November 2019 Newsletter

  • UM School of Medicine's Dr. Neuzil Elected as Member of Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

    Dr. Neuzil of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health has played an important leadership role in bridging science and policy to serve the world's vulnerable populations.

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UMB Events

Nov. 21: Perspectives in Health, Law, and Human Services: "Indigenous Languages and Cultures in Our Practice"

UNESCO has designated 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages.  The UMB Writing Center, CGEI and the Office of International Services is joining in this global effort by co-sponsoring an interactive discussion moderated by Rebecca Nagle, a Cherokee artist and activist.

  Interprofessional Training and Grant Opportunities for Faculty and Students

The Center for Interprofessional Education has a number of opportunities that may be of interest to globally-focused faculty and students.


UMSOD Professor and International Team Find Evidence of Physical Differences in Schizphrenia Patients

New research from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) and researchers from England and Turkey find evidence that points to physical differences among groups of people with schizophrenia.

Institute of Human Virology Hosts 21st Annual International Meeting on HIV/AIDS and Opioid Use Disorder

IHV 2019 brought together top scientists to focus on ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in America and the intersection of opioid use disorder.


Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Re-imagined in America Webinar Series

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is sponsoring a webinar on social isolation, a topic that Dr. Yolanda Ogbolu is focusing on through a RWJF grant to adapt program addressing social isolation in west Baltimore.

Global UMB Course

Announcing UM School of Social Work's First International Continuing Education Course

"Best Practices in Child Welfare: Learning from the UK" (May 17-23, 2020) applications are due November 14, 2019.

External Global Events

NOV 21: CUGH Webinar: Toward Competency-Based Best Practices in Teaching and Learning: The Global Health Starter Kit

The Global Health Starter Kit is a free, openly available, competency-based 'starter' curriculum for educators and trainees who are working toward unified standards for global oral health education to address the burden of oral diseases worldwide and their consequences.


UMB Students:  CGEI's Global Grant Program Applications are Due on Nov. 15

CGEI is pleased to announce our upcoming global grant programs for Summer 2020.  The student application process opened October 15th with the global grant programs announcement.  The application deadline is November 15th.

Upcoming CGEI Events & Deadlines

Global Safety & Security

All UMB faculty, staff and students traveling internationally on UMB business or programs are required to register their international travel itineraries and emergency contact information in the UMB International SOS travel registry.    International SOS is a worldwide information, medical, and travel security assistance provider for a full range of support to those traveling internationally.   Check out the UMB International SOS portal page here for more information and to download the assistance app.  Questions?  Contact Bonnie Bissonette at

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