Resources & Outside Events

Resident and Fellows for Global Health Equity seeks to partner with likeminded organizations, and to keep our members connected to the many opportunities available in global health equity. Check back often for information about events, fellowship opportunities, and more.


Physicians for Human Rights National Student Conference 2023 (University of Michigan Medical School)

April 21st to 22nd, 2023
UMMS Biomedical Science Research Building at University of Michigan

UMMS and the student-run University of Michigan Asylum Collaborative are proud to host the 2023 Physicians for Human Rights National Student Conference. With a theme of "Equipping Leaders in Human Rights Advocacy," the event will provide students and trainees the practical knowledge and tools to be effective advocates for marginalized populations in the communities they serve.

Enter the code UMGLOBALHEALTH at check-out for a $5 discount on registration.

Register here.

Featured speakers:

Vidya Kumar Ramanathan, MD, MPH
Medical Director, U-M Asylum Collaborative

Michele Heisler, MD, MPA
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Health Behavior & Health Education
Co-Director of National Clinician Scholars Program
Associate Director of Global REACH
Research Scientist, VA Center for Clinical Management Research
Medical Director, Physicians for Human Rights
Countries of Interest: Brazil, Ecuador

Katherine Peeler, MD
Medical Director, Harvard Medical School Asylum Clinic
Instructor of Pediatrics, Global Health and Social Medicine, HMS

William Lopez, PhD, MPH
Clinical Assistance Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education
U-M School of Public Health
Senior Advisor, Poverty Solutions

Journeys in Global Health Equity: A Conversation with Richard Adanu

January 23rd, 2023
12-1 pm EST

The Center for Global Health Equity’s 2022-2023 seminar series continues with Dr. Richard Adanu, whose global work focuses on maternal health in Ghana—including the epidemiology of obstetric and gynecological conditions, family planning, and cervical cancer screening. Dr. Adanu will discuss his extensive experience as a physician focused on reducing maternal mortality, as a clinician focused on technological innovation, as well as his leadership in global health and medical education. Please join us for this unique opportunity.

Register here.

About Dr. Adanu

Richard Adanu is rector of the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he is a specialist obstetrician gynecologist in the University Hospital. He is also professor of Women’s Reproductive Health in the University of Ghana School of Public Health.

Adanu graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School and completed his postgraduate training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. He later obtained a master of public health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health as a Gates scholar.

Adanu served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics from 2014 to 2020. His research is in both the clinical and social aspects of women’s health. Some of his previous international responsibilities include leading a consortium of 11 African universities to facilitate an educational mobility program funded by the European Union and serving as an external consultant for units of the World Health Organization.

Three webinars on health centers and patient violence prevention, IPV and maternal health, and addressing partner-inflicted brain injuries from Futures Without Violence

1. Health Centers and Patient Violence Prevention / Centros de Salud y Prevención de la Violencia del Paciente
2. Evidence-Based and Promising Interventions to Address the Intersections of IPV and Maternal Health
3. Addressing Partner Inflicted Brain Injuries With a Health Equity Lens 

1. January 18th, 2023, 1:00 pm PST
2. January 23rd, 2023, 10:00 am PST
3. January 31st, 2023, 10:00 am PST

1. Join the National Center for Farmworker Health and Health Partners on IPV + Exploitation on January 18, 2023 for this webinar where presenters will define and explore the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV), and human trafficking (HT) and exploitation, and how these factors impact patient health. Presenters will also describe the “CUES” (Confidentiality, Universal Education, Empowerment, and Support), an evidence-based intervention and how it can be implemented at a health center along with strategies for partnering with domestic violence and sexual assault (DV/SA) advocacy programs that can be helpful in responding to IPV and HT amongst patient populations, including agricultural workers.

Register here:

2. The intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV), racism and maternal mortality among birthing people remains one of the least explored and under-resourced topics, yet is central to ensuring expectant and parenting people do not continue to die from preventable causes. This webinar will feature individual and organizational level strategies that health centers can implement to advance health equity and increase positive health outcomes for birthing people who have experienced IPV. We will hear from an OB/GYN working to improve the clinical response to IPV, as well as from a survivor about their experience with the healthcare system during pregnancy and birth. The evidence-based CUES intervention, an adaptable health center protocol, and tools for building partnerships and strengthening connections between health centers and domestic violence advocates and other community-based programs will be shared.  It is crucial that we learn about innovative clinical practices, birth worker activism, consumer and survivor experiences, and health models that show promise in promoting health and justice for birthing people.

