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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.
Applications are now open for summer 2018 projects
Find out more about the global health interprofessional projects for Summer 2018 which will take teams to Costa Rica, Israel, Rwanda, The Gambia, and Zambia. Applications for student grants are now open until December 3, 2017.
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.
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.
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).
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. Join our team!
THRU DEC 3: CGEI offers grant opportunities for students from all UMB schools to participate in interprofessional global health projects. The Summer 2018 interprofessional global health grant application process for students is now OPEN. Applications will be due on Dec. 3, 11:59 p.m. A meet-and-greet will be held on NOV 14, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Fireplace Lounge, SMC Campus Center, 1st floor, when students have an opportunity to meet the faculty project leaders and the Center staff and to ask questions about the projects or the application process.
JAN 12: CGEI has issued a Request for Applications to faculty interested in conducting community based research in collaboration with community partners in Baltimore. This funding will provide research funds for UMB faculty to work in partnership with community based organizations to implement community programs or conduct community based participatory research, addressing population health needs, health disparities or social justice issues in Baltimore. Each project could be awarded up to $15,000 for a one year initiative. Two proposals will be awarded in 2018. Grants are due January 12, 2018.
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.