October 2019 Newsletter

  • Panos Zanos, PhD, Discovered a New Way to Help People with Treatment-resistant Depression

    Currently, Dr. Zanos' research focuses on the identification of the neurobiological mechanisms underlying the affective state during long-term abstinence from opioid use.

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Welcome back to the UMB Global Newsletter

This newsletter will come out in the second week of every month and serve as a central source of news about all the people, programs, and events that make up our global campus.

Watch Inaugural Global Meet-Up

President Perman: Live from Zambia

President Perman kicked off UMB's Inaugural Global Meet-Up series from Zambia on Sept. 24th with health care professionals from UMB and Zambia sharing best practices in team-based, interprofessional health care.  Click on the link to watch the recorded event.


OCT 29: Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH

The Law & Health Care Program, International and Comparative Law Program, Student Health Law Organization, and International Law Society at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law invite you to attend a discussion on Global Health and Human Rights. 

OCT 29: Global Health Seminar: Geospatial Analyses Related to Health Domestically and Internationally

Join the next installment of the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health's Global Health Seminar Series

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

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

In Malawi, Dr. DeAnna Friedman-Klabanoff Studies Malaria Infection in Children

Dr. Friedman-Klabanoff, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health’s (CVD) Malaria Research Program, spent the month of August in Malawi preparing for her project that will study the immunological basis of natural protection from malaria infection in children.

The Spanish Language Conversation Group

The group welcomes UMB students from all schools to practice their language learning skills.

UMB Hosted Workshop on Technology Transfer and Responsible Research

In conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting, UMB hosted a workshop on campus called "Technology Transfer in the Context of Responsible Research".


UMB Students: CGEI will announce Interprofessional Global Grant Opportunities on Oct. 15 

CGEI is pleased to announce our upcoming global grant programs for summer 2020.  The student application process will open October 15th with the global grant programs announcement.  The application deadline is November 15th.  If you are interested in meeting the faculty leads and or asking questions in person, please, join us for the Meet and Greet on Oct 25th.

Upcoming CGEI Events & Deadlines

External Global Events

NIH Global Health Interest Group Meeting on Global Health Disparities

Open to all and free.  Global Health Disparities and Their Impact on Future Generations will be held in the NIH Main Campus in Bethesda on November 13th at noon-5pm.

NIH GHIG 2019 Symposium Flyer

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 bbissonette@umaryland.edu.