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Caduceus Newsletter:  Spring 2014.03, Week of January 27

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Dr. Stan Eisen, Director
Preprofessional Health Programs
Christian Brothers University

650 East Parkway South
Memphis, TN  38104

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My,  my, how times have changed:

 

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Table of Contents:

 

1.  Events coming up.  
2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 20, 2014 issue.  
3.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers a six week Summer Academic Enrichment program to enhance the academic preparation of individuals actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school.  
4.  The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.  
5.  Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship  
6.  The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, OH) will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program
.  
7.  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) pertaining to Renewable Energy are available at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville and at the University of Memphis through TN-SCORE, a National Science Foundation grant.  
8.  The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research) training to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.   
9.  The Church Health Science will be sponsoring a Walking As One 1.5-mile walk and interactive health fair focused on our Model for Healthy Living on April 26, 2014.  
10.  Midwestern University, is a graduate degree-granting institution in the health sciences with nine colleges and two campuses, located in Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ.  It also provides an interesting profile in the feminization of healthcare.   
11.  Protecting wilderness areas in perpetuity, spearheading the Wolf River Greenway, connecting kids to nature, enjoying the beauty of the Wolf River on monthly guided canoe trips and hikes - these are among the benefits of Wolf River Conservancy membership. 
12.  The program for this year’s Global Health & Innovation Conference, Presented by Unite For Sight, Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, has been announced.  
13.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry invites you to attend their Open House on Saturday, March 1.   
14.  Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, has a parasitology research team which will be hosting a student intern this summer.  

15.  Marginalia:  My, my…how times have changed 

 

1.  Events coming up.  

·         Wednesday, February 5, 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. in room AH103:  Officer Jacob Brandis, Health Professions Recruiter for the United States Air Force, will give a presentation on US Air Force Healthcare Scholarships

 

2.  ===AAMC STAT===, News from the Association of American Medical Colleges, January 20, 2014 issue.  

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News from the Association of American Medical Colleges

January 20, 2014

• Omnibus Bill Increases Funding for NIH, Health Workforce Programs
• AAMC Discusses Physician Workforce Needs on C-SPAN
• Registration Opens for Unconscious Bias Learning Labs
• National Health Service Corps Application Cycle Opens
• New AΩA Fellow in Leadership Award for Mid-Career Physicians
• On the Move



Omnibus Bill Increases Funding for NIH, Health Workforce Programs

Funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) was increased by $1 billion through the recently passed FY 2014 omnibus spending bill. The amount is a 3.5 percent increase over last year’s budget (after sequestration), but is $714 million below pre-sequestration funding levels. The bill also increases funding for Title VII health professions and Title VIII nursing workforce development programs. In a statement, AAMC President and CEO Darrell G. Kirch, M.D., said the bill was a “vital first step in restoring stability to the budget process.” He urged the administration and Congress to “create a long-term balanced approach to deficit reduction that allows for increased investment in programs such as medical research and the health professions workforce.” To read a full analysis of the bill, visit the AAMC’s Web site.


AAMC Discusses Physician Workforce Needs on C-SPAN

Responding to viewers’ requests to discuss the physician shortage, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal hosted a discussion with AAMC’s Chief Public Policy Officer Atul Grover, M.D., Ph.D., on how many doctors the country will need with implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Grover pointed out that physician shortages are being driven by the growing, aging population and that the ACA will only accelerate the problem. He also explained medical schools’ efforts to increase enrollment and the need for more residency positions to ensure that students can complete their training and provide the care Americans will need.


Registration Opens for Unconscious Bias Learning Labs

The AAMC, in partnership with a national leader in diversity training, will offer seminars on unconscious bias for the health professions in March and October. The seminars are designed for academic medicine faculty and administrators and other health care and biomedical research professionals. The training provides participants with an understanding of unconscious bias and new skills for decision making, team building, intercultural communication, and increasing engagement. The March 12–14 workshop will be held in Washington, D.C., and the October workshop will take place in San Francisco.


National Health Service Corps Application Cycle Opens

The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program is now open for applications through March 20, 2014. Any licensed primary care physician, dentist, or mental/behavioral care provider employed at a NHSC-approved site with unpaid educational loans may apply. The NHSC serves rural communities with limited access to health care by funding primary care providers and assisting local health care sites in recruitment and retention of qualified medical health professionals. Applicants may receive up to $50,000 in exchange for two years of service.


New AΩA Fellow in Leadership Award for Mid-Career Physicians

The Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) Honor Medical Society recently announced a new Fellow in Leadership Award that will recognize and support development of outstanding mid-career physicians exemplifying the qualities of leading from within, professional values, and concepts of servant leadership. The program is open to AΩA members who are mid-career physicians providing outstanding leadership within organizations in medicine and health care, and who have strong potential for future success and contribution. To learn more, visit http://alphaomegaalpha.org/Leadership.html.


On the Move

Richard D. Krugman, M.D., currently the longest serving dean of a medical school in the United States, will step down as dean and vice chancellor for health affairs of the University of Colorado (CU). Krugman became dean of the medical school on March 1, 1992,
after serving as acting dean for 20 months. He will return to CU’s C. Henry Kempe National Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect when his tenure as dean ends. Krugman served as AAMC chair in 2006–07 and is a Council of Deans Distinguished Service Member. He is also a past member of the AAMC Advisory Panel for Health Care and served on the AAMC Veterans Affairs Deans Liaison Committee.

Robert T. Means Jr., M.D., has been named dean of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University, effective March 1. He succeeds Philip Bagnell, M.D., who retired last summer after serving as dean since 2006. Means is currently executive dean and professor of internal medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a member of the hematology and blood and marrow transplant division.

 

 

3.  Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond, VA) offers a six week Summer Academic Enrichment program to enhance the academic preparation of individuals actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school.  

Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)

For all those pre-health juniors, seniors and soon-to-be post-baccalaureates, SAEP is an intensive, six week inter-professional academic enrichment program designed to enhance the academic preparation of individuals actively pursuing enrollment in a health professions school. The curriculum is designed around an inter-professional framework that provides: 

· Introduction to the rigor of first-year health professions courses at VCU through three professional-level science courses

· Discipline specific instruction time (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, physical therapy)

· Workshops on admissions, professionalism, test-taking and learning skills

· Individual and group advising

· Mock interviews

· Seminars on current and relevant health sciences topics

· Community service opportunities

· Networking and social events

Students may apply to one of four tracks (dentistry, medicine, pharmacy or physical therapy), which will determine their discipline specific concentration.  Upon completion of the program, participants will have the tools that will help them to assess their strengths and weaknesses in regards to application into a health professions school.  Participants are provided with housing and a stipend to cover program expenses. Full program details, as well as the program application can be accessed from our website: www.dhsd.vcu.edu/programs/college/saep.html.  SAEP will take place on the MCV Campus of Virginia Commonwealth University from May 21- July 2, 2014.

The application deadline is February 15, 2014!   

Please pass on this information to any pre-health Juniors, Seniors and soon-to-be post-baccalaureates that you may know, and feel free to contact our office if you have any questions about the SAEP program.  

Sincerely,


VCU Pipeline Team
www.dhsd.vcu.edu
pipelineapp@vcu.edu
(804) 827-0982

 

 

4.  The Ohio State University Medical Center has a Summer Program for biomedical students interested in obtaining a dual MD/PhD upon graduation.  

Dear Colleagues‐

 

The URL for the SUCCESS Program, sponsored by The Ohio State University Medical Center is the following:

http://go.osu.edu/success

 

The SUCCESS Program will enable students to participate in a 9‐week, funded, enriching research experience hosted by the Medical Scientist Training Program. While taking part in this program, students will take valuable professional development courses and learn from engaged mentors; all while working in state‐of‐the‐art research facilities.

 

The SUCCESS program seeks to identify outstanding students interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD). The program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences as reflected in culture, class, race, ethnicity, background, work, and life experiences. The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field.

 

In order to be considered for SUCCESS, students must be graduating in the year of 2015 or 2016, enrolled in a U.S. 4‐year undergraduate institution, and be an American citizen or permanent resident.

 

Applications for the SUCCESS Program are available online now through January 31st! We do hope to hear from you again, and would love to see your students apply for this great opportunity! Feel free to forward this message to students who may find this program interesting.

 

Sincerely,

 

The SUCCESS Team

  

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Program Coordinator (SUCCESS) Assistant (MSTP)| College of Medicine
Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University
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5.  Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.   

Dear Stan Eisen,

I hope that you're having a lovely start to 2014!  We would appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement below to your students.  We look forward to the opportunity to work with many of your students during their upcoming spring and summer breaks.  Please also let us know if you have any questions.  We are always delighted to speak by phone to further discuss Unite For Sight's global health education programs.

Global Impact Corps: Global Health Volunteer Abroad Opportunity
http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad

Join Unite For Sight’s Global Impact Corps for a hands-on, immersive and unique global health experience.  A transformative volunteer abroad experience for students and professionals, Unite For Sight is renowned as the highest quality global health immersion and volunteer abroad program worldwide. Unite For Sight prides itself on offering the best global health experience for our volunteers, coupled with the highest quality healthcare delivery programs with our local doctor partners.  Additionally, Unite For Sight is one of a handful of non-profit organizations worldwide that dedicate 100% of every donation to its programs; every dollar directly provides care for patients living in poverty.

Locations of Year-Round Health Care Delivery: Ghana, Honduras, and India
(volunteer for 7 days, 15 days, 20 days, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 10 weeks, or more)

What do Unite For Sight volunteers do? Unite For Sight’s Volunteer Abroad Program is an immersive global health experience for students and professionals who are interested in public health, international development, medicine, or social entrepreneurship.  Volunteers participate with and learn from Unite For Sight's talented local partner doctors who have provided care to nearly 1.7 million patients living in poverty, including more than 75,000 sight-restoring surgeries. Volunteers assist with patient education, visual acuity testing, patient intake, distributing the glasses and medication prescribed by the local eye doctors, and other important support tasks.  They also have the opportunity to observe the surgeries provided by the local doctors.  Additionally, volunteers may participate in the Global Impact Lab, an optional program for those interested in pursuing research. For example, we currently have volunteers pursuing research studies about medication management, the use of visual resources for patient education, traditional medicine practices, and patient barriers to eye care.

What do volunteers say?  See many volunteer accounts at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad/volunteer-accounts

"Working with Unite For Sight gave me the best possible opportunity to really learn what it means to work in global health at a ground level.  My experience working with Unite For Sight has been a source of inspiration for me, cementing my decision to pursue a career in global health, and driving me to continue to actively contribute to the cause by reminding me that there’s so much that each of us can do at any point in our lives to help out."--Uttara Partap

"Unite For Sight’s international voluntary program is one that allows passionate young adults to see the reality of international development, and to open their minds to the possibility of serving the underprivileged while providing them the opportunity to support quality eye care in areas that need their contributions."—Sueyan Yuen.

Complete Global Impact Corps details are available online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/volunteer-abroad .

 

6.  The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, OH) will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program.  

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will again host the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program. The SURF program provides a wide variety of summer research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in careers in medicine or biomedical research. Participants in this program work in an active research lab under the guidance of a biomedical science faculty member. The goal is to expose students to  the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of research.

 

The SURF program is 7 weeks in length and includes room & board, a living allowance, 8 semester hours of biology credit and the potential for a guaranteed interview for the entering class at the medical school.   Detailed information, eligibility requirements, and application materials can be obtained by going to the SURF web site at http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/Admissions/SURF2012.htm.  The deadline for application is February 1, 2014.

 

Please encourage your students to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity. If you have any questions about the program, please contact the OU-HCOM Admissions Office at 800-345-1560.

