Through the generous support of the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization, International Programs' Major Projects Award promotes important contributions to scholarly debates and exchanges on international topics, issues, discoveries, and arts. Events sponsored by the Major Projects Award usually take the form of collaborations, symposia, conferences, lecture series, artistic exhibitions, and performance events. The events are conceived of, and spearheaded by, UI tenured and tenure-track faculty members.
September 12-13, 2023
The Major Project; Building Sustainable Multidisciplinary Global Health Collaborations: Connecting Ideas, Values, and People; seeks to spark human connections and inspire multi-disciplinary global health collaborations. This initiative advances the goals of a recently established memorandum of understanding between the University of Iowa (UI) International Programs and the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University of Beirut (AUB) in Beirut, Lebanon. The week-long visit by Dr. Nada Melhem, professor of infectious diseases and microbiology in the Division of Health Professions, Medical Laboratory Sciences, at the American University of Beirut, will lay the foundation for a sustainable, multilayered, and cross-disciplinary relationship between our two major academic health centers.
Claudia Corwin, clinical associate professor of internal medicine-pulmonary, critical care and occupational medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine of the UI Carver College of Medicine and director of the Iowa Global Health Network
Rima Afifi, professor in the Department of Community and Behavioral Health in the UI College of Public Health and director of the Prevention Research Center for Rural Health
"The success of this symposium, which would not have been possible without the funding from IP, is leading directly to the connections that I made with Brazilian scholars, artists, and programmers during the symposium."
About the Stanley-UI Foundation Support Organization
C. Maxwell (Max) and Elizabeth (Betty) M. Stanley were exemplary visionary leaders in philanthropic and educational endeavors. They strove to promote public understanding, constructive dialogue, and cooperative action on critical international issues and worked to recognize the essential roles of both the policy community and the broader public in building sustainable peace.
Alumni of The University of Iowa and longtime active volunteers and generous supporters of the institution, the Stanley's created The Stanley-University of Iowa Foundation Support Organization in 1979. which provides funding for projects across The University of Iowa.
Interested in applying?
All University of Iowa tenured and tenure-track faculty members are invited to apply for this award.