On March 6, President Trump signed an updated executive order on immigration that, among other provisions, stipulates that citizens of Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen will not be granted a visa to enter the U.S. for 90 days. To ensure that all who are affected by immigration policy changes have a clear and accessible path to resources and support, President Kaler has announced the creation of an immigration response team. The team will also provide outreach to the greater University community on issues around immigration, DACA, and diversity. Look for further announcements after spring break.
Over the coming months, teams of student researchers from the University of Minnesota and Makerere University will develop a proposal, create a research plan, gather at their study site in Uganda to conduct research, and write manuscripts for publication as part of their involvement in the Uganda Research Training Collaborative (URTC). This program pilot was launched in December by CGHSR with the goal of developing the next generation of global health researchers.
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2017 U of M Global Health Case Competition! Thirteen teams spent the week immersed in the global topic of sex trafficking, seeking local solutions for the city of Atlanta. Team 4 emerged the winner and will advance to compete in the Emory International Global Health Case Competition at the end of March.
And they're off! Thirteen teams of 4-6 students, from across the AHC and the rest of the university, are spending this week diligently researching, writing, analyzing, and critically considering solutions to this year's case for the Global Health Case Competition.