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National borders are rapidly becoming less restrictive to the movement of people, products, toxins, and lifestyles. Today's public health professionals are taking a global view to analyze problems and promote successful interventions. U-M SPH's involvement in global health goes beyond important courses and lectures. For example, hands-on learning opportunities are available through training programs, internships, research opportunties, multidisciplinary projects, and symposia.
GPH CertificateThe U-M SPH Global Health Certificate provides students with knowledge of core competency areas in global health to supplement course work from the school’s five departments.
GPH Student Field Experience
In summer 2013, SPH's Global Public Health Initiative sent 26 students to 16 countries. Students in most U-M SPH master degree programs are required to complete an internship or field experience in global health between their first and second year. Many apply for SPH global public health initiative internship awards to help fund this requirement. Click on the images below to see more detail regarding some of these experiences:
Speaker at Fall 2012 SPH All-School Symposium: Robert Glass
U-M SPH hosts a biennial symposium focusing on a cross-cutting public health problem as part of the Breadth, Integration and Capstone (BIC) element of the curriculum. The intent of the symposium is to provide an opportunity to examine a public health issue from the multiple perspectives of our field. Last fall’s symposium, entitled “Capacity Building for Global Health: Responding to Challenges and Opportunities,” featured keynote speaker Dr. Roger Glass.
Prominent international, national and local speakers examined the transdisciplinary methods required to address complex development challenges, explored the co-equal, transparent partnerships that build and support sustainability in local institutions, and considered evidence-based solutions which are effective, affordable, and scalable. Videos from the Symposium are available below: