Inaugural UMB Global Health Summit

This event highlighted the University’s commitment to improving the human condition through collaborative health and human services globally.

Researchers, practitioners, and interprofessional teams shared their work and engaged in discussions about potential collaborations and project ideas.

Dr. Perman Portrait
Message from President Perman

It’s an honor to welcome you to the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s (UMB) inaugural Global Health Summit.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: School of Medicine, MSTF Leadership Hall

Keynote Speakers


Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW
Director of the Peace Corps
 
Samba O. Sow, MD, MSc
Director General, UMSOM Center for Vaccine Development-Mali; Former Minister of Health, Mali; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Facilitators


Dr. Roger Ward
Senior Vice President for Operations and Institutional Effectiveness and Vice Dean of the Graduate School

Dawn Rhodes
Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President

Agenda


TimeDetails
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.                                

Summit Buffet Breakfast (Leadership Hall Atrium)

All are welcome (please finish breakfast before entering the hall, where no food or beverages is allowed)

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.  Welcome and Summit Overview, Jay A. Perman, MD, President of UMB. Introduced by Dr. Roger Ward.
8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.  Keynote Address: Jody Olsen, PhD, MSW, Director of the Peace Corps 
9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. 
Panel Discussion: UMB Global Health

Moderator: Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President and Provost
 

Dr. Gambo Aliyu, Interim Country Director, Nigeria

Dr. Cyprien Baribwira, Country Director, Rwanda

Dr. Fadima Haidara, Director of Clinical Studies, CVD-Mali

Dr. Emily Koech, Country Director, Kenya

Dr. Abubakar Maghimbi, Country Director, Tanzania

Dr. Don Mathanga, Director, Malaria Alert Centre, Malawi

Dr. Ndwapi Ndwapi, Country Director, Botswana

Dr. Robb Sheneberger, Country Director, Zambia

11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.  Break 
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.  Keynote Address: Samba Sow, MD, MSc, FASTMH, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Public Health, School of Medicine; Director General, Center for Vaccine Development-Mali, and Former Minister of Health, Mali 
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Panel Discussion: Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
 
Moderator: Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Division Head, Geographic Medicine, and Director, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health 
 
Dr. Adama Mamby Keita, Director of Epidemiological Studies, Center for Vaccine Development-Mali
 
Dr. Karen Kotloff, Division Head, Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine, and Associate Director for Clinical Research, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
 
Dr. Miriam Laufer, Associate Director for Malaria Research, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. 

Working Lunch and Poster Fair (Leadership Hall Atrium)

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. 

Presentation: University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State 

Moderator: Bruce Jarrell, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President and Provost

Dr. Craig Beyrouty, Dean, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Laurie Locascio, Vice President for Research, University of Maryland, College Park and University of Maryland, Baltimore

Dr. Boris Lushniak, Professor and Dean, School of Public Health, University of Maryland, College Park

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
Panel Discussion: Institute for Genome Sciences
 
Moderator: Claire Fraser, PhD, Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

Dr. David Rasko, Professor, Institute for Genome Sciences

Dr. Jacques Ravel, Associate Director, Institute for Genome Sciences

Dr. Shannon Takala-Harrison, Associate Professor, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.   Break 
2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.  
Panel Discussion: Global Education at UMB
 
Moderator: Virginia Rowthorn, JD, LLM, Executive Director, Center for Global Education Initiatives 
 

Dr. Caroline Burry, Associate Professor and Director of Global Initiatives, School of Social Work

Dr. Carlos A. Faerron Guzmán, Director, InterAmerican Center for Global Health-Costa Rica, and Adjunct Faculty, UMB Graduate School

Dr. Joanna Gaitens, Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Medicine

Dr. Yolanda Ogbolu, Assistant Professor and Director, Office of Global Health, School of Nursing

Professor Mike Vesely, Academic Program Director, Center for Health and Homeland Security, Francis King Carey School of Law

4 p.m. - 5 p.m. 
Working Session: Anti-Microbial Resistance and Potential Collaborations 
 
Moderator: Cassidy Claassen, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Institute for Human Virology, Zambia 
 

Dr. Anthony Harris, Division Head, Genomic Epidemiology and Clinical Outcomes, School of Medicine

Dr. Kristie (Jennifer) Johnson, Director, Clinical Microbiology, Laboratories of Pathology at UMMC, School of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Morgan, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, School of Medicine

Dr. Brenna Roth, Visiting Instructor, Department of Medicine, Institute for Human Virology, School of Medicine, Tanzania

Dr. Kristen Stafford, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Director, Clinical Research Academic Programs, School of Medicine

Dr. Sharon Tennant, Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, School of Medicine

4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.   Closing Reception and Poster Fair (Leadership Hall Atrium)