CUGH 2015: Concurrent Speakers

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

TS01.1 Vaccines for the 21st Century

Speakers: Christian Mandl, Global Head of Research, Vaccines R&D, Novartis Vaccines

Barney Graham, Deputy Director, Vaccine Research Center, Chief, Viral Pathogenesis Laboratory
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Mahima Datla, Managing Director, Biological E Limited

Advances in anti-viral vaccine development
Structure-based design of a fusion glycoprotein vaccine for respiratory syncytial virus
Strategic priorities for RSV vaccine development


TS01.2 New Concepts in Vaccine Delivery and Scale Up

Speakers: David Kaslow, Vice President of Product Development, PATH
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Darin Zehrung, Senior Technical Officer/Portfolio Leader, PATH
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Robert Steinglass, Director, Immunization Center, John Snow, Inc.
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Bottlenecks and Breakthroughs: Lessons Learned from New Vaccine Introductions in Low-resource Countries 2008-2013
Assessing the programmatic suitability of vaccine candidates for WHO prequalification (Revision 2014). WHO


TS01.3 Polio’s Last Mile: Navigating violence, insecurity and acute mistrust

Moderator: Stephen Morrison, Senior VP & Director, Global Health Policy Center, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

Speakers: Heidi Larson, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University

Zaher Sahloul, President of Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), Syrian American Medical Society

SAMS Foundation


CS01 Education, Training, Capacity Building

Moderator: Daren Wade, Director, Global Health Resource Center, Associate Director, Undergraduate Minor in Global Health, Clinical Instructor, University of Washington, Department of Global Health

Presenters: Christopher Olsen, Acting Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Advancing integrative ‘one-health’ approaches to global health through multi-disciplinary, faculty-led global health field courses

Malcolm H. Bryant, Clinical Associate Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
Bringing the field into the classroom: An innovative teaching methodology in health program implementation
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Hildy Fong, Executive Director, UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health
Integrating journalism and public health to promote global health reporting training and education
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Steve Feng, Associate Development Engineer, University of California, Los Angeles
Online Training and Educational Games for Malaria Diagnosis and Expert Scoring
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Geoffrey Oravec, Center for Disaster & Humanitarian Assistance Medicine, Associate Director for Global Health Engagements
The Disaster Preparedness Program (DPP): A New Model for Sustainable Capacity-Building Through Civil-Military Collaboration

Julie Rosenberg, Director of Publications and Research, Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard University
Translating Four Countries’ Experiences Implementing Universal Health Coverage into Lessons for the Future
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CS02 Protection of Health Workers in Conflict

Speakers: Widney Brown, Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights

Jonathan Quick, President and Chief Executive Officer, Management Sciences for Health

Leonard Rubenstein, Senior Scholar and Director, Program on Human Rights Health and Conflict, Center for Public Health and Human Rights

Michael VanRooyen, Director, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

Anatomy of a Crisis: A Map of Attacks on Health Care in Syria
Under Attack: Violence Against Health Workers Facilities and Patients
A way forward in protecting health services in conflict: moving beyond the humanitarian paradigm
Landmark United Nations General Assembly Resolution Calls for Protection of Health Workers from Violence


CS03 Social and Environmental Determinants of Health

Moderator: Patricia Davidson, Dean, School Of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University

Presenters: Roy Burstein, PhD Student and Research Associate, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington
Assessing Primary Health Care in Nigeria: A systematic subnational analysis of levels and trends in maternal and child interventions from 2000 to 2013
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Astrid Christoffersen-Deb, Assistant Professor/Field Director Reproductive Health, University of Toronto/AMPATH
Chamas for Change: An integrated community-based strategy of peer support in pregnancy and infancy in Kenya

