Monday, January 26, 2009

Global Health and Innovation Summit: Unite for Sight

Global Health and Innovation Summit

A Conference Presented Annually by Unite For Sight

Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19, 2009

NEW: Conference Schedule Online

"A Meeting of Minds," --CNN

200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Susan Blumenthal, Nicholas Kristof, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Al Sommer, and Dr. Harold Varmus. Plus social innovation sessions by CEOs and Directors of Save The Children, Partners in Health, HealthStore Foundation, mothers2mothers, and many others.

What? Join 2,500 people from all 50 states and from more than 60 countries for an innovative, high-impact idea incubator.

Who should attend? Students, professionals, educators, doctors, scientists, lawyers, universities, corporations, nonprofits, and others. Anyone interested in international health and development, public health, eye care, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human rights, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

"Global Health Challenges and Opportunities," Susan Blumenthal, MD, MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University Medical Center; Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research; Chair, Global Health Program, Meridian International Center

"The Challenges of Development and Making Aid Work," Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times

Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, Director of Earth Institute at Columbia University; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University; Special Advisor to Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon

"Millennium Villages: Update," Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Health Coordinator, Millennium Village Project

"Preventing Blindness; Saving Lives," Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"New Perspectives on Global Health and Science," Harold Varmus, MD, President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient

Confirmed Leaders of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

"Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool to Strengthen Health Systems,"Leah Barrett, MPA, Program Officer, VillageReach

"Unite For Sight: Social Entrepreneurship As A Symbol of Hope for the (Poor) Blind Villagers and Refugees in Ghana," James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Strategic Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Advancing Global Health," Greg Dees, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Social Entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

"The Power of Public/Private "Hybrids," Gene Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Directors, mothers2mothers

"The HealthStore Foundation: Improving Access to Life-Saving Medicines through Micro-Franchising," Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation

"The Impact of the Food and Nutrition Crisis on the Global Health Agenda," Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children

"Health Care From The Grassroots," Joia Mukherjee, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Partners in Health; Director, Institute for Health and Social Justice; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School; Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities, Brigham and Women's Hospital

"'Patient' Capital for Global Health," Ajay Nair, MBBS MPH, Portfolio Associate, Acumen Fund

Confirmed Featured Speakers

"Progress Towards Eliminating Blindness Due To Trachoma: Findings of Post-Intervention Impact Trachoma Prevalence Surveys in Seven Countries," Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Programs and Logistics, International Trachoma Initiative

"Unearthing Local Definitions of Child Protection and Well-Being," Alastair Ager, PhD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Keratoprosthesis as an Option for the Developing World: A Review of Pilot Projects in Ethiopia and Sudan," Jared Ament, MD, Clinical Research Fellow, Ophthalmology & Corneal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public Health

"Religious Teaching and Identity Construction in the Context of HIV Infection in Three Regions of Senegal," David Ansari, Intermural Research Training Fellow, National Institute on Aging

"Holistic Children's Services For Orphans Abroad," Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"Workshop: How To Create An Organization To Do Community Work Abroad," Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

"A New Legal Theory for International Law – The “Health Authority to Protect” Doctrine," Jeannette L. Austin, JD, MPP, Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School

"Good Approaches To Community Eye Health," Dennis Baah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Open Access Education - Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge," Richard Baraniuk, PhD, Founder, Connexions; Victor E. Cameron Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

"Academician or Advocate? Making Scientific Research and Human Rights Fit," Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH&TM, Associate Professor, Tulane University; Vice President, Doctors for Global Health

"Investing in Sight - Where Will The Capital Come From?" Shari Berenbach, MBA, President & CEO, Calvert Foundation

"An Innovative Program to Deliver Vision Care to Persons with Intellectual Disabilities – Special Olympics Lions Clubs International Opening Eyes," Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes

"Tools for Effective Global Health Advocacy," Natasha Bilimoria, Executive Director, Friends of the Global Fight

David Bloom, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population; Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health

"Protecting Children in Disaster and War: Efforts to Professionalize the Field," Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Cuba: Care-Giver to the World," Peter Bourne, MA, MD, Visiting Scholar, Oxford University; Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George's University; Formerly Special Assistant to the President of the United States for Health Issues; Chair, Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC)

