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.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2018-2019 Fogarty Global Health Fellowships. Fogarty fellows and scholars train in global health research for 12 months at a proposed study site at a collaborating institution in Uganda under the mentorship of University of Minnesota and Makerere University mentor teams. The Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota is led by Dr. Shailey Prasad in the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility is pleased to announce the recipients of the CGHSR Global Health Seed Grants for research in East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Grants have been awarded to the following researchers: