Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Global Health Symposium

VCU Global Health Symposium

Saturday, April 27, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth University, MCV Campus
Herme A. Kontos Medical Sciences Building, Room 104-105

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About the symposium

The purpose of the Global Health Symposium is to engage the VCU community in discussions about current international outreach focused on improving health outcomes around the globe.

To fulfill its purpose, the Symposium seeks to accomplish the objectives of 1) informing members of the university community about active global health projects, 2) providing networking opportunities to enhance communication and encourage connections among individuals and groups active and interested in global health projects, and 3) establishing a framework to further support of, and participation in, international health projects at VCU.

The Global Health Symposium is part of a planned biannual series highlighting opportunities for international collaboration. The first event was held in December 2012 and highlighted current research between VCU and the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil.

Full Program

Schedule of events

8:00-8:30 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, Posters on display for viewing
8:30-8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
Dr. Steve Crossman, M.D.
Associate Professor and
Coordinator of Predoctoral Programs
Family Medicine
8:45-10:00 am Projects working with local communities
  • Remarks by former participants
  • The PGIMER Project - Ananda Pandurangi, M.B.B.S., M.D.
  • Water Filter Project in Honduras - Steve Crossman, M.D and Michael P. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.
  • School of Dentistry Jamaica Project - Kim T. Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., R.D.H., M.P.H.
  • Question and Answer session – Moderator: William Moskowitz, M.D.
10:00 – 10:30 am University priorities and approach to global health
R. McKenna Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of World Studies and
Executive Director, Global Education Office
10:30 – 11:15 am Break, Networking, Posters on display for viewing
11:15 -12:30 pm Projects working with country-level efforts
  • Remarks by former participants
  • Rheumatic Fever Surveillance and Prevention in St. Vincent and the Grenadines - William Moskowitz, M.D.
  • Trauma System Development in Low and Middle Income Countries - Michel Aboutanos, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S.
  • Question and Answer session
12:30 – 1:00 pm Plenary Presentation
Jerome F. Strauss, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs, VCU Health System
Dean, VCU School of Medicine
1:00 – 1:30 pm Closing and Evaluation
Kim T. Isringhausen, B.S.D.H., R.D.H., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Dentistry and
Director of Dental Hygiene and Preceptorship Programs
VCU School of Dentistry