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Student ResearchingWith a population of 5.8 million people, Minnesota is home to less than one percent of the world’s population. As a result, we think paying attention to health issues beyond our state’s borders is critically important to finding solutions to the most complex health challenges facing the world today.

Across the health sciences, we have many experts focusing their energy on global health issues from emerging infectious diseases to eradicating long-standing issues such as tuberculosis and malaria in developing countries.

The Schools and Colleges of the AHC come together through the Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility to advance global health research and education, while the Medical School offers the only global health program of its kind to be co-sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Sarah Sevcik and babyBecause our researchers conduct clinical work worldwide, our students have incredible opportunities to learn abroad and train in new environments, building on the knowledge they've gained in our Minnesota classrooms to become international advocates for quality health care. Visit the Global Health Impact Map to learn about more research, education, clinical care, and community outreach activities led by AHC faculty around the world.

The only question that remains is, where will our mission to “extend, apply and exchange knowledge” take us next?