There are many ways to explore global health; you can surf the Internet, attend global health conferences, join a team on short-term international mission trips, or spend extended time studying in a foreign medical facility. This site is designed to help direct you to available resources for all these experiences. It is a work in progress, so by all means please send any information about trips, conferences, or other relevant information to me at judith.simms-cendan@ucf.edu.


Global Health Emergencies Course (GHEC): February 14 - 22, 2015Global Health Emergencies.2
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The Global Emergency Medicine Division at Weill Cornell Medical College / New York-Presbyterian, is pleased to announce the next annual Global Health Essentials Course: a two-week, state-of-the art education program aimed at healthcare providers engaged in international work from around the world.Who should take this course?This intensive course in global health is aimed at physicians, nurses, mid-level providers, students, residents and other healthcare providers engaged in international work. Over 70 CME credits are available.

What skill sets will the participants acquire?

GHEC 2015 will provide participants the tools and knowledge necessary to effectively engage in high-impact interventions in a variety of global health settings.

Emphasis will be laid on the most pressing challenges of our time: Malaria, TB, HIV, trauma, non-communicable diseases and complex humanitarian emergencies. At the end of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the key policy and implementation hurdles facing today's global health emergencies.

Global experts in public health, policy and research will introduce participants to methodology, program planning, and stakeholder analysis. Overarching themes of human rights, sustainability, and ethics will help frame discussions on the roles of international institutions, financing, policy and advocacy initiatives.

Who constitutes the course faculty?

Course faculty are drawn from around the world, from leading academic centers, UN agencies, governments and non-governmental aid organizations. GHEC provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet and interact with over 30 world experts from very diverse health sectors.

What is the course format?

GHEC 2015 will feature a series of competency-based, didactic lectures and interactive workshops, seminars, field trips, documentaries, and evening keynote addresses, guided by global experts in public health and policy. The limited class size fosters an engaged dialogue amongst participants and faculty.

What's new in GHEC 2015?

More case-studies, more topics focusing on climate change and human ecology; and food security.

Previous course have offered 74 AMA PRA Category I CME credits.


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6th Annual Global Health Conference
Mobilizing Research for Global Health
Sheraton Boston Hotel | Boston, MA
March 26-28, 2015



The Technology Revolution
Transforming the OneHealth Agenda: Emerging Infectious Diseases and Food Security
Drivers of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases
Improvement Science: The New Kid on the Block
Big Problems - Big Ideas

James Collins, MIT Broad Institute
Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School
Wafaie Fawzi, Harvard School of Public Health
Atul Gawande, Brigham and Woman's Hospital
Glenda Gray, South African Medical Research Council
Ramanan Laxminarayan, Princeton University
Christopher Mandl, Novartis Vaccines
Jonna Mazet, University of California, Davis
Steven Morrison, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Gareth Parry, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
David Relman, Stanford University
Dyann Wirth, Harvard School of Public Health
Muhammad Zaman, Boston University

Plenary Debates
Gairdner Global Health Address
Student/Plenary Speaker Meet and Greet
Global Health Film Festival

CUGH Global Health Distinguished Leadership Award
Velji Awards for Global Health Excellence
Student Poster Awards
Global Health Video Competition
Student Essay Contest

2014 Global Health Refugee Health Conference 


2012 Medical Mission Trip to San Francisco de Macorís, Dominican Republic



We would like to thank the Diebel Legacy Fund at the Central Florida Foundation for their generous donations that make our efforts possible.