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About the Center

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