Dondeena Bradley, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Nutrition, PepsiCo

"Strenghtening Health Systems: The Role of Universities in Global Health," Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division of Health Policy and Administration; Director, Health Management Program; Director, Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public Health

"Key Predictors of Global Health, Life Expectancy, and the Burden of Illness: A New World Model," M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of Public Health University of North Texas Health Science Center; Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"A Tragic Global Dilemma: So Many Cataracts, So Few Surgeries," Harry Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

"Molecular Mechanisms of Parasite Immune Evasion," Richard Bucala, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Epidemiology and Public Health, Yale University School of Medicine

"Prevalence of Blindness in West African Adults: The Tema Eye Survey," Don Budenz, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Epidemiology, and Public Health, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

"U.S. Life Expectancy: Why are We #28," Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director, American Human Development Project

"The Surgeon's Role in Global Public Health," Kathleen Casey, Director, Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons

"Bringing Global Health Research Home," Jennifer Chow, Program Manager, Global Health Research Advocacy, Research!America

Michael Chu, MBA, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

“The Importance of Ethical, High Quality Volunteering,” James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner and Medical Advisory Board Member

"Connectivity & Health Information Needs: Alternative Approaches," Thomas Cook, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health

"Demonstration of Impact of Partnerships in Developing Countries Through Economic Modeling" Scott Corlew, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Interplast

"Open Medicine: A Journal and a Social Movement," Jessica Cowan-Dewar, Editorial Fellow, Open Medicine

"Developing an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health at Duke University," Lisa Croucher, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Global Health Institute, Duke University

"Hand of Hope (Here Bolo): A Peer Education Tool for Low Literacy Settings," Annie de Groot, MD, Founder and Scientific Director, GAIA Vaccince Foundation; Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University

"Health in the Millennium Villages: Scaling Up In Unexpected Ways," Prabhjot Dhadialla, PhD, Program Director of Health Systems, Development and Research, Columbia Center For Global Health & Economic Development; Community Health Worker Advisor, Millennium Village Prjoect

"The American Medical Model - Are We Right To Export It?" Emmanuel d'Harcourt, Senior Child Survival Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

"Gender Differences in HIV Testing, ARV Enrollment, and Treatment Adherence: Lessons Learned at the Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti," Darwin Dorestan, MD, Coordinator of HIV and TB Programs, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Why Follow-Up Is A Must For All Medical Care," Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"How To Train Community Eye Health Workers in Villages and Refugee Camps: The Impact Of A Community-Based Model," Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Climate Instability: Health Problems and Health Solutions," Paul Epstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard Medical School

"A Model Program for International Collaborations in Latin America," Javier Escobar, MD, MSc, Associate Dean for Global Health, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

"Racial Discrimination and the Right to Health: US Obligations Under The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination," Dabney Evans, MPH, Executive Director, Emory University Institute of Human Rights; Lecturer, Hubert Department of Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

"The Ethical, Social, Cultural, and Commercialization Issues on International Agro-Biotechnology Initiatives in Africa," Obidimma Ezezika, PhD, MEM, Senior Research Fellow, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre for Global Health, University of Toronto

"Using the Community Tool Box to Build Global Capacity for Community Health and Development," Stephen Fawcett, PhD, Director, WHO Collaborating Centre, University of Kansas

"The Role of Cultural Competency in International Health Care and Volunteerism," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN, CEO and Founder, Center For Human Diversity

"Ophthalmic Screening in China to Improve Access to Eye Care," Susan Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief, Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services

"Community-Based Participatory Research in Maternal Health in the Dominican Republic,"Jennifer Foster, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Emory University

"Releasing Latent Capacity in a Resource-Constrained Health System Through Government-NGO Partnership Systems Innovation," James Fraser, MA, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dignitas International

"Building Capacity and Improving Care: Key Lessons Learned Through the Kaiser Permanente--Community Clinic Partnership," Cody Fuedaflores, Manager, Community Benefit Programs, Kaiser Permanente

"AIDS in the Dominican Republic's Sugercane Batey Communities," Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO, The Batey Relief Alliance

