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Global Health Symposium 

October 5, 2018

Save the Date - October 5, 2018

The 2017 Global Health Symposium was held in Gossard Auditorium, Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics & Humanities Building, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO 80045 on Friday, October 20, 2017. All Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Members and Leaders with an interest in global health work attended.


Check out the presentations! 
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8:10 am- Welcome
Pediatric Global Health
8:15 am – “Psycho-Social Rehab with Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon”  PowerPoint
Howard Dotson, NOCO (Northern Colorado) Interfaith
8:30 am – “Assessment of Pediatric Malnutrition and Household Food Insecurity in Kisii and Nyamira, Kenya:  A Cross-Sectional Study” PowerPoint
Kevin Forey, MD-MBA Student, School of Medicine and Business School University of Colorado Anschutz Medical and Denver Campuses
8:45 am – “Babies, Cows, and Health:   Unpasteurized Milk Consumption and Hygiene in The Gambia” PowerPoint
Jennifer Washabaugh, MA, Department of Biological Anthropology, University of Colorado Boulder Campus
9:00 am – Spatio-Temporal Modelling of Weekly Malaria Incidence in Children Under 5 for Early Epidemic Detection in Mozambique” PowerPoint
Katie Colborn, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Women and Adult Global Health
9:15 am – “Transmission of Group B Streptococcus in Malawi:  A Prospective Cohort Study” PowerPoint
Yo Nishihara, MBBS, MRCPCH, UK Paediatrician, Malawi-Liverpool-Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme
9:30 am – “A Prospective, Population-Based Study of Rates of Operative Vaginal Delivery as Compared to Cesarean Section Rates in Seven Low- and Middle-Income Countries 2010-2016”  PowerPoint not available
Margo Harrison, MD, MPH, FACOG, Women's Reproductive Health Research Fellow, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
9:45 am – “Understanding Schistosoma Japonicum Population Structure and Relatedness Using Reduced-Representation Genome Sequencing” PowerPoint
Jonathan Shortt, PhD Student, Pollock Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Training and Education
10:00 am - “Improving Anatomic Pathology in Sub-Saharan Africa to Support Cancer Care” PowerPoint
Stephanie Ayers, MA, Project Coordinator, African Strategies for Advancing Pathology
10:15 am – “Asthma – COPD Educational Outreach to GPs in Bangladesh”  PowerPoint
PK Vedanthan, MD, Global Chest Initiative, Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Phuong Dinh, MBA Health Administration, Administrative Fellow, Kaiser Permanente 
10:30 am – Break
Health Capacity and Implementation
10:45 am - “AIDS-Free Community Campaigns and Toolbox” PowerPoint
Louise Singleton, MSPH, Director, Africa HIV/AIDS Initiative, Institute of Cultural Affairs USA
11:00 am – “A Survey of Emergency Department Capacity and Practice in the World’s Most Violent Country” PowerPoint
Nicholas Fling, Student, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
11:15 am – “Primary Healthcare Delivery Amid Chronic Armed Conflict:  Lessons from Rio de Janeiro” PowerPoint
Andrew Flynn, Student, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
11:30 am – “Globalization of Health Services:  U.S. Health Services in China”  PowerPoint
Blair Gifford, PhD, MS, Professor, International Health Management, Business School, University of Colorado Denver Campus
11:45 am – “Music Festivals Can Catalyze the Provision of Effective Sexual Health Services” PowerPoint
Will Tesconi, Director of Academic Partnerships, Global Livingston Institute 
12:00 pm - Presentation of the 2017 Excellence in Global Health Awards 
12:30 pm – Conclusion 



2017 Excellence in Global Health Award

The purpose of this award is recognize and publicly honor those individuals, institutions or organizations based in the state of Colorado that have made a significant and exemplary contribution to the sustained improvement of the health of multiple populations over an extended period of time in a global health setting.  


Meet this year's recipients!

Sarah Mulligan, Sister of Charity of Cincinnati

Joshua Solomon, MD, FCCP


 Past Awardees:

2008: Jim Jackson of Project CURE

2009: Warren Berggren, MD; Gretchen Berggren, MD; Eric Simoes, MD

2010: Robert E. Booth, PhD and Charles Steinberg, MD

2013: Thomas Campbell, MD and Michaleen (Dr Mickey) Richer, MD, DTMH

2014: Carl C Bartecchi, MD, MACP, Susan Niermeyer, MD, MPH, FAAP and Calvin Wilson, MD

2015:  Blair Gifford, PhD and P K Vedanthan, MD

2016:  Theodore C Ning, MD, FACS and Constance C Ning, RPT, MA


2016 Program - see what you missed
(PowerPoints attached to the lecture title for those lectures we were given permission to post.)

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