Crista M. Watson, Undergraduate Student, Virginia Tech
Epidemiological transitions in maternal and child health in Peru: 1990-2013
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Nadia Sam-Agudu, Technical Advisor, Pediatric HIV, Institute of Human Virology Nigeria and IHV at U of MD Baltimore
Correlates of Intimate Partner Violence among HIV-Positive Women in South-West Nigeria
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Amira Roess, Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health
Livestock movement and emerging zoonotic disease outbreaks: applying ecological, network and sociocultural theories to assess the risk for MERS from camel trade in Ethiopia and Egypt
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Jean Christophe Fotso, Associate Director Research, Monitoring & Evaluation, Concern Worldwide US
Male engagement as a strategy to improve the delivery and utilization of maternal, newborn and child health services: Evidence from an intervention in Odisha, India
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CS04 DCP3 Essential Surgery Volume Launch

Speakers: Haile Debas, Director, University of California Global Health Institute

Peter Donkor, Professor, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
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Charles Mock, Professor, University of Washington

Atul Gawande, Executive Director, Ariadne Labs

Margaret Kruk, Associate Professor, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

Olusoji Adeyi, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population Global Practice, The World Bank Group

Dean Jamison, Lead Editor for Disease Control Priorities, 3rd Edition

Disease Control Priorities Third Edition
The Lancet Commission on Global Surgery
The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health

CS05 There’s been an accident! Home institutional preparedness and response to global incidents. Global Emergency Management

Moderator: King Holmes, Professor, University of Washington

Speakers: Pascal Schuback, Global Emergency Manager, Office of Global Affairs, University of Washington

Claudia Jackson, International Safety & Operations Program Manager, Tufts University


TS02.1 Knowing the Enemy: Overcoming resistance in pathogens and parasitic worms

Speakers: James Collins, Termer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science Professor, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Raffi Aroian, Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Sarah Fortune, Associate Professor, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health


TS02.2 Combating Antibiotic Resistance: New Tools at the Point-of-Care

Speakers: Muhammad Zaman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston University

Gary Schoolnik, Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine

Zohar Weinsten, MD-PhD candidate, Boston University School of Medicine

Eric Romo, Graduate Student, University of Massachusetts Medical School
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TS02.3 The Challenge of Declining Antibiotic Effectiveness

Speakers: Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director and Senior Fellow, CDDEP/ Princeton University

Lance Price, Professor, Milken Institute School of Public Health

Maryn McKenna, Contributing Writer, Wired

Kevin Outterson, Professor, Boston University
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Stuart Levy, Distinguished Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Tufts University School of Medicine

Imagining the Post-Antibiotic Future Medium
The Abstinence Method Modern Farmer
Antibiotic Resistance: The Last Resort
Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the United States
Antimicrobial Resistance: Tackling a Crisis for the Health and Wealth of Nations Review on Antimicrobial Resistance


CS06 Innovations, New Technologies, Improvement Science

Moderator: Thomas Quinn, Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University

Presenters: Thomas J. Klein, Medical Student, Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Development of a Novel Mobile Application to Screen for Autism Among Arabic-Speaking Communities in Oman
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Christopher Boyer, Research Assistant, Columbia University
Estimating Indices of Health System Strength: An Example from Rural Northern Ghana
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Widney Brown, Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights
Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Accountability for Sexual Violence
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Katelyn Long, Research and Projects Lead; Doctoral Student, Global Health Lab, MIT Sloan School of Management; Boston University School of Public Health
Anjali Sastry, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mobilizing collaborative action research to tackle persistently long patient wait times and improve experience: Results in two high-demand public clinics in Western Cape, South Africa
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Evrard Nahimana, District Clinical Director, Partners In Health/Inshuti Mu Buzima
Race to the top initiative: towards excellence in health care service delivery
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Charles E. Phelps, University Professor and Provost Emeritus, University of Rochester
SMART Vaccines -- A Strategic Priority Setting Software System to Aid Decisions for New Vaccine Development
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Heidi Larson, Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Changing socio-economic determinant of childhood vaccines: An analysis over three decades


CS07 Disaster Preparedness and Response: An All Hazard Approach

Moderator: Stephen Hargarten, Associate Dean for Global Health, Medical College of Wisconsin

Speaker: Eric Goralnick, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, Brigham and Women's Healthcare

Ian Norton, Technical Advisor, Foreign Medical Teams, WHO
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Hilarie H Cranmer, Director, Global Disaster Response
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CS08 Governance, Management, Economics, Human Rights