Register Here:

3. Research shows up to 92% of IPV survivors who experienced physical or sexual violence report head, neck, and facial injuries, which can result in brain injury (Valera, 2022). Brain injuries as a result of domestic violence have long lasting impacts on a survivor’s health, wellbeing, safety, and even economic security. It is crucial that community health center staff understand barriers survivors living with brain injuries experience and work to adopt promising practice to better meet their needs. This webinar will bring together leading researchers and practitioners in the field to address Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) impacting individuals living with partner inflicted brain injuries (PIBI). It will provide participants with tools to advance health equity for individuals with PIBI.

Registration Here:

University of California, San Francisco Global Child Health Lecture Series 

August 29th to September 23rd, 2022

It is our pleasure to announce the lineup for the 8th annual University of California, San Francisco Global Child Health Lecture Series, occurring Monday Aug 29th thru Friday Sept 23rd.  This lecture series runs for two weeks (week of August 29th, week of September 19th) and the full schedule is available here. 


This series of conversations is intended for anyone interested in learning about the state of child health in various settings around the world.  All sessions are virtual (some with an in-person option), free, and open to the public. Registration is required. 


Feel free to share this information within your respective networks, including colleagues and friends around the globe. 


A special thanks to the presenters, staff, and sponsors, including University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Pediatrics Division of Medical Education and the UCSF Institute for Global Health Sciences.


Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments ( and


Best wishes and hope to see you there!

Teresa Kortz, Sohil Sud & Tiffany Kwok

Kellogg's International Night

September 13th, 2022
5:30 pm

From our esteemed Jerome Jacobson International Program at the Kellogg Eye Center:

We are very excited to bring this event back after a 2-year hiatus. Our distinguished guest speaker will be Dr. Suzanne Gilbert, Director of Seva's Innovation and Sight Program. She is a cofounder of Seva Foundation and currently serves as Senior Director for Research and Strategic Opportunities and Director of Seva's Center for Innovation in Eye Care. She is the recipient of many awards for her continued commitment to ending avoidable blindness over the past 40 years.

You will also hear from 2 of Kellogg's residents about their research rotations abroad in 2022 and about a newly awarded NIH grant to study research with colleagues at Aravind Eye Hospital.  

Buffet dinner starts at 5:30 PM with program to follow at 6:15 PM in the Kellogg Eye Center auditorium. Hope to see you there. 

RSVP for International Night at the Kellogg Eye Center.

Journeys in Global Health Equity: A Conversation with Patricia Garcia

September 20th, 2022
12-1 pm

Dr. Patricia J. García is a professor in the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru. She has served as Peru’s Minister of Health, dean of the School of Public Health at Cayetano Heredia University, and chief of the Peruvian National Institute of Health.

García is recognized as a leader in global health and has been a member of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Foundation’s technical advisory group, a board member of the Consortium of Universities in Global Health, and president of the Latin American Association Against STDs (ALACITS).

García is affiliate professor of Global Health at the University of Washington and at the School of Public Health at Tulane University, and is actively involved in research and training in global health, reproductive and sexual health, and medical informatics. She is a member of the United States National Academy of Medicine, being the first Peruvian professional to achieve this distinction.

The Center for Global Health Equity is delighted to have Dr. García kick off our 2022-2023 Distinguished Seminar Series Journeys in Global Health Equity: Distances Traveled by Luminaries in the Field. This series features global health luminaries from around the world who will share an intimate glimpse of their professional and personal journeys, critical challenges they see in the field, and ways to contribute to relevant solutions.

Register for the event here. 

Global Health Equity at Michigan: A Community Gathering

October 12th, 2022
3:30-5 pm
Michigan League, Michigan Room

The Center will host a gathering to celebrate the Michigan global health community, and you’re invited. University of Michigan faculty and staff from all 3 campuses are welcome to attend.

Please plan to join us and encourage colleagues with interest in global health equity to attend as well. We’ll be heavy on the socializing and light on the programming.

Come celebrate the beginning of the academic year with us and connect with others who value global health engagement.

Professional headshots are available during the event. Email communications manager Josh Messner ( for details.

RSVP for the event here. You'll need to be logged in to a level-1 umich account (uniqname @ for the form to work.


CDC Global Health Equity

The CDC Center for Global Health is pleased to announce the launch of a new CDC Global Health Equity website. CDC’s approach to global health equity is based on 6 guiding principles, including prioritizing people who are disproportionately affected by health inequities, practicing community engagement, collaborating with diverse partners, upholding human rights, implementing ethical practice, and cultivating ethical and knowledgeable staff. The CDC Global Health Equity website includes two new CDC resources: 1) CDC’s Global Health Equity strategy, and 2) CDC’s Global Public Health Equity Guiding Principles for Communication. 

