In lieu of the Office for Global Engagement’s annual in-person awards ceremony, we’d love your help in giving a big round of virtual applause to the three teams who received this academic year’s Global Learning Across the Disciplines (GLAD) grants. These awards help faculty implement curriculum enhancements so that U students can gain greater global and intercultural competencies.
Improving Health Providers’ Cultural and Linguistic Proficiency
Dr. Deanna Kepka, Dr. Debra Penney, Dr. Sara Hart, Dr. Jennifer Macali, Romany Redman
Approximately 8.5% percent of the U.S. population are classified as Limited English Proficiency (LEP). This team aims to lessen the educational gap that exists between health professionals’ communication skills and populations with LEP by developing interactive mandatory student/trainee learning modules to improve communication and cultural understanding in partnership with faculty and staff in the College of Nursing, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine.
Integrating Global Learning to Enhance Global Health Curricula in Graduate Medical Education
Pamela Carpenter, M.Ed, C-TAGME, Elizabeth Keating, MD, Anik Patel, MD, Jeff Robison, MD, Bruce Herman, MD, Angelo Giradino, MD, Sonja Raaum, MD, Caroline Milne, MD
This team plans to introduce Global Learning into the UU Pediatric Residency Program Global Health curriculum. They will develop a strategic framework with new co-curricular activities that can transfer and produce new knowledge, allow growth through transpection, and collaboratively address solutions to complex global child health issues.
Pasifika Indigeneity and Diaspora: The Global at Home and Abroad
Dr. Hokulani K. Aikau, Dr. Adrian Viliami Bell, Dr. Maile Arvin, Dr. Angela L. Robinson, Dr. Matt Basso
This GLAD award will support the expansion of course offerings for the Pacific Island Studies certificate. PI Studies at the University of Utah is an emerging field with significant potential for providing students with opportunities for global learning. SaltLake City’s Pacific Islander population, which is one of the oldest on the continental US and one of the largest per capita, offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersections of the global and the local.
Learn more about Global Learning Across Disciplines grants at https://www.global.utah.edu/glad/