Tag Archives: global health studies

Getting Global Health on the Congressional Agenda

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Can Congress help stoke the interest in—and effectiveness of—university global health programs? Who better to take up that question than John Porter, a former member of Congress who chaired the House appropriations subcommittee with jurisdiction over NIH. Porter challenged the university global health leaders at this week’s Consortium of Universities for Global Health meeting, held […]

In CUGH Address, Goosby Focuses on Sustainability, Integration

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This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. When Dr. Eric Goosby, Ambassador at large and the US global AIDS coordinator, addressed academic leaders of global health programs at a gathering outside Washington today, he spent most of his short […]

Consortium of Universities for Global Health Gets Organized, Outlines Priorities

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 This post is by Center Director Christine Lubinski, who attended today’s meeting at the NIH of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health.  How best to nurture and capitalize on a spike in interest in global health studies? Figuring that out is one goal of this week’s two-day meeting of the Consortium of Universities for […]

Universities See Two-Fold Increase in Global Health Students

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Editor’s Note: Center Director Christine Lubinski will be live blogging from a meeting at NIH today of university leaders hoping to seize on the surge in interest in global health studies. The number of students enrolled in global health programs in the US and Canada has more than doubled in the last three years, according to […]

Riding the Wave of Student Interest in Global Health

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Maybe it’s Bono and George Clooney. Maybe’s it’s Facebook and Twitter. Maybe it’s the never-ending news reports about SARS or swine flu. Whatever the reason, universities across the US are seeing a surge of interest in global health studies. And they’re responding by expanding programs that teach students, in a multi-disciplinary fashion, about improving public […]