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Global Health Symposium 

October 20, 2017

Save the Date - October 20, 2017



The 2016 Global Health Symposium was held on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO 80045 on Friday, October 14, 2016. All Students, Faculty, Staff, Community Members and Leaders with an interest in global health work attended.


Program - see what you missed

 (PowerPoints attached to the lecture title for those lectures we were given permission to post.PowerPoints attached to the lecture title for those lectures we were given permission to post.)

8:20 am- Welcome

Pediatric Global Health

8:30 am – “Cultural Relevance of Fine Motor Screening in a Rural Guatemalan Community”

Abigail Angulo, MD, MPHc, Fellow, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Colorado


8:45 am – “Influence of Breastfeeding Practices on HIV-1 Susceptible T Cells in HIV – 1 Exposed Ugandan Infants

Elizabeth McFarland, MD, Professor and Section Head, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and Medical Director, Children's Hospital Colorado HIV Program and Pediatric Infectious Disease Outpatient Clinic


9:00 am – “Rapid Active Seroprevalence Surveys as a Tool to Measure Norovirus Disease Burden in Resource-limited Settings”

Daniel Olson, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Section of Pediatric Infectious Disease, School of Medicine CU AMC


9:15 am – “Big Decisions: Piloting an Adapted Abstinence-plus Sexuality Curriculum for Rural Guatemalan Adolescents

Roberto Delgado-Zapata, MD, MPHc, Celgene Global Health Fellow, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, CU AMC


Women and Adult Global Health

9:30 am – “Understanding Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices of Exclusive Breastfeeding at Dhulikhel Hospital, Nepal

Kara Blaisdell, Bijan Ghaffari and Allison Strauss, Students, School of Medicine, and Cristianna Ruple, Student, Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant, School of Medicine, CU AMC


9:45 am - Group B Streptococci Colonization in Pregnant Guatemalan Women: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Vaginal Microbome”

Anne-Marie Rick, MD, MPH, Global Health Fellow, Center for Global Health, Colorado School of Public Health, CU AMC


10:00 am – Adherence to HIV Prevention During and After Pregnancy in Urban Zambia: The Neglected Role of Intimate Partner Violence”

Karen Hampanda, PhD, MPH, Postdoctoral Fellow, Colorado HIV Research Training Program, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, CU AMC


10:15 am – Cohort Effect in HCV Infection, Morbidity and Mortality: Results from 7 African Countries

Helen Nde, MPH, Epidemiologist, Center for Disease Analysis, LLC


10:30 am – Break 

Training and Education

10:45 am – Health Worker Acceptability of a mHealth Solution for PMTCT in Tanzania

Kristen Daly, MPHc, Department of Community and Behavioral Health, Colorado School of Public Health, CU AMC


11:00 am – “Establishing a Need for Global Health Training in Prospective and Current Internal Medicine – Pediatric Residents at the University of Colorado

Rebecca Kamins, MD, Medicine-Pediatrics Resident, School of Medicine, CU AMC


 11:15 am – “Telehealth Based Community Health Nurse Education in Rural Guatemala

Kelly McConnell, MD, Pediatrician, Carson City, Nevada


 11:30 am – Development of a Subspecialty Cardiology Curriculum for Pediatric Registrars in Malawi – Implementation of a Long Distance Hybrid Model”

Laura Newberry, MD, FAAP, DTM&H, Consultant Pediatrician, College of Medicine, Blantyre, Malawi


11:45 am – “Birth Attendant Training to Reduce Neonatal Mortality in Loreto, Peru: A Program Evaluation

Laura Warner, MD, MPH, Medical Director, SET Family Medical Clinics and Global Health Initiatives, Centura Health – Community Health


12:00 pm - Presentation of the 2016 Excellence in Global Health Award - Meet this year's recipients: Ted and Connie Ning! Learn about their work!


 12:30 pm – Conclusion


2016 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.   


 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 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


Center for Global Health

13199 East Montview Boulevard, Suite 310
Mail Stop A090
Aurora, CO 80045


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