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Global Health

Faculty Resources

Dear Faculty, Many faculty travel internationally. Some go abroad on vacation, some undertake service-oriented trips, others engage in international research, and others are involved in education-related activities. In this document are some global health resources for faculty at Penn State Hershey. Some highlights: • Faculty travel grants • Global health policies • Travel insurance • International partnerships • Global health opportunities The Global Health Center sends out e-news updates biweekly. To be added to this list please email Thao Danz (tdanz@hmc.psu.edu). If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Warm regards,

N. Benjamin Fredrick. M.D. Director, Global Health Center nfredrick@hmc.psu.edu


TABLE OF CONTENTS

SUPPORT THROUGH PENN STATE HERSHEY & PSU

Support through Penn State Hershey & PSU..........................................................................................2

Emergency Preparedness Workshops

Travel Grants

Emergency Preparedness Workshops...............................................................................................2

Global Health Center Resources.......................................................................................................2

Medical Travel Insurance (Free).......................................................................................................2

Travel Assistance Protection (Free)...................................................................................................2

Travel Grants....................................................................................................................................2

PSU Global Programs offers Faculty & Staff Emergency Preparedness Workshops. A listing of upcoming sessions is available online. Faculty can videoconference into these workshops which are held at UP. Please contact Thao Danz (tdanz@ hmc.psu.edu) if you need assistance with this. It is also possible to arrange special workshops and this can be discussed with staff at UP Global Programs.

PSU’s Global Programs oversees and promotes internationalization of PSU’s campuses. They offer a number of grants for faculty interested in developing international partnerships and/or educational programs. See the section, “Travel Grants” for more information

WorldWatch.....................................................................................................................................2

Other links:......................................................................................................................................2

Travel Grants & Fulbright Fellowship................................................................................................ 3-4 Global Health-related Policies.................................................................................................................5

“Dangerous Countries” Policy..........................................................................................................5

Emergencies abroad involving students (Policy SY03).....................................................................5

Medical Missions Humanitarian Endeavors......................................................................................5

Global Health Opportunities..................................................................................................................6

Campus Activities............................................................................................................................6

International Relationships...............................................................................................................6

In Case of Emergency While Abroad contact University Police at University Park (814863-1111). This office is open 24 hours a day. University Police are able to assist in a variety of important ways.

Global Health Center Resources The Global Health Center has gathered a number of resources and supplies to be used by individuals and groups on our campus for the purposes of promoting service, education, and research in global health. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GHCresources

Medical Travel Insurance (Free) The Medical Center provides free Medical Travel Insurance for faculty who receive HMC benefits. Contact Mr. James C. Davis (jdavis5@hmc.psu. edu) for further information. This is offered as a benefit through Highmark BlueCard Worldwide https://www.highmark.com/ePlatform2/W_G_ PPOBlueCard.pdf

Travel Assistance Protection (Free) MetLife Travel Assistance is offered as a benefit to faculty who receive medical center benefits. Access when faced with an emergency while traveling internationally or domestically when more than 100 miles away from home.

WorldWatch PSU Global Programs makes WorldWatch available to faculty. This is an excellent source of information regarding any country, including upto-date information regarding travel risks.

Other links: Ethical challenges in short-term Global Health Training. http://ethicsandglobalhealth.org/: Online cases that discuss common ethical issues that arise in global health work. Culture Shock: Online resource/module. Click “next” (in the lower right-hand corner of the webpage) to access the material. http://www2.pacific.edu/sis/culture/ “Practical Realities of Doing Volunteer Medical Work in the Developing World” by Kenneth Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP: http://mobileservices.texterity.com/fpm/september_ october_2013/?folio=22&lm=1378872658000&art icle_id=331458&linkImageSrc=%2Ffpm%2Fseptem ber_october_2013%2Fdata%2Fimgpages%2Fmobi le_tn2%2F0024_hpdxuk.png#article_id=331458


TRAVEL GRANTS & FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP The University Office of Global Programs (UOGP) is committed to promoting Penn State’s vision of becoming a truly global university -https://global.psu.edu/info/academics-research/ global-programs-travel-grant-initiative Broadly, the grants/awards are as follows: 1. UOGP Faculty Travel Grants • Awarded for international faculty travel to explore new short-term program opportunities or to accompany students on a new short-term program. • Award amount: up to $2,500 for faculty traveling with students; up to $1,500 for faculty travel at the exploratory stage

2. UOGP Graduate Student Travel Grants • Awarded for international travel to graduate students who are scheduled to present their work at an international conference or other major professional meeting outside of the United States. Priority given to applicants whose work is internationally focused. • Award amount: up to $500. 3. UOGP GEN Travel Grants • Awarded for international faculty travel to accompany students on short-term, summer, or semester-long programs offered at any Penn State GEN location in collaboration with an institution designated as a Penn State strategic partner. • Award amount: up to $4,000

