Past Events

CUGH, ASPPH, and CSIS Emergency Webinar

On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Vice President of CSIS, Steve Morrison, and Senior Director of Policy and Research at ASPPH, Tony Mazzaschi, discussed what you can do to fight President Trump's proposed budget cuts to U.S. global health programs. CUGH Executive Director, Keith Martin, moderated the discussion.

Click here to watch the recording.
Click here to download the slides.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

8th Annual CUGH Conference

Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health
The 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC, USA
Main conference April 7-9 | Satellite Sessions April 6

Host institutions: Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University

PICTURES: Click here to view photos of the 2017 conference
PRESENTATIONS: Click here to view speaker slides from the 2017 conference
VIDEOS: Click here to view speaker videos from the 2017 conference
POSTERS: Click here to view the posters from the 2017 conference
PROGRAM: Click here to view the program from the 2017 conference


  • CRDF Global | The Role of Emergency Operating Centers
  • Georgetown University, The New York Academy of Medicine, International Society for Urban Health | Urban Health: A Global Challenge
  • CDC & Makerere University | Non-Communicable Diseases in Low Income Countries: A Neglected Catastrophe
  • McGill University | Putting Quality on the Global Health Agenda
  • National Cancer Institute | The 5th Annual CUGH Global Cancer Research Symposium | NOTE: Located at NCI in Bethesda, MD
  • Student Global Health Session Hosted by the CUGH Trainee Advisory Committee | Politics of Global Health and Program Implementation
  • CUGH Research Committee | How Does the Readership of Journals from Different Disciplines Understand Global Health?
  • CUGH Education Committee | Emerging Themes in Global Health Education
  • CUGH Enabling Systems Committee | Global Operations 2017: Tools for Faculty & Administrative Leaders
  • USAID | Applied Research Partnerships in MNCH
  • University of Utah, American College of Surgeons Operation Giving Back, The WHO & G4 Alliance | Strengthening the Global Surgical Ecosystem
  • Child Family Health International Workshop | Best Practices in Global Health Experiential Learning
  • See Here for a Complete List of Satellite Sessions


  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health
  • Building Ethical Effective Partnerships
  • Climate Change and Health
  • The Crisis of Non-Communicable Diseases in LICs
  • The Gairdner Global Health Lecture
  • Global Health & US Security: Foreign Policy Interests
  • Global Health Leaders Panel
  • Global Migration Crisis and Humanitarian Emergencies
  • Global Virome Project
  • Lancet Commission: Global Health Law
  • Lancet Commission: Pollution, Health and Development
  • Mega Trends in Global Health
  • National Institutes for Health Directors Panel
  • Pandemic Prevention & Global Health Security
  • Planetary Health: Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems
  • Promoting Female Leadership in Global Health
  • Protecting Health Workers in Conflict Zones
  • Stopping Violence Against Women
  • See Here for a Complete List of Session Titles


  • Tony Fauci | Director | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Victor Dzau | President | National Academy of Medicine
  • Amb. Bonnie Jenkins (Fmr) | Threat Reduction Programs | US State Department
  • Richard Horton | Editor | The Lancet
  • Amie Batson | Chief Strategy Officer | PATH
  • Andrew McCabe | Executive Director | American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges
  • Bella Dinh-Zarr | Vice Chair | National Transportation Safety Board
  • Chris Murray | Director | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Daniela Ligiero | Director | Together for Girls
  • Roger Glass | Director | Fogarty Institute | NIH
  • Doug Lowy | Acting Director | National Cancer Institute
  • Pamela Collins | Director, Global Mental Health | National Institute for Mental Health
  • E Olapade-Olaopa | Ex. Sec. | Association of Medical Schools in Africa
  • Francis Omaswa | Chancellor | Busitema University, Uganda
  • Gary Gibbons | Director | National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
  • Helene Gayle | CEO | McKinsey Social Initiative
  • Howard Sklamberg | Department Commissioner | FDA
  • John Clark | Vice President | Pfizer
  • John Newton | Chief Knowledge Officer | Public Health UK
  • Jonathan Quick | President | Management Services for Health
  • Juan Lubroth | Chief Veterinary Officer | UN-FAO
  • Juli Trtanj | Research Lead | Climate Program Office | NOAA
  • Loyce Pace | President | Global Health Council
  • Mark Dybul | Executive Director | The Global Fund
  • Miliard Derbew | President | College of Surgeons of East & Central Africa
  • Paul Ndebere | Executive Director | Medical Research Council, Zimbabwe
  • Peter Donkor | Chair | AFREhealth
  • Rich Fuller | Executive Director | Pure Earth
  • Rob Nabors | Director, Policy and Government | The Gates Foundation
  • Rochelle Sobel | President | Association for Safe International Road Travel
  • Sarah Molton | Partnership Manager | Wellcome Trust
  • Sharon Rudy | Program Director | Public Health Institute
  • Steve Morrison | Vice President | Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Zaher Sahloul | Senior Advisor | Syrian American Medical Society
  • See Here for a Complete List of Session Speakers

