2017 CENTER FOR GLOBAL HEALTH RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
Thursday 19 October | 6-8PM | Clark Hall, University of Virginia
6:00PM | Welcome Remarks and Opening Reception
6:15-7:00PM | Poster presentations by the 2017 Center for Global Health Research Scholars
7:00PM | KEYNOTE: Addressing the STEM Gender Disparities in Africa: A Global Health Perspective - Kwadwo Sarpong, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of African Research Academies for Women
Kwadwo Sarpong is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of African Research Academies for Women, a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gender gap in Africa’s STEM research pipeline by creating opportunities for young women who are interested in discovering solutions to health problems in the developing world. Sarpong is a former PREP Scholar at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a current student at Georgetown University School of Medicine (GEMS).
Kwadwo serves on numerous nonprofit boards and is the recent recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award from President Barack Obama. Sarpong has been recognized as part of Emory University's 40 Under 40 and the recipient of the Young African Committed to Excellence from Face2Face Africa.
He has addressed conferences including the 2016 White House United State of Women Summit, Clinton Global Initiative, US-Africa Leaders’ Summit and The Next Einstein Forum in Senegal.
Kwadwo is a Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II Young Leader and also the recipient of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Youth Leader Award. As an avid proponent of health equity across the globe, Sarpong merges his love and passion for medicine, scientific research and advocacy for gender parity in STEM to address global health challenges.
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