 

Best regards,

 

John

 

John D. Schriner, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, Admissions

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Medicine

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

102 Grosvenor Hall

Athens, Ohio 45701

800-345-1560

www.oucom.ohiou.edu

 

 

 

 

7.  Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) pertaining to Renewable Energy are available at Vanderbilt University, University of Tennessee – Knoxville and at the University of Memphis through TN-SCORE, a National Science Foundation grant.  

The summer TN-SCORE Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program is an 8-10 week program. Students will receive a $4000 stipend, housing, and supplies. Depending on the host institution, the stipend may differ and a meal plan may be included. In 2014, the host universities are the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Vanderbilt University. Funding is provided by NSF EPS-1004083.  The URL for more information about these programs is  http://www.tnepscor.org/programs/reu.aspx  .

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) is designed for undergraduate students at 2-year and 4-year institutions across the state to become an integral part of the TN-SCORE research team. The experiences are offered in 8-10 week summer programs and throughout the academic year. The summer program allows the undergraduates to utilize laboratories to answer important research questions, create relationships with fellow students and be mentored by prominent researchers in the alternative research space. The students will have access to state-of-the art laboratories, live in the dorms at the participating universities and receive a competitive stipend while engaging in focused and directed research. The goal is that the undergraduates will take the learned knowledge, techniques and experiences back to their home institution. It will also continue the student’s interest in the alternative energy preparing them for graduate studies or STEM career job opportunities. 

 

8.  The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research) training to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.   

The Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine offers SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Physician-scientist-training Education & Research) training to undergraduate students, who are planning to pursue careers in the biomedical sciences.

 

Students interested in combined DO-PhD training for a career as a physician-scientist are offered an opportunity to conduct research and to be exposed to the excitement of an academic medical environment. The MSUCOM Summer Undergraduate Education and Research Program is a 10 week program. The Program begins June 2, 2014 and concludes August 8, 2014.  Four awards will be given to qualified undergraduate applicants. The program includes both clinical & laboratory experiences. Students will work in a research laboratory under the guidance of selected faculty members in the biomedical sciences, shadow physicians in a clinical setting, and attend weekly seminars emphasizing the intersection of science and medicine. All students will be required to make a full-time commitment (at least 40 hours per week) to their research. Students will be required make presentations on their clinical and research experiences to their fellow SUPER participants, faculty mentors, and others at the end of the program.

 

Students who successfully complete the SUPER program will receive early review to the MSUCOM DO-PhD Program once they have taken the MCAT and submitted their application to AACOMAS.

 

The deadline for receipt of all SUPER application materials is March 31, 2014. Decisions will be made and students notified by April 30, 2014.  For application information, email Dr. Justin McCormick mccormi1@msu.edu or  phone 517-353-7785 or see http://com.msu.edu//DO-PhD-Program/SUPER.htm

 

Each SUPER undergraduate participant will receive $2,500 for the 10-week, full-time research experience and accommodations in University Housing.

 

 Eligibility:  Applications are invited from undergraduate students who are currently in their sophomore, or junior year, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have a minimum of one full semester of research experience. Students who have a GPA of less than 3.5 but have extensive research experience are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be involved in research and be interested in graduate and medical education in biomedical sciences leading to a DO-PhD. Eligible students must be US citizens or permanent residents, who anticipate graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the biological or physical sciences. Graduating seniors are not eligible.

 

Selection: Selection of students is based on the completed application, a personal statement of 1-2 pages, which describes academic interests, career goals, and research experiences.  Students must state specific scientific interests and any particular research areas or techniques they wish to explore in order to be matched with the faculty. Also required are two letters of recommendation (one from faculty and one from an advisor) and an unofficial transcript from the student's undergraduate institution(s). Minority students are encouraged to apply. 

 

Best Regards,

J. Justin McCormick, PhD, University Distinguished Professor
Dept of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
   Dept of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
COM, Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies
http://www.com.msu.edu/research/
Director, DO-PhD Program
Director, Carcinogenesis Laboratory
Michigan State University
1129 Farm Lane, Rm 341, Food Safety & Toxicology Bldg
East Lansing, MI 48824
517-353-7785
mccormi1@msu.edu

 

9.  The Church Health Science will be sponsoring a Walking As One 1.5-mile walk and interactive health fair focused on our Model for Healthy Living on April 26, 2014.  

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At the Church Health Center, we believe God created us in body and spirit. Therefore, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of health and help others do the same. We feel healthcare is more than just prescribing pills. It's about teaching people how to live healthy, joy-filled lives. And living healthy lives doesn't just mean seeing the doctor regularly. It means all aspects of life are balanced.

The Church Health Center's Model for Healthy Living illustrates how the seven key dimensions of our body-and-spirit experience - faith, work, nutrition, movement, family and friends, emotions and medical health - overlap at the core of our lives. All these factors contribute to a life filled with more joy, more love and more connection with God.

Walking as One is a 1.5-mile walk and interactive health fair focused on our Model for Healthy Living. We'll have live music, kids' activities, and hands-on stations about the resources and services the Church Health Center offers to make Memphis healthier.

Form a team and set a fundraising goal! Teams will receive a Model for Healthy Living workbook to use as curriculum to prepare for the event. Walking as One is April 26, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at Church Health Center Wellness. Register now at walkingasone.org. For more information, contact Jennie Dickerson at dickersonj@churchhealthcenter.org or 901-701-2097.

 

 

 

 

Thank you!

 

Thanks to your generosity, our dental chair crowdfunding campaign was an overwhelming success. We met, and even exceeded, our goal: we raised $12,500! We appreciate all who donated and helped spread the word.

 

  

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10.  Midwestern University, is a graduate degree-granting institution in the health sciences with nine colleges and two campuses, located in Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ.  It also provides an interesting profile in the feminization of healthcare.   

From the Winter 2014 issue of FAQs and Prereqs:  Resources for Prehealth Advisors:

 

 

11.  Protecting wilderness areas in perpetuity, spearheading the Wolf River Greenway, connecting kids to nature, enjoying the beauty of the Wolf River on monthly guided canoe trips and hikes - these are among the benefits of Wolf River Conservancy membership. 

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UPCOMING EVENTS 

 

January 26th

Temple Israel Eco-Expo

 

February 1st

First Saturday Paddle

 

February 14th-17th

Great Backyard Bird Count

 

February 20th

Tom Fox Photography Program

 

February 28th

Water Workshop at Pinecrest

 

March 1st

First Saturday Paddle

 

March 29th

9th Annual Tree Plant

 

April 5th

First Saturday Paddle

 

April 12th

Early Birding Paddle

 

April 12th

New Trail Maintenance Paddle

 

April 26th

Michigan City, MS to Bateman Rd. Paddle

 

May 3rd

First Saturday Paddle

 

May 10th

Walnut Grove to Mud Island Paddle

 

Contribute Today!

 Wolf River Conservancy 

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Wolf River Conservancy memberships provide a significant proportion of our operating needs and are essential to sustaining our successful programs and permanently greening our community. 

 

All memberships are tax deductible and entitle you and your family to participation in our monthly trips and outings, and free admission to our programs.

 

The Wolf is a beautiful river and an irreplaceable natural resource.  It provides the water we drink and in many places the scenic experience that can only be provided by protected wilderness.  Even the urban Wolf is a fun river to paddle that offers a little bit of nature in the middle of Memphis.  Paddling the Wolf is a way to enjoy the natural world that is close to home. Another great way to get out and enjoy the river without getting wet is the use of our Greenway. The Wolf River Greenway is a corridor of protected green space along the Wolf River which includes a paved pathway for non-motorized transportation. Built in sections, this 10-foot wide pathway will eventually extend a total of 30 miles to connect neighborhoods all the way from downtown Memphis through the cities of Germantown and Collierville, Tennessee.

        

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Link Your Kroger Plus Card 

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The Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor program presents 501(c) (3) non-profits, churches and schools (K-12) the opportunity to receive a percentage of the $1 million that the grocer awards annually to local groups. Registering your card is EASY!  Shoppers can link their Kroger Plus card to the Wolf River Conservancy by signing their card up at 

www.krogercommunityrewards.com 

 and then presenting their Kroger Plus card to the cashier the next time they check out.

 

Every time you shop a portion of your sale will be contributed to the Neighbor to Neighbor fund. The Wolf River Conservancy will be awarded a percentage of the $1

million payout that reflects the number of qualifying purchases made from their supporters during the program year.

 

12.  The program for this year’s Global Health & Innovation Conference, Presented by Unite For Sight, Saturday, April 12 – Sunday, April 13, has been announced.  

I hope that you're having a lovely start to 2014!  You and your colleagues may be interested in attending or presenting at the Global Health & Innovation Conference at Yale, which is the world’s largest and leading global health conference as well as the largest social entrepreneurship conference.  For those interested in presenting at the conference, we are currently accepting social enterprise pitch abstracts for presentation.  We would also appreciate it if you could please forward this announcement to your colleagues who may be interested in attending or presenting.  The registration rate increases after January 31.

Global Health & Innovation Conference
Presented by Unite For Sight, 11th Annual Conference
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Saturday, April 12 - Sunday, April 13, 2014

http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

"A Meeting of Minds"--CNN

The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's largest global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference.  This must-attend, thought-leading conference annually convenes 2,200 leaders, changemakers, students, and professionals from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.  Register by January 31 to secure the lowest registration rate: http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference

Interested in presenting at the conference? Submit a social enterprise pitch abstract for consideration.

The conference's confirmed speakers include:

Keynote Addresses

  • "Reducing Toxins to Protect Health: A Global Concern," Arlene Blum, PhD, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley; Green Science Policy Institute
  • "Of Course it Matters, and We Know You Care, But Now, What are You Going To Do About It?" Seth Godin, Blogger, Agent of Change; New York Times Bestselling Author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us; Founder, Squidoo.com
  • Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder and CEO, Stonyfield Farms
  • Michael Moss, Investigative Reporter, New York Times
  • Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute, Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon
  • Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute, Columbia University

Business Principles in Global Health Speakers

  • "Applying Business Principles to Global Health: Starting with the Customer," Amy Lockwood, Chief of Staff to the Director of Research, UCSF, Global Health Sciences
  • "Linking Health Impact to the Business Decision-Making Process," Kim Longfield, Director, Research and Metrics, Population Services International
  • "Price Expectation and Willingness to Pay for Health Products in Uganda," Margaret McConnell, Assistant Professor of Global Health Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Heatlh
  • "Bringing to Light Hidden Incentives and Disincentives in Global Health," Grant Miller, PhD, MPP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Economics and of Health Research and Policy, Stanford University; Senior Fellow, FSI; Core Faculty Member, CHP/PCOR

Design Thinking Speakers

  • "Fingerprints & Funny Bones: How Technology, Celebrities and Marketing 3.0 Got Us to a 96% HCT Rate in South Africa," Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Creative Incubationist, Matchboxology
  • "The Laddoo Project: Embedding Sustainable Health Interventions in Low-Income Communities," Ramsey Ford, Visiting Assistant Professor, Industrial Design, University of Cincinnati; Design Director, Design Impact
  • "Using Human-Centered Design to Drive Innovations in Family Planning: IDEO.org + MSI," Jade Gray, Business Development Associate, Ideo.org
  • "Creating Our Way to Wellbeing for Individuals, Corporations, and Communities," Cheryl Heller, Chair, MFA Design for Social Innovation, School of Visual Arts; Partner, CommonWise
  • "Designing Change: Using Design Thinking to Rethink Public Initiatives in Mexico," Jamie Jones, Clinical Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurial Practice, Director of Social Entrepreneurship, Kellogg School of Management
  • "The Future of Healthcare Systems: A Designer's Perspective," Kenneth Kaplan, MSW, MArch, HP, Senior Health System Advisor, PTSI Project; Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • "See What Your Words Say: Translating Foreign Aid into Domestic Support," Bob McKinnon, President GALEWiLL Design; Director, the GALEWiLL Center for Opportunity & Progress
  • "Application of Design Thinking to Global Health Device Development: A Discussion of a Risk Matrix Method to Navigate through the ‘Valley of Death’ from Concept to Manufacturing and Marketing," Robert Miros, CEO, 3rd Stone Design Inc.
  • "Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Case for Human Centered Design," Meira Neggaz, Senior Program Officer, MSI-US
  • "Designing Effective Strategies for Global Health Communication,"Natacha Poggio, Assistant Professor, Visual Communication Design, Hartford Art School, University of Hartford; Founder, Design Global Change

Environment Health, Energy, Food and Agriculture Speakers

  • "Framing Smokeless Tobacco Differently: From Curative to Toxic," Mira Aghi, PhD, Behavioral Scientist; Communication Expert
  • "Redesigning Regional Food Systems for Public Health," Michael Conard, RA, NCARB, Senior Principal, Design + Urbanism Architectural, LLC; Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
  • Bonnie McClafferty, Director, Agriculture and Nutrition, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)
  • "Eggcrate UV: A Novel, More Efficient Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation System for Air Disinfection in Occupied Rooms," Sonya Milonova, Research Fellow, Harvard School of Public Health
  • "Indoor Pollution and Health: Evaluating the Effects of Smokeless Stoves on Rural Communities in Central Honduras," Rommy Michelle Porras, Pediatrics, Georgetown University Hospital
  • "Farmers First: Proven Methods to Increase the Productivity of Africa's Smallholder Farmers," Barrett Prinz, Director, Global Human Resources and Legal, One Acre Fund
  • "Glyphosate: The Elephant in the Room," Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

Film, Photography, Art & Global Health Speakers

  • "500 Years," Paco de Onis, Producer, Skylight Pictures
  • "Patient Empowerment: How the Visually Impaired Can Become Better Advocates for Themselves...And for Their Service Providers," Joseph Lovett, Producer/Director, Going Blind
  • "Flipping the Narrative About Global Health: Engaging Creative Communities to Tell New Development Stories," Lisa Russell, Emmy-Winning Filmmaker and Global Health Advocate, Governess Films

Healthcare Delivery Models and Impact Measurement

  • "Making a Cure as Common as a Coca-Cola," Eric Bing, MD, PhD, MBA, Senior Fellow & Director, Global Health, George W. Bush Institute; Professor of Global Health, Southern Methodist University, Co-Author Pharmacy on a Bicycle: Innovative Solutions for Global Health and Poverty
  • "What Does the Cuban System Have to Offer the World in the 21st Century?" Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Senior Research Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George's University, Grenada; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC); formerly Special Assistant to the President of the US for Health Issues; Assistant Secretary General, United Nations
  • "Improving Access to Malaria Diagnostic Testing in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities," Jessica Cohen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Harvard School of Public Health; Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Faculty Affiliate, Harvard Center for International Development; Malaria Technical Adviser, Clinton Health Access Initiative; Co-Founder, TAMTAM Africa, Inc.
  • "Leveraging a Vertical National Quality Improvement Program in Haiti to Spread Quality Improvement Across Clinical Care," Jean Paul Joseph, Quality Improvement Coordinator and Monitoring Evaluation Officer, Zanmi Lasante/Partners In Health
  • "Access to Artemisinin Combination Therapies (ACT) Remain Low in a Rural District of Uganda Despite the Introduction of Subsidy Schemes to Make ACTs More Affordable through the Private Sector," Rosemin Kassam, BSc Pharm, Pharm D, RPh, ACPR, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, School of Population and Public Health; Global Health, Cross-Cultural Health Delivery, Medication Management, and Health Promotion Research, The University of British Columbia
  • "A Vaccine to Prevent HIV: When and How," John McGoldrickChair, Zimmer Holdings, Inc.; Special Advisor, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)
  • "Impact of Managed Transport on Health Logistics, Productivity and Equity in Southern Zambia: An Evaluation Using an Interrupted Time Series Design," Kala Mehta, DSc, MPH, Faculty Affiliate, Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco
  • "Using a Point-of-Care EMR for Primary Care Surveillance at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti," Gabou Mendy, Mirebalais University Hospital Director, Zanmi Lasante/Partners In Health
  • "Behavioral Economics: A Toolkit for Rational Health Decisions and Methods in Resource Poor Countries," Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor, USAID, Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and the Environment
  • "Funding, Partnerships, and Access: Innovative Approaches to Bring Medicines to Emerging Markets and Developing Countries," Adam Schechter, Executive Vice President and President, Global Human Health, Merck & Co.
  • "From Zero to Something: Building a Global Health Program from Scratch," Harsh Sule, MD, MPP, Assistant Professor and Director of International Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University & Hospitals
  • "Perspectives on Health Policies and Programs in Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner
  • "Practical Performance Management for Poverty Related Organizations: The Progress out of Poverty Index® (PPI®)", Steve Wright, VP Poverty Tools and Insights, Grameen Foundation

Health Education and University Education Initiatives in Global Health Speakers

  • "Global Education for American Medical Students," Susan Hall Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Director of Medical Studies, Yale School of Medicine; Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Studies, Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale Health; Medical Director of Eye Department, Cornell Scott Hill Health Center
  • "Redefining Scale," Jordan Levy, Managing Director, Ubuntu Education Fund
  • "Teaching Global Health: What Should We Teach and How Can We Teach It?" Richard Skolnik, Lecturer, Department of Health Policy and Management, Yale School of Public Health; Author, "Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101"
  • Accompaniment in Healthcare Change: Why One Time Educational Training Interventions in Primary Care are Just Not Enough in Rural East Africa, Monica Slinkard, MSN, ANP-BC, WHNP-BC, Medical Director, LifeNet International