Moderator: Patricia Conrad, Associate Dean for Global Programs University of California, Davis

Presenters: Pooja Agrawal, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Medicine
The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on health insurance access, coverage, and cost for refugees resettled in the United States

Sarah Rominski, Senior Research Associate, University of Michigan
Ghanaian Midwifery Students Perceptions and Experiences of Disrespect and Abuse During Childbirth
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Faduma Gure, Student, University of Ottawa
Emergency contraception in post-conflict Somalia: Assessing awareness and perceptions of need

Victoria Fan, Assistant Professor of Health Policy, University of Hawaii at Manoa
How A New Funding Model Will Shift Allocations From The Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, And Malaria
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Joseph L. Dieleman, Assistant Professor, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington
Estimating national poverty rates and their effect on mortality: 129 countries; 1990-2013

Stephanie Roche, Quality Research Analyst, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Medicine without borders: a literature review of short-term international medical missions
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CS09 Reflections in Global Health: 2015 Trainee Essay Contest Reading and Discussion

Moderators: Virginia McCarthy, Assistant Director, Center for Community and Global Health

Jessica Evert, Executive Director/Faculty, Child Family Health International/UCSF

Speakers: Ishani Premaratne, Honors Degree Candidate, B.A. Social anthropology, Harvard University

Jennifer Leason, PhD: interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, University of British Columbia (Okanagan)

Elizabeth Walters, BSN, University of Maryland School of Nursing

Kate Therkelsen, MD candidate, Harvard Medical School

Maxwell Kligerman, MD Candidate, Stanford School of Medicine

Vanessa Rooney, MD candidate, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Mena Gaballah, PharmD/JD Dual Degree, University of Maryland

Melissa McCoy, University of Minnesota Medical School

International aid and natural disasters: a pre- and post-earthquake longitudinal study of the healthcare infrastructure in leogane Haiti. AJTMH 2015.

CS10 The Student Services Professional in Global Health: Case Studies in Admissions, Advising, International Education, and Curriculum

Speakers: Daren Wade, Director, Global Health Resource Center, University of Washington

Julie Beschta, Program Development Coordinator, University of Washington

Julie Brunett, Program Manager, Department of Global Health, University of Washington

Jessica Evert, Executive Director/Faculty, Child Family Health International/UCSF

Anna Kalbarczyk, Program Manager, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health


Friday, March 27, 2015

TS04.1 Global Non-Communicable Diseases – From Data to Policy

Speakers: K.M. Venkat Narayan, Ruth and O.C. Hubert Chair of Global Health, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
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Alka Kanaya, Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco

Barry Popkin, W. R. Kenan, Jr. distinguished professor of nutrition, University of North Carolina

Thomas Bollyky, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Economics, and Development, Council on Foreign Relations

Masala Study News


TS04.2 Global Nutrition: Challenges and Opportunities to Address both Under- and Over-nutrition

Moderator: Wafaie Fawzi, Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
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Speakers: Lindsay Allen, Professor, Department of Nutrition, University of California Davis

Patrick Webb, Professor of Nutrition, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
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Walter Willett, Professor and Chair, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Comprehensive Implementation Plan on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition. World Health Organization 2014
Harvard School of Public Health: The Nutrition Source
Harvard School of Public Health: Obesity Prevention Source

CS11 Communicable Diseases

Moderator: Madelon Finkel, Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medical College

Presenters: Francis Omaswa, Executive Director, African Center for Global Health and Social Transformation
Affected Communities key to stopping Ebola: the Uganda case report.
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Dustin Gibson, Research Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Delayed pentavalent vaccination associated with immunization drop-out in rural western Kenya: findings from a cross-sectional survey

Asim Altaf, Epidemiologist/Alumni FELTP, FELTP-Pakistan
Factors Associated with spread of Dengue Fever in Urban Locality of Lahore, Punjab 2013

Oyunaa Lkhagvasuren, PhD student, Simon Fraser University
Livestock sero-monitoring and human brucellosis in Central Mongolia: applying One Health approach

