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
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
|8:45-10:00 am||Projects working with local communities
|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
|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