Global Health Interests
The Global Health Program welcomes participation of all health professions students including those in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health, as well as faculty and staff from the Health Sciences Center in order to promote interest and service in global health.
Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff at WVU Health Sciences have the opportunity to improve their global health advocacy skills through the campus RESULTS chapter.
Please see the GEO Events tab for a schedule of upcoming training sessions.
WVU Health Sciences is a member of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), which is dedicated to creating balance in resources and in the exchange of students and faculty between institutions in rich and poor countries, recognizing the importance of equal partnership between the academic institutions in developing nations and their resource-rich counterparts in the planning, implementation, management and impact evaluation of joint projects.
Tropical Medicine Course
The Global Health Program offers a fully accredited Clinical Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health Course every summer to health care professionals throughout the United States and abroad. All who successfully complete this course are then eligible to sit for a certifying exam conducted by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Funding and Additional Resources
The Global Engagement Office is proud to offer research grants to faculty at WVU Health Sciences. In line with its mission, GEO bestows these awards to faculty members who strive to create long-term, self-sustaining global activities and participate in globally focused field placements or community-based research projects.
Current faculty are welcome to apply to the Nancy Sanders Memorial Faculty Research Abroad Grant. GEO invites annual submissions of pilot grant proposals focused on the development or expansion of global health scholarly projects. One award is available in the amount of $10,000 for one year, to support faculty research collaboration efforts abroad.
The Global Engagement Office co-sponsors international health conferences with partner institutions.
Please review the Events tab for more details, including registration information, on upcoming conferences.