Global Health Day 2016

Global Health Day 2016 at the University of Minnesota was hosted on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in Coffman Memorial Union.

Thanks to all who shared in the celebration of CGHSR’s third annual Global Health Day! We enjoyed hearing and learning from researchers on each side of the ongoing collaboration between the University of Minnesota and Makerere University in Uganda. It was energizing to see the wide variety of schools/colleges, areas of study, perspectives, and diverse identities represented by the attendees and poster presenters. We hope the shared passion and new connections made at Global Health Day will continue to bring us together in advancing the important global health partnerships and impacts of our students, faculty, and staff.  

Keynote and Panel Discussion - Global Partnerships through Research

Keynote Talk: Cancer and human papillomavirus: Tackling the sexually transmitted epidemic in Uganda
Cecily Banura, PhD, MS, Senior Lecturer at Child Health and Development Centre, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Moderator: Paul R. Bohjanen, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases and International Medicine
Video Address: MN-Uganda Partnership Co-Chairs David Meya, MMed, PhD and Innocent Rwego, BVM, PhD, MSc at the UMN Academic Health Center Uganda Hub.

  • Susan Craddock, PhD, Interim Director, Center for Bioethics; Professor, Institute for Global Studies, Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
  • Nicole Basta, PhD, MPhil, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology & Community Health


Outstanding Poster Awards

Research Poster
Poster Title:  Characterization of emergency care-seeking patterns for non-traumatic conditions in pregnant women in the East African setting, a pilot study
Presenter: Bridget C. Griffith, School of Public Health
Advisers: Nicole Basta, School of Public Health; Alan Lifson, School of Public Health

Research Poster
Poster Title: Zoonotic Disease Risk of Bushmeat Consumption among Indigenous Waiwai in the Konashen Community Owned Conservation Area, Guyana
Presenter: Marissa Milstein, College of Veterinary Medicine
Advisers: Dominic Travis, College of Veterinary Medicine; Tiffany Wolf, College of Veterinary Medicine

Runners Up

Class Project or Global Health Topic
Poster Title: Challenges in Distributing Maternal and Child Health Resources in Latin American Indigenous Communities
Presenter: Zineb Alfath, College of Biological Sciences and College of Liberal Arts
Adviser: Kristin Beamish-Brown, College of Liberal Arts

Global Health Experience Reflection
Poster Title: Improving Maternal Health in India: Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA)
Presenter: Hawa Fofana, School of Public Health



Congratulations to the 2016 Global Health Day photo contest winner! 

Love Among the Alpacas
Winner: "Love Among the Alpacas" taken in Pucara, Peru by Amanda Cormier, College of Veterinary Medicine


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