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Faculty Global Health Grant Awardees

Dear Members of the University of Maryland, Baltimore Community,

It is with great pleasure that I announce the 2015 UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives Interprofessional Global Heath Faculty Grant Award winners.

In this second year of the program, 17 faculty will participate in eight interprofessional global health projects involving 40 students in eight countries.  Please join me in congratulating all of the grantees and their collaborators, whose global interprofessional contributions make UMB an exemplary place to work and learn.

This has been an extraordinarily productive year for global educational programs at UMB. Our staff and faculty have advanced critical strategic initiatives for global and interprofessional program growth through a variety of new activities that bring UMB to the forefront in global health educational programming. 

The 2013 roundtable on interprofessional training in global health has led to a winter 2014 supplemental edition of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics highlighting this cutting edge work. Additionally, the first projects funded through the interprofessional global health grant program have led to presentations at interprofessional education conferences, papers being readied for publication, and poster sessions highlighting the work and research done with support from this seed funding.  

I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the staff and Global Health Interprofessional Council faculty interprofessional advisory council of the UMB Center for Global Education Initiatives and the additional faculty from all of the schools who have facilitated such impressive progress in the global health area in the past several years. Coordinating the center’s work is Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, (School of Social Work), director; Virginia Rowthorn, JD (Francis King Carey School of Law), deputy director; and Bonnie Bissonette, MA, (director of the Student Center for Global Education).

Please join me in congratulating the grantees, as well as those who work so hard to make this possible.    

The 2015 University of Maryland, Baltimore Global Health Interprofessional Award Grantees and their collaborators:

Llewellyn Cornelius, School of Social Work, Nigeria
     With Eberechuku Onukwugha, School of Pharmacy;
     
Nadia Sam-Agudu, School of Medicine;
     
and Joshua N. Okundaye, School of Social Work

Douglas Colbert and Rebecca Bowman-Rivas, School of Law, Malawi

Leslie Glickman, School of Medicine, Malawi

Mei Ching Lee, School of Nursing, Hong Kong

Valli Meeks, School of Dentistry, Rwanda
     With Marie Johnson, School of Dentistry;
     
and Kathryn Schiavone, School of Nursing

Robert Percival, School of Law, Israel, Jordan and Palestine

Isabel Rambob, School of Dentistry, Brazil

Corey Shdaimah, School of Social Work, Israel
     With Susan Leviton, School of Law,
 
   and Jane Lipscomb, School of Nursing


Sincerely,
 
Jay A. Perman, MD
President


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