Databases for Funding Opportunities


Pivot is a directory of researchers, funding opportunities, and publishing opportunities that combines three editorially maintained databases: the Funding Opportunities database of over 400,000 funding opportunities worth over $40 billion, the Scholar Universe database of over 3.5 million profiles of scholars worldwide, and the Papers Invited database from over 150 professional disciplines worldwide. Its proprietary algorithm compiles pre-populated researcher profiles unique to an organization (such as The University of Michigan) and matches them to relevant current funding opportunities. This allows U-M users to search for a funding opportunity and instantly view matching researchers from inside or outside U-M. Conversely, a search for a given scholar will link to matching funding opportunities.

Foundation Directory Online:

Profiles over 105,000 U.S.-based foundations, describing programs, areas of funding, types of support, geographic emphasis, trustees & officers, application process, deadlines, high, low & average grants, and lists of recent grants made. Also provides access to recent tax returns for private foundations as submitted to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (Form 990-PF's). Updated biweekly.

Global Health & Disparities Information Research Toolkit

The U-M Global Health & Disparities Path of Excellence provides an Information Resource Toolkit that serves as an excellent place to start investigating interdisciplinary literature, data, and other resources to better understand local and international communities, health equity, and social determinants of health. Visit their website here:

Global REACH

A UMMS group dedicated to global collaboration in research and education.  The travel services section may be particularly helpful to those going abroad. Visit their website here:

Racial Equity Tools

A website with a large set of resources to help people better understand and work towards racial justice at multiple levels. Visit them here: 

Social Determinants of Health Database (Beta Version)

A new online resource from AHRQ gives researchers access for the first time to a family of data files on social determinants of health. The resource, which includes data organized by county and zip code, brings together linkable data files from the U.S. Census Bureau, the HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration, and more than a dozen additional data sources. The tool provides researchers, policymakers and others with detailed data on a wide range of county- and zip code-level population characteristics, such as income level, race, housing, educational attainment, public transportation use, military service, health insurance coverage, types of household computer availability and language use. The new resource, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund, is currently in a beta, or test phase, and is expected to grow in upcoming months. AHRQ is asking users to send suggestions or comments to 


RF4GHE Zotero Reference Library

For access to a collection of articles pertinent to our activities, you can create a Zotero account and request to join our reference group here: 

AAP Course: Global Health Education

The mission of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is to attain optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adult. The AAP is committed to Global Health and to providing pediatricians and pediatric trainees optimal understanding of and appreciation for global health best practices. This virtual course will prepare those interested in the global health space to think through their personal motivations and learn about the global health landscape through high-yield and thought-provoking topics, including: The ABCs of the Global Health Landscape, Ethics, Equity and Decolonization in Global Health, Tropical Diseases: A Virtual Simulation with Audience Polling and Participation, Reflections on Culture Shock and Cultural Humility, and more!

Learn more and register here:

AAP Course: Addressing Equity for Black CYSHCH

The National Resource Center for Patient/Family-Centered Medical Home (NRC-PFCMH) is offering a FREE PediaLink course that examines factors impacting equitable health care for Black children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). This 2-hour course covers the following topics:

You can find the course here: 

Global Burden of Disease Data Visualizations

Incredible tools for data visualization in global health, created by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Visit their website here:

The Impact of Skin Color and Ethnicity on Clinical Diagnosis and Research

A virtual series presented by NEJM, Oct. 28 - Dec. 2, 2020. Recordings available here: 

Lancet Global Health

The Lancet Global Health is an online open access journal which provides a useful snapshot of trends in global health research.  


There are plenty of funding opportunities for staff and faculty at Michigan Medicine to apply to for their projects. Please refer to the following links courtesy of our excellent Library to start your search:

Research Funding and Grants Guide 

Find Funding 

External Funding 

Below are other opportunities for research funding:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation 

Opportunities from both this year and prior years remain listed below for reference.

Boston Children's Hospital Global Pediatric Fellowship

The Global Health Program at Boston Children’s Hospital is now accepting applications for the Pediatric Global Health Services Fellowship Program. This fellowship is an accredited General Academic Pediatric Fellowship that aims to train future leaders, advocates, and partners in global child health as well as support the development of essential child health services in regions of the world with greatest need. Our goal is to train a cadre of pediatricians who have the skills and long-term commitment necessary to partner with colleagues around the world and make an impact in improving child health in resource-limited global settings. For many fellows, we anticipate achieving this goal will require completion of a three-year fellowship program. 

For more information, visit their website here:

BIDMC Global Health Fellowship in Medicine

The BIDMC Global Health Fellowship in Medicine enables clinicians to become leaders in addressing global health disparities by developing and strengthening skills as effective practitioners and innovators in resource-challenged settings. The fellowship centers on core responsibilities in clinical stewardship, medical education and quality improvement. This is provided in the context of a long-term partnership with Scottish Livingstone Hospital (SLH) in Botswana. 

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send the following to Ruth Colman at

Applications are rolling starting June 2020 and will close on October 15, 2020.

