The Tulane Program to Advance Representation in Minority Research (Tulane ARMHR) provides mentored research training experiences to graduate students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, and social science research, including minority groups based on race/ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, and socio-economic disparities. This program will provide research training for four PhD/doctoral students with an approved prospectus and for four master's degree students, who will work with experienced faculty mentors on projects related to minority health and health disparities. Trainees will be placed either in the New Orleans area or in an international site affiliated with collaborative research projects led by program faculty in Peru, the Dominican Republic, or Sierra Leone.
Gloria Kalong (MPH GCHB '20) traveled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo for her practicum in 2018. The Office of Global Health looks to create more partnerships for practicums, research, and networking.
Since its founding in 1912, the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine has been actively involved in addressing health issues globally as well as locally. In 2009, the school launched the Office of Global Health, a university-wide center that today is injecting new energy and enthusiasm into its activities by reaching out to a loyal and active community: school alumni with global health careers. Keep reading>>>
Now accepting applications for 2022-2023 from doctoral and postdoctoral candidates from the US and postdoctoral candidates from our focus countries. Deadline for Tulane University candidates is extended until Dec. 15th.
CUGH is planning for its annual conference: CUGH 2022 Hybrid Global Health Conference: Health People, Health Planet, Social Justice. The conference will be held April 1-2, 2022, in Los Angeles and online, with an in-person satellite session on March 31 and virtual satellite sessions March 21-25. Deadlines for the conference are fast approaching:
Update - please select the link to watch a recording of the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHUQckujM2E
Join us on April 22nd at 5:30pm for a talk with Dr. Eugene Richardson on his recently published book, Epidemic Illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health. Dr. Richardson is an infectious disease specialist and anthropologist focused on biosocial approaches to epidemic disease prevention, containment, and treatment throughout Africa. The subject of this talk will cover the colonial roots of epidemiology and its role in global inequities.
This talk is co-hosted by the Tulane Office of Global Health and the Resident Initiative in Global Health at Tulane (RIGHT)
Visit the link to register for this free webinar: https://tulane.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Lg9jmPZ5Q5SaKCCknDbQXw
March 12-14, 2021
Satellite Sessions: March 1-11
Deadline to register: March 10th
CUGH’s annual conference is a must attend virtual event on the global health calendar. Over 1800 scientists, students and implementers from academia, NGOs, government and the private sector will present, learn and collaborate to address some of the pressing challenges our world faces. A wide range of medical and non-medical disciplines are represented throughout the pre-conference satellites (register online & most are free to attend) and the March 12-14th conference. Attendees will be inspired and challenged and learn new skills, gain new contacts, and find ways we can improve the health of people and the planet. Register here: https://www.cugh2021.org/
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI INTERESTED IN GLOBAL HEALTH CAREER OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH USAID
Representatives of the Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP), Global Health Technical Professionals (GHTP), a US Agency for International Development (USAID) program, will present an informational session on career opportunities for early to mid-career global health professionals. Keep reading for more information and to register>>>
The Office of Global Health’s dedication to global health promotion and interdisciplinary collaboration is founded on several guiding principles, including respect for the dignity and human rights of all persons, striving for health equity, and support to those in need. The events of the past months graphically underscore how centuries of systemic racism, spurred by colonialist greed and rooted in slavery, have undermined these guiding principles in the United States. The leadership of the Office of Global Health stands with those who are speaking out forcefully against racial violence and discrimination in the United States and around the world, hoping that this is the moment that finally instigates long-lasting social and cultural change.
Black Lives Matter.
Are you a Tulane University STUDENT OR TRAINEE interested in global health? If so, you should know that the Consortium of Universities of Global Health (CUGH) 12th Annual Conference will be held on March 12-14, 2021 and Tulane is one of the host institutions!
Do you have global health related research data to present? If so, you should submit an abstract for the TULANE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF GLOBAL HEALTH-CUGH RESEARCH COMPETITION!
Tulane Office of Global Health (OGH) is a university-wide resource intended to promote global health activities. Tulane OGH is inviting students interested in presenting their global health research at CUGH to submit an abstract to this research competition. Abstracts will be reviewed by the OGH Steering Committee with the goal of sponsoring the CUGH registration fees for top scoring student presenters from each school within Tulane University (for the SPHTM, submissions by undergraduate public health students and graduate students will be reviewed as 2 distinct school groups). Keep reading>>>
Dr. Richard Oberhelman, a long-time professor at the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, has been named associate dean for global health by Dean Thomas LaVeist.
“Richard has been working in the global sphere for the entirety of his career,” said LaVeist. “He’s shepherded our students into global roles and truly understands the public health landscape on a global scale. Our work at this school has always been global and Richard will help to harness that work in a way that will create new opportunities and expand existing relationships.”
Oberhelman will also become the Margaret W. and Eamon M. Kelly Distinguished Chair in International Development. Dr. Eamon Kelly was president of Tulane University from 1981 to 1998, the founder of Tulane’s Payson Center in International Development, and a professor at the school from 2015 until his passing in 2017. He was noted for many accomplishments over his long career, but the central passion of his academic work was in helping improve living conditions in African countries. Keep reading >>