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 readings and discussions, & 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.
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
Academic productivity opportunities through conference presentations and journal publications
Opportunities to participate in research and service-learning programs locally and abroad
A multi-disciplinary team of local experts, including medicine, public health, law, engineering, environmental health, and more
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
Seminars begin September 14th, 2023 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Dates include Oct 5th and 26th, Nov 16th, Dec 14th, Jan 18th, Feb 15th, March 14th, April 4th and 25th.
Sessions will be held in person!!
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.