As we’ve seen this year with the COVID-19 pandemic, infectious diseases can easily and rapidly spread across cities, countries, and continents. Even before the pandemic, global health researchers and practitioners have explored how potential solutions to health challenges in other parts of the world can also solve challenges within our own backyard. And in some cases, the research to solve a health issue in Minnesota can actually only be conducted in other parts of the world. So how can we successfully conduct this type of research? The key to our global health research at the University of Minnesota is mutually-beneficial and sustainable partnerships.
During session 3 of the University of Minnesota’s Mini Medical School: A Focus on Global Health, a group of global health experts working around the world will discuss the importance of partnership building in global health research, and the value and impact of global health research. By attending the session, you’ll learn how to explain the ways in which global health research can impact local health outcomes in the US, and how the University of Minnesota’s support for global health research around the world comes back to impact Minnesota.
A Focus on Global Health
A Focus on Global Health is designed to broaden understanding of how global health impacts local health.
COVID-19 has shown that what happens in one part of the world affects communities everywhere. This year's mini medical school's session topics will explore global health research, capacity building and the nuances of social responsibility.
Mini Medical School
Mini Medical School offers a unique perspective into the health sciences at the University of Minnesota. Community learners with a shared interest in health embark on a journey examining the scientific foundations of health and disease. Presented using common language for ease of understanding complex topics, your guides are internationally renowned experts who are shaping the way health care is delivered locally and globally.