The University of Minnesota has partnered with Kabul University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) to improve clinical, educational, professional, and leadership skills for health sciences faculty in Kabul, Afghanistan. The effort is part of a five-year USAID project aiming to improve the academic quality of the KUMS faculties of Midwifery, Medical Lab Technology, Dentistry, and Anesthesiology. CGHSR has organized specialized short-courses for KUMS faculty that are delivered by UMN faculty and partners. Learn more about the project.
The University of Minnesota is partnering with the United Nations Migration Agency (IOM) to build the Agency’s capacity to perform health screening and health assessments for US-bound refugees. CGHSR organizes trainings in Minnesota, around the world, and online for U.N. physicians, nurses, laboratorians, and other health care professionals. U of M faculty and other partners deliver the training, covering topics such as physical examination; infectious disease diagnosis and treatment; and working with interpreters.
In July 2018, students and mentors gathered to recognize the efforts of the first cohort of student teams and launch the second cohort of the Research Training Collaborative (RTC). The RTC is a research training program for students from the University of Minnesota and participating institutions in Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Cohort 2 was formulated in early summer 2018 and this gathering was an opportunity to present their research plans to faculty mentors and student colleagues. Throughout 2018 and 2019, Cohort 2 will be advancing research projects in three teams.
Climate Change and Health: An Interprofessional Response consists of nine short slide decks that can be utilized to introduce the connection between climate change and health to health professionals. They are intended to be used by instructors and programs when teaching about the connection between climate and health in existing courses. Topics include Air Pollution, Severe Weather, Extreme Heat, Increasing Allergens, Changes in Vector Ecology, Water Quality Impact, Environmental Degradation, and Water and Food Supply.
Yunqing (Iris) Fei joins CGHSR as our Research Program Coordinator in Nanning, China. She just wrapped up her BA in Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She is replacing Eric Chu as he departs the CGHSR team for graduate school.