Program promotes international research, education, and clinical service
Children living in a Tsimane village along the Maniqui River in Bolivia
The University of New Mexico Center for Global Health is housed in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico. The Center for Global Health utilizes a multidisciplinary approach with involvement from faculty across a number of Departments, Schools, and Centers at the University of New Mexico, and our international partner sites. The Center has a tripartite mission that includes promoting excellence in research, education, and clinical service activities.
The objectives of the program are:
- To support and enhance global and regional research activities at the University of New Mexico with a specific focus on a number of priority areas including, parasitic diseases, vector-borne diseases, HIV/AIDS, viral diseases, emerging infectious diseases, bio-safety and bio-security, health systems research, and environmental health.
- To foster collaborative relationships between the University of New Mexico and international partner sites for research, education, and service activities.
- To provide clinical training and research opportunities in Tropical and Global Health for graduate and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows.
Global Health Symposium
2nd Annual Southwest Regional Symposium on Global Health, held October 18-19 in Domenici Center Auditorium, was organized by the Center for Global Health. This program was awarded a Framework Grant from the Fogarty International Center to develop a network of collaborative research and clinical programs that link UNM to partner institutions around the world. The Southwest Forum, the first of its kind in this region of the U.S., is a global event spotlighting the myriad activities of the UNM Center for Global Health and its international partners. Read more.