GHIC 2014
Global Health & Innovation Conference
April 12–13, 2014
Yale University, New Haven, CT

April 17-18, 2010 - Confirmed Conference Speakers

The conference schedule can be seen online at http://www.uniteforsight.org/conference/speaker-schedule-2010

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

"Using The Power of Stories and Tribes to Spread Your Messages and Change The World," Seth Godin, Blogger, Agent of Change; New York Times Bestselling Author of Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us; Founder, Squidoo.com

"Patient Capital for an Impatient World," Jacqueline Novogratz, MBA, Founder and CEO, Acumen Fund

"Breakthroughs in Health Care Delivery in Low Income Settings," 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

"Advances in the Millennium Villages Health System," Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Director of Health, Millennium Village Project, Earth Institute at Columbia University

Confirmed Featured Speakers

"Management of Macular Degeneration in 2010," Ron Adelman, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale University Eye Center

"Lions Clubs International Foundation’s Global Prevention of Blindness Program," Phillip Albano, Sight Programs Manager, Lions Clubs International Foundation

"A Public Private Partnership to Improve Mental Health Services in Northern Uganda," Stephen Alderman, MD, Co-Founder, Peter C. Alderman Foundation

"Adapting Global Malaria Control Strategies to Humanitarian Crises," Richard Allen, Director, The MENTOR Initiative

"HIV Medication to Empower Communities: An International Model," Jesus Aguais, Executive Director, Aid for AIDS

"Chlorine Dispensers for Safe Water," Amrita Ahuja, PhD, Gieorgio Ruffolo Post Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University

"Large-Scale Effectiveness Evaluations of Maternal and Child Programs in Low-Income Countries: A New Approach," Agbessi Amouzou, PhD, Assistant Scientist, Institute for International

"Workshop -- How To Create an NGO That Does Community Work With Children Abroad: The Ins and Outs, The Ups and Downs," Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

"Three Unique Models For Services For Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Worldwide Orphans Foundation in Ethiopia, Vietnam, and Bulgaria," Jane Aronson, MD, CEO and Founder of Worldwide Orphans Foundation; Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Cornell Weill Medical College and Columbia University

"mHealth: The Future Success of Health Care Delivery in Developing Countries," David Aylward, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation

"Replicating a Social Entrepreneur Approach to Eye Care in Developing Nations," John M. Barrows, Director of Programs, International Eye Foundation

"High-Impact Entrepreneurship," Elmira Bayrasli, Policy & Outreach, Endeavor

"Innovations in Monitoring and Evaluation," Elvira Beracochea, MD, President and CEO, MIDEGO

"UNITAID Innovative Mechanisms to Scale Up Treatments for HIV/AIDS, TB, and Malaria," Jorge Bermudez, Executive Secretary, UNITAID

"New Strategies To Expand Clinical Care Capacity in Resource-Limited Settings," Bob Bollinger, MD, MPH, Professor of Infectious Diseases and International Health; Director, Center for Clinical Global Health Education, Johns Hopkins University

"Meeting The Global Physician Shortage: The Contribution of Cuba's Latin American Medical School," 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)

"Workshop: Social Enterprise: The Promise and the Perils," Jerr Boschee, Founder, The Institute For Social Entrepreneurs; Interim President/CEO, Social Enterprise Alliance

"Medical Innovation in Humanitarian Situations: The Work of Medecins Sans Frontieres," Jean-Herve Bradol, MD, Former President of MSF-France; Former Board Member, MSF-USA

"Doctors With Borders: Partnering to Strengthen National Specialty Societies," Michael Brennan, MD, American Academy of Ophthalmology Past President, Alamance Eye Center

"Surgery and Global Health - Are We There Yet?" Kathleen Casey, MD, FACS, Director, Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons

"The Latin American and Caribbean Initiative for the Integration of Prenatal Care with the Testing and Treatment of HIV and Syphilis," Arachu Castro, PhD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Social Medicine; Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School / Partners in Health

"Workshop: Best Practices in Treating Patients with Empathy and Cultural Sensitivity," Barbara Ceconi, MSW, President, Access Umbrella Inc.

"The Global Health Workforce on the Move: Rethinking Policy Innovations to Address Health Worker Migration," Peggy Clark, Executive Director, Innovations in Global Health and Poverty Vice President, Policy Programs The Aspen Institute

"Sight Restoration, an Essential Ingredient for Health Promotion," James Clarke, MD, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal

"Global Environmental Health: It's More Than Being Hot," Luz Claudio, MD, Associate Professor of Community and Preventive Medicine, Chief of the Division of International Health, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"Challenges and Opportunities for Improving Health Care Systems," Paul Cleary, PhD, Dean of Public Health, Chair, Epidemiology and Public Health; Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, Yale University School of Public Health, Yale School of Medicine

"One Size Does Not Fit All:  Models of Collaboration for Improving Global Health," Brenda Colatrella, Executive Director, Office of Corporate Responsibility and Global Policy Support, Merck

"'The Quality Trail,' A Strategy to Improve Eye Care in China Through Replication of an NGO Model," Nathan Congdon, MD, MPH, Ophthalmologist, Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center in Guangzhou; Senior Consultant for China Programs, ORBIS International

"Where are the children (with disabilities)?" Dana Corfield, Founder, Equip KIDS International

"Innovative Tools for Education: Ophthalmic News and Education (O.N.E.) Network," Zelia Correa, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati; American Academy of Ophthalmology

"Cervical Cancer Prevention Program in Rural El Salvador", Miriam Cremer, President and Founder, Basic Health International

"Applying Quality Improvement to Human Resources for Health," Lauren Crigler, Director of Health Workforce Development, Initiatives Inc.

"Diagnosis and Treatment of Glaucoma For Persons on Medical Missions," Gustavo V. de Moraes, MD, Research Assistant Professor, NYU School

"Work Globally to Act Locally: Connecting Local Approaches Around the World," Heidi Deutsch, MA, MS, Program Manager, MAPP Project, The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)

"Building a Distributed Village Model," Zoravar Dhaliwal, CEO, Community Lab

"Innovative Measures to Advance Health in Poor Countries during the Global Financial Crisis," Ranu Dhillon, MD, Health Advisor, Millennium Villages/Global Health Equity Brigham and Women's Hospital

"An Industry-Driven Approach to Mobility and HIV," Luke J.E. Disney, Executive Director, North Star Alliance

"Factors in the Adoption and Development of Agro-Biotechnology in Sub Saharan Africa," Obidimma Ezezika, PhD, MEM, Senior Fellow, McLaughlin Rotman Center for Global Health, University of Toronto and University Health Network

"mothers2mothers: Scaling Social Innovation," Gene Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Director, mothers2mothers

"An Integrated, Food-Based Approach To Bettering Nutrition: A Case Study in the Millennium Village of Western Kenya," Jessica Fanzo, PhD, Nutrition Coordinator, Millennium Villages Project

"America's Vital Interests in Global Health," Harvey Fineberg, President, Institute of Medicine of The National Academies

"Maternal Mortality and Human Rights," Lynn Freedman, JD, MPH, Director, Averting Maternal Death and Diability (AMDD); Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Gender and Eye Health," Ilene Gipson, PhD, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute; Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School

"Simple Solutions To Complex Problems: How A Text Message Can Save A Life," Ashifi Gogo, Founder and CEO, Sproxil.com; Holekamp Family PhD Innovation Fellow, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

"Workshop -- How To Advance Global Health Through Technology and Social Entrepreneurship," Ashifi Gogo, Founder and CEO, Sproxil.com; Holekamp Family PhD Innovation Fellow, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

"Embracing Plants For Cures With New Eyes," Martin E. Gordon, MD, Former Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

