Friday June 13, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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John H. Ammon Medical Education Center 
4755 Ogletown-Stanton Road
Newark, DE 19718

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Timothy Gibbs, MPH 
Delaware Academy of Medicine on behalf of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance 

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by D58HP05138 from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resource and Service Administration and Jefferson Interdisciplinary and Inter-professional Joint Graduate Degree Project Grant Number T86HP20441 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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3rd Annual DHSA Global Health Symposium 

Welcome to the 3rd annual Global Health Symposium!  As always, we are pleased to highlight the latest in our growing Global Health interests across the DHSA.

Whether you are a student, resident, faculty, public health practitioner, nurse, physician or researcher, you will find much of interest at the symposium.


7:45-8:30am     Registration & Light Breakfast

8:30am               Conference Welcome & Overview

8:45am               Welcomes
  • Kathy Matt PhD, Executive Director, Delaware Health Sciences Alliance; Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Delaware
  • Charles Pohl MD, Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Jefferson Medical College
  • Neil Jasani MD , Chief Academic Officer, Christiana Care Health System
9:00-10:30am  New and Emerging Career Opportunities in Global Health
                                Moderator: Robert Simmons, DrPH
  • Featured Panelist: Marti Rice, USAID
  • Refugee Health: when global becomes local -- Dr. Marc Altshuler
  • The big picture: global health as part of international development-- Dr. Nancy Guerra

10:30-10:45 am Break

10:45 - 11:30 am Keynote Speaker: Thomas Quinn, MD ScD; Associate Director for International Research, National Institutes of Health; Professor & Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health

Dr. Thomas Quinn is Senior Investigator and Head of the Section on International HIV/AIDS Research in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the NIAID. He serves as Associate Director for International Research for the Division of Intramural Research at NIAID. He also holds joint appointments as Professor of Medicine, Pathology, International Health, Epidemiology, and Immunology and Molecular Microbiology at JHU. He is the current Director of the International Center for Excellence in Research (ICER) in Uganda, and serves on the Board of the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI). His research interests have involved laboratory investigations that have helped define the biological factors involved in sexual and perinatal transmission of HIV, the natural history and treatment of HIV infections in developing countries, and the identification and phylogenetics of HIV-1 including studies on HIV superinfection. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science, and fellow of the IDSA and AAAS. He is an author of over 900 publications on HIV, STDs, and infectious diseases.

11:30-12:45pm Expert Panel: DHSA Global Health Connections

  • Developing GH Residency Tracks – Dr. Karla Testa; Dr. Omar Khan
  • Global Health Fellowship Development - Dr. Ellen Plumb
  • International partnerships for Global Health Research- Dr. Richard Derman

12:45 pm- 1:30 pm Lunch & posters

1:30 pm            Roundtable Introduction

1:45-3:00pm  Roundtable Discussions "speed dating"

  • How do I prepare for a career in Global health as a student, resident, young professional? 
    Lucille Pilling EdD, MPH, Melissa Melby, PhD (UD)  
  • How do I find a residency which prepares me for GH?
    Anna Doubeni, MD (Penn), Karla Testa, MD (CCHS)  
  • How do I get involved in maternal/child health work, here and abroad?
    Richard Derman, MD (CCHS), Nancy Sloan, PhD (CCHS)  
  • Global/refugee mental health
    Ellen Plumb, MD (TJU)  
  • How to get involved in global health project in Latin America
    Marti Rice, Rob Simmons, DrPH
  • Interesting tropical medicine cases from travel/refugee clinic
    Steve Eppes, MD (CCHS/Nemours)
3:00-3:30pm Closing Remarks

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