In February, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two back-to-back trainings for the United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) – first in Nairobi, Kenya and then in Kampala, Uganda.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) aims to foster new collaborations with these faculty funding opportunities. CGHSR Global Health Seed Grants provides up to $25,000 of funding to UMN faculty for new interdisciplinary research. Faculty Travel Awards provide up to $2,000 for AHC faculty to travel to an international site, or to fund travel for a colleague to explore global health research and training/capacity-building collaborations.
In December, the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility organized two trainings for United Nations Agency for Migration (IOM) clinicians in Kampala, Uganda and Amman, Jordan. These trainings - led by trainers from the University of Minnesota and its partners - occurred within the framework of a partnership between the University of Minnesota and IOM to help build the agency’s capacity to conduct health assessments and ensure the safe travel of US-bound refugees.
The Uganda Research Training Collaborative is seeking a student with strong data analysis skills to perform the analysis for a study that has completed data collection and entry. Interested students should have experience with data manipulation and synthesis, and further analysis of association through the application of epidemiological tools to examine the association between nutritional status and several variables (ex. regression models, both linear and logistic).
CGHSR extends congratulations to Kelly Searle (School of Public Health), Keith Horvath (School of Public Health), and Jennifer Rickard (Medical School) who are the most recent recipients of the CGHSR Faculty Travel Awards. The next application deadline for CGHSR Faculty Travel Awards is February 1, 2019.