Good to Great
Building a Great Global Health Center
The Birth of a new discipline:
The application of low
systems to large numbers
of healthy individuals to
International health refers to the
interlocking and interrelated health
status of people throughout the
world and to efforts to improve the
health of all people of every country.
“To go from good to great requires
transcending the core of competence”
Good to Great
“You can accomplish anything in
life provided you do not mind who
gets the credit”
Harry S. Truman
What can we best improve
Prevent Multiple diseases
Apply in many places world wide
Cheap, Cheap, Cheap
Education is the most
which you can use to
change the world.
A global interdisciplinary research crossroads
An International Research Incubator
A place where scientists help scientists
A system of scientific knowledge translation
from research to the classroom
Janice Dorman, Ph.D. GSPH
Ronald LaPorte, Ph.D.
Disease Monitoring and
Former Soviet Union
Eugene Soni Eunryoung
How can we improve
Get better lectures
Why don’t we share our
exciting PowerPoint lectures
Supercourse Mirror Sites
42 Mirrored Sites,
MOH India, Egypt, Mongolia, Nepal,
Sudan, China, Russia
Sent to 10,000
in 139 Countries
20,000 students x 5 yrs.
100,000 students trained
Joshua Lederberg Gunter Blobel
Baruch S. Blumberg
(1958) (1976) (1999)
Nobel Prize Laureates in the Supercourse
Eric R. Kandel Paul Greengard Paul C Lauterbur
(2000) (2000) (2003)
Gil Omenn, MD
Richard Carmona, M.D.
Jeff Koplan, MD
Former Head, CDC
+ All CDC lectures Members
School of Public Health
Building Capacity 1
Child Health 5
Community health 2
Environmental health 1
Health Promotion 1
Health and Security 1
Health Sector Reform 1
Infectious disease 4
Occupational health 1
Reproductive health 1
Women’s health 3
19 Existing SPH
Small numbers of countries
Little R01 support
Multiple disease research
R01 support Focus
Eric Noji, M.D.
Bam Earthquake in Iran
Ali Aldadan, M.D.
Physical Activity & Health
This lecture has been dedicated to
Olympics games in Athens, Greece
Aug 13-29, 204
By Supercourse Team
Prepared by Dr. Soni Dodani
Reach 90% of the world’s countries
(172) with a single lecture
Teach a million about Physical Activity
The SC has also become a model
for production and dissemination
of health information in Cuba as
you can see in the Cuban site in
http://bvs.sld.cu/sc/. The SC is
much more that a web site, it is a
philosophy and a model of health
promotion using ICT with very
rational use of resources.
Top 11 Medical
75 million hits/year
(including 32 in BMJ, Lancet, Nature, Nature Med)
Looking into the Future
“…focusing on what you
potentially do better than
any organization is the only
path to greatness”
Helping at the
Issues at the crossroads
How do we find partners?
How do we find interdisciplinary scientists with common interest?
How can we work with governments?
How can we create a win-win environment?
How can we avoid scientific imperialism?
How can we avoid the “All things are possible with American
How can we be fair to all?
How can be build a sustainable program
What are the ethics of collaboration?
How can we establish a research design/statistical global help
How can we build globalization of training?
How can we find funding?
How do we determine authorship/credit?
How can we translate our information to the world?
Stepping Stones to Global Pittsburgh
~10 NIH R01 grants with foreign
>15,500 global collaborators
321 Pitt Faculty already in the Supercourse
Pittsburgh wants to be “World Class”
Collaborators, Nursing School, UCIS, SHRS,
Potential, UPMC, Bayer, CMU, Chatham,
Existing Global certificate program (developer =
Building a Global Pittsburgh
Network International Researchers first
Pittsburgh, then globally
Connect those in Pittsburgh with those
Build a global research help desk to
facilitate research, Design development,
data collection, data analysis and
Establish a MPH and Ph.D. program in
International Health Research
Potential Funding Sources
NIH (Environmental Health, NLM,