The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) requests proposals for new international health research projects in locations where the AHC maintains hubs of innovation or is actively exploring opportunities to advance new research and educational opportunities: East Africa, Southeast Asia, and Latin America/Caribbean.
The goals of these seed grants are to:
Applications are now open for the 2018-19 cohort of URTC student researchers! The Uganda Research Training Collaborative (RTC) matches students in the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center and participating institutions in Uganda to gain hands-on experience in global health research. Under the mentorship of UMN and Ugandan faculty, teams propose small-scale research projects to be carried out in about one year. Applications are due March 2, 2018.
This past summer, Amy Tran, a dual Pharm.D., M.P.H student, traveled to Uganda under the mentorship of Melanie Nicol, an assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy. Learn about Amy’s experience assisting in a clinical research project that stems from Dr. Nicole’s involvement with and seed grant from the AHC Uganda Hub.
In 2016, Maria Kroupina, Associate Professor in the Division of Global Pediatrics, was awarded an AHC Travel Award for travel to Uganda to meet with researchers and clinicians to identify potential collaborations to advance early childhood mental health in Uganda. One resulting collaboration was a symposium held on September 25, 2017 in Kampala in partnership with the AHC Uganda Hub and faculty from Makerere University's Department of Psychiatry.
Checkout the CGHSR Travel Page to connect to key University resources as well as to pre-departure orientation materials to help you prepare for a successful international global health experience.