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  1. Global Pit:An Inter-disciplinary Global Health Centre Supercourse team World Health Organization Collaborating Centre University of Pittsburgh

  2. Global Pit

  3. Mission Statement of the University of Pittsburgh “… make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world” Pitt's Board of Trustees, Feb. 16, 1995

  4. Global Interdisciplinary Health Workforce Demographers Administrators Public health specialists Psychologists Behavioral Scientists Engineers Clinicians Chronic Disease Specialists Lawyers Epidemiologists Dentists IT Experts Environmental Scientists Tom Hall, M.D. IHMEC Eric Noji, M.D. CDC Nurses

  5. Supercourse Brand • Trusted Network of 20,400 Scholars • Best Known project in Academic Global Health(?) • 151 countries • 2200 PowerPoint Lectures including 6 Noble Prize winners • 75 Million hits/year

  6. PAHO NIH WHO Pittsburgh Business Center for Global Health UCIS Business Law Medicine Global Pit—an Interdisciplinary collaboration Global Pit

  7. Global Pit Vision “Global Pit will bridge University departments, yielding synergy, and local to global relationships: A Roadmap to Global Health”

  8. Partnering of Pittsburg University with Supercourse • 430 Faculty Members • 63 Departments • 240 Contributed lectures

  9. Specific Aims: Global Pit • Establish a networking system built on Pittsburgh’s existing strengths • Develop “roadmap” systems to connect scientists • Extract high quality scientific lectures • Link local to global industry with global live-sciences • Distribute best possible scientific knowledge without potential liability as this is not a program for “medical vacation”

  10. Global Pit Connections: • UCIS • Business School • Medicine: • SHRS • Education

  11. Global Pit International Connections: • Brazil: 180 faculty • China: 1000 Collaborators, 5 NIH grants • Former Soviet Union: 500 Collaborators • India: 430 Collaborators • Italy: 200 Collaborators • Pakistan: 640 Collaborators

  12. University of Pittsburgh Gains: • Local and Global Prestige • New business markets • Closer ties to Local industry • Trusted Global Health Network • Linkages to WHO/PAHO/UN • New revenue streams

  13. Societal Gains: • New Model for Global Health Research • Better trained work force • Rapid spread of Global Health Information • Rapid translation from Laboratory to classroom • New Networks to link research and local Entrepreneurs • Improved Global Health

  14. Global Pit Network of international health collaborations