March 2020 Newsletter

UMB COVID-19 Updates

UMB's President's Emergency Management Committee

Dr. Bonnie Bissonette, Director of Education Abroad and International Safety for the Center for Global Engagement, is currently serving on UMB's President's Emergency Management Committee that was created to manage the impact of the coronavirus on the university.

UMB Events & Opportunities

All Faculty - GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellowship Program Applications Open April 1

All UMB faculty are eligible to take their interest in curricular internationalization to the next level by applying to become a GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellow.

UMB Graduate School Will Award Scholarships for Global Health Innovation Certificate Students

The University of Maryland Graduate School is excited to announce the 12-credit Certificate in Global Health Innovation launching this Fall. The first 10 applicants will receive a $7,000 scholarship towards their tuition costs.

March 25: Global Meet-Up Webinar Registration is Open

Register today for "Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL): Team-Taught Courses with an International Partner" presented by Dr. Caroline Burry, UMB School of Social Work, and Bill Piermattei, JD, UMB School of Law.

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Samba Sow

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World Health Organization Names UMSOM Faculty Member as COVID-19 Advisor

Samba Sow, MD, MSc, FASTMH, Director General of the Center for Vaccine Development in Mali, and Adjunct Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was appointed by the World Health Organization to serve as a special envoy on issues related to coronavirus COVID-19.

UMB Global News

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IHV Clinician Selected as UMSOM 2020 Fellow of the Academy of Education Excellence

Devang M. Patel, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Institute of Human Virology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was selected as a UMSOM 2020 Fellow of the Academy of Educational Excellence.

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UMSOM Pediatric Infectious Disease Experts Sound Alarm Over Risk of Outbreaks in U.S. Border Detention Centers

Over the past year, at least seven children have died from diseases including influenza while being detained by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection agency.

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UM School of Medicine Research Shows Less Severe Cases of Diarrheal Illness can Still Lead to Child Deaths

The Global Enteric Multicenter Study is the largest, most comprehensive study of childhood diarrheal diseases ever conducted in developing country settings. Now, researchers at the UM School of Medicine found that even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to death in young children.

External Global News & Opportunities

March 24: CUGH Hosts Webinar on "Gun Violence in the Americas Focus: Mexico"

With the world's highest rate of lethal gun violence, the Americans are in the midst of an unmitigated public health crisis. But activists, medical professionals, human rights workers, and policy experts are working together to stop this bloodshed and the vectors that make it happen.

March 27: The Lancet & CUGH Hosts Webinar Series on "Building Your Career in Global Health and International Development"

Global health is an ever-changing field. Take this opportunity to ask leaders in this space questions about how to advance your career in global health and international development.

April 7: The National Academy of Medicine Hosts Anniversary Symposia Series on "Immunology & Vaccines, Digital Innovation, and Climate Change"

The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will host three regional scientific symposia this year celebrating 50 years since the founding of the Institute of Medicine (now NAM).

CGE Opportunities

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Mentors Wanted for the International Student Peer Mentorship Program Fall 2020

Your experience and guidance about studying at UMB will be invaluable to incoming international 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.