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

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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Community support worker program helps Ethiopian HIV patients remain engaged in care

A community support worker program in rural Ethiopia is helping patients with HIV stay engaged in care, which allows them to live healthier lives.

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UMN, Uganda students collaborate on global health issues

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

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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Scientists find new way to improve MERS vaccines

Since the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) was discovered in 2012, more than 1,800 people have been infected with the disease and the fatality rate is a concerning 36 percent. There’s still no approved MERS vaccine for humans. However, promising new research reported in Nature Communications this week may help pave the way for a human vaccine – and give hope for a new era of protection against similar viral infections.

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