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MPower: MPower Sponsors CUGH 2023 Global Health Conference

May 15, 2023 | Ashley DeMaio

Dr. Alash'le Abimiku

University of Maryland’s Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State co-sponsored the 14th annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference: “Global Health at a Crossroads: Equity, Climate Change, and Microbial Threats” in Washington, DC last month. Held in-person for the first time since 2019, the conference took place from April 14 through April 16.

Over the course of those three days, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) faculty, staff, students were among 1,600 participants from around the globe.


A plenary session entitled “Transforming Partnerships with the National Public Health Institutes for Sustained Global Health Implementation and Research,” was organized and moderated by Manhattan Charurat, PhD, MHS, Professor of Medicine, Director of the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, and Director of the Center of International Health, Education, and Biosecurity (Ciheb) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Institute of Human Virology (IHV).

Dr. Charurat was joined by the directors of the Centers for Disease Control in Nigeria and Malawi, who shared the importance of researchers working with local public health experts to ensure excellent outcomes and equal access to the fruits of research. 

In addition, Alash’le Abimiku, PhD, Professor of Medicine at the IHV and Executive Director of the International Research Center of Excellence at the Institute of Human Virology-Nigeria, addressed the critical roles National Public Health Institutes play in setting health-policy and decision making.

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Vanessa McMains
Director, Media & Public Affairs
Institute of Human Virology
University of Maryland School of Medicine

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