June 15, 2023

Global and Urban Health Equity program accepting applications for next cohort

The Wayne State University Global Health Alliance is accepting applications for the  Global and Urban Health Equity program for the 2023 - 2025 academic years.

Global and Urban Health Equity is a two-year seminar series offered by WSU’s Global Health Alliance. Learners gain comprehensive knowledge and skills surrounding global health by providing local and international educational opportunities that focus on the care of underserved and vulnerable populations. The program also provides career and research mentorship in global and community health; promotes scholarly activity in global health education, public health, research methods and innovative service delivery; and education about health disparities and equity.

The free, two-year post-graduate program is designed to strengthen patient care with a dose of cultural humility. GLUE's goal is to provide a greater awareness of cultural and socioeconomic factors, and emphasize the importance of communication skills in medical practice. The program involves seminars, group learning, mentoring, and international and local projects, and is based on Consortium of Universities for Global Health core competencies.

GLUE was developed by the WSU Global Health Alliance to train leaders who set national and international standards of best practice in global and urban health education, service, research, policy and advocacy. Graduates become pioneers who lead transformational and innovative solutions to international and domestic problems like those faced in addressing community infectious disease and global pandemics.

To obtain a GLUE Scholar certificate, scholars must participate in a global or local capstone project designed within a mentorship framework that spans a minimum of six-month preparation and that results in a scholarly project or publication.

Scholars may include medical students, graduate students, faculty and working health care professionals. Enrollment is free and open to any affiliate of the Wayne State University community. Applicants must have at least a bachelor's degree.

Seminars begin Sept 14, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in the Margherio Family Conference Center in Scott Hall.

Application deadline is July 3. Applicants may apply online here.

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