4th Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening

February 9, 2018 | McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center

"Planetary Health in a Changing Climate"

Overview

The 4th Annual Stanford Global Health Research Convening is a one-day conference bringing together students, faculty and researchers across Stanford University who are working in global health. Held annually in Winter quarter, the convening is designed to build community among researchers, highlight and share the many facets of global health research at Stanford, connect researchers across schools and disciplines, and connect students with researchers and mentors.

This year's conference will focus on the theme, "Planetary Health in a Changing Climate" featuring a keynote presenation from Stanford's Gretchen Daily, PhD, Bing Professor in Environmental Science, Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and 2017 recipient of the Blue Planet Prize for her work to harmonize people and nature. 

The conference will include more than 70 oral and poster presentations from Stanford University faculty and students, as well as networking opportunities. 

Agenda

8:00 – 9:00 am                    Breakfast & Registration

 

9:00 – 9:10 am                    Welcome Remarks

  • Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean of Global Health; Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health              
  • Stephen Luby, Director of Research of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute and the Freeman Spogli Institute

 

9:10 - 9:45 am                    Opening Keynote
Gretchen Daily, Bing Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Biology and Director of the Center for Conservation Biology  


9:45 - 10:10 am                    Featured Faculty Research: Global Surgery in Academic Medicine, an Emerging Discipline

Sherry Wren, Vice Chair for Professional Development and Diversity, Professor of Surgery, Director of Global Surgery for Stanford Global Health


10:10 - 11:00 am  
                     Poster Lightning Round Presentations - Session I

Stanford students, staff and faculty presenters will each have 60-seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research, followed by a 30 minute poster viewing session. 

 

11:00 am - 12:00 pm           Oral Presentations - Session I

  • Priyanka Suresh, Visiting Instructor, “Chikungunya Infection during Gestation: Impact on Pregnancy and Neonatal Outcomes” 
  • Laura Kwong, PhD candidate in the Environmental Engineering and Science program, “Ingestion of Soil and Food Contribute More to Children’s Intake of Fecal Matter than Ingestion of Water”
  • Meghan Howard, Stanford PhD candidate in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, “Impacts of land use on Aedes albopictus distribution in Costa Rica”
  • Zachary Wagner, Stanford Postdoctoral Research Fellow, “The Role of Price and Convenience in Underuse of Oral Rehydration Salts to Treat Child Diarrhea: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda” 

 

12:00 - 1:00 pm                      Networking Lunch

Network with global health colleagues working across all seven schools at Stanford. The CIGH Student Council will be hosting a station for students to learn about work, fellowships, and volunteer opportunities in the global health ecosystem. Students, make sure to check out the table at the entrance of the Research Convening during lunch and poster sessions throughout the day! 

 

1:00 - 1:40 pm                        Conversation: Global Health Ethics Case Study Review                              

  • Ann Weber, Instructor, Pediatrics - Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
  • Interviewer: Michele Barry, Senior Associate Dean of Global Health; Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health             

 

1:40 - 2:40 pm                        Poster Lightning Round Presentations - Session II

Round two of our poster lightning rounds in which Stanford students, staff and faculty presenters each have 60 seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research, followed by poster viewing. Coffee and and an afternoon snack will be served.

 

2:40 - 3:05 pm                        Featured Faculty Research: Impacts of a changing climate on food availability and quality
David Lobell, Professor of Earth System Science, William Wrigley Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and Deputy Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment

 

3:05 - 3:50 pm                         Oral Presentations - Session II

  • Jennifer Newberry, Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, “Women in crisis: An analysis of calls to a women’s helpline in Gujarat, India (2014-2016)”
  • Sarah Chynoweth, PhD, Research Fellow, Handa Center for Human Rights, “Sexual violence against men and boys in the Syria crisis: an exploratory study”
  • Gary Darmstadt, Associate Dean for Maternal and Child Health, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, “Impact of topical sunflower seed oil therapy on survival and growth of newborn infants in Uttar Pradesh, India: a community-based cluster randomized controlled trial”

 

3:50 - 4:50 pm                        Poster Lightning Round Presentations - Session III

Round three of our poster lightning rounds in which Stanford students, staff and faculty presenters each have 60 seconds to give a snapshot of their global health research, followed by poster viewing. 



4:50 - 5:00 pm        
             Closing Remarks

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