CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee and Campus Representatives Informational Webinar

In this webinar we will discuss two of the main ways students and trainees can get involved in global health through the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH): the CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee (CUGH TAC) and the Campus Representatives Program (CRP). The CUGH TAC is a student/trainee run committee within CUGH that consists of ~25 students, trainees, and young professionals from around the world. They contribute to addressing global health challenges through CUGH activities such as the CUGH conference and committees.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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Webinar | Reducing Race Based Disparities in the United States

The Black Lives Matter protests and the Covid-19 pandemic have shone a bright light on deep, longstanding disparities affecting Black Americans and other people of color in the United States.

These structural, race-based obstacles run across education, healthcare, housing, infrastructure, the justice system and other aspects of American society. Evidence-based solutions exist that can effectively remove these obstacles and improve outcomes for these disadvantaged groups.

Thursday, July 30, 2020 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Webinar | Health and Medical Education Challenges in the Middle East: Syria as a Case Study

Syria has been devastated by conflict. The Academy of Health Sciences in Syria will provide an overview of how Medical Higher Education in the Middle East is affected by war and the effects of the Arab Spring.

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Dr. Abdullah Alhaji
President, Academy of Health Sciences, Syria

Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Webinar | 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research Selected Oral Abstract Presentations

Following the cancelation of the 8th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research due to the coronavirus pandemic, National Cancer Institute’s Center for Global Health has partnered with the Consortium of Universities for Global Health to host a one-hour webinar for selected oral abstract presentations, in order to share these timely and relevant research findings with the global health community. Abstracts were selected in a peer-review process based on overall score and relevance to priority topic areas; and reflect creativity and diversity of global cancer research and control programs.

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Webinar | The WHO - Reforms, COVID-19 and the US Departure

Several big issues have rocked the World Health Organization. The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest public health challenge in a century. It has also laid bare global weaknesses in dealing with an outbreak of a deadly infectious disease. In the midst of this US President Donald Trump decided to defund and remove the United States from the organization.

What does this mean for the WHO? How can we improve our response to COVID-19 and future pandemics? What reforms are required? What is happening in Congress regarding the WHO?

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm