The Center for Global Health was formed in 2002 as a result of a merger between the Center for International Health and the Division of Geographic Medicine. The new Center is located in the Wolstein Research Building on the CWRU Medical School Campus in Cleveland, Ohio. The Center provides a coordinating structure to help link the numerous international health resources of the University, its affiliated institutions, and the Northern Ohio community in a multidisciplinary program of research, training and clinical application related to global health. The Center brings together many disciplines at CWRU to make life better in developing countries, and thus functions as a catalyst to stimulating international collaborations throughout the institution.
The Center maintains dynamic and long-lived research collaborations with foreign scientists in Kenya (KEMRI), Papua New Guinea (PNGIMR) , Cote D'Ivorie, Uganda, and Brazil. These partnerships have productively supported field-based studies of malaria, schistosomiasis and filariasis for up to thirty years and have richly contributed to the recruitment, education and professional growth of foreign scientists from these host countries, significantly expanding their research capabilities.
The Center actively collaborates with other research programs at CWRU that have collectively made this campus famous for its international health research efforts. These include the CWRU Framework Program for Global Health, the Tuberculosis Research Unit (TBRU), the Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) , the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Department of Anthropology.
Training and education
The Center provides training opportunities for both M.D. and Ph.D. 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 Ph.D. 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 .
The Center is also the current home for the editorial offices of the AJTMH, a peer-reviewed journal published monthly by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Editor-in-Chief: James W. Kazura, Managing Editor: Cathi B. Siegel