August 10, 2017
The 2018 CUGH Global Health Conference will take place in New York City on March 16-18. The meeting's theme is Health Disparities: A Time for Action. We are accepting abstracts until the end of September and suggestions for conference panels until the beginning of September. Please use this link to submit your abstracts (http://cugh2018.org/abstract-submission) and panels (http://cugh2018.org/panel-proposal).
If you would like to sponsor our conference, including donating to support travel scholarships for our colleagues in LMIC countries so that they can attend and present their work, please click here. Your support is greatly appreciated.
I'm pleased to announce that CUGH's board has elected Stanford University's Dr. Michele Barry as our vice chair and the University of North Carolina's Professor Peggy Bentley as CUGH's treasurer, effective March 15, 2018. I would like to congratulate both of them on being elected to these important positions and thank them for their willingness to serve our global community in this important manner. I would also like to thank those board members who put their names forward to volunteer for these positions. We look forward to continuing to work with you.
The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) held its inaugural meeting in Accra, Ghana on August 1-3. During the meeting, CUGH's Capacity Building Portal (www.globalhealthcapacity.org) was shared with attendees from across Africa and around the world. Thank you to Dr. A Dykens and Dr. V Mikkilineni for their excellent work on this project. Additionally, a working group was created between AFREhealth and CUGH. Dr. Quentin Eichbaum, chair of our education committee, will be our representative in this working group.
In this bulletin, you will see our featured CUGH member institution, the American University of Beirut, and other important information about global health activities around the world.
Keith Martin, MD, PC
Consortium of Universities for Global Health
☆Registration for the 9th Annual CUGH Conference is Now Open
Join more than 1,700 global health faculty, students, implementers and leaders from over 50 countries to explore the latest in global health and discuss how academia, NGOs, government and the private sector can address the global health challenges before us. The conference will take place March 16-18 with satellite sessions on March 15.
Register now and reserve your room at the New York Hilton Hotel-Midtown.Related to the conference, CUGH is also accepting poster & oral abstract submissions, panel proposals, satellite session applications, and applications to be a poster & oral abstract reviewer
Register Here (http://cugh2018.org/registration)
☆Call for CUGH Global Health Leadership Awards Nominations
The Consortium of Universities for Global Health wishes to acknowledge the accomplishments and commitment of outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of global health worldwide.
CUGH has three awards that will be presented at its annual Global Health Conference. There may be more than one awardee per category. They are: the CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award, CUGH Young Leader Award, and Mid-Career Leadership Award. They are open to all. Nomination deadline: October 1, 2017
Click here (http://cugh2018.org/cugh-leadership-awards) for more information about the Leadership Awards.
☆Enter the 5th Annual CUGH - Pulitzer Global Health Video Competition
CUGH's 5th annual video competition in partnership with the Pulitzer Center will showcase important global health issues and innovations. Winners will be highlighted at our 9th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference March 16-18 in New York, NY.
CUGH membership is NOT required to participate; all are welcome to make a submission.
Video submission deadline: October 20, 2017
Click here (http://cugh2018.org/video-competition) for more information about the Video Competition.
CUGH's Capacity Building Sub-Committee (EC-CBS) Call for Membership
This sub-committee's (SC) mission is to a) help identify, catalog and aggregate training, curricula and human resource needs from low and middle income countries (LMICS), b) identify context relevant training programs/resources, and c) share this information through a web based platform housed on the CUGH website.
Subcommittee members will develop opportunities for dialogue among institutions and organizations to identify accessible training resources (curricula and trainers) and good practices/programs at institutions and with individuals in low resource settings through accessible online tools.
Application deadline: August 24, 2017
Click here ( http://www.cugh.org/announcements/help-improve-capacity-building-database ) for more information.
CUGH is now accepting applications for Small Global Health Education Grants
The late Dr. Tom Hall, a global health leader and one of CUGH's greatest supporters, generously provided a gift to support small global health education grants. Dr. Hall sadly passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on. We are extremely grateful for Tom's support of CUGH. We miss him and his gracious presence.
CUGH members are invited to apply for either small grants (under $5,000) or for larger grants (up to $10,000). The deadline for the second round of grant proposals is August 20, 2017.
Click here (http://www.cugh.org/announcements/cugh-now-accepting-applications-small-global-health-education-grants-0) for more information.
Webinar: Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disease knows no borders. CDC's global activities protect Americans from major health threats such as Ebola, Zika, and pandemic influenza and adverse economic impact. CDC detects and controls outbreaks at their source, saving lives and reducing healthcare costs. As importantly, CDC helps other countries build capacity to prevent, detect, and respond to health threats through its work. The knowledge and lessons learned from CDC's work abroad are critical to our public health efforts at home, and to protecting Americans.
Dr. Hamid Jafari, CDC Center for Global Health Principal Deputy Director, walks us through the structure and activities of CDC's global health center in the United States and abroad.
Click here (http://www.cugh.org/events/webinar-global-health-centers-disease-control-and-prevention) for more information.
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