University proposes Global Health Institute

The University is considering founding a new Global Health Institute, pending the approval of the Yale Corporation, as part of a joint effort of the deans of the schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine.

According to Dean of the School of Public Health Sten Vermund, the institute would coordinate interdepartmental projects in global health and advance the global health agenda. The Yale Institute for Global Health, or YIGH, will be presented to the Corporation during its next meeting on Oct. 7, Vermund told the News. Many of Yale’s peers have similar centers for global health study, and Yale’s institute — projected to cost around $2.5 million for the first three years — would bring global health research at the University under one roof.