Join the Listserv to Provide Assistance to Areas Affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and the Caribbean as they cope with the hurricanes that have affected their states. Many of our members are working very hard to provide care and save the lives of those affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

To assist our members in their work, we at the Consortium of Universities for Global Health have created a listserv portal that member and nonmember institutions in the areas affected by the natural disasters can use to post their needs. It originally was started after Hurricane Harvey (hence the name), but it extends to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.

To join the listserv, send an email to the following address:
hurricaneharveyassistance+subscribe@CUGH.groups.io

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.

Click here to access the registration form.

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Member Highlight: University of Kansas Medical Center

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.

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 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Help Improve the Capacity Building Database

The CUGH Education Committee Capacity Building Subcommittee (EC-CBS) is developing a database to identify and match training needs and available resources among institutions having complementary priorities for mutual benefit. The database we are creating will eventually serve institutions across a broad geographic area and cover a wide range of technical arenas. We are in the early phases of development of this database which is currently available only to a limited audience for pilot testing.

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 passed away May 20, 2017, but his legacy of giving lives on.

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.

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