"The Fogarty (NIH) International Clinical Research Training Programs," Pierce Gardner, MD, Fogarty International Center, Fogarty International Center, NIH

"Unlocking the Power of Social Norms: Innovative Strategies for Community-Led Transformation in Health and Development," Gannon Gillespie, Director of US Operations, Tostan

"Improvement in Adherence Counseling and Management of Patients on ART in Developing Countries as a Result of Clinical Mentoring Programs," Katie Graves-Abe, Director of Operations, International Center for Equal Healthcare Access

"Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Deliver Affordable Eyeglasses and Eye Care," David Grosof, President, OptiOpia

"Nutritional Management of Cataracts," Heskel Haddad, MD, Ophthalmologist; President, Optoed Corp, Inc.

"Socioemergence: Cultural and Political Dimensions of Emergent Viral Disease in Equatorial Africa's Forests," Rebecca Hardin, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment and Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

"Measuring Service Quality With Community Providers," Katharine Haxall, Child Survival and Health Program Officer, International Rescue Committee

"Interplast: The Evolution from Volunteer Medical Missions to Surgical Capacity Building in the Global South," Susan Hayes, President and CEO, Interplast

"Experiences In International Education: Teaching The Course Management of Humanitarian Emergencies," Marisa Herran, MD, Co-Director Rainbow Center for Global Child Health , Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, CWRU

"HIV Prevention and Detection Pilot Project in the Sugarcane Plantation Bateyes of Eastern Dominican Republic," Sabrina Hermosilla, MIA, MPH, MS, Columbia University International Family AIDS Program

"Assessing And Addressing Primary Care Service Delivery Challenges in Rural, Low-Resource Settings - Lessons Learned at the Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti," Fritz Gaetan Heyliger, MD, Coordinator of Primary Care Services, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Illustrations as a Patient Education Tool to Improve Recall of Postoperative Cataract Medication Regimes in the Developing World," M. Scott Hickman, MD, Lawrence Eye Care Associates

"Strengthening the Capacity of Families and Communities: A Foundation's Experience in Addressing Blindness," Steve Hilton, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

"Global Collaborations to Improve Worker Safety on Roads," Jane Hingston, Global Collaborations, National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health

"Educating Future Physicians in Social Medicine and Health Equity," Katie Houghton, Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

"Mitigating The Impacts of the Food Crisis in Rural Haiti: Lessons Learned From Hopital Albert Schweitzer's Emergency Nutrition Program," Erlantz Hyppolite, MD, Coordinator of Maternal and Child Health Program, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Challenges and Potential of Genetic Manipulation of Insect Vectors of Disease," Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

"Current Patterns in Pre-hospital Trauma Care in Kampala, Uganda and the Feasibility of a Modified First-aid Course for Lay-First Responders," Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, Resident Physician and Fellow, UCSF Depts of Surgery & Global Health Sciences

"Building Sustainable Strategic Information Systems in Low-Resource Countries," Bobby Jefferson, Senior Information Technology Advisor, SRA International; Senior IT Advisor - HIV/AIDS, Futures Group International

"Microbicide Clinical Trials: A Case Study for Ethical Examination of International Clinical Trials in HIV/STI Prevention," Clair Kaplan, MSN, RN, APRN, MHS, MT, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Nursing

"Innovative Programs to Address the Burden of Diabetes in Low Resource Economies," Anil Kapur, MD, Managing Director, World Diabetes Foundation

"Eye Care Services in Liberia: The Post War Challenges," Kartee Karloweah, ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Atrocities and Social Entrepreneuriship," Zachary Kaufman, JD Candidate, Yale Law School; DPhil Candidate in International Relations, Oxford University

"Educating Leaders for Health Management ," Sosena Kebede, MD, MPH, Program Director, Yale-Clinton Foundation, Jimma-Yale MHA Program

"What is the Role of Universities in Developing and Educating The Next Global Health Leaders?" Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

Karen King, MA, Elementary School Teacher, Reed Intermediate School; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

"Building Mid-level HCW Capacity To Counter Doctor Migration in Nepal," Stephen Knoble, MHS, PA-C, Training Consultant, Nick Simons Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