For more information, visit their website here:

HEAL Initiative/UCSF Global Health Fellowship

"The HEAL Initiative (Health, Equity, Action, Leadership) aims to train, transform, and build a community of front-line health workers committed to serving the resource-denied. HEAL seeks to embody solidarity and contribute to the movement for global health equity led by communities themselves.

The HEAL Initiative partners with 19 sites across 9 countries and Navajo Nation (Diné Bikéyah) and as of April 2020, has 128 fellows and alumni. HEAL accepts local health worker leaders (Site Fellows) who are employed by the partner sites we serve. Additionally, HEAL recruits US-trained physicians (Rotating Fellows) from a variety of specialties (IM, FM, Med-Peds, Peds, OBGYN, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology) who split their two years rotating between a US site and an international site. Site Fellows and Rotating Fellows work and learn together in their cohort community."

For more information, visit their website here:

During the last cycle, applications were accepted on a rolling basis from June 22, 2020 to November 1, 2020. 

NPGH Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

"The Global Health Fellowship Program is a 12-month clinical research training program for post-doctorate trainees and doctoral students in the health professions, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center (FIC) in partnership with several NIH Institutes and Offices.

The Northern/Pacific Global Health Research Fellows Training Consortium is a partnership between the Universities of Washington, Hawaii, Indiana, Michigan and Minnesota; with international partnerships in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda, Ghana, Liberia, Peru, Thailand, Nepal and India. Indiana University is now a collaborating partner with additional international partnerships in Kenya. These institutions were chosen due to our strong collaborative history and our existing NIH training grant programs; together we have 242 years of collaboration with the seven international partner countries in our consortium."

Learn more here: 

Seed Global Health Educator

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to share with you that Seed Global Health is actively recruiting physician and nursing educators for placement at our partnership sites in Malawi and Uganda for the 2021-2022 academic year. Our educators are placed for a full year at partner institutions, living and working alongside colleagues at these sites to advance the development of health education training programs and support a rising generation of health professionals. 

Our application announcement (included below) contains more information, and you can also find additional details at our website:

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2020

Please forward this announcement to anyone whom you think may be interested!

With best wishes for safety and good health to all in these tumultuous times,



Esther M Johnston, MD MPH FAAFP

Director of Medicine

Seed Global Health

UCSF Global Cancer Fellowship Program

The mission of the Global Cancer Program at UCSF's Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is to reduce the global cancer burden through collaboration, education, and innovation. 

Eligible individuals must have an MD or PhD or equivalent and must be early career investigators who are either in the final stages of training or in a junior faculty position. Global Cancer Fellows may participate in any geographic location with full access to mentorship by UCSF faculty. 

Duration of fellowship: 12 months (accepted on a rolling basis)

Previous MD fellows are of diverse specialties including hospital medicine, general surgery, pathology, heme/onc etc. 

If interested, please check out their website:

U-M Global Health Research Certificate Program

Global REACH is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022-23 session of the Global Health Research Certificate Program, intended for faculty, fellows and residents looking to incorporate global health into their research portfolios. There is no tuition cost and the program is open to qualifying members of the U-M community from any health science discipline.


Feel free to share this with anyone who might be interested. The application deadline is August 22, 2022 and the session will begin in the fall.

Learn more here:

Weill Cornell Global Health Fellowship

The three-year fellowship includes field-based research, courses in research methods, and teaching and clinical service at Weill Cornell NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The majority of the time over the three years is spent conducting mentored research at one of our international sites in Haiti, Tanzania, Brazil, or India. Coursework may lead to a MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research. The fellowship is conjointly led by Drs. Molly McNairy (Hospital Medicine Fellowship director), Daniel Fitzgerald (Director of Global Health), Radhika Sundararajan (Fellowship Director for Emergency Medicine). Current fellows are all NIH Fogarty International Center Fellows and are accepted to the program as junior faculty at Weill Cornell. 

For more info:

Who is Eligible to Apply?
1) Graduates of U.S. internal medicine, emergency medicine, or other residency training programs
2) MD Applicants with Masters and/or Ph.D. degrees
3) MD Applicants with prior fellowships
4) Those who express a commitment to become clinician-scientists focused on global health research

Prior global health experience encouraged

How to Apply
Send the following to the Weill Cornell Global Health Research Fellowship (

1) A personal statement outlining your research interest, experience in global health, and career goals
2) Curriculum Vitae

University of Washington Global and Rural Health Fellowship 

The two-year fellowship includes a structured curriculum with clinical and research training in global health, including clinical training with Native populations in Alaska and South Dakota, education, mentorship and teaching opportunities. 

For more info: 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Eligible applicants for this fellowship must have graduated from an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program and must be either board certified or board eligible. Applicants also must be a permanent resident of the United States. 

How to Apply: