General Information and Sign up

We are excited to extend students, professors and community members an invitation to join us on Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th in the Great Lakes Room of Palmer Commons. Global Health is an inherently interdisciplinary field and as such, we are hoping to provide a forum for students and professors from all fields to openly discuss the challenges of providing and enabling effective global health work. A tentative schedule is provided below for your convenience. Please fill out the following form so that we can keep track of attendance and make sure we have enough food for everyone: If you would like to present your work, please see our “Student Research Symposium” page.

Tentative Schedule*:

Friday, February 6th, 2015
4:00-4:30pm: Poster Set-up
4:30-6:00pm: Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, Post-Doc Poster Display
6:00pm-6:10pm: Brief Overview of the Symposium
6:10pm-7:30pm: Opening Keynote Presentation by Professor Rachel Snow: Update from the UN Negotiations: Transitioning from the MDG’s to the Post-2015 Development Agenda​, followed by a short Q&A session

Saturday, February 7th, 2015
9:00am: Doors Open
9:30-10:15am: Presentation by Dr. Andrew Campbell: Evaluating MDG4 Goals through the lenses of Combating Malaria: Implications for sickle cell disease in Africa, followed by a short Q&A

10:15-11:00am: Presentation by Dr. Timothy Johnson: Maternal Child Health Capacity Building and Academic Engagement – the Michigan Model, followed by a short Q&A
11:00-11:10am: Morning Break
11:10-12:00pm: Presentation by Professor Gary Harper: Combating Global HIV: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Change, followed by a short Q&A
12:00-1:30pm: Lunch, discussion tables for students with speakers and relevant professors
1:30-2:30pm: Discussion panel with Professor Rachel Snow, Dr. Andrew Campbell, Dr. Timothy Johnson, and Professor Gary Harper
2:30-2:45pm: Afternoon Break
2:45: Dr. Margaret Kruk will deliver the closing keynote presentation entitled: A New Era of Global Health: Lessons from the MDGs

*This schedule is subject to change. It will be finalized by late-January of 2015.


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