Health Policy & Advocacy

  • "Malaria Advocacy: Shining a Spotlight on Public and Private Sector Leadership in Africa," Hannah Bowen, Director of Policy & Advocacy, Malaria No More
  • "The Paradox of Universal Health Access," Elizabeth Bradley, Professor of Public Health, Yale University; Master, Branford College; Faculty Director, Yale Global Health Leadership Institute
  • "Do You Want to Make a Profound Difference on Global Health and Climate Change? Reclaiming Our Democracy Matters More than You Think!" Sam Daley-Harris, CEO, Center for Citizen Empowerment and Transformation, A Project of RESULTS Educational Fund
  • "Nutrition and the Politics of Food," Michael Jacobson, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest
  • "Organizing, Leadership, and Politics: Building a Social Movement for Health as a Human Right," Jon Shaffer, Community Engagement Coordinator, Partners In Health
  • "Innovations in Healthcare Management and Patient Centered Care," Richard Siegrist, Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Associate Academic Director, MHCM Program; Adjunct Lecturer on Health Care Management, Harvard School of Public Health
  • "Not All Advocates are Activists: The Power of Unlikely Leaders in the Health Sector," Katy Spencer, Director of Business Development, Change.org
  • "How to Restore Trust and Social Responsibility in Medicine," Leana Wen, MD, MSc, Director, Patient-Centered Care Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, The George Washington University
  • "Cochrane: The Next 20 Years and the Future of Systematic Reviews," Mark Wilson, CEO, The Cochrane Collaboration

Maternal and Child Health Speakers

  • "How to Lead with Vision and Still Manage an Organization: Chief Creative Officer's Challenges," Jane Aronson, MD, CEO, Founder, Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University
  • "The Role of the Private Sector in the Provision of Maternal and Child Care in Latin America," Alejandro Arrieta, PhD, Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work, Florida International University
  • "Correlates of Complete Childhood Vaccinations in East African Countries," Maureen Canavan, PhD, MPH, Associate Research Scientist, Yale University School of Public Health
  • "Maternal Mortality in South Asia: How an Indian State Almost Beat the American National Capital," Savita Chandra, Professor and Head, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Goa Medical College and Hospital
  • "Shifting the Focus: Lessons from Leveraging Technology for Maximal Effect in Addressing Postpartum Hemorrhage," Claire Cole, MPH, Technical Documentation Advisor, Pathfinder International
  • "Low-Cost HPV Testing: Developing a National Screen-and-Treat Program in a Low-Resource Setting," Lauren Ditzian, MS, Director of Programs & Operations, Basic Health International
  • "Postnatal Kits for Medical Consultations Within Six Days After Delivery in Haiti: An Innovative Strategy that Could Help Reduce Infant and Maternal Mortality," Colin Gilmartin, Technical Officer, Management Sciences for Health
  • "Clinical Evaluation: Combined Visual Inspection and Pap for Cervical Cancer Prevention," Susan Howe, MPH, Epidemiologist, Clínica Fara, Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • "Advancing Abortion Access in Hostile Environments: New Approaches from a Holistic Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Framework," Ellen Israel, Senior Technical Advisor for Women's Health and Rights, Pathfinder International
  • "Innovators in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Profiles of the Capable and Committed in Communities around the World," Latanya Mapp Frett, Vice President, Global Planned Parenthood Federation of America
  • "The NTDs, Girls and Women, and Blue Marble Health," Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, Professor in Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine; Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, Texas Children's Hospital; President, Sabin Vaccine Institute; Director, Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development; Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University
  • "'H' is for Health: Sesame Street’s Efforts to Promote Children’s Health around the World," June Lee, Assistant Vice President of Global Research, Sesame Workshop
  • "Using Behavioral Economics to Improve Maternal and Child Health Outcomes," Tricia Morente, COO, Kangu
  • "Transforming Medical Education on a Grand Scale: The Rwandan Human Resources for Health Program," Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Past Chair, AAP Section International Child Health Executive Committee; Director, Nurseries at Middlesex Hospital
  • "Helping Infertile Couples in Low Resource Countries with Low Cost Programs," Pasquale Patrizio, Professor of Obestrics and Gynecology, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Fertility Center
  • Jose Rimon, Deputy Director and Visiting Professor, Bill and Melinda Gates Institute, Population and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
  • "Closing the Gap: Reaching Rural Women with Family Planning Options," Mindy Skelton, Field Operations Officer, Lwala Community Alliance; MPH Candidate, John Hopkins University
  • "Maternal Determinants of Timely Vaccination Coverage Among Infants in Rural Bangladesh," Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD, MPH, CPH, Research Scholar, Duke Global Health Institute; Associate, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • "Improving Maternal Outcomes in Resource Poor Rural Environments: A Case Study in Tanzania," Linda Winkler, PhD, MPH, Special Assistant to the Provost: Director of International Outreach, Wilkes University

Mental and Neurological Health Speakers

  • "From Visibility to Transformation: Global Mental Health and the Post-2015 Agenda," Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor and Director, Program in Global Mental Health, New York University School of Medicine; Senior Director for Psychiatric Services, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
  • "The Role of Mixed Research Methodologies in Global Mental Health Research," Christina Borba, PhD, MPH, Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School; The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry; The MGH Schizophrenia Program
  • More speakers to be announced
  • "Bringing Care to Where the Patient Is: Building a Community-Based Model of Epilepsy Care into a Government Health Care System in Haiti," Shin Daimyo, MPH, Clinical Program Officer, Partners In Health
  • "Prevention of Brain Disorders: A Global Priority," Sandro Galea, MD, MPH, DrPH, Anna Cheskis Gelman and Murray Charles Gelman Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Other Non-Communicable Diseases Speakers

  • "Instituting Thrombolytics for STEMI in Low Income Settings: Lessons Learned from American Samoa," David Bouslough, MD, MPH, FACEP, Assistant Clinical Professor, Director, Division of International Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Director of Life Support Education, Clinical Advisor for Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness, and Palliative Care, LBJ Tropical Medical Center, American Samoa
  • "Why NCDs Matter to Business: The Private Sector's Role, Resources, and Responsibilities," Eve Heyn, Manager of Communications & External Affairs, GBCHealth
  • "Building Integrated Systems for NCDs in Rwanda and Haiti," Gene Kwan, MD, Clinical Fellow, Boston Medical Center and Partners In Health
  • "Advances and Collaborative Opportunities in Global Eye Health Research," Gyan "John" Prakash, PhD, MBA, Associate Director, International Programs, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • "MisLEAD: America’s Secret Epidemic," Tamara Rubin, Executive Director, Lead Safe America Foundation
  • "Give Me Vision: I Will Show You A Path," Sarang Samal, Founder, Kalinga Eye Hospital, NYSASDRI, India; Unite For Sight Partner
  • "Game Change: Leveraging Chronic Disease Prevention to Improve US Health and Competitiveness," Derek Yach, MBChB, MPH, DSc, Executive Director, The Vitality Institute

