|The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) continues to show extraordinary growth in its global educational programs.
The new UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives recently announced the winners of the center's 2014-2015 interprofessional faculty grants. The grantees will each receive $10,000 to facilitate interprofessional global health projects involving 35 students in nine countries.
This follows a roundtable on interprofessional training in global health that has led to a fall 2014 supplemental edition of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics highlighting this cutting-edge work. UMB's Institutional Review Board-approved student survey in 2013 captured important data on professional students' global experiences and expectations.
In response to data indicating that funding was the single universal impediment to student experience in this area, the Center for Global Education Initiatives staff and Global Health Interprofessional Council faculty representing all UMB schools reconfigured funding priorities to offer support to more students than ever before. This resulted in a five-fold increase in the students planning interprofessional global educational travel in 2014 over 2013.
The center's leadership team of Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW (shown in photo at right), School of Social Work, director; Virginia Rowthorn, JD, Francis King Carey School of Law, deputy director; and Bonnie Bissonette, MA, associate director, congratulate the winners of its 2014-2015 interprofessional faculty grants:
Clement Adebamowo, BM, ChB, ScD, FWACS, FACS, School of Medicine, Nigeria
Emilie Calvello, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, Kenya
Gregory Carey, PhD, School of Medicine, Gambia
Llewellyn Cornelius, PhD, LCSW, School of Social Work, Nigeria with Eberechukwu Onukwugha, PhD, MS, School of Pharmacy
Leslie Glickman, PhD, PT, MEd, School of Medicine, Malawi
Diane Hoffmann, JD, MS, Carey School of Law, Malawi with Virginia Rowthorn, JD, Carey School of Law
Miriam Laufer, MD, School of Medicine, Malawi
Mei Ching Lee, PhD, RN, School of Nursing, Hong Kong
Kelley Macmillan, PhD, MSW, School of Social Work, Philippines
Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH, School of Medicine, Gambia
Marik Moen, MSN, MPH, School of Nursing, Rwanda
Robert Percival, JD, MA, Carey School of Law, Israel
Isabel Rambob, DDS, School of Dentistry, Brazil
Corey Shdaimah, PhD, LLM, LLB, School of Social Work, Israel with Susan Leviton, JD, Carey School of Law, and Jane Lipscomb, PhD, RN, MS, FAAN, School of Nursing
Among the work to be supported by UMB global education awards is the UM
School of Nursing's collaborative program in Rwanda, which is described in a blog that has been updated with maps and more since October
2013. In the photo below, students at the Nyagatare School of Nursing
and Midwifery practice taking vital signs in a skills lab in Nyagatare,