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.
CGHSR is pleased to announce the AHC recipients of our first Faculty Travel Awards for travel in Spring-Summer 2017 to further global health research collaborations in Thailand and Uganda:
Planning on traveling abroad but missed last month's Predeparture Orientation for International Experiences? A collection of online resources has been compiled to help you prepare for a successful international global health experience.
The growth of academic global health programs has resulted in increased numbers of staff and students traveling to the field and global health sites, many of which are increasingly remote and in resource limited environments. This webinar consisted of short presentations including important roles and responsibilities within organizations and what are the most pressing issues related to health, safety, and security of deploying faculty, students and staff.