"Obstetric Fistula – The Ultimate Indignity, Gender Inequality, and Poverty," Kate Grant, Executive Director, The Fistula Foundation

"Managing the African Glaucomas: Should We Incise or Instill?" Michael Gyasi, MD, Ophthalmologist, Emanuel Eye Centre, Accra, Ghana

"Presentation Patterns of Glaucoma in Rural and Urban Ghana" Michael Gyasi, MD, Ophthalmologist, Emanuel Eye Centre, Accra, Ghana

"Co-Creating Impact-Driven Health Innovations: The Case for Increased Partnership Between Business and Non-Profits," Allen Hammond, PhD, Senior Entrepreneur in Residence, Ashoka

"Authentic Corporate Engagement in Global Health," Laura Herman, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors

"Franchising Healthcare in Africa," Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board, CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation

"Preterm Birth: Global Prevalence and Opportunities for Intervention in Middle- and Low-Income Countries," Christopher P. Howson, PhD, Vice President for Global Programs, March of Dimes

"Innovations in Global Health Through Social Venture Financing," Omer Imtiazuddin, Health Portfolio Manager, Acumen Fund

"Building Sustainable Health Care Infrastructure, Building Dialogue: A Start-to-Finish Look at Effective Delivery of Medical Relief to Developing Nations," Douglas Jackson, Founder and CEO, Project Cure

"Prospects and Challenges of Genetic Manipulation of Mosquitoes for Malaria Control," Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology

"IQCare Technology Innovation For Low Resource Clinics," Bobby Jefferson, Health IT Project Manager, Futures Group

"Integrating Clinical Trials and Public Health Initiatives: Data Collection Challenges," Heather Kelly, Senior Project Manager, Institute for OneWorld Health

"War and Public Health: What Is The Role of Public Health Professionals?" Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in Public Health Practice, Division of Epidmiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

"From The Inside Out: Uncovering Solutions to Intractable Problems Through Positive Deviance," Lisa Kimball, President, Plexus Institute

"Workshop: Acting Locally But Thinking Globally - Involving Classrooms and Communities in Global Health," Karen King, MA, Teacher, Reed Intermediate School, Connecticut

"Health Micro-Insurance in Pakistan’s Northern Areas: Adapting Modern Concepts to a Developing Market Context," Holly Korda, Deputy Director, Systems Research and Initiatives and Research Director, Innovative Care Delivery, Altarum Institute

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

"Development of a National Food Fortification Program in Rwanda," Amy Lockwood, MBA, Executive Director, Project Healthy Children

"Creating Viable Enterprises For The Base of the Pyramid," Ted London, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute and Faculty, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

"Workshop -- From Ideas To Action: Creating Viable Enterprises For The Base of the Pyramid," Ted London, PhD, Senior Research Fellow, William Davidson Institute and Faculty, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

"Doing More With Less," Nancy Lublin, CEO, Do Something

"Meeting the Reproductive Health Needs of Marginalized Urban Populations in Kenya," Pamela Lynam, MD, Country Director Kenya, JHPIEGO - Johns Hopkins

"An AIDS Vaccine: Progress to End The Epidemic," John McGoldrick, JD, Chairman, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., and Special Advisor, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

"Rights-Based Approaches to Global Health Policy: The World Health Organization and an Evolving Human Right to Health," Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, PhD, Assistant Professor of Global Health Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Breeding Better Food: A New Solution To Reduce Vitamin A Deficiency," Bonnie McClafferty, Head, Development & Communications, HarvestPlus

"Enabling the Use of Public Health Data for Local, Regional, and National Decision Making," Gen Meredith, National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors

"Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis: Equity in Treatment & Research," Carole Mitnick, Sc.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health

"Innovation in PIH Implementation Sites," 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

"Society, Migration, Culture and Women," 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