“I really enjoyed listening to faculty lectures during second year and being able to talk with them about their own global health experience, especially discussing details of why projects did or did not work and what cultural influences of health were surprising to them.” “Faculty can serve as lecturers for important global health topics, mentors for scholars interested in particular research, advocates for the countries in which they’re working and as liaisons for the medical school while in those countries.” --Hannah Ross Suites

TRAVEL GRANTS & FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP 4. UOGP Transformational Travel Grants

Faculty Fulbright Program

• Grants (renewable up to three years) awarded for international faculty travel to accompany students on a new or existing program that is positioned to make a substantial, long-term impact for the department, college, campus, and/or university. Examples include the following:

Broaden your horizons in teaching, research, and scholarship with a Fulbright grant. Visit the links below to learn more about different aspects of the Faculty Fulbright Program for faculty. For more information on Fulbright at Penn State, please contact Dr. Sylvester Osagie at soo1@psu.edu or call 814-867-4276.

• Award amount: up to $3,000, renewable for up to three years.

Eligible faculty may consider applying for a sabbatical in order to complete a Fulbright grant. global.psu.edu, see Academics & Research

5. Academic Internationalization Awards • Awarded in recognition of significant achievement in internationalizing the curriculum or academic programming, as well as improving the campus climate for global diversity. These awards will be given in three categories: • College/Department Internationalization Award • Center/Institute Internationalization Award • Campus Internationalization Award • Award amount: $1,000 for each category to be used toward future internationalization efforts of the recipient’s choice and includes a certificate, profile and promotion in UOGP publications.

“I think faculty should be there to guide students as they pursue their interests in global health. Each person has different interests, as do faculty, and finding somebody who can act as a mentor or discuss how they have gotten started in global health would be really beneficial.” --Clay Cooper “Through the sharing of their experiences and discussion of ideas, faculty play an instrumental role in helping us build a framework upon which we can learn and better understand the health and cultural roles of the communities in which we serve.” --Kate Belser


GLOBAL HEALTH RELATED POLICIES

GLOBAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

“Dangerous Countries” Policy

Medical Missions Humanitarian Endeavors

Campus Activities

http://law.psu.edu/_file/finance/Dangerous_Travel.pdf

https://global.psu.edu/info/going-abroad/facultyadvisers/policies-travel Includes statement on use of Medical Supplies/ Equipment

There are on-campus opportunities for faculty involving education and teaching, lecturediscussions, mentoring, and serving as an MSR advisor through the following groups:

The use of the Medical Center’s/College of Medicine’s equipment and supplies is not permitted, unless expressly approved by the Department Chair, Administrator, or Director of Nursing and the Executive Director of the Medical Center. Medical instruments personally owned by participating HMC staff or faculty are exempt from this restriction.

The US State Department regularly updates its Travel Warning List. More detailed information can also be found on WorldWatch. Penn State University maintains a list of “Dangerous Countries” (determined by the US Department of Treasury restrictions). Faculty should review the current list to determine whether the country of intended travel is located on the list.

Emergencies abroad involving students (Policy SY03)

• Global Health Scholars Program • Global Health Interest Group • Global Health Center • Medical Student Research (MSR)

Faculty interested in service opportunities may want to explore one of the following recurring one-week trips which are often in need of faculty to help with student precepting:

This policy outlines the University’s policy on emergencies involving students and establish notification guidelines for dealing with emergencies involving students.

Whenever a student is involved in an emergency situation while traveling on a University sponsored trip, e.g. trips with student organizations and athletic teams, the staff member or other person in-charge of the activity shall contact the University Police at University Park (814-863-1111). This office is open 24 hours a day.

To learn more about these or other opportunities or to become involved, please contact Dr. Ben fredrick at nfredrick@hmc.psu.edu

• Christian Medical Society • Global Medical Brigades • Global Health Scholars Program • PSU-Hershey Children’s Heart Group

International Relationships The College of Medicine currently maintains relationships with the following international entities: Argentina: River Plate Adventist University (Memo of Understanding) http://www.uapar.edu/es/inicio/ Ecuador: Universidad de Espiritu Santo (Memo of Understanding) http://www.uees.edu.ec/ Peru: US Naval Lab-NAMRU6 (Memo of Understanding, pending) http://www.med.navy.mil/sites/NAMRU6/Pages/ namru6.htm Taiwan: Taipei Medical University (Memo of Understanding, Neurosciences) http://www.tmu.edu.tw/english/main.php Penn State University has designated the following institutions as strategic partners: China: Dalian University of Technology China: Nanjing University China: Peking University Germany University of Freiburg India: Indian Institute of Madras India: University of Pune Peru: Pontifical Catholic University of Peru South Korea: Sungkyunkwan University South Africa: University of Cape Town To learn more about Penn State University’s partnership strategy, visit: http://global.psu.edu/gen

“The faculty serve as advisers, meeting/group facilitators, and sometimes they go on trips as trip leaders or serve as contact people when we need to submit assignments. “ --Sarah Smith



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