President’s Award for Global Learning (PAGL)
The President’s Award for Global Learning (PAGL) is an initiative of the International Board of Advisors (IBA) which engages with undergraduate students and faculty members across seven regions of the world (Latin America, Africa, Middle East & Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, SouthEast Asia, Europe, etc) to examine real-world challenges and enact workable solutions in a global context. These multidisciplinary teams are made up of diverse, dynamic and driven individuals who are pursuing a host of wide ranging projects relating to expanding international research, social impact and entrepreneurship. The PAGL team will build the research capabilities of these teams and help them develop specific project management, monitoring and evaluation skills which are essential to design and implement successful research projects. Holistically speaking, the topics of these training modules will include proposal writing, international project management, monitoring and evaluation design, and impact assessment. We hope to eventually publish these training modules online so that they are easily accessible to anyone, specifically student researchers, who need guidance on how to conduct research.
Task Team Leader
Umme Salama is a first-year master's student at the LBJ school who holds an undergraduate degree in Sociology and Anthropology and has over three years of experience working as a public health researcher and technology implementer. Before coming to grad school, she closely worked with underserved communities in Pakistan and Uganda, involved in national and regional projects that were geared towards enhancing patient-centered care and extending adequate access to quality health services. Her expertise lies in engaging with applied research and digital platforms to improve the delivery of quality care services and health outcomes within resource-constrained settings. Her interests primarily lie in using action-oriented, evidence-based research to shape public policies and reduce health disparities in a global context.