Center for Global Health Annual Research Symposium

February 28, 2016 10:30 am
Global Health symposium

The Center for Global Health's annual symposium is the largest event supported by the Center. It is held each fall and is designed to bring together students and faculty from all disciplines who are seeking innovative approaches to global health. Each year we feature a nationally recognized keynote speaker with a unique perspective on global health. This event is the Center's best opportunity to celebrate student accomplishments, experience, and learning as well as to advance opportunities for student-faculty collaboration in research.


Previous Symposia:


2019: Prevention of Late-Life Depression & Anxiety in Low & Middle Income Countries

Keynote Speaker: Charles F. Reynolds III, MD Endowed Professor of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


2018: Global Health and Community Accompaniment

Keynote Speaker: Sonya Shin, MD, MPH, Associate Physician in the Division of Global Health Equity, an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School, and Consulting Physician at Gallup Indian Medical Center


2017: Addressing the STEM Gender Disparities in Africa: A Global Health Perspective

Keynote Speaker: Kwadwo Sarpong, Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of 


2016: Global Research, Entrepreneurship and Service

Keynote Speaker: Tyler Spencer, Founder and President, Grassroot Project

2015: Women and Water: Improving Community Health with Business Opportunities 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Clopeck, Co-Founder and Executive Director, SAHA Global


2014: CGH Scholars emerging as Global Health Leaders

Keynote Speakers: CGH Scholars representing the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing


2013: Improving Women's Access to Justice

Keynote Speaker: Kate Flatley, UVa Law School Graduate (2008) and Center for Global Health Scholar Alum, Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Justice Initiative (WJI) in Patzun, Guatemala. 


2012: Global Health in the Americas: Technology Applications to Diminish Health Disparities 

Alberto Saenz, MD, Hospital Nacional de Ninos, San Jose, Costa Rica

Vanessa Rouzier, MD, The GHESKIO Centers, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Karen Rheuban, MD, University of Virginia, USA

Anastacio de Queiroz Sousa, MD, PhD, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil


2011: Global Health: Transferring Technology to Those in Greatest Need

Maria Freire, PhD, President, Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation


2010:US and South African University Collaborations: The Univen-UVa Experience

Peter Mbati, PhD, Vice Chancellor of the University of Venda (Univen)


2009: Challenges and Opportunities in Global Health: Universities at the Forefront

Keynote: Thomas Quinn, MD, Director, Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University


2008: Global Health in the 21st Century: Where Do We Go From Here?

Keynote: Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health


2007: Global Health in a Globalized World

Keynote: Michele Barry, MD, FACP, is a Professor of Medicine and Public Health at Yale University School of Medicine. She is the Director of the Office of International Health and the health consultant for the Ford Foundation's overseas programs.


2006: Celebrating Global Health: Pathways to the Future

Keynote: Nils Daulaire, MD, MPH, President, CEO, Global Health Council