  • Conference Agenda
  • Reserve Space for a Satellite Meeting
  • Annual Pulitzer - CUGH Global Health Film Festival | April 8, 6:30-8 PM
  • Pulitzer Communications Workshop | How to Tell Your Story So People Hear It | April 9, 4:30-6 PM
  • Friday, April 7, 2017 - 1:00pm to Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00am

    TWO-DAY WORKSHOP: Health, Safety, and Security: Rules of the Road for International Programs and Initiatives

    Course Objectives:
    *Educate attendees about the minimal standards required for health, safety, and security for those working overseas in an increasingly insecure international environment
    *Share the appropriate and most relevant health, safety, and security measures that global health staff and students' need for working, traveling and living in insecure regions
    *Understand the steps needed to implement health, safety, and security protocols for students, staff, and volunteers prior to their travel

    Date: February 9th and 10th, 2017

    Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to Friday, February 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Associated Committee(s): 

    Webinar | Teaching Global Health through an Inter-Professional Lens | Global Health and Engineering

    This webinar featured Shannon Marquez, PhD, MEng from Drexel University.

    Engineering has wide application to Global Health from bioengineering to civic engineering to mechanical engineering and beyond. This webinar provided faculty and global health practitioners outside the field of engineering a foundational understanding of how engineering is related to global health. This included key vocabulary, case studies, resources and conferences. Attendees built an appreciation of how to work inter-professionally with engineering efforts.

    Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
    Associated Committee(s): 

    Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) and Global Health

    CUGH joined forces with North Carolina Central University, Public Health Institute's Global Health Fellows Program and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to present a groundbreaking webinar on Minority Serving Institutions (MSI) and global health. This webinar provided the broader academic community, MSIs, global health centers, faculty, and practitioners with important insights into the opportunities that MSIs bring to global health and that global health brings to MSIs.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    CUGH Webinar: Global Health and Anthropology

    Historian and philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey remarked, "If there were a science of human beings it would be anthropology that aims at understanding the totality of experience through structural context." Anthropology, the study of culture and humankind, is a discipline that is central to understanding and participating in Global Health. This webinar will explore what anthropology is and how it applies to global health.

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

    CUGH Webinar: Interprofessional Global Health Competencies - Exploring Consensus and Controversies

    We explored this topic together in a webinar in February 2016. You asked for its return and we brought it back.

    What student development are we aiming for in global health education? How do we assess learner growth that requires demonstration, consistency, and varying contexts? What controversies exist in global health competencies that every educator should be aware of?

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Associated Committee(s): 

    Webinar: Global Health and Law

    For many global health practitioners, the link between the law and global health is not clear. However, upon closer look, much of the framework for how global health is conceived and practiced is grounded in the laws, regulations and guidance that emanate from global organizations, such as the World Health Organization and the United Nations. Human rights laws that create the right to health, regulations that come into play during a pandemic, international guidance relating to breast milk substitutes, international pharmaceutical regulation, etc.

    Thursday, October 20, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

    Three-Day Workshop: US Agencies Proposal Development / Capture Management


    October 17-19, 2016
    Washington, DC

    This training course will provide a detailed exploration of the principle components of a successful proposal development process using capture management strategies.
    The course takes place over three days, 9 AM to 5 PM, at the University of California Washington Center at 1608 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington DC 20036.

    Monday, October 17, 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 9:00pm