• About Global Partnerships


    The world is interconnected and so are our programs. From caring for a hospital patient with malaria who contracted it while overseas, to packing food with the Stop Hunger Now project to send to victims of a natural disaster, to community education on how to care for diabetes patients in rural Alabama, all of our work is global.

    The UAB School of Nursing has developed the Global Health Action Framework, after adopting the following definition for global health:

    “An area for practice, teaching, research, or service that transcends boundaries with the intent of improving health, achieving equity and social justice for all people in support of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”


    Global Partnerships Program Spotlights



    Where We Work

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    Turkey

    Palliative Care and Family Care-Giving.

    Contact:
    Dr. Marie Bakitas

    Cameroon

    Cameroon Health Initiative.

    Contact:
    Dr. Edwin Aroke

    Philippines

    Collaborative projects at Iloilo Doctor’s College SON and Central Philippines U.

    Contact:
    Dr. Sigrid Ladores

    Japan

    Strengthening collaborative research projects in midwifery and women's health

    Contact:
    Dr. Allison Shorten

    Taiwan

    Strengthening collaborative research projects in midwifery and women's health

    Contact:
    Dr. Allison Shorten

    Malawi

    MOU with Malawi U. of Science & Technology

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Brazil, Riberao Preto

    MOU with U. of Sao Paulo – Riberao Preto SON.

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Thailand

    MOU with Chiang Mai U. Faculty of Nursing notable UAB alum:
    Thanee Kaewthummanukul, Dean
    Seepan Kantawang
    Linchong Pothiban

    Thammasat U. Faculty of Nursing notable UAB alum:
    Apawan Nookong, Faculty at Mahidol U. Faculty of Nursing
    Waraluk Kittiwatanapaisan at Khonkaen U.
    Sadee Saithong Hamilton at Boromarajonani College of Nursing

    Panyahpiwat Institute of Management notable UAB alum:
    Wipada Kunaviktikul, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Assistant to the President, and Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Chiang Mai U. Faculty of Nursing

    Jamaica

    Collaborative project with the U. of the West Indies-Mona.

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Jordan

    Notable alumni:
    Dr. Arwa Oweis, WHO Regional Advisor for Nursing for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

    Saudi Arabia

    Notable alum:
    Dr. Soha Sahwan, faculty at the Jordan U. of Science & Technology
    Elham Nagshabandi, Dean at Al Riyadah College of Health Sciences

    Mexico

    Collaborative work with the Universidad Autónoma de México

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Chile

    Collaborative work with the PAHO/WHOCCs at the U. of Chile, at Pontificia U. Catόlica de Chile, and with the Latin American Association of Schools of Nursing (ALADEFE).

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Costa Rica

    Consultation in Forensic Nursing

    Contact:
    Dr. Pat Speck

    United Kingdom

    Collaborative work with Staffordshire U.

    Contact:
    Dr. Rebecca Miltner

    Cyprus

    MOU with Cyprus U. of Technology

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki

    Trinidad & Tobago

    Collaborative work with the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine.

    Contact:
    Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Turkey

      Palliative Care and Family Care-Giving.

      Contact:
      Dr. Marie Bakitas
    • Cameroon

      Cameroon Health Initiative.

      Contact:
      Dr. Edwin Aroke
    • Philippines

      Collaborative projects at Iloilo Doctor’s College SON and Central Philippines U.

      Contact:
      Dr. Sigrid Ladores
    • Japan

      Strengthening collaborative research projects in midwifery and women's health

      Contact:
      Dr. Allison Shorten
    • Taiwan

      Strengthening collaborative research projects in midwifery and women's health

      Contact:
      Dr. Allison Shorten
    • Malawi

      MOU with Malawi U. of Science & Technology

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Brazil, Riberao Preto

      MOU with U. of Sao Paulo – Riberao Preto SON.

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Thailand

      MOU with Chiang Mai U. Faculty of Nursing notable UAB alum:
      Thanee Kaewthummanukul, Dean
      Seepan Kantawang
      Linchong Pothiban

      Thammasat U. Faculty of Nursing notable UAB alum:
      Apawan Nookong, Faculty at Mahidol U. Faculty of Nursing
      Waraluk Kittiwatanapaisan at Khonkaen U.
      Sadee Saithong Hamilton at Boromarajonani College of Nursing

      Panyahpiwat Institute of Management notable UAB alum:
      Wipada Kunaviktikul, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Assistant to the President, and Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Chiang Mai U. Faculty of Nursing
    • Jamaica

      Collaborative project with the U. of the West Indies-Mona.

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Jordan

      Notable alumni:
      Dr. Arwa Oweis, WHO Regional Advisor for Nursing for the Eastern Mediterranean Region
    • Saudi Arabia

      Notable alum:
      Dr. Soha Sahwan, faculty at the Jordan U. of Science & Technology
      Elham Nagshabandi, Dean at Al Riyadah College of Health Sciences
    • Mexico

      Collaborative work with the Universidad Autónoma de México

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Chile

      Collaborative work with the PAHO/WHOCCs at the U. of Chile, at Pontificia U. Catόlica de Chile, and with the Latin American Association of Schools of Nursing (ALADEFE).

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Costa Rica

      Consultation in Forensic Nursing

      Contact:
      Dr. Pat Speck
    • United Kingdom

      Collaborative work with Staffordshire U.

      Contact:
      Dr. Rebecca Miltner
    • Cyprus

      MOU with Cyprus U. of Technology

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Trinidad & Tobago

      Collaborative work with the University of the West Indies-St. Augustine.

      Contact:
      Dr. Ada Markaki
    • Contact Us


      Photo of Maria Shirey

      Maria Rodriguez Shirey PhD, MBA, MS, RN, NEA-BC, ANEF, FACHE, FAAN
      Dean and Co-Director PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing

      mrshirey@uab.edu

      (205) 934-6569

      Photo of Michele Talley

      Michele Talley PhD, CRNP, ACNP-BC, FAANP
      Interim Associate Dean, Clinical & Global Partnerships

      talleym@uab.edu

      (205) 934-6647

      Photo of Ada Markaki

      Ada Markaki, PhD, RN, FAAN
      Director, Global Partnerships and Co-Director PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for International Nursing

      markaki@uab.edu

      (205) 996-6136

      Photo of Monique Halford

      Monique Halford BA
      Project Manager II
      Clinical and Global Partnerships

      mhalford@uab.edu

      (205) 934-6102

      Photo of Lisa Theus

      Lisa Theus, MSPH
      Program Manager
      Global Partnerships

      theusl@uab.edu

      (205) 996-7621