April 2020 Newsletter

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at UMB is pleased to announce applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows. To support UMB faculty as they add global or comparative elements to their teaching, GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows enter into a year-long learning community and receive a $2,000 stipend. Two fellows who propose Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) courses will also receive a $10,000 travel stipend. Please go to CGE's website for additional information, including our first cohort, application and Q&As. Applications are due May 21.

CGE Opportunities

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April 15: "Ask Dr. Chen about COVID-19" Global Meet-Up Registration is Open

Join Dr. Chen for an hour-long Q&A on COVID-19. Come with any questions you may have. Dr. Chen is a candid, honest, and plain-speaking expert on this topic.

UMB Opportunities

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Share Your Reflections, Practices, and Pictures about COVID-19

To bring together our global UMB family during the COVID-19 crisis, we welcomes our international community to share written reflections (even a single sentence) and photos that reflect how the pandemic is affecting them.

Special Call for COVID-19 Research Funding Applications

The UMB Institute for Clinical and Translational Research announces a special call for rolling voucher applications and Accelerated Translational Incubator Pilot Grant applications related to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 clinical and translational research.

UMB Global News

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Dr. Robert Gallo Featured on MSNBC's 11th Hour with Brian Williams

Robert Gallo, MD, Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, discusses SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. Dr. Gallo shares his thoughts on how the fight against the Coronavirus is going thus far.

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UMSOM Faculty are Studying the Pattern of COVID-19

Mohammad Sajadi, MD  and  Anthony Amoroso, MD  are Associate Professors of Medicine at the Institute of Human Virology(IHV) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and members of the Global Virus Network that started a study at IHV with colleagues at the University of Maryland College Park.

Faculty Spotlight: Drs. Wilbur Chen and David Marcozzi

Coronavirus Response Team Advise Top Maryland Officials

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Wilbur Chen, MD, SOM Associate Professor of Medicine and an infectious disease expert, and David Marcozzi, MD, SOM Associate Professor and Associate Chair of Population Health, as members of the Coronavirus Response Team.

External Global News & Opportunities

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Webinar Recording Available: The View from New York State on the COVID-19 Pandemic

Experts from New York, an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic, share their insights.

April 9: "Psychological First Aid Strategies for Frontline Workers" Webcast in a Series

Hear an emergency room physician and two national experts on trauma from the University of California San Francisco speak about psychological strategies for frontline workers.

CGE Staff Spotlight: Virginia Rowthorn, Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement

Rowthorn Presented on the Legal and Ethical Implications of Short-Term Medical Missions

Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, was a keynote speaker for the Catholic Health Association's Ethics Colloquium. Rowthorn was the lead author of "Not Above the Law: A Legal and Ethical Analysis of Short-Term Experiences in Global Health."

CGE News

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Student Mentors Needed for the International Student Peer Mentorship Program

The International Student Peer Mentorship Program aims to help new international students to have a smooth, cultural, academic, and social transition to life in the U.S. and Baltimore. Your experience and guidance about studying at UMB will be invaluable to those incoming students.

Global Safety & Security

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.