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

February 5-24, 2017
Chiang Mai, Thailand


Knowledge and Skills for Addressing Emerging Infectious Disease at Convergence of Animal, Human, and Environmental Health

Global Health Institute – Thailand 2017 (GHI 2017) 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.

Learn more on the GHI 2017 Website

Travel Award Details

A limited number of $2,000 travel awards are available for AHC students and residents to attend GHI 2017.

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 2017 are now closed. The 2017 application consisted of the following items.

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • University of Minnesota School
  • 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.


Questions about the Travel Award

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Questions about GHI Content or Logistics

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.