The Indiana University Center for Global Health (IUCGH) encourages faculty members committed to creating and implementing sustainable programs that improve health and human flourishing in underserved areas worldwide to join the center as affiliated global health faculty.
“Successful efforts to eliminate health disparities require partnerships rooted in mutual trust, respect and benefit across disciplines, schools and countries,” said Adrian Gardner, MD, MPH, director of the Center. “We want to support all IU faculty engaging in global health research, service and education. By creating a more formalized collaborative and supportive network committed to improving the health of marginalized and under-resourced populations globally, we can expand the reach and positive impact of Indiana University.”
The opportunity is available to all Indiana University faculty members committed to eliminating health disparities both locally and globally. Faculty members actively engaged or interested in developing global health or reciprocal innovation initiatives benefit from opportunities to network with global health focused faculty across the IU campuses, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare (AMPATH) Consortium.
Affiliated global health faculty also benefit from access to resources within the IUCGH such as expert advice on grants management for international sub-contracts, establishing educational exchanges, program development and program replication, etc. Additionally, affiliated faculty receive an invitation to speak at the monthly Global Health Research Speakers Series and opportunities to share their work through the Center’s other communications channels.
The Center will also share relevant information on grants, fellowships, and training opportunities along with letters of support for these endeavors. ”The core of our mission is preparing a critical mass of health education and health research experts at IU and our international partners to become the next generation of local, national and global health leaders,” said Kara Wools- Kaloustian, MD, MS, director of research for the Center.
Affiliated faculty interested in developing the next generation of global health faculty researchers and clinicians have many opportunities through affiliation with the Center. “Our innovative and interdisciplinary Global Health Residency Track thrives from the contribution of IU faculty as presenters and mentors,” said Debra Litzelman, MD, MA, MACP, director of education for the Center. “Additional opportunities to mentor fellows through the Fogarty International Center exist through our affiliation with the Northern/Pacific Global Health Consortium,” she added. The Center hosts an annual Global Health Scholars Day to promote networking and showcase the excellent global health scholarship occurring throughout the university.
Interested faculty members are encouraged to complete an interest form. In order to retain affiliate status, faculty members complete a brief annual activities report and re-commitment to the partnership values including service with humility, resiliency and the capacity to self-correct, integrity in relationships, engagement with Ministries of Health (or their equivalent) and accountability to the health of the population.
For more information, please contact Adrian Gardner, director of the IU Center for Global Health at (317) 278-6882 or email@example.com.