A Decade of Global Health Work

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Center for Global Health & Social Responsibility. Our interdisciplinary center works across the University’s Health Sciences to build on the legacy of a number of individual programs dedicated to connecting the University to the world.

As we begin a new decade, we would like to take a look back to celebrate the ways we have shaped global health at the University of Minnesota and around the world. Over the past 10 years, global health work at the U has spanned the globe—from maternal health research on the shores of Lake Victoria to strengthening the healthcare workforce of Afghanistan.  

Our education, research, and capacity-building efforts continue to impact countless communities while also shaping the minds of future global health researchers, practitioners and leaders. Through our seed grants, travel awards, and mentorship programs, we are able to give faculty and students the opportunity to form valuable international collaborations. These partnerships are translating ideas into cutting-edge practice in the field at research sites on 4 continents. 

Building on this foundation, the center today is at the forefront of a transition in global consciousness, recentering meaningful community engagement at the heart of our research and training  efforts. Partnerships with local communities focus on building lasting relationships and nurturing the next generation of global health leaders.

Over the course of the coming year, we will celebrate the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility’s 10 years of impactful global health work around the world. We hope to see you at one of our events and to hear your own global health stories, and how this work has impacted you.


Global Health Fund

Our global health work is largely supported by donors like you. In 2020, please consider giving in honor of our founder, Dr. Phil Peterson, to our Paul Quie and Phil Peterson Global Health Fund that supports global health activities for faculty, staff, and students.

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