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About Global Health
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Starting a new Foreign Project or MOU
Global Health Spotlight

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Worcester, MA 01605
Tel: 508-856-2840
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Global Health Pilot Project Program

The UMMS Office of Global Health will be issuing a request for proposals for the Travel Awards.

  • Travel awards: Travel grant programs will facilitate the training of global health researchers and care providers, the establishment of training or research programs, or the conduct of research. Priority will be given to faculty or trainees who are participating in UMMS-affiliated research or educational projects with well-defined goals and objectives and which involve a significant element of research or scholarly activity.

The Travel Award full RFA can be downloaded here (word). Deadline for submission is 5:00pm (EST) on or before Tuesday, January 20, 2015. 

For questions about OGH funding opportunities please contact the Office of Global Health (globalhealth@umassmed.edu or ACC7-004).


New UMMS Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program

The University of Massachusetts Medical School  (UMMS) is pleased to announce a call for applicants for it's newly established Pediatric Global Health Fellowship Program, starting in July 2014. This 2 year training program is designed to provide rigorous, hands on training in the areas of global child healthcare delivery and research. Fellows rotate 6 months per year at well established international sites in Liberia, Haiti or Indonesia, then spend 6 months per year at UMMS pursuing research training and a global health curriculum.

During their time at international sites, fellows will develop strong clincial skills in the delivery of healthcare in resource limited settings, contribute to meaningful, locally relevant research projects, and teach and train both local and US medical trainees.

During their time in the US, fellows will combine clinical work in the field of general pediatrics with rigorous research training. All fellows will attend the summer research training series offered by the UMMS Graduate School of Biological Sciences, and will have the option to pursue the Masters in Science in Clinical Investigation degree.   Fellows will work closely with research mentors to develop and implement research projects, and at the conclusion of their training, publish and present results of their research projects.  Fellows will emerge from this training program with the skills to become leaders in the field of global health service delivery and research.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Board certification or eligibility in the field of Pediatrics
  • A proven interest in working in resource limited settings
  • A desire to pursue research training
  • Excellent clinical pediatric skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Interest in teaching and mentoring residents and medical students

Two fellowship positions will be available starting in July 2014. For more information and to apply, please contact:

Patricia McQuilkin, MD
Director of Pediatric Global Health Fellowship & Residency Training
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA  01605
774 442 5545



  • A list of ongoing international travel scholarships, as well as fellowship and training programs focused on global health.Click to download.
  • A list of information on Global Health internship opportunities. Click to download.
  • To visit an online student initiative for global health helping students access opportunities in the field of global health visit http://www.mappinghealth.com/akili/.


Spring 2014 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

  • Patricia McQuilkin, MD: Validating a Case Definition for Severe Malaria in Liberia
  • Javier Ogembo, Ph.D.: Strengthening clinical and research capacity for cervical cancer screening, prevention, and treatment in Cameroon 
  • Sherry Pagoto, Ph.D.: Understanding of the Intersection of Behavioral, Psychosocial and Cultural Risk Factors in the Context of Maternal and Child Health Interventions in the Peruvian Andes 


Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

  • Jeroan Allison, MD and Soni Apurv, MS1: Understanding Predictors of Maternal and Child Health in Rural Western India
  • Philip Zamore, PhD: Antiviral RNA interference in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes

Spring 2013 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients

  • Katherine Riva, MS4: Understanding Adolescent Suicidality in Botswana Study
  • Caitlin Fogarty, G3 MD/PhD; Christopher MacKay, G3 MD/PhD and Vivek Venugopal, MS3: Quality improvement of the referral process from a rural ambulatory clinic to a hospital based setting: A global health case study of the batey clinics and Hospital el Buen Samaritano in La Romana, Dominican Republic
  • Monica Agarwal, MD, MHS: Breastfeeding practices in rural Nicaragua

Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

Spring 2012 Office of Global Health Travel Award Recipients

  • Ashley Farrington, MS3, Access to Healthcare for Children in Orphanages in Tanzania
  • Alan Picarillo, MD, Expansion of Helping Babies Breathe program in Liberia

Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

  • Sherry Pagoto, MD: Translating a Comprehensive Diabetes and Depression Prevention Program in Shanghai, China
  • Elaine Martin, DA: University of Liberia Dogliotti Medical Library Pilot Project Grant

Spring 2011 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees

  • Pegeen Eslami, MD: UHAI Healping Babies Breathe Collaboration Project for Central Kenya
  • Richard Konz: Travel to Kisumu, Kenya to provide a Flow Cytometry workshop

Fall 2010 Office of Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

  • Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH: Qualitative Measurements of Measles Virus Immunity from a Perspective Pediatric Cohort Study in Kenya
  • Meredith Walsh, MPH, RN (GSN GEP2): Addressing Barriers to the Adoption of IUDs Among Women Seeking Post-Abortion Care on the Thai/Burma Border

Fall 2010 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees

  • Roger Davis, PhD: The First South American Spring Symposium on Signal Transduction and Molecular Medicine
  • Patricia McQuilkin, MD: Assessing the Impact of a Pediatric Training Program in Liberia
  • Thomas Peteet, MSIV: Assessing the Impacts of International Volunteer Service on Community Health in Uganda's Mukono District

Spring 2010 Office of Global Health Travel Awardees

  • Max Fraden, MSI: The Nuru Light: A Solution to Africa’s Lighting Crisis
  • Alison Lima, MSI: Cape Verde Research and Language Immersion Project
  • Alan Picarillo, MD, FAAP: Strengthening Neonatal Rsuscitation Capacity in Liberia
  • Robin Toft Klar, DNSc, RN and Rosemary Theroux, PhD, WHNP: Women’s Self-Care Practices in Ghana: Exploring Environmental and Individual Practices

Fall 2009 Global Health Pilot Project Grant Awardees

Hardy Kornfeld
    , MD: Impact of Diabetes on TB Diseases
  • Douglas Ziedonis, MD: Addressing Tobacco through Organizational Change (ATTOC) in China

Fall 2009 Global Health Travel Awardees  

  • Tara Babu, MD: Cytokine Response in Malaria Infections
  • Carol Bova, PhD, RN, ANP: Exploring the Healthcare Needs of Rural Women in Armenia
  • Stuart Levitz, MD: Travel grant to bring Dr.Thomas Harrison as a Visiting Professor to UMass Memorial Center
  • Yungsheng Ma, MD, PhD: UMMS and Tongji Medical Schools Preventative Medicine Research Collaboration Initiative