CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award

  • Dr. James Tielsch, PhD, MHSc
    Chair of the Department of Global Health, George Washington University
    Washington, DC, USA
  • Dr. Harriet Mayanja-Kizza, MBBS, MMed, PhD
    Professor of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University
    Kampala, Uganda

CUGH Dr. Tom Hall-Dr. Nelson Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award

  • Dr. Nadia Sam-Agudu MD, CTropMed
    Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Institute of Human Virology Nigeria, Abuja, Nigeria
    Acceptance Video
  • Dr. Rachel T. Idowu, MD, MPH
    CDC Branch Chief, Adult HIV Care and Treatment
  • Dr. Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD
    Co-Director, Institute for Global Health, Center for Global Health Education
    Chicago, IL, USA

CUGH Dr. Wasserheit Young Leader Award

  • Dr. Dale Barnhart, ScD
    Global Health Equity Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA, USA
    Acceptance Video
  • Mr. Siddhesh Zadey, MSc-GH
    Research Aide Sr., Division of Surgical Sciences, Duke University
    Durham, NC, USA
    Acceptance Video
  • Ms. Anusha Jayaram,
    Global Surgery Research Associate, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change, Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA, USA
  • Mr. John Ebong, MBBS
    President, Health Compass Initiative
    Acceptance Video
  • Ms. Leah Sarah Peer,
    Fellow, Anne C. Carter Global Health Fellowship, American Medical Women’s Association

James G. Hakim Global Health Award, Sponsored by AFREhealth, CUGH, and the Fogarty International Center

  • Roy Gonzaga Mubuuke, MSc, MHPE, PhD,
    Dept. of Radiology, Makerere University, College of Health Sciences,

Velji-CUGH Awards for Global Excellence 

Student Leader in Global Health

  • Leah Sarah Peer,
    Founder, Peer Medical Foundation
  • Helena Franco, MD,
    Orthopedic Principal House Officer
    Acceptance Video
  • Sylvette Ramos-Díaz,
    Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Acceptance Video
  • Aditi Sivakumar,
    Medical Student, Canadian Association for Global Health
    Acceptance Video

Faculty Leader in Global Health Innovation

  • Jerry Nutor, PhD, RN, MS,
    Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco
  • Shadi Saleh, PhD, MPH,
    Founding Director, Global Health Institute, American University of Beirut
    Acceptance Video
  • Majid Sadigh, MD,
    Director of Global Health, Nuvance
  • Karin Ulstrup, MD,
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern Medicine
    Acceptance Video

Global Health Award for Teaching Excellence

  • Mayur Desai, PhD, MPH,
    Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Yale University

Young African Leader Award

The Lancet Global Health-CUGH Best Student Poster Competition

  • Addressing the Social Determinants of Health | Breast Cancer Incidence and Predictive Parish-Level Social Determinants of Health in and around Kampala, Uganda, Rachel Weber
  • Covid-19, Emerging Infectious Diseases, & Other Communicable Diseases | Willingness to Use Different HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Delivery Modalities among Ghanian Immigrant Women in the US, Gloria Aidoo-Frimpong
  • Planetary Health, One Health, Environmental Health, Climate Change and Pollution | Assessing the Impact of a Community-Based Lymphedema Management Program Using Clinical Staging and Quality of Life measures in Podoconiosis Patients in Rwanda, George Mkondo
  • Strengthening Health Systems, Public Health, Primary and Surgical Care | Determining the Clinical Efficacy and Cost Effectiveness of Telepsychiatry in Resource-Constrained Environments and Refugee Populations with Mental Health Illnesses, Kareem Sharif
  • Translational and Implementation Science, High Impact Development Initiatives, Bridging Research to Policy, Reforming Academia | How Does Scientific Evidence Translate into Policy Development in Low- and Middle-Income Countries? A Scoping Review of Theories, Frameworks, and Constructs, Kristen Danforth
  • Non-Communicable Diseases | Completeness of Medical Records of Trauma Patients Admitted to the Emergency Unit of a University Hospital, Upper Egypt, Yaseen Saleh
  • Politics, Law, Corruption, Human Rights, Governance, Diplomacy, Strengthening Public Institutions | Women’s Contraceptive Autonomy in Rural Northwest Tanzania, Sheridan Bowers
  • Global Health Education | Global Health Narrative Medicine Elective as a Tool for Improving Cultural Competency, Irene Sue

Reflection in Global Health Essay Contest


  • Trainees from LMIC/English Not Primary Language
    Lusayo Mwakatika | Finding Meaningful Connection Through Problems
  • Trainees
    Jean Adomfeh | Enlightened
  • Faculty/Practitioner
    Mitra Sadigh | A Radical Act

Honorable Mentions

  • Bethany Hodge | Worth a Thousand Words?
  • Ranina Mansour | A Home for Hope
  • Jett Choquette | Human Experience Shaping Medical Needs
  • Jehannaz Dastour | Impetigo: A Case Study
  • Huda E El-Zein | The Earth and You – Weaving Foundations in Global Health

CUGH-Pulitzer Center Global Health Video Competition

Global Health Challenges


Honorable Mentions

High Impact Programs


Honorable Mentions



  • Roopal Thaker, MPP, MTS, PMP, ZanaAfrica, Kenya | Rights Denied: Adolescent Girls and Sexual Health