Yale University has proposed to found a new Global Health Institute as a joint effort of the deans of the schools of Public Health, Nursing, and Medicine (Sten Vermund, Ann Kurth, and Robert Alpern, respectively). The new institute is pending the approval of the Yale Corporation which will be presented in October.

The decision to found a collective Global Health Institute for the Yale community follows the loss of funding to Yale’s Global Health Leadership Institute this past April. The institute would coordinate interdepartmental projects in global health and advance a global health agenda. Yale’s institute is projected to cost $2.5 million for the first three years and would bring global health research at the university under one roof. Deans of the schools involved are seeking an interprofessional and cross-university approach to global health that will impact future generations.

Pericles Lewis, founding president of Yale-NUS College, tells Yale Daily News, “The committee and I are very excited about the opportunity for Yale to have an even greater leadership role in this crucial area, building on the work of the past several years…With the two new deans and the new organization for global health at Yale, we will have a great opportunity to extend our leadership in an important area and help achieve better health for people in lower- and middle-income countries and for lower-income people here in the US.”

To learn more about Yale’s proposed Global Health Institute, visit here.

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