What is a CGH Scholar?

We are very pleased to announce the establishment of PSOM Center for Global Health Scholars.  The intent of our Scholars program is to engage our extraordinary global health thought-leaders and practitioners in various ways based on their affiliation with CGH and professional interests. By drawing on their collective energy, Scholars will further CGH's mission areas of fostering the development of junior and senior colleagues with interests in global health, supporting bi-directional exchange and training with our partners, researching key disease burdens, and uniting our global health community here at Penn. 

Benefits to Scholars

  • Eligibility to compete for seed funding to establish new or to build-on continuing work
  • Ability to form innovative partnerships with others university-wide
  • Priority to attend and participate in engaging global health events
  • Access to a network of volunteer research assistants
  • Share your publications and accomplishments with CGH staff so we can promote your work
  • Connect with new colleagues and broaden the reach of your work and career prospects
  • Collaborate on ideas and possible new projects and ventures
  • Co-host symposia, workshops, events

Penn Global Health Scholars Affiliation Types and Criteria

Scholar

The criteria for the rank of a Penn Global Health Scholar are:

  • Scholars must be on the Standing or Associated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania, or other academic institution
  • Scholars must do a significant portion of their academic work in the area of global health

Scholars are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats and/or other CGH activities
  • Collaborate significantly with other Center Faculty in research and scholarship
  • Provide content advice and mentorship to students studying global health (e.g., MD students, MPH, residents, fellows, etc.)
  • Be available for individual lectures in global health courses, service on committees, teach global health coursework

International Scholar

The criteria for the rank of a Penn Global Health International Scholar are:

  • Hold a primary appointment at a non-US institution, but work closely with other Penn Global Health Scholars through partnered research

As an International Scholar, you are expected to:

  • Participate in seminar series, retreats and/or other CGH activities while visiting at Penn
  • Collaborate significantly with Penn Global Health Scholars in research and scholarship
  • Provide content advice and mentorship to Penn global health track trainees (e.g., Global track for MD students, residents, fellows, MPH, etc.)

Associate Scholar

The criteria for the rank of Penn Global Health Associate Scholar are:

  • Associate Scholars are involved in global health at some level in their work
  • Associate Scholars are employed faculty or staff members of the University of Pennsylvania, or other academic institution
  • Associate Scholars are practitioners with not-for-profit or governmental organizations

As an Associate Scholar, you are expected to:

  • Participate in some of the seminar series, retreats, and/or other CGH activities
  • Be available for individual lectures in global health courses, advising for an occasional student in global health topics, service on committees, teach global health coursework, and/or participate in collaborative research or scholarship with Scholars or other Center staff

All Scholars are encouraged to note their relationship to the Center for Global Health on publications, presentations or related activities.

If you are interested in becoming a scholar, please submit the following application.