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Global & Urban Health & Equity

The GLobal & Urban health Equity (GLUE) Program is the educational component of the WSUGHA. The program has a three-part structure consisting of a course of seminars, online classroom, & a capstone project.



The two-year program is designed to offer scholars the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills surrounding global health. We provide mentorship in global and community health; promote scholarly activity in global health education and innovative service delivery; and, education around health disparities and equity. 


Program Benefits:

  • Education in the principles of health equity through a curriculum endorsed by the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)

  • Certificate of Program Completion, endorsed by the CUGH

  • Letter of Commendation to program director, supervisor, or employer (upon request)

  • Opportunities for local and international field experience 

  • Networking opportunities in global and urban health equity

  • Career mentorship

  • Academic productivity opportunities through conference presentations and journal publications


Program Structure:

Application Requirements:

  • GLUE scholars may include medical students, graduate students, faculty, and working healthcare professionals--from various disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, and more

  • Enrollment is free and open to any affiliate of the Wayne State University community

  • Applicants must have a bachelor's degree or higher

  • Endorsement from the applicant's program director, supervisor, or employer.  CLICK HERE to complete the support form!


Margherio Family Conference Center, Scott Hall

Wayne State University School of Medicine​

540 E Canfield St

Detroit, MI  48201

In person seminars begin September 5th, 2024 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Dates include Oct 3rd and 24th, Nov 21st, Dec 12th, Jan 9th, Feb 6th, March 6th, April 3rd and 17th.

To participate in GLUE, we require approval from your institutional superior. Please forward the following link to your institutional superior for completion by the application deadline July 31st:

Class convenes monthly from September through April for two-hour interactive lectures. Topics follow the Consortium of Universities for Global Health core competencies for Global Health Practitioners.  Faculty will give an overview of the topic and a guest lecturer will share their day-to-day experiences within each topic.  Scholars will then work on a shared group project to work through principles in-class.  Scholars are expected to attend 75% of the in-class modules and make-up any missed classes by watching the recorded class and completing a short extra assignment.   


 We utilize the CANVAS classroom for online monthly sessions.  Each module will consist of several readings or videos from the CUGH toolkit followed by several reflection questions.  Scholars are also expected to respond to their peers' responses to generate online discussion.   We also have our scholars complete the GAPS training and create a short intro video.  


To obtain a GLUE Scholar Certificate of Completion, scholars are expected to participate in a Global or Local capstone project. These are designed within a mentorship framework, span the two-year course, and result in a scholarly project or publication. Examples include work in Freedom House, Samaritas, WSU Mobile Health Unit, and Pardada Pardadi.  


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