CGH Scholars & Global Health Student Advisory Council

  1. CGh Scholars

  2. Global Health Student Advisory Council


WHat is a CGH Scholar?

We are very pleased to announce the establishment of PSOM Center for Global Health Scholars.  The intent of our Scholars program is to engage our extraordinary global health thought-leaders and practitioners in various ways based on their affiliation with CGH and professional interests. By drawing on their collective energy, Scholars will further CGH's mission areas of fostering the development of junior and senior colleagues with interests in global health, supporting bi-directional exchange and training with our partners, researching key disease burdens, and uniting our global health community here at Penn. 

Benefits to Scholars

  • Eligibility to compete for seed funding to establish new or to build-on continuing work
  • Ability to form innovative partnerships with others university-wide
  • Priority to attend and participate in engaging global health events
  • Access to a network of volunteer research assistants
  • Share your publications and accomplishments with CGH staff so we can promote your work
  • Connect with new colleagues and broaden the reach of your work and career prospects
  • Collaborate on ideas and possible new projects and ventures
  • Co-host symposia, workshops, events

Penn Global Health Scholars Affiliation Types and Criteria

Scholar

The criteria for the rank of a Penn Global Health Scholar are:

  • Scholars must be on the Standing or Associated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, or other academic institution
  • Scholars must do a significant portion of their academic work in the area of global health

Scholars are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats and/or other CGH activities
  • Collaborate significantly with other Center Faculty in research and scholarship
  • Provide content advice and mentorship to students studying global health (e.g., MD students, MPH, residents, fellows, etc.)
  • Be available for individual lectures in global health courses, service on committees, teach global health coursework

International Scholar

The criteria for the rank of a Penn Global Health International Scholar are:

  • Hold a primary appointment at a non-US institution, but work closely with other Penn Global Health Scholars through partnered research

As an International Scholar, you are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats and/or other CGH activities while visiting at Penn
  • Collaborate significantly with Penn Global Health Scholars in research and scholarship
  • Provide content advice and mentorship to Penn global health track trainees (e.g., Global track for MD students, residents, fellows, MPH, etc.)

Associate Scholar

The criteria for the rank of Penn Global Health Associate Scholar are:

  • Associate Scholars are involved in global health at some level in their work
  • Associate Scholars are employed faculty or staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, or other academic institution
  • Associate Scholars are practitioners with not-for-profit or governmental organizations

As an Associate Scholar, you are expected to:

  • Participate in some of the seminar series, retreats, and/or other CGH activities
  • Be available for individual lectures in global health courses, advising for an occasional student in global health topics, service on committees, teach global health coursework, and/or participate in collaborative research or scholarship with Scholars or other Center staff

All Scholars are encouraged to note their relationship to the Center for Global Health on publications, presentations or related activities.

If you are interested in becoming a scholar, please submit the following application.


Global Health Student Advisory Council (GHSAC)

The Global Health Student Advisory Council (GHSAC) convenes global health student groups across schools and disciplines to integrate, strengthen, and expand global health opportunities for the Penn community and beyond. This collaborative effort brings together students, faculty, and staff with a focus or interest in global health. Integrating various groups mirrors the notion that global health is an interdisciplinary field and working in global health requires collusion with individuals and groups with varying perspectives and skill sets.

Benefits

  • Eligibility to apply for Center for Global Health (CGH) funding for student group’s events and activities (workshops, symposiums, hosting speakers)
  • Receive priority invitation to CGH-led events with meet & greet access for visiting dignitaries
  • Marketing and outreach support
  • Early notification of global health opportunities on campus and in the field
  • Have an active voice in broader discussions with global health constituents on and off campus

Expectations

  • Initiate and develop proposals for events and projects with CGH
  • Collaborate with GHSAC-associated student groups, staff, and faculty on events and projects
  • Provide peer mentoring and orientation/welcoming activities for visiting international students from our partner institutions
  • Increase visibility of global health activities at Penn
  • Act as good stewards of Penn by exemplifying the highest standards of ethical practice while engaging in global health activities both locally and globally

GHSAC Member groups & Representatives

Global Health Interest Group (PSOM): Tiffany Cole; Kirlos Haroun

Partners in Health (PIH) Engage: Christina Jordan

Emory Global Health Case Competition: Vishnu Rachakonda

Penn Global Surgery Group (PSOM): Nicole Curnes; Elizabeth McCarty

Penn Science Diplomats: Enrique Lin Shiao

Global Health Society (MPH): Edwin Neiblas-Bedolla

African Health Interest Group (PSOM): Elshaddai Ephrem