Office of Global Health

Travel Advisory from the UMMS Office of Global Health
As many of you are aware, there has been an outbreak of the Ebola virus in southeastern Guinea in the border regions with Liberia. UMMS is immediately suspending all travel to Liberia until such time as the local Ministry of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirm that the situation is under control and our staff and personnel’s safety can be assured. Please "click" on link to read OGH Memo.


Foreign Policy names Luzuriaga a 'Leading Global Thinker for 2013' for HIV Research
UMass Medical School immunologist Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, has been named to the list of Foreign Policy’s 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013 for “bringing the world closer to a cure for HIV.” Visit UMassMedNow for the full article (online), December 12, 2013.


New Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for it's newly established Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program, starting in July 2014. For more Information visit the OGH and UMMS Funding Opportunities Page.


Global Health Partnerships
UMass Medical School welcomes Liberian health care leaders: Women in Public Service delegates attend UMass conference, visit Worcester Campus.
By Sandra Gray, UMass Medical School Communications, June 18, 2013


Global Health Research
The 2013 TIME 100: Hannay Gay, Katherine Luzuriaga and Deborah Persaud - AIDS Researchers
By Mark Dybul @TIME (Click on the article to read more) 

2013 0709 TIme 100 Luzuriaga
 University of Liberia

Collaborators from UMMS, University of Liberia and Health Education And Relief Through Teaching (HEARTT) are pictured at UL during a March 2011 visit.

From left to right: Donna Gallagher, APRN, co-director of Global Health; Vuyu Golakai, MD, dean, University of Liberia School of Medicine; Dean Terrence R. Flotte, MD; Emmet Dennis, PhD, president, University of Liberia; James Sirleaf, MD, HEARTT; Patricia McQuilkin, MD, director of Pediatric Global Medicine Education and Katherine Luzuriaga, MD, associate provost of Global Health.

To read more about Launcing Medical Education Studies in Liberia click here