Global Health Education Symposium Oct. 12, 2013 The Role of Students in Global Health

Schedule of Events

8:00am – 8:50am Breakfast

8:50am – 9:00am Welcome: Matt Dacso, MD, MSc Director, UTMB Center for Global Health Education

9:00am - 10:00am Keynote Address
Mark Kline, MD, Chair of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Texas Children's Hospital

10: 00am –10:15am Break

10:15am – 11:30am Oral Presentations and Panel Discussions

“Students and Global Health Research”


“Students in Community-Based Global Health Settings”

11:30am – 11:45am Break

11:45am – 1:45pm Lunch and Poster Presentations

1:45pm – 3:00pm Breakout Table Discussions

“Short Term Medical Trips”


“Glocal (Global-Local) Health”

3:00pm – 4:15pm Global Health Realities: Voices from the Field

4:15pm – 4:30pm Poster Awards Announcement
Closing Remarks: Matt Dacso, MD, MSc Director, UTMB Center for Global Health Education

4:30pm Reception and Networking

All events will be held in Levin Hall on the campus of UTMB Health in Galveston. Conference attendees should register by October 1st. Conference registration is FREE. Conference Registration is available here.

Keynote Speaker


Dr. Mark Kline

Mark W. Kline, M.D., an internationally respected leader in pediatric HIV/AIDS and global child health, is the J.S. Abercrombie Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Ralph D. Feigin Chair and Physician-in-Chief of Texas Children’s Hospital.

A long-time researcher in pediatric HIV/AIDS, Dr. Kline has been the recipient and principal investigator for more than $50 million in research grants from the U.S. National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has authored more than 250 scientific articles and textbook chapters and has presented over 350 national and international lectures on subjects related to infectious diseases of children and global child health. He directs international research for the NIH-funded BCM Center for AIDS Research and is principal investigator for BCM’s NIH-funded Child Health Research Center and AIDS International Training and Research Program.

Dr. Kline is the founder and President of the BCM International Pediatric AIDS Initiative (BIPAI) at Texas Children’s Hospital, an ambitious program that encompasses HIV/AIDS care and treatment and health professional education and training programs across sub-Saharan Africa, Libya and Romania. BIPAI provides HIV/AIDS treatment to more children than any other organization worldwide.

Dr. Kline is Chair of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society International Affairs Committee and past-Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric AIDS. He is certified in both pediatrics and infectious diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Kline received a B.A. degree (summa cum laude) in biology from Trinity University in 1979. He received his M.D. degree with Honors from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981, completed a residency in pediatrics at BCM and Texas Children’s Hospital in 1985, having served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics, and was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at BCM and Texas Children’s. His many honors and awards include the Dag Hammarksjold Award from the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (1998), the Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award (2002), the Annual Award in HIV/AIDS of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention (2006), the Distinguished Faculty Award of Baylor College of Medicine (2007), the Medical Award of Excellence from Ronald McDonald House Charities (2007), the Distinguished Alumnus Award of Trinity University (2008), the Millie and Richard Brock Award of the New York Academy of Medicine (2009), the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for Public Service (2010) and the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program’s Annual Humanitarian Award (2013). He is listed in Who’s Who in America and U.S. News Top Doctors.

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