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Speakers

  • "Writing for Medical and Global Health Journals: An Insider’s View ," Jocalyn Clark, Senior Editor, PLoS Medicine
  • "The Irrational Health Consumer: Understanding and Addressing Underinvestment in Preventative Health," Rachel Glennerster, PhD, Director, J-PAL Global; Scientific Director, J-PAL Africa; Co-Chair, Agriculture
  • "From Counting to Quality: Integration and Transformation of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Quality Improvement Systems Across Partners In Health," Lisa Hirschhorn, Monitoring, Evaluation & Quality Improvement Director, Partners In Health
  • "Vision Rehabilitation in Glaucoma: Research Opportunities and Challenges," James Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • "Rethinking the Role of Research in Enhancing State Capability for Implementation," Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, The World Bank

Philanthropy and Investment Speakers

  • "Re-Imagining Philanthropy for Global Health," Diana Ayton-Shenker, Founder and CEO, Fast Forward Fund
  • "Building an Impactful Micro-Enterprise Development Organization in Small, Remote, Pacific Island Communities," Greg Casagrande, Founder, MicroDreams
  • "The Inventor’s Pathway: How Technology Ideas Turn into Products and Businesses that Improve Lives," Carol Dahl, PhD, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation
  • "A Point of Historic Opportunity: Making the Case for Investments in AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria," Deborah Derrick, President, Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • "The Role of Government Funding for Innovative Projects/Enterprises in Global Health," Omer Imtiazuddin, Global Health and Impact Investing Consultant
  • "A Donor’s Toolkit to Promote Change," Judith Helzner, Director, Population and Reproductive Health, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • "Social Return on Investment (SROI) in Global Health & Development: A New Framework for Valuing What Matters," Shubha Kumar, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor & Director of Programs, University of Southern California (USC)
  • "Responsible Investment in the 21st Century: Recent Trends and Developments," Steve Lydenberg, Founding Director, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Harvard University
  • "Mainstreaming Impact Investment: Catalyzing Capital for a More Inclusive Society," Abigail Noble, Impact Investing, Alternative Investing and New Economic Thinking, World Economic Forum
  • "Pay for Performance in Global Health," Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

Social Enterprise Speakers

  • "Games to Reach Beyond the Converted: The Half the Sky Movement," Asi Burak, President, Games for Change; Faculty, SVA, Design for Social Innovation
  • "Runa: Sustainable Sourcing and Brand Development," Tyler Gage, Co-Founder and President, Runa
  • "Trend Cycles in Natural Food: How Niche Needs Grow to Change how America Eats," Ian Kelleher, Co-Founder and Director of Sales, Peeled Snacks
  • "Experiments in Scaling Social Benefit," Thane Kreiner, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Science, Technology, and Society, Santa Clara University; Howard and Alida Charney University Professor of Science and Technology for Social Benefit, Santa Clara University
  • "Achieving Viability Through Utterly Unreasonable & Idealistic Aspirations," Rodney North, The Answer Man - Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
  • "Lessons Learned from Managing De-Centralized Mini-Grids for Electrification: What is Next?" Manoj Sinha, Co-Founder, Husk Power Systems
  • "Wake Up. Go to Work. Save the World." Arran Stephens, President and Founder, Nature's Path Foods, Inc.
  • Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.

Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

  • "Global Change with a Local Impact: Saving Lives Through Innovation in Clean Energy – The Power of Social Enterprise," Ron Bills, Chairman and CEO, Envirofit International
  • "What Moves You, Grabs You and Won't Let You Go," Eve Blossom, Founder, Lulan Artisans
  • "Building Modern Institutions on Traditional Values: The Case Studies of Rwanda and Haiti," Michael Fairbanks, Fellow, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
  • "Debunking the Cult of the Social Entrepreneur," Scott Gilmore, CEO and Founder, Building Markets
  • "Lessons Learned from SEAD: The Social Entrepreneurship Accelerator at Duke," Matt Nash, CASE Managing Director, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • "Building an Ecosystem for Social Innovation: Lessons Learned," Amy Pearl, Executive Director and CEO, Springboard Innovation
  • "Supporting Healthcare Social Entrepreneurs: The IPIHD Story," Krishna Udayakumar, MD, MBA, Head of Global Innovation, Duke Medicine; Executive Director, International Partnership for Innovative Healthcare Delivery (IPIHD)

Social Media & Marketing Speakers

  • "The Difference it Makes: The Impact of Children’s Media on Achieving International Health Development Goals," Charlotte Cole, Blue Butterfly Collaborative
  • "Engaging Young People in Social Change," Dave DeLuca, Head of Campaigns, Do Something
  • "Creating Connected Awesomeness," Scott Henderson, Managing Director, CauseShift
  • Eve Heyn, Communications & External Affairs Manager, GBCHealth
  • "Making You Laugh While Saving Your Life Through Animation," Firdaus Kharas, Chairman, Chocolate Moose Media and Culture Shift

Surgery & Global Health Speakers

  • "Guidelines for Choosing an Intra-Ocular Lens for Implantation After Cataract Extraction Where There is No Equipment for Biometry," Thomas Baah, MD, Ophthalmologist and Director, Save The Nation's Sight Clinic, Ghana
  • "Supporting Local Doctors to Build Local Capacity," James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Ghana Medical Director
  • "Scaling Up Cataract Surgeries in Ghana: Systems that Work and Those that Don’t," Michael Gyasi, MD, Ophthalmologist, North Western Eye Centre, Accra, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner
  • "Impossible Dreams: The Ascent of Everest and Eradicating Blindness," Geoffrey Tabin, Professor and Director, International Division of Ophthalmology, University of Utah, John A. Moran Eye Center; Co-Founder and Co-Director, Himalayan Cataract Project
  • "The Role of Global Networking in Improving Local Eyecare Programs: A Case of Friends Eye Center in Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Friends Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

Technology in Global Health Speakers

  • "The Next [Global] Scientific Revolution," Nina Dudnik, PhD, Founder & CEO, Seeding Labs
  • "Taking Heed of Maslow: Avoiding the Urge to Nail Every Health Challenge with the Technology Hammer," Paul Ellingstad, Parter and Program Development Director, Sustainability and Social Innovation, Hewlett-Packard
  • "The Power of Health in Every Mama’s Hand: Using Mobile Technology to Educate and Empower Low-Income Mothers and Families," Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
  • Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @MIT and co-founder LDTC+Labs LLC
  • "Curing with Upgraded Visions: Planting New Potentials," Martin Gordon, MD, FAAAS, Emeritus Chairman and Lifetime Trustee, Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Board; Prior Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine
  • "Using Mobile Phone, Social Innovation, and Cloud in PMTCT and OVC Programs," Bobby Jefferson, Director Informatics, Futures Group
  • "Affordable Technology-Mediated Rehabilitation of Stroke Survivors in a Global Context," Michelle Johnson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R), University of Pennsylvania
  • "Health Education for Low Literacy Communities that is Seen, Read, Heard and Understood," Brian Julius, Owner, Books of Hope
  • Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
  • "BreathAlert: High-Performance, Low-Cost Detection and Correction of Apnea of Prematurity in Low-Resource Settings," Kelley Maynard, Director of Technology Development, Rice 360: Institute for Global Health Technologies, Rice University
  • "Conflict-Free Congo: The Paradox of Our New Technologies," Bandi Mbubi, Founder, Congo Calling
  • "Programmable Bio-Nano-Chips Customized for Affordable Healthcare and Wellness Applications," John McDevitt, PhD, Brown-Wiess Professor of Bioengineering and Chemistry, Rice University
  • "Hacking Global Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovation," Kenneth Paik, MD, MBA, Director of Operations, Sana
  • "mHealth: Smarter Systems for the Community Health Workforce: The Social Enterprise's Perspective," Carter Powers, COO, Dimagi, Inc.
  • "Tele-Ophthalmology: Newer Ways to Reach Out to India's Large Diabetic Population," Tamilarasan Senthil, Ophthalmologist, Pranav Eye Foundation, India
  • "The Impact of Direct Work Communication and Engagement in Supply Chain Transparency," Todd Stark, President, Good World Solutions

Water and Sanitation Speakers

  • "Rethinking the Water-Health Nexus: Insights from East Africa," Zafar Adeel, Director, United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • Doulaye Kone, PhD, Senior Program Officer, WSH, Toilet Team Transformatives Technologies, Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • "Food Security, Water Scarcity, and the Right to Health," Bob Lawrence, MD, Professor in Environmental Health Sciences, The Center for a Livable Future, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health
  • "Drinking Water Source and Risk of Orofacial Clefts in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Philippines," Haley Raimondi, Manager, Research and Outcomes Department, Operation Smile, Inc.

Interactive Workshops

  • Michael Conard, RA, NCARB, Senior Principal, Design + Urbanism Architectural, LLC; Urban Design Lab at the Earth Institute; Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
  • "The Nero Syndrome: Why Development Projects Fiddle While the World Burns," Dean Cycon, Founder and CEO, Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Co.
  • Jose Gomez-Marquez, Little Devices @MIT and co-founder LDTC+Labs LLC
  • "Global Health Education: Reviewing Effective Strategies of Dissemination of Health Information," Brian Heuser, EdD, MTS, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health
  • "From Pitfalls to Perfection: How to Write about Global Health," Eve Heyn, Manager of Communications & External Affairs, GBCHealth
  • Judith LaBelle, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow, Glynwood
  • Alain Labrique, Assistant Professor, Program in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control, Department of International Health and Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University; Director, JHU Global mHealth Initiative
  • "What Would YOU Do? A Workshop on Hard Choices for Social Enterprise Start-Ups," Rodney North, The Answer Man - Information for the Public and Media, Equal Exchange Coop
  • "Building Skills to Advocate for Change with Health Data," Tara Nutley, Senior Technical Specialist, MEASURE Evaluation, Futures Group
  • "My Billion Dollar Voice: How Advocacy Is Transforming Global Health," Ken Patterson, Global Grassroots Manager, Results
  • Joe Whinney, Founder and CEO, Theo Chocolate, Inc.

Complete conference details can be seen on the 2014 Global Health & Innovation Conference website.

 

 

13.  The University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) School of Optometry invites you to attend their Open House on Saturday, March 1.   

 

14.  Zoetis, a veterinary pharmaceutical company, has a parasitology research team which will be hosting a student intern this summer.  

The Zoetis parasitology research team will again be hosting a student intern this summer.

This year we are looking for someone interested in further characterizing our parasite strains.  The student will be expected to do a literature review of research methodologies on the topic and work with our parasitologists, the molecular biology team and the genetics group to characterize our strains.   She / he will also be exposed to and participate in the wider Zoetis parasitology research activities.

A Bachelor’s Degree in biology with an understanding of molecular methods are required, but we also hope to find an individual  with a strong interest in veterinary parasitology.

 If students meet the eligibility requirements, they can apply http://www.zoetis.com   under Careers, selecting Opportunities for Students and then selecting Learn More and View Available Opportunities. Applications will be accepted through this portal until March 31st.

Patrick Meeus, DVM, PhD, Dip EVPC, Dip ACVM

Director, Parasitology, Global Therapeutic Research
Director, Latin America regional R&D
Zoetis | 333 Portage Street, Kalamazoo MI, 49007, USA
Office: +1-269-833-2661  |  Mobile: +1-269-491-36-76
Patrick.Meeus@Zoetis.com

 

 

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