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Global Health

The University of Maryland School of Medicine is a Global Health Leader.

  • UMSOM is a global leader in vaccine development, disease surveillance, and reducing child mortality rates, based on 40-plus years of research and service.
  • The first research institute in the United States to link basic science, population studies, and clinical trials to develop new vaccines and treatments for HIV
  • The first global center to test, develop, and license vaccines for critical emerging diseases such as Ebola, Zika, cholera, and typhoid
  • Extensive international network with presence in 36 nations, including seven African countries
  • Extensive expertise monitoring HIV/ AIDS, including conducting the largest-ever in-country study of HIV
  • One of the earliest established units in Africa dedicated to prevention, testing, and treatment of vaccine-preventable diseases


The University of Maryland Baltimore Center for Global Engagement (CGE) is the campus hub for interprofessional global health and education. CGE is an academic resource center for University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty and students who are interested in global education opportunities. CGE promotes and supports interprofessional global education, identifies global themes that can be contextualized locally, and facilitates academic work related to global education. CGE supports the University's mission to improve the human condition globally through teaching, research, and service.

Please visit the Center for Global Engagement's Listing of Global Opportunities webpage for a list of UMB-sponsored Global Health grant opportunities, along with other opportunities and travel awards for medical students.