Global Health Institute Thailand
This opportunity is made available by Chiang Mai University (CMU). Since 2012, the University of Minnesota has collaborated with CMU on this program designed to foster collective action for the benefit of public health, food security and ecosystem health.
Dates and Location
July 2-13, 2018
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Knowledge and Skills for Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease at Convergence of Animal, Human, and Environmental Health
Global Health Institute – Thailand 2018 (GHI 2018) represents an international collaboration between two World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) Collaborating Centres for Veterinary Services Capacity Building: the Center for Animal Health and Food Safety (CAHFS), University of Minnesota, and the Veterinary Public Health Centre for Asia Pacific (VPHCAP), Chiang Mai University, also an Excellence Centre for Veterinary Public Health at Chiang Mai University. The GHI provides an opportunity for participants from university, government and industry sectors to meet together with faculties from the University of Minnesota and academic institutions in Thailand to examine the impact of globalization on health and identify strategies that support a healthy and productive global workforce.
GHI 2018 offers 6 track courses that can be selected by each participant, including:
- Course 1: Global health leadership
- Course 2: Participatory epidemiology: OneHealth - EcoHealth
- Course 3: Application of molecular epidemiology for global grand challenges
- Course 4: To Be Announced
- Course 5: Risk analysis in practice to improve food system
- Course 6: Geographical information systems (GIS) and spatial analysis
Additionally, the 5th Food Safety and Zoonoses Symposium for Asia Pacific will be held during GHI 2018 on July 6-7, 2018. A call for abstracts is currently open for oral or poster presentations for the symposium. Abstracts are due to VPHCAP by April 2, 2018. Note: Applicants for the CGHSR travel award are not required to submit an abstract for the symposium, but are encouraged to do so. Depending on the number of applicants for the travel award, preference may be given to those with an accepted abstract.
Travel Award Details
A limited number of $2,000 travel awards are available for AHC students and residents to attend GHI 2018.
University of Minnesota will not offer credit for this experience. It is up to students to confer with their academic advisor as to how it may meet their specific requirements. Before applying, students are required to obtain permission from their advisors and the instructors of any courses that they may be missing.
Applications for 2018 are now open and due Monday April 16, 2018. Applicants will be notified of their funding by early May 2018.
To apply, please complete the online application. The application consists of the following items:
- Contact information
- University of Minnesota School & status (e.g, student, resident, etc)
- Degree(s) seeking and name of adviser for each degree
- Personal Statement - In approximately 300 words, describe why you selected this program and how it suits your academic and professional goals.
- Statement of Need - In 300 words or less, provide a statement of financial need and explain how receiving this scholarship would address that need.
- Intention to submit an abstract for The 5th Food Safety and Zoonoses Symposium for Asia Pacific
GHIT 2015 Reflection
Sylvia Wanzala, a PhD student at the U of M College of Veterinary Medicine, participated in the Global Health Institute in Chiang Mai, Thailand in February 2015.