May 2020 Newsletter

  • Apply to be a GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellow

    The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at UMB will collect applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows through May 21, 2020.

The Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at UMB will collect applications for the 2020-2021 cohort of GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows through May 21, 2020. 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, higlights from the first cohort, application and Q&As.

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.

Faculty and Student Successes Highlight Sustainability of CGE Interprofessional Projects

CGE Interprofessional Global Grantees will Present Abstract at AIDS 2020: Virtual

Nadia Sam-Agudu, MD led four UMB students to Nigeria in 2019 and their abstract on this project was accepted for virtual presentation at the 23rd International AIDS Conference.

UMB School of Social Work Faculty Publish on the Impacts of Learning Abroad

UMB School of Social Work faculty Joan Pittman, PhD, MSW, LCSW-C and Debbie Gioia, PhD, MSSW, co-authored "Transformative Learning and Inclusion in a Global Social Work Course," which was published in Advances of Social Work.

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A Spotlight on UMB-UH Partnership in the April 2020 Jmore Magazine

On a trip to Israel in 2013, then-UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, saw the potential for partnership between UMB and the University of Haifa based on a shared passion for academic excellence and social engagement in their communities and around the world.

UMB-UH Partnership Gratitude

University of Haifa President Ron Robin sent UMB a thank you message with his thoughts about our work together.

UMB Global News

UM School of Medicine is First in U.S. to Test Unique RNA Vaccine Candidate for COVID-19

Researchers will test COVID-19 RNA-based vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.

UM School of Medicine Researchers Test Experimental Therapy to Prevent COVID-19

Researchers are testing if Hydroxychloroquine Therapy can prevent infection and symptoms in individuals exposed to COVID-19 positive patients.

Hydroxychloroquine Vetted in Study at UM School of Medicine

Hydroxychloroquine Vetted in Study at UM School of Medicine

A large new study led by UM School of Medicine aims to determine if a malaria drug helps stem infection. Researchers will monitor patients taking Hydroxychloroquine to see whether the drug either prevents the respiratory infection or lessens the severity of the symptoms.

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COVID-19 Clinical Guidance and Mask Making in Zambia

The outbreak of COVID-19 has created new challenges for UMSOM's Ciheb's HIV work in Zambia. Ciheb has been providing technical guidance for assessing patients for COVID-19, while also supporting grassroots efforts to produce protective cloth masks.

External Global News & Opportunities

May 14: COVID-19 "Addressing Racial & Socioeconomic Disparities in the U.S." Webinar

African American, First Nations and other minority groups have sustained far higher rates of mortality and morbidity in this pandemic. CUGH webinar will highlight the deep challenges and present policy solutions on how to address them.

Webinar Recording Available - Preventing Pandemics: Three Areas for Action

CUGH hosted a webinar that highlighted the risks posed by the spillover of deadly infectious diseases from animals to humans.

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.