Welcome to The Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy

The Center for Global Health and Medical Diplomacy (the Center) at the University of North Florida was founded in February 2007 with the mission of promoting global understanding and collaborative action for improving health and medical care. The Center is one of four Academic Centers partnering with the World Medical Association. The Center objectives include:

  • Promoting excellence and balance in the caring, ethics and science of health and medicine.
  • Promoting the human, economic and diplomatic value of health & medical care.
  • Promoting optimal health and medical education.
  • Supporting leadership development in the health and medical professions.
  • Integrating broad local, state, national and global participation in advisory committees, forums, publications, research, education and demonstration activities. 

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Naval Hospital Jacksonville's Admiral Paul Kaufman Award was presented December 4, 2013 to Yank Coble, MD, Director of The Center.

  award photo 
CAPT Gayle Shaffer, DMD, Yank Coble, MD, and Eli Lerner, MD 




 The Seventh Annual Caring Community Conference
was September 11, 2013!

Click here to view the agenda, conference materials, powerpoints and videos!  


The conference was covered by The Florida Times-Union, WJXT Channel 4, and WOKV Radio. Below are links to the articles and coverage.

"Affordable Care Act may be flawed but it's the law, panelists say at UNF medical conference"

"Healthcare debate firing up again in Florida"

"Scott talks Health Care Act at UNF"


2013CCC Homepage




The 5th Annual Quality and Safety Forum was May 30, 2013.

Click here to view the agenda, videos and powerpoints from the Forum!


2013 QF cover photo




Dr. Yank Coble, Director of The Center, discussed Obamacare with a panel for WJCT's First Coast Forum. Watch the program at WJCT.  





Caring Physicians of the World


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