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Global Health Track

Mission

‚ÄčTo provide interested students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed as health care providers and researchers in the global health arena.
The Global Health Track at the University of Colorado School of Medicine values diversity, equity and inclusion and is committed to equal opportunity, including opportunity for minorities and individuals with disabilities. The Global Health Track does not discriminate on the basis of, race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation or political philosophy in admission and access to its educational programs and activities.

Vision

Through didactic and experiential learning, students gain a better understanding of the issues facing developing communities and the ways they can work to be part of the solution.
Students enrolled in the GHT are part of a four-year program that includes additional course work and intensive project planning on top of their already rigorous schedules.  Students also complete their Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA) working with one of the tracks international partners, with their own global health project, or with indigent communities (such as refugee communities) in the United States.

Some Student Project Objectives from 2023

  • Acutely Administered Pharmacologic Interventions for Battlefield Traumatic Brain Injury: A Systematic Review
  • Evaluating middle school students understanding and emotional outlook on the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Factors Associated with and Management of High Viral Loads Among Pregnant and Postpartum Women Living with HIV in Southwestern Kenya: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Progress Towards Ethical Practices in Medical Student Participation in Global Surgery Projects: A Qualitative Analysis
  • Electromechanical discoordination is present in patients with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy independent of tissue fibrosis.
  • Long-term Patient Reported Symptom Improvement and Quality of Life Following Transthoracic Diaphragm Plication in Adults
  • Serum Biomarkers of Nutrition Pre and Post-CFTR Modulator Use in Children with Cystic Fibrosis
  • Pilot Project: Online Midwifery Education Aimed at Maternal Health Staff in Trifinio, Guatemala
  • Mental Health Conditions in the Colorado Refugee and Immigrant Community
  • Addressing Refugee Health During COVID-19 and Future Pandemics
  • COVID19 Pandemic Provider Burnout: A UCH Staff Study

Learn More

Please note: The School of Medicine’s Curriculum has undergone reform. Please visit this page for more information on how curriculum looks for the 2025 student class and beyond.

Contact Info

Director
Madiha Abdel-Maksoud, MD, PhD, MSPH

Associate Director
Leana May, DO, MPH

Mailing Address:
CU SOM
Mail Stop F523
13001 East 17th Place, Rm E1318 Aurora, Colorado 80045

Email:
GlobalHealthTrack@cuanschutz.edu