The University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) was founded in 1905, and its Global Health activities began in 1915 when an Assistant Professor of Surgery, Walter Stanborough Sutton, MD, served at the American Ambulance Hospital outside of Paris, France during World War I. Today, hundreds of KUMC students travel globally to over 50 countries annually for education, research and service activities. Over 600 international students come yearly to KUMC for educational and cultural exchanges through degree programs, research, observerships, employment, and elective rotations.
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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.
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 passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on.
CUGH members were 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 was August 20, 2017.
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 open to all.
They are: The CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award, the CUGH Young Leader Award, and the Mid-Career Leadership Award.
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. Click on the "Read more" link below for more information.
Extreme violence is forcing innocent civilians to flee northward from Central America to the US. Illegal drug consumption in North America is fueling the criminal gangs perpetrating these horrors. Learn more about the humanitarian catastrophe, including sexual violence inflicted upon women and girls taking the arduous trip, in the attachments below.