Global Health Research: The Importance of Global Collaboration to Battle Global Threats (Mini Medical School #3)
As we’ve seen this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious diseases can easily and rapidly spread across cities, countries, and continents. Even before the pandemic, global health researchers and practitioners have explored how potential solutions to health challenges in other parts of the world can also solve challenges within our own backyard. And in some cases, the research to solve a health issue in Minnesota can actually only be conducted in other parts of the world. So how can we successfully conduct this type of research? The key to our global health research at the University of Minnesota is mutually-beneficial and sustainable partnerships.
During session 3 of the University of Minnesota’s Mini Medical School: A Focus on Global Health, a group of global health experts working around the world will discuss the importance of partnership building in global health research, and the value and impact of global health research. By attending the session, you’ll learn how to explain the ways in which global health research can impact local health outcomes in the US, and how the University of Minnesota’s support for global health research around the world comes back to impact Minnesota.
Mini Medical School offers a unique perspective into the health sciences at the University of Minnesota. Community learners with a shared interest in health embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease. Presented using common language for ease of understanding complex topics, your guides are internationally renowned experts who are shaping the way health care is delivered locally and globally.
- David Boulware, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine, Medical School, University of Minnesota
- Kumi Smith, PhD, Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
- George Omondi Paul, MS, Post-Doctoral Associate, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
- Montserrat Torremorell, DVM, PhD, Veterinary Population Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
- Shailey Prasad MD MPH, Executive Director & Carlson Chair of Global Health, Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility