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Symposium: Training and Reciprocity in Global Health Education

Oct 4, 2016, 10:34 AM by Dylan Lancaster

UTMB Global Health Symposium Satellite Session on the Health of Migrants | Oct 7

The UTMB Center for Global Health Education in collaboration with the UTMB Center to Eliminate Health Disparities will be hosting a satellite session to our October 8th Symposium on the Health of Migrants.The session will be held from 1pm-5pm on Friday, October 7th.Registration is free for the satellite session. If you wish to participate, please email Dr. Caley Satterfield at with your name, title, and institutional affiliation by Wednesday, October 5th.

5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium

Registration for the 5th Annual UTMB Global Health Education Symposium is now open. To register, visit our EventBrite page:

The Symposium is an opportunity to showcase the work that our students do during their international electives and to continue a campus-wide discussion about how to engage trainees more effectively in international work. This year's theme is "Training and Reciprocity in Global Health Education." This event creates an opportunity to expand existing partnerships and create new ones by bringing people to campus from around the region, and also bringing international collaborators from some of our key partner sites.


Friday, October 7, 2016

1:00-5:00     FREE Satellite Workshop on the Health of Migrants
                   RSVP to Dr. Caley Satterfield at by Wednesday, October 5th.
                   Click here for Schedule and Keynote Information.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

8:00-8:50       Breakfast

8:50-9:00       Welcome; Opening Remarks (Dr. Matthew Dacso and Dr. Ben Raimer)

9:00-10:00     AM Keynote: Dr. Billy Tsima

10:00-10:15   BREAK

10:15-11:30   AM Breakout Sessions 

Lab Research: 
Moderator: Dr. Scott Weaver
Panelists: Dr. Peter Melby

     High Prevalence of Strongyloides stercoralis at High Altitude in the Cusco region, Peru
     Presenter: Ryan Lichtarge, UTHSC-Houston

     Immunological Impact of HTLV-a on Latent Tuberculosis
     Presenter: Milena Lobaina, UTMB

     Whole Blood Response to an Inflammatory Stimulus in Malnourished Children
     Presenter: Grace E. Thaxton, Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Internal Medicine, and Pathology, 
     and Center for Tropical Diseases, UTMB

Community Research:  
Moderator: Jacquie Firth
Panelists: Dr. Billy Tsima, Dr. Hani Serag

      Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Related to Childhood Nutrition: A Community-Based Study in a District of 
      Lima, Peru

      Presenter: Ana Garces-Wood, UTMB

      Association of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship (TAPS) exposure and cigarette use in Nigerian 
      adolescents: implications for current practices, products and policies 
on Current Marketing Practices, Products, 
      and Policies

      Presenter: Onyema Greg Chido-Amajuoyi, UT School of Public Health

      Investigation of Suicide Attempts in Meru County, Kenya
      Presenter: Derrick Gibson, MS2, UTMB

      Developing an Educational Program to Increase Oncology Clinical Capacity in Mozambique
      Presenter: Melissa Lopez, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

11:45-12:45   Lunch, Networking

12:45-1:45     Poster Session

1:45-2:00      BREAK

2:00-3:00      PM Keynote: Dr. Eduardo Gotuzzo

3:15-4:45      PM Breakout Workshops—Building Collaboration and Reciprocity

East Africa: Dr. Loice Achieng (Univ. of Nairobi, Kenya), Dr. Jon Fielder (African Mission Healthcare Foundation/UTMB), Dr. Julius Luyimbaazi (Nyakibale Hospital, Rukungiri, Uganda) UTMB Facilitator: Dr. Phil Keiser

Latin America: Dr. Miguel Cabada (UTMB-UPCH Collaborative Research Center), Martin Montes (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia/UTMB) UTMB Facilitator: Dr. Matthew Dacso

4:50-5:00     Closing Remarks, Poster Awards, Photography Contest Awards (Dr. Matthew Dacso)

5:00-5:30     Informal Networking Reception