"Remote Prescriptive Learning - A Cost-Effective Tool to Increase Healthcare Capacity in the Developing World," Colleen Kraft, MD, President/Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

"Reproductive Health Interventions as a Response to the Post-Election Violence in Kenya," Sandra Krause, Director, Reproductive Health Program, Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children

"The Development of School-Based Health Services in Nicaragua," Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, RN, MSN, CPNP, Associate Professor, Yale School of Nursing

"Global Health and International Affairs: Meeting the Challenge," Randall Kuhn, Director, Global Health Affairs Program, University of Denver, International Studies

"Pathways to Empathetic Psychosocial Care for Families Affected by HIV/AIDS, Poverty, and Violence in Southern Africa - Developing Local Capacity For Sustainable Intervention Practices on the Community Level," Jamie Lachman, Clowns Without Borders

"Improved Instruments for Trachoma Surgery," Doug Lawrence, Vice President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems

"Food Security and the Right to Health," Robert Lawrence, MD, Center for A Livable future Professor; Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, Health Policy & International Health; Director, Center for a Livable Future, Department of Environmental Health Sciences; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"Innovative Tools for Education: Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.b") Network," Brian Leonard, MD, University of Ottawa Eye Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Canada; American Academy of Ophthalmology

"Women are Key to Community Health," Jill Lester, President and CEO, The Hunger Project

"Development of a Business Model for the Implementation of a Sustainable Point of Use Water Filter Program in the Dominican Republic," Roger Lewis, PhD, CIH, Division Director, Envionmental Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health

"Pain and Policy: The Battle with Needless Suffering," Diederik Lohman, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

"Community-Based Projects To Improve Quality of Life For People Living With HIV/AIDS," Julia Love, Director of Communications,The Resource Foundation

"Health In The Urban Slums: Let the People Lead the Way," Pamela Lynam, MD, Country Director, Kenya, JHPIEGO

"Duke-Engineering World Health: Biomedical Engineering Making a Difference in Developing World Hospitals," Robert Malkin, PhD, PE, Professor of Practice of Biomedical Engineering Director, Duke-Engineering World Health, Duke University

"Glaucoma and Volunteerism," Roger Martin, Patient Advocate

"A Vaccine To Prevent AIDS: When and How," John McGoldrick, JD, Senior Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

"The Need For A Global Shift in Global Health: The Emerging Focus on Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries," Michelle McMurry, Director, Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative, The Aspen Institute

"Defining Innovation in mHealth: Opportunities and Challenges of Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for mHealth at the Millennium Village Project," Patricia Mechael, MHS, PhD, mHealth and Telemedicine Advisor, Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University

"A Rights-Based Approach to US Health Care Reform: Realizing the Highest Attainable Standard of Health Through a Focus on Underlying Determinants," Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, MPhil, Public Health Law Project Manager, Center for Health Policy, IGERT-International Development and Globalization Fellow, Columbia University

"From Donor-Driven to Impact-Driven: How Evidence Can Inform Smarter Individual Philanthropy," Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Global Health, Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania

"Translation Research on Diabetes Care Among Samoans," Stephen McGarvey, PhD, MPH, Professor of Community Health, Director, International Health Institute, Brown University

"The African Health Professions Brain Drain Survey and Policy Implications," Edward Mensah, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

"Access to Essential Medicines: Moving Beyond AIDS, TB and Malaria," Suerie Moon, PhD Candidate & Research Fellow, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

"Cost of Iron Deficiency: Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences for Women and Children," Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

"War, Women, and Children," Mini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, MPhil, CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Global Health Program Director, New York Medical College School of Public Health

"Women's Global Health and Human Rights," Mini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, MPhil, CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Global Health Program Director, New York Medical College School of Public Health

"Towards a Framework for Culturally-Sensitive Psychosocial Interventions in the Population of Sudanese Displaced," Brian Neff, M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

"Empowerment: The Key To Transforming Communities - Guatemalan Experiences,"Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Heallth

"The International Efforts of The American Academy of Pediatrics," Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Heallth

"Neonatal Resuscitation Capabilities in Nepal," Christina Nelson, MD, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado

"Collaborative Initiative between Researchers and Community Representatives to Facilitate Community Understanding of Interim Analyses in an HIV Prevention Trial," Lisa Noguchi, CNM, MSN, Director of Operations, Microbicide Trials Network, MWRI/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

"Global Service as a Means to Restore America's Standing: Remaking Ourselves As We Remake Our World," Edward O'Neil, Jr, MD, Omni Med

"Project HEALTH: Mobilizing College Volunteers to Change Healthcare Delivery," Rebecca Onie, JD, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Project HEALTH

"The Pathophysiology of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Macular Degeneration," Santa Ono, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives and Deputy Provost of Emory University; Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center

"The Community Can Help Itself: Using Mobile Phones to Revolutionize Healthcare Delivery," Yuri Ostrovsky, Chief Technology Officer, ClickDiagnostics, Inc.

"GHEC: Strength Through Consortia," Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director, Global Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"Mission Driven," Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director, Global Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"Eye Care America: Providing Eye Care Needs For America's Uninsured by MDs," David J. Palmer, MD, Chair, Eye Care America-Senior Eye Care Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation

"Innovations in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative," Carol Pandak, Rotary International

"A Model for Cooperative Investment in the Developing World," Minesh Patel, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine

"Pharmaceutical Interventions to Minimize Retinal Scarring," Yannis Paulus, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine

"A2Z – The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project: Fostering Innovative Approaches to Saving Sight," Roshelle Payes, Child Blindness Manager, A2Z Project, Academy for Educational Development

"Portable, Handheld Devices for Diagnosis of Taeniasis in The Field ," Raquel Perez-Castillejos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology

"An Innovative Hospital Management Training Program in Albania" Frank Phillips, Director, International Healthcare Program, Rush University Medical Center

"Partnering to Create a Center of Excellence for Children with Autism in West Africa: Successes and Challenges," Molly Ola Pinney, Founder and CEO, The Global Autism Project

"Malaria as an Obstacle to Economic Development: Fighting Malaria on the River of Life, the Value of Public Private Partnerships," Steven C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects, Exxon Mobil Corporation

"A Model for Sustainable Diabetic Eye Care in the Developing World," Sudeep Pramanik, MD, MBA

"Global Health, The Internet, and the Global Development Commons: What Does The Future Hold?" Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications

"Balancing Community-Identified Needs with Responsible Interventions: Implementing a Gender-Based Violence Program into the Honduran Health Alliance," Bonzo Reddick, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Robyn Dayton, MPH Candidate, University of North Carolina School of Public Health

"Global Overview of Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS)," Susan Reef, MD, CDC

"Microfinance and Microfranchise to Improve Health," Myka Reinsch, Director of Innovations, Freedom From Hunger

"NCC and the L3C: State of the Art Cancer Care in Latin America," Thomas Roane, Senior Vice President - Healthcare Alliances, National Cancer Coalition

"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lee Roberts, PhD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Partnerships for Ensuring Quality Education for All," Steven Rothstein, President, Perkins School For The Blind

Jennifer Ruger, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Global Health, Yale School of Public Health; Co-Director of the Yale/World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion, Policy and Research; Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core Investigator, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

"The Use of Imagery: How it Promotes and Hampens Global Health Advocacy?" Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker

"Vision Loss Prevention and Eye Health Promotion: A Public Health Approach," Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Vision Health Initiative Team Leader, Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Methods For Glaucoma Screening," Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Tennessee-Memphis

"Community Eye Health Program Can Improve The Quality of Life of Poor: An Action Research Study from Orissa, India," Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

"Private Finance Models That Support Public Health Efficiency," Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Economic Growth, US Agency for International Development

"Communication Challenges in Mass Drug Administration in Tanzania: Thinking with Reciprocity," Ari Samsky, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, Princeton University

"Taking Lifesaving Care Closer to Women and Their Families," Harshad Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University

"Establishing Community-Based Teams," Brooke Schaab, PhD, U.S. Army Research Institute

"Creating a University-wide Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Global Health," Daniel D. Sedmak, MD, Director, Office of Global Health Education; Executive Vice Dean, College of Medicine; Executive Director, Center for Personalized Healthcare; Senior Associate Vice President, Office of Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

"This is Global Health: Temple University's International Education Opportunities Senegal," Shannon Marquez, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Temple University Center for Global Health

"Why We Must Have High Quality Surgical Care For All," Tamilarasan Senthil, MBBS, Consulting Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic, India

"A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study Regarding Eye Care Among Parents in Delhi," Manish Sharma, MBBS, Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital; Unite For Sight Partner

"The Future of Glaucoma Surgery: Hope For The Developing World?" Bruce Shields, MD, Chair Emeritus, Yale Department of Ophthalmology

Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University School of Medicine

"Why We Need Schools For Blind Girls," Ajit Sinha, MBBS, Founder and Director, AB Eye Institute; Former President, All India Ophthalmological Society

Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

"Success of Laproscopic Sterilisation in Controlling Population Growth in Eastern India: My Experience of 30 Years," Renu Sinha, MBBS, Former Head of the Obs and Gynea Department of Patna Medical College Hospital; Former President of Bihar Obs and Gynea Society

"The Impact of Patien Barriers to Eye Care," Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

"Addressing Health Consequences of Gender-Based Violence in Papua New Guinea," Marie Skinnider, MD, Health Advisor, MSF Canada

"Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Evidence Based Practices To Reduce Maternal Mortality in a Rural Nicaraguan Community," Janice K. Smith, MD, MPH, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health at UTMB

"Liberation Medicine in Education and Action Toward Global Health For All, Now!" Lanny Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Professor of Medicine in the Residency Programs of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Human Rights Clinic for Victims of Torture, Montefiore; Founder and President, Doctors for Global Health

"Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer: An Epidemic Fueled by Global Indifference," Samuel So, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery; Director, Asian Liver Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford University School of Medicine

"Partnering to Achieve Greater Effectiveness in Preventing Blindness," Kathy Spahn, President and CEO, Helen Keller International

"Assessing and Improving Emergency Obstetric Care in Northern Nigeria," Laura Stachel, MD, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, UC Berkeley School of Public Health,

"The Health-Peace Connection: Assessing the Need for Pre-deployment Training for Medical Volunteers and its Proposed Effect on Coexistence," Sarah Stanlick, MA, Research Associate, Harvard University

"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lindsay Stark, Research Associate, Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"The Disability Rights Approach to Development," Michael Stein, JD, PhD, Executive Director, Harvard Project on Disability; Cabell Research Professor of Law, College of William and Mary School of Law

"Do it Yourself Humanitarianism: Methods and Models," Chris Stout, PsyD, Founding Director, Center for Global Initiatives; Clinical Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Global Network For Health: A Novel Approach to Learning and Diagnostics," H. Dean Sutphin, PhD, Assistant Vice President for International Health and Appalachian Outreach, Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

"Innovation In Reproductive Health Programming," Maia Tavadze, CARE International in the Caucasus, Georgia

"An Innovative Approach to Addressing Global Health Disparities through a Global Health Leadership Training Program in Latin America," Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, D.O., Dean and Executive Vice President, Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine

"Advances in Visual Function Assessment for Glaucoma," James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

"It Takes a Girl to Raise A Village: Rethinking Education in the Developing World," Philippe Van Denbossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi

"Fueling Vehicles of Change With Star Power," Philippe Van Denbossche, Executive Director, Raising Malawi

"Global Health and Global Health Education - from Lexicon (Greek Λεξικόν) to Actions," Anvar Velji, MD, Co-Founder and Treasurer, Global Health Education Consortium; Chief of Infectious Disease at Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento; Clinical Professor, University of California at Davis

“Health in Africa: Perspectives From The Only Ophthalmologist For 2 Million People in Northern Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

“Couching: A “Worst Practice” That Battles Modern Surgical Care in Northern Ghana" Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana; Unite For Sight Partner

"The Himalayan Cataract Project and Millennium Village Project Partnership," John Welling, MD Candidate,The Ohio State University College of Medicine

"IDP and Refugee Health in Darfur and Chad: Challenges and Innovations to Meeting Basic Needs," Dayan Woldemichael, MD, Chad Country Director, International Medical Corps

"Global Health Through Microfranchise & Other Social Innovations," Warner Woodworth, PhD, Professor of Organizational Leadership & Strategy, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management

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