Matthew Wiens, PhD Candidate (Epidemiology), University of British Columbia
Post-discharge mortality prediction among under 5 children with acute infectious diseases: A prospective cohort study
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Sucharita Varanasi, MediCapt Project Manager & Senior Program Officer, Physicians for Human Rights
Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Accountability for Sexual Violence


CS12 Exploring Careers in Global Health: An Interactive Panel Discussion

Speakers: Philip Landrigan, Mount Sinai Medical Center

Brittany Seymour, Assistant Professor, Harvard School of Dental Medicine Geneviève Bois, Quebec Tobacco Control Coalition

Genevieve Bois, Spokesperson, Quebec Tobacco Control Coalition

Fadya El Rayess, Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University

Sharon Rudy, Director, Global Health Fellows Program, Public Health Institute

When Advocacy Obscures Accuracy Online: Digital Pandemics of Public Health Misinformation Through an Antifluoride Case Study
A historical and undergraduate context to inform interprofessional education for global health 
Including oral health training in a health system strengthening program in Rwanda
Voluntourism and global health: preparing dental students for responsible engagement in international program
Results from a new global oral health course: a case study at one dental school


CS13 Integrated Approaches to Biodiversity, Health and Development Challenges

Moderator: David Cooper, Principal Officer, Science, Assessment and Monitoring, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Speakers: Cristina Romanelli, Biodiversity and Human Health Coordinator, Science, Assessment and Monitoring, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Catherine Machalaba, Program Coordinator for Health and Policy, EcoHealth Alliance and Science Officer, Future Earth ecoHEALTH initiative

Conor Kretsch, Director, COHAB Initiative Secretariat and Research Fellow, Ecosystems and Health, Centre for Environmental Management, University of Nottingham

Peter Stoett, Director, Loyola Sustainability Research Center, Concordia University
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CS14 Fogarty Global Health Fellows

Moderator: Joseph Zunt, Professor, University of Washington
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Speakers: Myat Htoo Razak, Program Officer, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health

Jennifer Syversten, Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University

Sumidtra Prathep, Attending Staff, Prince of Songkla University

Adel Driss, Research Fellow, Morehouse School of Medicine

Lianna Urada, Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego

Devora Aharon, Medical Student, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Kathryn Lancaster, UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellow, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

Martha Ryan, Medical Student, Emory University School of Medicine

Enrique Rojas, Research Fellow, Stanford University

Maxim Polonsky, Research Fellow, Yale University


CS15 Global Health Security

Speakers: Christine Sow, Executive Director, Global Health Council

Larry Gostin, Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law; Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights, University Professor, Founding Linda D. &

Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law

Pape Gaye, President and CEO, IntraHealth International

Global Health Security Agenda
Importance of Front Line Health Workers
Frontline Health Workers Coalition
Global Health Security is Imperative


CS16 Financing Global Health: Challenges and Innovations

Moderator: Bernhard Liese, Chair, Department of International Health, Georgetown University

Speakers: Maureen Lewis, Director, GHDP Internship Program, Global Human Development Program
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Derek Strocher, Chief Financial Officer, Calvert Social Investment Foundation

Peter Mamacos, Director of Multilateral Relations, Office of Global Affairs


TS05.1 The Science of Improvement: What it Means for Global Health

Moderator: Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor of Medical Sociology and Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator, University of Leicester and Dartmouth College

Speakers: Pierre Barker, Senior Vice President, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
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Ashish Jha, Professor, Harvard School of Public Health
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TS05.2 Context really does matter - improvement science at the frontlines

Moderator: Lisa Hirschhorn, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
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Speakers: Emmilie Aveling, Research Fellow, University of Leicester

Andrew Beck, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
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Sodzi Sodzi-Tettey, Director of Project Fives Alive!, Senior Technical Director for Africa, Region, IHI, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

A qualitative study comparing experiences of the surgical safety checklist in hospitals in high-income and low-income countries
Explaining Michigan: Developing an Ex Post Theory of a Quality Improvement Program
PROJECT FIVES ALIVE! Improvement Collaborative Report Ending July 2014


