Past Events

Pulitzer Center - CUGH Communications Workshop: How to Engage with Journalists and the Media to Communicate Your Projects and Programs to the Public

Excited about your research results, but do not know how to share them with a non-academic audience? Tired of public health headlines that over-promise and under-explain? Wondering why some issues receive media coverage and others do not? Join the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the Pulitzer Center for a workshop on how to pitch a story and translate information to a lay audience. At this one-day event, health journalists will discuss their reporting processes and the role of experts in their investigations. Attendees will participate in activities that explore journalism's place in the global health landscape, skills for sharing information with non-academics, and how to create story pitches.

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Monday, October 2, 2017 - 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Webinar: CORE, GHC, CUGH Global Health Activities

Three Leading Global Health Organizations & Their Work to Address Global Health Challenges

Post Conference Media
Click here to view CORE Group's slides
Click here to view Global Health Council's slides
Click here to view CUGH's slides

CUGH is delighted to host a webinar with the leaders of two of its members: The Global Health Council (GHC) and the Core Group. CUGH has been working hard to connect its primarily academic membership with other parts of the global health community. GHC and CORE Group (which is celebrating its 20th anniversary), like CUGH, are working to improve the well being of people around the world but particularly those in under-serviced communities.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Webinar: The Impact of Proposed Cuts to US-Funded Climate Change Activities

This webinar, by two internationally recognized climate change experts: Prof. Madeleine Thomson, Senior Research Scientist, Intl. Research Institute, Columbia Univ. and Dr. Jon Patz, Director of the Global Heath Institute, Univ. Wisconsin, outlined the proposed cuts to US agencies involved in climate change that are in front of Congress and the impact they will have on the US and internationally. Ways individuals and communities can address climate change and what can be done to stop these cuts were also discussed.

Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm

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.

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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