September 2019 Newsletter

  • CVD Hosts International Journalists for Tour, Education about Global Vaccine Research

    "We really see vaccines as an issue of equity," Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of CVD, told visiting journalists.

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  • UMSOM's Institute of Human Virology Awarded $40 Million Grant to Conduct HIV Population Surveys

    Man Charurat, PhD, MHS, completed one of the largest population-based HIV/AIDS surveys.

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Welcome to the Inaugural Issue of 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.

Inaugural Global Meet-Up

Headshot of President Jay A. PermanPresident Perman: Live from Zambia

President Perman kicks off UMB’s Inaugural Global Meet-up WebEx event LIVE from Zambia on Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. EDT with health care professionals from UMB and Zambia sharing best practices in team-based, interprofessional health care.



CGEI is Excited to Announce the 2019 GLOBALtimore Fellows

CGEI is pleased to announce the inaugural 2019 GLOBALtimore Fellow cohort. The Fellowship encourages curricular internationalization and will support faculty from six UMB schools as they integrate global concepts into new or existing courses in their respective schools. This initiative is part of the internationalization process currently underway on campus.


Upcoming CGEI Events & Deadlines

Internationalization Lab

UMB is Taking Part in the American Council of Education’s Internationalization Laboratory from August 2018 to July 2020

Participation in ACE’s nationally-renowned Internationalization Lab is designed to support UMB as it undertakes a strategic, coordinated process to build on its existing global health and education assets and align and integrate global policies, programs, and initiatives to position UMB as a globall

Global UMB News

CVD Hosts International Journalists for Tour, Education about Global Vaccine Research

In July, 20 international health and science writers toured the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) to learn about current research in vaccines and health from Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Director of CBD and fellow researchers.

Register for IHV2019 Conference, on the Theme of 'Progress in HIV/AIDS: Challenges in 2020'

You are invited to join us on Thursday and Friday, October 3-4 for IHV2019, “Progress in HIV/AIDS: Challenges in 2020." In its twenty-first year, IHV2019 will convene to address strategies to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and the intersection of HIV and opioid use disorder.

CVD and Pediatric Center of Frederick Have Tested and Researched Nearly Every Routine Pediatric Vaccine Used Globally

For more than 30 years, the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) has collaborated with the Pediatric Center of Frederick to test vaccines. Through this extensive partnership, multiple vaccines have been evaluated & licensed.

A Single Vaccine Could Help Protect Against Malaria, Dengue and Yellow Fever

Mosquito-borne diseases (malaria, dengue and yellow fever), have a severe impact resulting in millions of deaths worldwide, hitting the world’s vulnerable populations the hardest. Researchers at the UMSOM have begun testing an experimental vaccine that is designed to protect against these diseases.

Global Safety & Security

Effective March 1, 2017, 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