CS17 Non-Communicable Diseases & Injuries

Moderator: Richard Deckelbaum, Professor, Columbia University

Presenters: Neo M. Tapela, Director of Non-Communicable Diseases Program, Partners In Health / Inshuti Mu Buzima, Rwanda
Addressing NCD needs in rural resource-constrained settings: A comprehensive integrated nurse-led care model at public facilities in Rwanda
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Elizabeth Francis, Medical Student and Research Trainee, CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, Penn State College of Medicine
Burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Peru: a population-based study
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Felicia Knaul, Director, Harvard Global Equity Initiative
Closing the pain divide: The quest for effective universal health coverage

Katharine A. Allen, Assistant Scientist, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Quantifying the Burden of Injuries among Temporary Labor Migrants: An Analysis from the United Arab Emirates

David Watkins, Clinical instructor of medicine, University of Washington
The economic impact of rheumatic heart disease in developing countries
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Taylor Fitch, MPH/MD Candidate, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio/ University of Texas at Houston
The prevalence and consequences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among injured workers in Bangladesh: A study on surviving workers from Rana Plaza building collapse
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CS18 Overview of the CUGH Education Committee, Its Sub-Committees and Current and Future Activities

Moderator and Speaker: Anvar Velji, Associate Dean Global Health, California Northstate University College of Medicine
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Speakers: Samuel C. Matheny, Assistant Provost for Global Health Initiative, University of Kentucky

Lynda Wilson, Professor and Deputy Director, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center on International Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
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Jonathan Ripp, Associate Director, Global Health Training Program, Arnhold Global Health Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Jessica Evert, Executive Director/Faculty, Child Family Health International/UCSF

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

Muhammad Zaman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Boston University

Thomas L. Hall, Lecturer, Dept. of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Univ. of California at San Francisco


CS19 Too Dignified to Criticize: What GH professionals do right (and wrong) when working with in-country health professionals: LMIC panel speaks out

Moderator: Sharon Rudy, Director, Global Health Fellows Program

Speakers: Martin Alilio, Malaria Research Advisor, USAID

Stephane Bodika, HIV/AIDS Surveillance Advisor, Indonesia
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Endale Z. Beyene, Immunization Technical Advisor, USAID

Monique Widyono, Senior Gender Advisor, USAID


CS20 Maternal and Child Health post-2015: implications for academic and research organizations

Moderator: Katherine Luzuriaga, Physician and Researcher, University of Massachusetts

Speakers: Gary L. Darmstadt, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Professor and Co-Director, Global Pediatric Health, Stanford University
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Ana Langer, Director, Women and Health Initiative, Maternal Health Task Force
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Zulfiqar Bhutta, Centre for Global Child Health, Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto & The Aga Khan University

The Post 2015 Agenda: Staying the Course in Maternal and Child Survival


CS21 Health Research Priorities to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Moderator: Margaret Bentley, Associate Dean for Global Health, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Speakers: Patrick Webb, Professor, Tufts University
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Jessica Fanzo, Assistant Professor of Nutrition, Columbia University
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Madeleine Thomson, Senior Research Scientist/Senior Research Scholar, International Research Institute for Climate and Society/Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York
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Paul Weisenfeld, Vice President of Global Programs, International Development Group, RTI International
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Nutrition and the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals

CS22 Effective Models to Address Current HRH Challenges in Resource-Limited Settings (A Special Focus on Nursing in Tanzania and Medicine in Uganda)

Moderator: Vanessa Kerry, Chief Executive Officer, Seed Global Health

Speakers: Patricia Daoust, Chief Nursing Officer, Seed Global Health

Sadath Sayeed, Chief Medical Officer Seed Global Health

Lilian Mselle, Head of the Department of Clinical Nursing, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences

Samuel Maling, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Mbarara, Uganda

Anne Sliney, Chief Nursing Officer, Clinton Health Access Initiative

Phyllis Kanki, Professor of Immunology and Infectious Disease, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Influence of the US President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPfAR) on career choices and emigration of health-profession graduates from a Ugandan medical school: a cross-sectional study
A Consortium Approach to Competency‑based undergraduate Medical Education in Uganda
Rwanda Human Resources for Health