Patricia Conrad, Director of Global Programs, was recently elected to the Board of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The consortium, established in 2008 with generous funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Rockefeller Foundation, is a Washington, DC-based organization of leading universities located around the world. Their mission is to build interdisciplinary collaborations and facilitate the sharing and implementation of knowledge to address global health challenges. Its membership includes over 120 academic institutions from high, middle, and low income countries.
CUGH assists members in sharing their expertise across education, research, and service, and is dedicated to creating equity and reducing health disparities everywhere. CUGH promotes mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships between universities in resource-rich and resource-poor countries, developing human capital and strengthening institutions’ capabilities to address these challenges. It is committed to translating knowledge into action and making the university a transforming force in global health.