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Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility’s Uganda hub exposes students to global health research

Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H. student leads a lecture at Makarere University.

The University of Minnesota’s Uganda hub creates valuable research partnerships and creates opportunities for students to explore global health research. It allowed Amy Tran, Pharm.D., M.P.H. student, global health experience under the mentorship of a Ugandan pharmacist and UMN assistant professor Melanie Nicol.

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Phillips Neighborhood Clinic adding more specialty care

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The Phillips Neighborhood Clinic opened in 2003 offering basic care to people without health insurance. Following the Affordable Care Act, the clinic began to see more patients with chronic conditions, prompting leaders to incorporate additional specialty services. Now students from 11 different career tracks are serving more than 1,000 patients each year, proving its services are more important now than ever before.

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UMN, Uganda students collaborate on global health issues

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A new partnership between University of Minnesota and Makerere University allows students to explore real-world global health issues under the guidance of seasoned researchers from both schools. Students will work in teams to design research projects, then conduct their research during Summer 2017 in Uganda, hoping to improve their understanding on global health while improving local communities.

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Health Immersion Course in Brazil gives students first-hand experience about global health

Your bags are packed, your passport and visa obtained, you are ready for your trip to Brazil- a trip of a lifetime! The University of Minnesota School of Nursing is taking it a step further, allowing students to practice what they love through an international study abroad course.

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Improving global health through competition

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The annual Global Health Case Competition helps students explore complex real-world global health challenges, such as refugee crises, sanitation, violence, sustainable development and infectious disease outbreaks, which are increasingly common in a world with more people, changing climates and drug-resistant viruses. Its success is now paving the way for similar competitions around the world.

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Cooking for health: New course teaches students cooking skills to encourage better eating habits

Food plays a significant role in health & wellbeing.

New UMN course teaches medical students how to cook for their bodies, with hopes that they can convey this knowledge to future patients.

 

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