A Global Mission
The health challenges of today present complex cultural, economic, political and geographic issues. To tackle these challenges the global community requires scientific innovations and collaborations from among clinical, research, and educational professionals.
At the Center for Global Health, we stand at the center of this network - activating people and programs willing to improve the health and well-being of millions around the world. Our work includes implementation of clinical training programs, infrastructure development for the prevention and treatment of communicable diseases; and corporate consultation in global health education.
The Center for Global Health has five areas of focus: family and child health, community health system development (with an emphasis on eHealth), translational research (with an emphasis on vaccines, new therapeutics, and diagnostics), adult health (with an emphasis on non-communicable disease and occupational health), and education in Colorado and throughout the world.
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Center for Global Health status renewed as a WHO Collaborating Center to Promote Family and Child Health. Learn about the re-designation!
A $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant was awarded to Kathryn Colborn, PhD, Senior Investigator at the Center for Global Health in November, 2016. Dr. Colborn will use the funds to investigate how statistical models and machine learning can predict malaria outbreaks in Mozambique. Learn more about this innovative proposal here.
The Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health announced the opening of its birth center at the Trifinio Center for Human Development in Guatemala. Under the leadership of Gretchen Heinrichs, MD, DTMH the birth center is expected to result in significant improvements in maternal and fetal health. Click here to see the press release.
Center for Global Health leads revision of pediatrics in disasters training program to address needs of refugees, displaced populations and children caught in high conflict areas. Learn more!
Pieter Ventevogel, MD, UNHCR’s Senior Mental Health Officer and co-author of the revised pediatrics in disasters training program developed by the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Global Health, sat down with the UNHCR's website editor, Tim Gaynor, to talk about the realities of mental distress in refugee displacement. "I often think when I’m visiting refugee settings, ‘What would I do in that situation? Would I be able to cope with all the poverty and lack of prospects, or the lack of services?…I’m surprised by the resilience of people, the way people are able to continue and to thrive in the context of adversity.” said Dr. Ventevogel. Check out the interview!
We are proud to announce the addition of Jon Kim Andrus, MD, as adjoint professor and senior investigator. Dr. Andrus, who is known for his work on vaccines and immunizations around the world, comes to the Center from the Sabin Vaccine Institute in Washington, DC, where he was Executive Vice President and Director of Vaccine Advocacy and Education. With the addition of Dr. Andrus, the Center will be better positioned to promote policies that will yield public health benefits of vaccines and immunizations, provide technical assistance to national vaccine programs, and carry out vaccine-related research. Read the press release.
Read the latest issue of the Global Health link, newsletter of the Center for Global Health. Check it out!!
Global Health Lecture Series Spring 2017 schedule available; don't miss out!