Stanford University
Center for Innovation in
Global Health  

"Hot" Topics in Global Health

This series is only open to residents and will be held every 1st Wednesday of the month in the Lane, L154 Conference Room from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

UPCOMING

2014

March 26
Anna Arroyo, MD; Global Health Resident

Juen 4
Alex Sandhu, MD; Global Health Resident


PAST

2013-2014

November 6
Meghana Gadgil, MD; Global Health Resident

2012-2013

May 1
Grant Miller, Associate Professor of Medicine; Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Economics and of Health Research Policy; Senior Fellow at FSI and CHP/PCOR Core Faculty Member

April 3
Interview with Marty Cetron, MD on his career path. Dr. Cetron is the Director of the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The interview will be made by Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health

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March 6
Helen Stacy, Senior Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI) and Coordinator, Program on Human Rights, FSI

Human Trafficking

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February 6
Paul Wise, Professor of Pediatrics
Designing Global Health for the Real World: Delivering Health Services in Areas of Unstable Governance and Conflict

This discussion will focus on the urgent need to develop new technology and delivery strategies for the provision of critical health services in areas of poor governance and political instability.  Despite the large portion of preventable deaths occurring in complex political environments, current NGO and academic global health programs remain largely engaged in areas of relative political stability.   Innovative technologies that respond to the special conditions inherent in unstable areas are desperately needed.  In addition, collaborations between global health physicians, political scientists and global security experts will best ensure that more effective strategies for service provision will be created and successfully implemented in the real world.

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January 9
Eran Bendavid, Assistant Professor of Medicine, General Medical Disciplines and CHP/PCOR Associate

Highlights from the Global Burden of Disease 2010 Study

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December 5
Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health

Fever in the Traveling Scholar (NO VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR THIS SESSION)

November 7
Lee Riley, Professor of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases & Chair of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology, UC Berkeley
Slum Health: Unmasking Disparity through Molecular Epidemiology

Urban slums comprise new social clusters that now comprise more than 1 billion people in the world.   Residents of these human settlements in most nations belong neither to the 1% nor to the 99%.  The lack of legal, social, political, and informational recognition of their existence engenders health outcomes that paralyze the formal health sectors of these nations.  The legal, social, political, and informational disparity also contributes to new biological disparity that can be unmasked by molecular field epidemiologic investigations.  The discussion will focus on slum-specific determinants of rheumatic heart disease triggered by Group A streptococcus infections.

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October 3
Stephen Luby, Director of Research, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health
Epidemiology and Prevention of Human Nipah Virus Infection

This talk summarizes the current scientific understanding of how Nipah virus, a virus that normally lives harmlessly within large fruit bats, occasionally infects humans causing over 70% of them to die and sometimes transmitting from person to person.

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September 5
Ellen Jo Baron, Professor Emerita, Pathology, Stanford University and Director of Medical Affairs, Cepheid
New Technology in the War Against Tuberculosis

The talk will present an overview of the burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world today, describe certain problems with diagnosis and detection of drug resistance, and discuss new technology being developed or deployed to combat the problem of TB in the high burden, low resource setting.

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2011-2012

October 5
Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director for the Center for Innovation in Global Health
The "Players” in Global Health

This presentation outlines who the key stakeholders are in global health (including multilaterals, bilaterals, NGOs and individuals) and ways in which they influence practices and strategies in global health diplomacy and agenda. It also outlines the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the US commitment to overcoming global health challenges through the Global Health Initiative (GHI) funding.

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November 2
Rajaie Batniji, Resident in Internal Medicine at Stanford School of Medicine
Global health financing: Understanding where the Money Goes

Rajaie Batniji explains major trends in global health financing, challenging some common 'myths' about development assistance for health, and raising questions about why donors finance health in developing countries.

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December 7
Bert Patenaude, Research Fellow at Hoover Institute and Lecturer at Stanford University
Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief

A sketch of the history of modern humanitarianism, from its origins in the 1968 famine in Biafra through its "decade of reckoning" in the 1990s, when controversial humanitarian interventions in Somalia, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Kosovo sparked a debate about the interface of politics, war, and "engaged humanitarianism."

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January 4
Kavita Ramdas, Executive Director for “Ripples to Waves”: Program on Social Entrepreneurship and Development
Global Women’s Issues and Health

Why Achieving Global Health requires the Realization of Human Rights and Gender Justice.

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February 1
Amy Lockwood, Deputy Director for the Center for Innovation in Global Health
Addressing Global Micronutrient Malnutrition

A discussion of nutrition issues in resource-constrained settings, with a specific focus on approaches to addressing micronutrient malnutrition including the challenges and obstacles to implementing effective programs.

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March 7
Jack Colford, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Water and Sanitation in Global Health

Dr. Colford reviews examples of two studies conducted by his group in Bolivia and in India as a means to review study design strategies for clustered randomized trials and for matched cohort designs applied to the health impact evaluation of water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. These design approaches have wide generalizability to other infectious disease problems that involve clustered intervention delivery and outcomes.    

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April 4
Freya Spielberg, Senior Health Research Analyst at RTI International
Can Mobile Health Technology Make a Good Village Doctor Great?

In her talk Dr. Spielberg will discuss the design process that lead to the creation of the HealthBox program in Bangladesh.

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May 2 (YouTube Video Coming Soon)
Robert Siegel, Associate Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at Stanford University
Pandemics

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June 6
Latha Palaniappan, Associate Investigator, Health Policy Research, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
Doctors without Borders - the East Timor Experience

Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is an international medical humanitarian organization working to provide assistance to those most in need.  This presentation will describe the challenging yet rewarding experience of serving as a volunteer physician in East Timor.

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