline Sell (School of Public Health & Law School) and Julianne Tieu (College of Pharmacy). The board’s accomplishments include adding 12 new members, attending 6 board meetings, hosting 4 lunch events, and executing two successful electronic campaigns for World Water Day and World Health Day. The Center would like to express our gratitude to this year’s board and to Caroline and Julianne for their guidance and achievements.

While applications for the board every year do not open until Fall semester, new leadership is chosen at the end of Spring semester. This year, the board has elected Jesse Abelson (Medical School) and Paige Palomaki (College of Veterinary Medicine) to lead the 2020-2021 student board.

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COVID-19 Global Perspectives Series

Our COVID-19 Global Perspectives Series features insights and updates from our partners around the world.


Saturday, October 3, 2020
9:00am to 11:00am