The CGHSR Faculty Mentor Award encourages UMN researchers to involve students in their global health research projects at international sites. Created as a way to give students a guided global health research experience, this mentorship program provides up to $5,000 for faculty to defray costs associated with incorporating a student researcher into their team. In 2019, CGHSR awarded 3 inaugural Faculty Mentor Awards to support student involvement in faculty-led global health research initiatives in Malaysia, China, and Kenya.
CGHSR is hiring an undergraduate student project assistant for fall 2019. This position will support multiple global health projects at CGHSR in a variety of capacities. The student will primarily assist with event and training logistics, including on-site support of CGHSR events held in the twin cities. Additionally, the student will work with multiple CGHSR staff members to support project evaluation, project communications, and other administrative and research tasks as needed.
The CGHSR Researcher Spotlight features global health researchers from the University of Minnesota and its partner sites.
CGHSR welcomes Dr. Lindy Fenlason MD MPH, Senior Nutrition and Capacity Building Advisor at USAID to the University of Minnesota. In the first position of its kind, Dr. Fenlason is serving as a liaison between USAID and the University of Minnesota with the goal of strengthening partnerships between USAID and academia, exploring and expanding mutually beneficial connections and promoting the expertise housed in both institutions.
The United Nations established World Refugee Day to recognize the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Refugees and the millions of people worldwide who have been forced from home because of war and persecution. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, there are nearly 25.4 million refugees in the world. More than half are under the age of eighteen.