The document covers a period of continuing transition for global health. As easing travel restrictions mean more opportunities to go abroad, Michigan Medicine faculty have created new partnerships in places like Rwanda and Kenya. Long-established partnerships, too, are being reinvigorated. This includes collaborations in China, where exchange programs have resumed after a pandemic-related pause, and a new agreement has reaffirmed a robust joint-research collaborations.
The breadth and depth of these collective relationship are reflected in the figures: more than 100 Global REACH faculty associate members published a record 361 papers with international co-authors in 2021-22, research that crosses many disciplines and will have an impact around the globe.
“The pages of this report are evidence of new and renewed global health activity across our institution,” said Senior Associate Dean Joseph Kolars, director of Global REACH. “Our global health community at UMMS remains vibrant. I am grateful as ever to our faculty, students and partners for their resilience and hard work, and thankful to be part of an institution that values health equity at home and abroad.”