Prior to leaving the UT System, Dr. Jack Stobo provided a grant to support the development
of the UT System Global Health Resource Center (GHRC) through the UTMB Global Health
Education Program (GHEP). The GHRC was created to gauge interest in international
health training on the health campuses, to increase knowledge of current global
activities across UT campuses, and to improve coordination of activities across
all UT System Health Campuses. Through strategic coordination, current efforts can
be leveraged into a dynamic, integrated program that maximizes System resources.
Significant faculty and trainee enthusiasm has emerged across the health campuses
for developing a robust, world-class Global Health Program that would bring together
unique expertise and innovative uses of technology to prepare students to address
critical health challenges at home and abroad. The GHRC will develop resources for
use of all UT System campuses.
A System-wide Global Health Program would enhance the System’s standing nationally,
as there is no other large university system-wide global health program in this
region of the United States. A strong program will add an exciting dimension to
recruitment of top-notch students to all participating schools. Given political
and financial support, development of such a world-class program is within reach.
Critical Areas to Address
- Shared Information and Communication
- Consistent and equitable policies related to international activities across System
- Coordination of agreements with international partners