What We Do

Leaders from Taiwan's Chang Gung Memorial Hospital touring the Michigan Medicine Emergency Department in 2018.

Global REACH supports and facilitates global health activities among the faculty, trainees, and students at the University of Michigan Medical. "REACH" is short for Research, Education, and Collaboration, and majority of our programs and activities roll up into one or more of these categories.

Our global health education and training programs support UMMS students seeking international experiences as part of their learning at UMMS as well our Global Health Research Certificate Program for faculty, residents, and fellows alike seeking a pathway to incorporate global health projects into their regular research portfolios.


Global REACH offers a number of funding opportunities for UMMS medical students seeking educational experiences abroad, supporting both clinical- and research-based programs.

From Partnership Development Grants to help faculty get new collaborations moving to Faculty-Student Travel awards to help faculty engage students in ongoing international work, Global REACH offers financial support to faculty advance their individual partnerships and collaborations.

As a facilitating unit, Global REACH doesn't directly produce or fund major research. But through our Platforms, Partnership Development Grants and other means, our office does foster and support the relationships required for international collaborators to be successful in their joint research efforts. We also help students interested in engaging in research abroad find opportunities to do so.