CUGH 2015: Awardees

2015 CUGH Global Health Conference Awardees

Distinguished Leadership Award

Once a year the Consortium of Universities for Global Health honors individuals who have made exceptional contributions to the field of global health and who exemplify our mission to strengthen academia's role in this area and to reduce health inequalities. This year's awardees exemplify these qualities. Each has demonstrated decades of leadership and innovation to improvement the lives of countless people, especially those living in low resource communities. To a person, the awardees have made significant contributions in the field of global health education at an improvement time in the growth of this discipline. In so doing they have nurtured a new generation of innovators and leaders.

Lincoln Chen
Lincoln C. Chen is President of the China Medical Board (CMB). Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the CMB was endowed by John D. Rockefeller as an independent American foundation dedicated to advancing health in China and neighboring Asian countries.
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Julio Frenk
Since January 2009, Julio Frenk is Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also the T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, a joint position with the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
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Thomas L. Hall
Thomas L. Hall is the co-chair of the Education Committee of the Consortium of Universities for Global Heath (CUGH). He is the former Executive Director of the Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC). Dr. Hall is a Professor Volunteer at the Univ. of Calif. at San Francisco, where he teaches global health and “Foundations of Patient Care”.
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Velji Awards

The Velji Family Foundation annually celebrates global health education, research and service by honoring individuals and projects that demonstrate committed, creative approaches to serving underserved populations.

Winner of the 2015 Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Innovation Award (Faculty)

Erica Frank, Professor and Canada Research Chair, University of British Columbia

Winner of the 2015 Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Innovation (Student or Trainee)

James O'Donovan, Medical School Student, 4th year, Harvard University

Winner of the 2015 Velji Global Health Education Award

Michael Haglund, Endowed Professor of Neurosurgery, Duke University School of Medicine

Poster Awards

To honor exceptional, student-driven poster presentations The Lancet Global Health and CUGH host the annual Student Poster Awards. Three abstracts from each of the six tracks were chosen to complete in the awards based on their reviews by the scientific committee. These 18 posters were displayed together in the poster hall and were reviewed by a panel of judges. One poster from each track was selected as the winner.

Winner of Non-Communicable Diseases and Injuries
Understanding knowledge and attitudes about breast cancer and its treatment in Ethiopia
J. Anthonypillai, A.Chang, C. Fulcher, V. Tran, K. Wang, C. Harris, W. Burton, A. Tekalagene
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Winner of Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
Examining the link between prevalence of severe early childhood caries and self-reported oral health and quality of life outcomes
Y.A. Ellenikiotis, B. Seymour, K. Sokal-Gutierrez, M. So
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Winner of Governance / Management / Human Rights / Economics
Quality improvement of ward medicines management at a public sector hospital in the Southern Africa region
N.N. Mayimele, H. Meyer, M. Matlala
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Winner of Communicable Diseases
Effectiveness of Provider Initiated HIV Testing and Counseling in Children in Cameroon
C. Mosimah, B. Spears, N. Khalil, M.N. Dohn
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Winner of Education / Training / Capacity Building
Incorporating Religious Leaders into the HIV Care Continuum in Northern Ethiopia: Evaluation of a Pilot Project and Development of a Scale Up Plan with a Focus on Sustainability
E. Robinson
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Winner of Innovations / New Technologies / Improvement Science
A point-of-care device for the rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis
S.Wong, P.K. Drain, C.
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Video and Essay Awards

CUGH 2nd Annual Global Health Video Awards
The power of a story can have tremendous impact. Evoking an emotional response can create more profound results than simply appealing to people's intellect.
In an effort to tell the stories of the extraordinary work many global health actors are engaged in, CUGH held its second annual video competition. The submissions has to be short, less than five minutes, in one of two categories: advocacy and innovation.
Scary Packages - Brazilian Children Speak; They're Very Pretty - Russian Children Speak
Dina L.G. Borzekowski and Jonathan G. Meath
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The Path to Healthcare
Rob Tinworth, Brad Dillon, Chee Wei Tay, and Kevin MacLeod
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The First Aid Project
Dania Siddiqui and Nayab Syed
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Saving Mothers: Preventing Maternal Mortality in Rural Africa
Gail Webber, Bwire Chirangi, and Doug Knutson
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The Last Mile: Operation Asha's Delivery Model
Jennifer Cook, Katie Jordan, Jacob Rosenberg and Pranav Haravu
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Ghana's Disability Community
Tom Haig and Andrew Haig
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2015 CUGH Trainee Reflection Essay Contest
Reflection is a powerful tool in global health education and practice. The CUGH Trainee Reflection Essay Contest in its 3rd year is designed to highlight the power of reflection and transformational experiences by trainees in global health.
The Tree-Way Negotiation
Ishani Premaratne, Honors Degree Candidate, B.A. Anthropology, Harvard University
Social Justice and a Message of Hope
Jennifer Leason, PhD: Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)
Honorable Mentions:
Social Justice in Malawi
Elizabeth Walters, BSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Jeffrey Campbell, MD Candidate, Harvard Medical School
An Old Proverb and a New Insight
Maxwell Kligerman, MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine
The Meaning of Impact
Vanessa Rooney, MD Candidate, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Just Maybe
Mena Gaballah, PharmD/JD Dual Degree, University of Maryland
The Weight of Dust
Melissa McCoy, University of Minnesota Medical School