June 2018

Welcome to the June issue of the U21 Health Sciences newsletter.  This month's issue features a spotlight on the Global Learning Partnership and updates on the U21 HSG Annual Meeting, Doctoral Student Forum and much more. Please share far and wide across your institutions and encourage others to join our mailing list.               

Spotlight - Global Learning Partnership

The Global Learning Partnership (GLP) program is an initiative developed out of the U21 Sustainable Development Goals working party. After the successful completion of a pilot program in 2016 we were delighted once again to partner with Kathmandu University and School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), Nepal in implementing our second GLP in March this year.
The GLP program is a unique 4 week global health placement providing opportunity for academics, staff and students, across multiple universities and disciplines, to partake in a collaborative learning experience while contributing to the attainment of UNSDG’s. Partnerships, information sharing, increasing capacity and building global citizens are fundamental aspects of the GLP.
This year 21 students and 6 facilitators travelled to the community of Dhungkharka, a rural community in the Kavre district, Nepal.
Community health data was collected in the areas of womens health, oral health and chronic disease and disability. With consideration of the SDG's each group planned and implemented a health promotion project. Projects included education programs delivered to key community groups and health workers, oral hygiene training videos and numerous resources including pamphlets, posters and a model pelvis!
Overall, the GLP has been another exciting and successful initiative from the U21 SDG working party and we are grateful for all the support from U21 HSG. 
Carolyn Cracknell, Project Officer


U21 HSG Annual Meeting 2018

Registration is now open for the U21 Health Sciences Group Annual Meeting 2018 hosted by the University of Melbourne.

The theme of this year’s meeting is ‘Building Healthy Communities’ and will focus on the key areas of Student Mental Health and Gender Based Violence, with a global indigenous Health and Minority group focus interwoven throughout the week.

Please click here to register online and for an outline schedule of the meeting.                 

A full detailed agenda will be added to the website and circulated nearer to the event.

Please note: September is a very busy month in Melbourne so early registration and booking of your travel and accommodation is advisable. 

Registration will close on Friday 3rd August 2018.


Doctoral Student Forum 2018 - Final Call for Abstracts

The University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences is delighted to host the 2018 U21 HSG Doctoral Student Forum, in conjunction with the U21 HSG Annual Meeting.
The forum will take place on Monday 10th September 2018 with the theme “Developing my Career Beyond the PhD”. 
We would like to invite doctoral students from a range of disciplines across the U21 HSG member institutions to present their work in Melbourne. 

For full details and how to apply please visit: www.u21health.org/doctoral-student-forum-2018/

Closing date 11th June 2018

If any U21 HSG Faculty members are interested in participating on the DSF review panel please contact Corrina Greenwood, U21 HSG Executive Officer


Teaching Excellence Award 2018

Applications are drawing to a close for this year's U21 Health Sciences Group Teaching Excellence Award. To apply please contact your university representative who will explain their internal nomination process and deadlines. Each university can put forward one nomination by Monday June 18th.

Please do share this across your institutions!

For full details and how to apply please visit u21health.org/2018-teaching-excellence-award/