UMB Global Opportunities

NEW Interprofessional Global Health Grant Program

Pilot Year 2014

The UMB Global Health Interprofessioanl Council (GHIC) and the center for Global Education Initiatives is pleased to announce a program to provide funds to UMB faculty and students to foster interprofessional global health research and project collaboration.

Program Parameters are available here.  Note that faculty who wish to apply must submit their application by February 14, 2014.  

Program opportunties for students as of February 6 may be found here.  (check back often, particularly after February 14, for new opportunities).

Student application deadline is March 1, 2014 but students are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible to facilitate the matching process.

Questions?  Contact Bonnie Bissonette, Director of the Student Center for Global Education at

Malawi Interprofessional Program

Students at Malawi

Students from each of University of Maryland’s six professional schools in Baltimore are chosen every year for the University’s six-week inter-professional research program in Malawi. The project is funded by the University of Maryland Office of the President and the Global Health Inter-professional Council. In 2011, six students were selected to study rural access to malaria treatment. In 2012, twelve students were selected from the six schools to conduct a study on maternal/child health services. Read more about the 2011 and 2012 projects.

The application period for the 2013 program is now closed.  Click here for information on 2014 programs in Malawi and elsewhere.

Global Health Certificate

Stack of books

Global Health is an emerging, interdisciplinary, interprofessional field that requires a broad knowledge base and the capacity to create innovative solutions to challenging health problems in resource-limited environments. This 12-credit certificate is designed to prepare nurses and health professionals for careers in global health practice, education and research. Learn more about the program, eligibility, sample plan of study, courses and faculty.