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The Center for Global Education Initiatives is an educational and experiential learning center for University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty and students who are interested in global education opportunties. We promote and support interprofessional global health education, identify global themes that can be contextualized locally, and facilitate academic work related to global education and competencies.
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.
JUN 30: Deadline to submit your application to be a Fellow in UMB's President Symposium and White Paper Project. The President’s Symposium and White Paper Project is an interprofessional initiative that engages faculty, staff, and students from all of the University of Maryland, Baltimore's schools and academic programs in a yearlong conversation on a topic that is of interest and importance to the University and its community. The topic of 2017-2018 symposium is global literacy. The President's Fellows will conduct an environmental scan, research best practices, issue and analyze a student survey on global literacy, author a white paper, and present recommendations to the University community. This is a joint initiative of the President’s Office and the Office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives. Please apply here.
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, DC. Take a look at the panel presentations and posters by UMB faculty and students at CUGH's 8th Annual Global Health Conference.
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).
Sponsored by the Maryland Carey Law's Law & Health Care Program and UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives.
Panel speakers include Roman Macaya Hayes, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the US; Kathleen Neuzil, Director of UMB's Center for Vaccine Development; Jon Mark Hirshon, Professor in UMB's Department of Emergency Medicine; Michael Greenberger, Director of UM Center for Health and Homeland Security; and Leslie Meltzer Henry, Professor at the UM Carey Law School.
Individual UMB students were provided support from the Center for Global Education Initiatives to work internationally under the mentorship of UMB faculty from the schools of law, medicine, dentistry, social work and pharmacy. Students traveled to Honduras, Tanzania, India, Cambodia, Malawi, Switzerland, and Rwanda.
Read about the summer 2017 interprofessional global health projects.
UMB global health interprofessional projects will take students to Botswana, Egypt, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, and Zambia this summer to work in interprofessional teams with UMB faculty and their international partners.
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