Journal clubs will be convened biannually and will be presented by global scholars. Presenters will work with CGH faculty to select articles that cover topics relevant to global health but are not specialty specific, such as program implementation, current events in global health, and program evaluation.
UIC Global Health Colloquium Series
CGH hosts a monthly global health series (September to May) in collaboration with the UIC College of Nursing and School of Public Health. These sessions feature guest speakers from a variety of disciplines who share expertise across various aspects of global health practice, including program implementation, capacity building, and clinical programs. Attending these sessions allows participants to meet and learn from a variety of experts in global health.
GH Seminar Sessions:
Quarterly seminar sessions will be held that incorporate didactics with hands-on application.
Eight 2-hour seminar sessions are offered on a quarterly basis over 2 years. A minimum of 6 of these seminars (2 research and 4 others) must be completed by those enrolled in the Global Scholars track by the time they complete the program. A minimum of 4 seminars must be completed by those on the Global Advocates track.
Seminar topics are listed below. Topics 1-4 will be covered in year 1; topics 5-8 will be covered in year 2. These will be held in a zoom format for this upcoming year; sessions will be recorded and be made available to learners who are unable to attend at the scheduled time.
- The burden of disease and the impact of globalization on health
- Establishing effective community-based partnerships and building capacity
- Addressing human rights and vulnerable populations
- Integrating qualitative and quantitative research
- Exploring the impact of racism and colonialism on global health
- Evaluating and monitoring programs
- Responding to humanitarian disasters
- Writing effective grants and proposals
Learners will participate in local or international learning experiences. The length of the experience will vary based on program allowances. Learners should work with their departmental GH contact and CGH to identify potential elective times and sites. All field elective proposals must be submitted to learner’s department and CGH for approval.
Mentorship and Scholarly Project
Participants in the GH Scholars track will be matched with mentors through CGH based on project availability, interests, and educational goals. CGH mentors will work closely with participants to identify and develop an academic project in global health. GH Scholars will complete and submit a scholarly product, such as a manuscript, abstract, or project proposal, by the end of the program. Though mentor meetings will be ongoing, GH Scholars must submit a short mentor reporting form biannually.