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In partnership with communities here and abroad, the University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives addresses global challenges by developing experiential learning opportunities and interprofessional solutions with creative faculty scholarship, curricular innovation, and educational programs. Our vision is a borderless world where communities collaborate toward better health for all. Global is local and local is global.
Register to attend the Global Forum on October 11th
Come and hear student grantees present their work and reflections from their interprofessional projects in Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Botswana and Zambia. A light lunch will be served so please register.
Zambia global health interprofessional team
Faculty from the school of pharmacy and the Institute for Human Virology mentor an interprofessional team of 4 students/ Read about their project experience in assessing antibiotic use practices at the University Teaching Hospital in Lusaka.
CGEI faculty grantees and their international collaborators mentor interprofessional student teams during winter and summer programs. Projects take faculty and students to Africa, Asia and South America. Read about their project experiences.
Register with International SOS before you leave on your trip. This is University of Maryland, Baltimore's resource to provide medical assistance, international health care, and security services while you are traveling overseas. Their Assistance Center is available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Download the International SOS app to your phone which will provide you with the quickest way to access services if you need them during your travels.
A focus on global-to-local efforts published
A dedicated issue of Annals of Global Health features the work that came out of UMB's national roundtable hosted by the Center for Global Education Initiatives.
The roundtable focused on the best practices and models of global-to-local work and how to bridge this divide in academia and global communities.
The editors of the issue are UMB faculty members, Virginia Rowthorn (law), Lori Edwards (nursing), Jane Lipscomb (nursing), and Jody Olsen (social work).
Read about student experiences
UMB students work internationally on independent projects under the mentorship of UMB faculty from the schools of law, nursing, medicine, dentistry, social work, pharmacy, and the graduate school. Read about their experiences in Cambodia, Malawi, India, Honduras, Switzerland, Rwanda, Korea, Tanzania and more.
Bridging global and local communities
Faculty and student global experiences
Community development and service learning
Workstudy positions are available for the Center for Global Education Initiatives. Come and join our team!
REGISTER for UMB Interprofessional Service Learning Course (CIPP 970: Social Justice and Our Community). This one-credit (tuition-free) course is being offered to all UMB students in Fall 2017. Students will receive hands‐on, professional experience with community health programs by working with partner organizations in the community surrounding UMB. Read the course syllabus.
SEPT. 22: Writing for Advocacy: Make Your Voice Heard to Support DACA Recipients. Join the Writing Center staff for a 1 1/2-hour session on drafting a letter to your representatives in Congress to advocate on behalf of DACA recipients. Health Sciences & Human Services Library, 601 W. Lombard St., Room LL05, 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Please register using the link above.
OCT. 11: The Center for Global Education's first global forum of the 2017-18 year will feature presentations made by the summer 2017 interprofessional global health student grantees who traveled and work with faculty mentors in Rwanda, Nigeria, Liberia, Zambia, and Botswana. Gladhill Boardroom, Health Sciences & Human Services Library, 601 W. Lombard St., Rm. 505, noon. Register here.
OCT. 16: CGEI Faculty interprofessional global health grant applications are due for proposed summer 2018 projects.
OCT. 23: Join us to hear Lord John Thomas Alderdice who is a member of the UK Parliament and a University of Maryland School of Medicine Clinical Professor in Psychiatry. His keynote speech, "Building cohesion in deeply divided societies," will kick off a two-day symposium, RISING Baltimore, focused on sharing community engagement strategies across communities, borders and professions. Westminster Hall, UM Francis King Carey School of Law, 515 W. Fayette St., 5 p.m., reception to follow. Register here.
Traveling abroad? Visit our international safety and security assistance center's webpage, International SOS, to register your trip and find out more about the country you are visiting. For more travel tips, please go to our international travel resources section.
Read Global to Local: Methods and Models, Volume 82, Issue 6 of Annals of Global Health, which was edited by UMB faculty members Virginia Rowthorn, Jody Olsen, Lori Edwards, and Jane Lipscomb. The themes in these articles were recently discussed in a panel session at the 8th Annual Global Health Conference (CUGH) in Washington, D.C. Take a look at the panel presentations and posters by UMB faculty and students at CUGH's 8th Annual Global Health Conference.