The GLUE (GLobal & Urban health Equity) Program is the teaching and educational component of the Wayne State University Global Health Alliance (WSUGHA). The program has a three-part structure consisting of a course of seminars, local advocacy participation, & a capstone project.



The two-year program is designed to offer scholars the opportunity to gain comprehensive knowledge and skills surrounding global health by providing a foundational education in the pillars of health equity, local and international educational opportunities that focus on the care of underserved and vulnerable populations, and participation in the local community through health advocacy. We provide career and research mentorship in global and community health; promote scholarly activity in global health education, public health, research methods, 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:

  • Part-time, two-year program designed to fit busy schedules (monthly seminars , quarterly advocacy participation, completion of a summative capstone project)

  • Opportunities to participate in research and service-learning programs locally and abroad

  • Lectures and mentorship provided by a multi-disciplinary team of local experts, including medicine, public health, law, engineering, environmental health, and more

Application Requirements:

  • GLUE scholars span the spectrum and include medical students, graduate students, researchers, 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

  • A letter of endorsement from the applicant's program director, supervisor, or employer (see application)


Margherio Family Conference Center, Scott Hall*

Wayne State University School of Medicine​

540 E Canfield St

Detroit, MI  48201


The 2020 application season is now closed

Accepted applicants will be notified by August 7th

Seminars begin September 3rd, 2020, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

*Sessions will held on campus or virtually online pending University policy related to the COVID pandemic.





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