GHIC 2018: Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 14-15, 2018
Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 14-15, 2018- Conference Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule with the confirmed speakers. The session times are subject to change slightly.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Saturday, 7:00am: Check-in and Registration Begins

Saturday, 8:00-8:15am: Opening Remarks

Saturday, 8:15-9:00am: Keynote Address

Saturday, 9:05-9:50am: Cultivating Cultural Competence: How to Develop Respectful Organizations and Partnerships

Saturday, 10:05-11:35am

SH: Insights and Advice in Responsibly Innovating and Sustaining

Coop: Global Health Technology

CALH: Community-Based Programs Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “First Aid in Detroit: Utilizing Medical Students as Community Health Educators to Improve Health Outcomes,” Nicole Schnabel, MD Student, Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • “Solving the Problem of Urban Eviction with Energy,” Himaja Nagireddy, Undergraduate Student, University of Connecticut
  • “Make the Minute Matter. Leveraging Social Marketing to Combat Drowning: The Preventable Global Epidemic,” Rebecca Wear Robinson, President and Founder, Make the Minute Matter
  • “Rehema Afya Bora's Clinics: Creating Thriving Communities in Tanzania's Most Remote Areas,” Sameer Moulali, Co-Founder of Krishna Veni Charitable Clinic

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Marie H. Martin, Assistant Director, Education and Training, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Sten Vermund, Dean and Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale School of Public Health; Professor of Pediatrics, Yale School of Medicine

LC101: Maternal and Child Health

LC102: Responsible Global Engagement Panel

LC211: Leadership Interactive Workshop

LC317: Design Thinking Interactive Workshop

L 250: Community-Driven Impact

L 351: Media Interactive Workshop

WLH 119: Community-Based Programs: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

WLH 208: Maternal and Child Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “The EPED (Early Preeclampsia Detection) Strip,” Denali Dahl, PhD Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • “Empowering Spiritual Leaders to Support and Advocate for Improved Care, Education, and Inclusion of Children with Disabilities,” Jessica Charles, MPH, Development Director at Kupenda for the Children
  • “Adama Martha Memorial Health Center Malnutrition Treatment Program,” Jon Zelasko, MD Student, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo
  • “Hearing and Vision Services for Preschool Children - A mHealth Supported Community-Based Program,” De Wet Swanepoel, Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Pretoria, South Africa, Co-Founder & Scientific Advisor, hearX Group

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Pam Bolton, Vice President, Innovations & Strategy, Concern Worldwide US
  • Charles MacCormack, President Emeritus, Save the Children; Executive Chair, Health MDG Alliance

Saturday, 11:35am-12:25pm

Lunch

Saturday, 12:30-1:05pm

Coop: Poster and Networking Session

 

Saturday, 1:05-2:35pm

SH: Lessons Learned in Healthcare Delivery

Coop: Human Rights and Ethical Considerations in Global Health

CALH: Technological Solutions to Infectious Disease Control Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “An Innovative, Rapid, and Low-Cost Solution for Tuberculosis Diagnosis: The QTB Test.” Olanisun Adewole, Physician, Obafemi Awolowo University Hospital, Co-Founder, Gapor Health Initiatives and Diagnostics
  • “X-Change for Impact,” Joelle Hopkins, Communication Specialist in Impact Consulting Group, Co-Founder of X-Change
  • “HepTrack: An Intelligent Self-Learning System for Hepatitis Surveillance & Outbreak Preparedness,” Ata Ul Razzaq Khan, M.Phil International Community Health Student, Department of Community Medicine and Global Health, Institute of Health & Society, University of Oslo
  • “VectorWEB: A Network of Cloud-Connected, Smart Mosquito Traps,” Collyn Heier, MSE Candidate, Center for Bioengineering Innovation and Design, Johns Hopkins University

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Paul Ellingstad, Managing Partner, PTI Advisors
  • Bobby Jefferson, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health

LC101: Violence and Injury Prevention

LC102: The Art of Effective Leadership Panel

LC211: Storytelling Interactive Workshop

LC317: Healthcare Systems Strengthening Interactive Workshop

L 250: Community Health

L 351: Reproductive, Maternal, and Child Health

WLH 119: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “The Organized Path: An App Based Solution for Pathology Medical Record Systems in Low Resource Settings,” Dana Razzano, MD Resident, New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
  • “CERVIS (Cervical Cancer Early Response Visual Identification System),” Lea Daran, Undergraduate Student, Santa Clara University '18
  • “Developing Mobile Video Courses for Spinal Cord Injury Therapy Guidance and Local Peer Mentoring Worldwide,” Jonathan Sigworth, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, More Than Walking Incorporated
  • “mHealth for Systematic Screening and Self-Management of Diabetes in Pakistan,” Lindsay Hampejskova, Manager Integrated Eye Care, IRD Global

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Cal Bruns, CEO/Chief Innovationist, Matchboxology
  • Brian Heuser, Assistant Professor of the Practice of International Education Policy, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Affiliated Faculty, Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health

Saturday, 2:50pm-4:20pm

SH: Design Thinking

Coop: Health Policy and Advocacy

CALH: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “MindCotine: Tackling Nicotine Addiction with an Immersive Mobile Treatment Based on Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapies,” Nicolas Rosencovich, CEO and Co-Founder Mindcotine, Inc.
  • “Innovating to Tackle Tuberculosis in the Mountains of Himachal Pradesh,” Ethel Yang, Development Manager, Operation ASHA; MBA/MPH Candidate, 2019, University of California, Berkeley Haas
  • “Expanding the Capacity to Treat Hearing Loss Through Mobile Technology and Community Health Workers,” Asitha Jayawardena, MD MPH PGY4 Surgical Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Otolaryngology
  • "Environment and Neurodevelopment: Community-Centric, Technology-Enabled Approaches to Assess and Mitigate Impact of Environmentally Polluting Exposures on Child Cognitive Outcomes," Suhela Kapoor, Tata Trusts Research Fellow, Public Health Foundation of India

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • David Aylward, President, COMCARE; Senior Advisor, Global Health and Technology, vitalnessforall
  • Bobby Jefferson, Chief Technology Officer, DAI Global Health

LC101: Child-Centered Education Programs

LC102: Healthcare for The Last Mile Panel

LC211: Leadership Interactive Workshop

LC317: Film Interactive Workshop

L 250: Community-Based Programs: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

L 351: Social Impact Lab: Innovative Solutions to Global Health Challenges

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “It Takes a Community to Improve Workplace Health in Nail Salons,” Mary O’Reilly, President Emeritus, Workplace Health Without Borders-US
  • “Facility Dogs International: Optimizing the Delivery of Healthcare through Canine Facilitated Interventions™,” Cate Dorr, Founder and Director, Facility Dogs International
  • “The Efficacy of Genetic Biomarkers in Evaluating Precancerous Cervical Lesions,” Michele Bresler, DO Student, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • “Community Health Workers in the Home: A Model for Managing Chronic Conditions in Vulnerable Communities,” Megan O'Meara, MPP Senior Project Manager

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

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L B51: Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

WLH 119: Improving Global Engagement Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “Building a Community of Practice to Support Stem Cell Donor Recruitment in Canada,” Warren Fingrut, Director, Stem Cell Club Internal Medicine Resident Physician, University of Toronto
  • "Global Health Marketplace: A Simple Solution to Match Global Health Resources with Those in Need," W. Tyler Winders, Global Health and International Emergency Medicine Fellow Medical University of South Carolina
  • “Mahaliana: Leveling the Playing Field for Malagasy Scientists,” Elizabeth Toomey, MSc. candidate, Western Illinois University
  • Speaker TBA

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists: 

  • Peter Donnelly, President and CEO Public Health Ontario; Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto; Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Queen’s University; Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • Jordan Levy, Chief External Relations Officer, Ubuntu Education Fund

WLH 208: Global Health Technology Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “The Arclight - A Low-Cost Solar Powered Tool to Prevent Unnecessary Blindness and Deafness Worldwide,” Martin Anderson, Honorary Research Fellow, University of St Andrews, UK; Ophthalmology Specialist Trainee, Edinburgh, UK
  • “TEMPO: A Mobile-health E-collaborative Using Play-based Interventions to Help Children with Developmental Trauma in Resource-limited Settings,” Ardalan Vossoughi
  • Speaker TBA
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Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Panelist TBA
  • Panelist TBA

Saturday, 4:35-6:05pm

SH: Effective Healthcare Systems Strengthening

Coop: Environmental Health

CALH: Education and Training Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “Interactive Video-Based Obstetric Fistula Trainer: An Innovative Solution for Improving Surgical Education in Low- and Middle-Income Countries” Priyanka Gupta, Assistant Professor of Urology at University of Michigan Project Manager at Medical Simulation International
  • “Development and Implementation of Distant Blended Learning Course for General Practitioners,” Hiba Ashraf, Consultant & Head of the Department, Family Medicine Indus Health Network
  • “Palliative Care Innovation: Coupling Music, Art, and Traditional Counseling Therapy to Program Development,” Preeya Desh, MD Founder, Wabi Sabi Health
  • “Learning by Jamming: Co-design of Serious Games by Medical Students in Colombia,” Juan Pimentel, MD MSc PhD student, Department of Family Medicine McGill University

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Richard Skolnik, Former Lecturer, Yale University and The George Washington University; Author, Essentials of Global Health/Global Health 101; Instructor, Yale/Coursera - 'Essentials of Global Health'
  • Jana Zindell, Chief Strategy Officer, Ubuntu Pathways

LC101: Surgery & Global Health

LC102: Building a Fulfilling Career in Global Health Panel

LC211: Impact Interactive Workshop

LC317: Biomedical Ethics Interactive Workshop

L 250: Community-Based Healthcare Programs

L 351: Innovative Health Initiatives

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services, which may be of interest to the audience.

L B51: Design Thinking Workshop

WLH 119: Refugee and Immigrant Health Social Impact Lab

Social Impact Pitches:

  • “The Global VRET Project: Treating PTSD Symptoms of Syrian Refugees Through the Use of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Co-Founder,” Sofia Salahpour, MPH Student, Keck School of Medicine
  • “Overcoming Refugee Barriers to Citizenship: The Inter-Professional N-648 Clinic,” Nicole Damari, MD Student, University of North Carolina School of Medicine
  • “Love on the Move: An Integrated Immigrant Health Mobile Clinic,” Ijeoma Nnodim, Wayne State University Global Health Alliance Wayne State University School of Medicine
  • Speaker TBA

Engage in conversation with the pitch presenters and with the session's expert panelists, who will provide guidance, mentoring, and advice to the pitch presenters and to the audience.

Expert Panelists:

  • Charles MacCormack, President Emeritus, Save the Children; Executive Chair, Health MDG Alliance
  • Paul Spiegel, Director, Center for Humanitarian Health; Professor of the Practice, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

WLH 208: Maternal and Child Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

Saturday, 6:30-8:30pm

Innovation & Ideas Evening Networking Reception: This special 2-hour networking reception will convene conference participants who are interested in networking, discussion, collaboration, and intense conversation about global health and innovation. The reception with hors d'oeuvres will be held at the historic SH Theater in New Haven, which is the main conference venue.

Sunday, April 15

Sunday, 9:00-9:50am: Keynote Address

Sunday, 10:00-10:50am: Keynote Address

Sunday, 11:00am-12:30pm

SH: Community Health Academy: Reinventing Community Health Worker Training for the Digital Age

Coop: Storytelling and Communications

LC101: Nutrition

LC102: Cutting-Edge Ideas in Development: GHIC Innovation Prize Semifinalist Pitches

Learn from the 4-minute Social Impact Pitches of semifinalists for the $10,000 and $5,000 GHIC Innovation Prize, which will be awarded to the best two Social Impact Pitches.

Semifinalists

Early-Stage Organizations:

Established-Stage Organizations:

Expert Judges:

LC211: Interactive Workshop

LC317: Interactive Workshop

L 250: Patient Perceptions of Health: Presentations by Student and Young Leaders in Global Health

L 351: "Innovative Initiatives" Information Session

Organizational information sessions for organizations, products, or services which may be of interest to the audience.

Sunday, 12:40-1:40pm: Lunch

Sunday, 1:40-3:40pm

SH: Outcomes and Impact

Coop: Health Policy & Health Care

LC101: Global Health Education

LC102: GHIC 2018's Six Best Cutting-Edge Ideas in Development: GHIC Innovation Prize Finalist Pitches and Judging

Six finalists will be selected from the morning semifinalist session. The finalists will present a 5-minute pitch, which will be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A and dialogue with the expert judges. During the judge deliberations, the audience will engage in Q&A and dialogue with the finalists. The session will conclude with the GHIC Innovation Prize award of $10,000 and $5,000 to the two best pitch presenters.

LC211: Pathways to Sustainable Scale-Up and Impact

  • "Collective Leadership: Identifying Competencies, and Understanding Impact," Jacob Gomez, Impact and Learning Manager, Global Health Corps
  • "Bridging the Deadly Implementation Gap & Improving Healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa," Grace Humbles, Communications Officer, LifeNet International
  • “Social Innovation and Sustainable Solutions to Health,” Darren Back, Senior Director, Social Investments & Global Health Programs, Pfizer Inc. and the Pfizer Foundation
  • “Improving Primary Healthcare Delivery in Bihar, India: Learning from the Statewide Scale-Up of Ananya,” Kala Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco