Training & Courses

Global Health and Diseases

The center provides training opportunities for both MD and PhD candidates, as well as for postdoctoral fellows engaged in either field studies or basic bench research on globally important infectious diseases. Interested candidates looking for doctoral training can apply to the CWRU School of Medicine for entry into the Medical Scientists Training Program (MSTP) that confers the MD-PhD dual degree. Candidates interested in a PhD degree can apply to the Biomedical Scientist Training Program (BSTP). Postdoctoral candidates interested in a specific project are encouraged to apply directly to the center.  Medical students at CWRU looking for opportunities can apply directly to the center or integrate research training within the School of Medicine World Medicine Pathway

Within the Center 

The Center for Global Health & Diseases plays a major role in coordinating and arranging international student activities. The center has existing linkages with several overseas programs suitable for sponsored students. Many of these students travel to developing countries, including those in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. These opportunities are typically arranged with individual principal investigator research programs within the Center.  For more information on individual research programs, see our CGHD faculty website. 

Across the University

Students participating in individual academic programs will have an opportunity to expand their exposure to these other disciplines through an introductory Global Health course, INTH 401. Students may then use the resources of this program to apply their individual course of study to a specific area of Global Health through additional courses and/or with international experiences.

School of Medicine World Medicine Pathway

CWRU School of Medicine medical students in the World Medicine Pathway program focus on biomedical research, clinical care, capacity building, or global health and policy advocacy.  The Andrew B. Kaufman World Medicine Pathway (WMP) enhances career development and mentorship in global health by providing medical students with unique opportunities to pursue advanced training and careers that address global health challenges.  Investigators at the Center for Global Health & Diseases are partnered with this program to provide training opportunities for medical students and descriptions of research opportunities are listed on the World Medicine Pathway website.

American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene – Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship

The Benjamin H. Kean Travel Fellowship in Tropical Medicine is awarded annually to support medical students involved in clinical or research electives in tropical areas. The Fellowship is designed to encourage young people to continue their work in tropical medicine and hygiene and recognize their achievements thus far. For more information, visit the ASTMH website.

For more information on these opportunities, please contact:

Dennis Dobbs, MPH, MBA