"Sustainable Development for Persons with Disability Living in the Poorest Countries in the World," Ron Nabors, Chief Executive Officer, Christian Blind Mission-USA

"Supporting Early-Stage Social Entrepreneurs," Michael Norton, Director, Centre for Innovation in Voluntary Action

"The Role of Invention in Economic Development," Julia Novy-Hildesley, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation

"Workshop: Building an Innovation Engine and Finding Pathways to Scale," Julia Novy-Hildesley, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation

"The International Activities of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Caring For All Children," Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on International

"Workshop: Good and Better Ways To Participate Globally: Partnering To Empower Communities," Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section on International Child Health

"Influencing Health Outcomes From Outside the Health Sector: Social Capital, Structural Interventions and Development Policy," Jeffrey O'Malley, Director, HIV/AIDS at UNDP

"The Unfinished Child Survival Agenda," David Oot,Associate Vice President for Health, Save The Children

"Monitoring Public Health Innovations from Bright Idea to Scaled-Up National Practice," Michel Pacque, Senior NGO/PVO Advisor, ICF Macro

"Eye Care Needs and Solutions in South Korea," Sung Chul Park, MD, Glaucoma Fellow, New York Medical College,

"The Principle of Replication As Applied To Eye Care in Developing Nations," David Paton, MD, Professor of Ophthalmology, Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine; Founder, ORBIS

"Contemplations on American Health Care Reform," Matthew Paul, MD, Danbury Eye Physicians and Surgeons

"Workshop: Creating Champions on Our Issues: The Champion Scale—A Tool for Advocates," Ken Patterson, Grassroots Manager, RESULTS Educational Fund

"Implementation of a Community Health Worker Model of Care to Improve Treatment Adherence Among HIV-Positive Children in Central China," Elizabeth Petrow, MSc, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Pediatric HIV/AIDS Treatment Support

"Global Health Partnerships--Critical Success Factors and Lessons Learned From A Private Sector Perspective," Steven Phillips, MD, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects,

"Vision 2020/USA and The Future of Collaborative Efforts in Blindness "Louis Pizzarello, MD, MPH, Chair, Vision 2020/USA

"Online Innovation and Trends in Global Health," Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications

"Epidemiology-Driven Program Design," Ian Rawson, Board Chair, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Leveraging Advances in Nanotechnology and Consumer Electronics to Detect Infectious Diseases at the Point of Care," Rebecca Richards-Kortum, PhD, Stanley C. Moore Professor and Chair of Bioengineering, Rice University

"Modifying 21st Century Surgery For The Developing World," Aron Rose, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences; Associate Clinical Professor, Yale University School of Nursing

"MDGFive.com: A Film and New Media Initiative to Improve Maternal Health," Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker

"Time To Lower The Bar For Social Entrepreneurship - Rwandan Lessons from Agribusiness and Health," Josh Ruxin, Founder and Director of Rwanda Works, The Access Project and Millennium Village Rwanda; Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health, Columbia University

"An Innovative Academic Partnership to Support Capacity Development: The Makere University Yale University Collaboration in Global Health," Majid Sadigh, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University

"How To Develop a Sustainable Eye Care Plan for Rural Regions," Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

"Workshop: Community-Level Action and Impact in India," Sarang Samal, Kalinga Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

"Corporate Governance Approaches to Global Health Investments and Social Entrepreneurship Partnerships," Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Economic Growth, USAID

"Meeting Community Reproductive Health Needs Through Creative Partnerships in the Peruvian Amazon," Diana Santana, Senior Program Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

"Achieving Global Health Through Community Wealth," Billy Shore, Founder and Executive Director, Share Our Strength

"Avoidable Blindness and Eye Care in Latin America and the Carribean," Juan Carlos Silva, MD, MPH, Regional Advisor in Prevention of Blindness, PAHO-WHO

"Meeting the Needs of the Medically Underserved in Southwest Virginia," Audrey Snyder, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Virginia

"Reducing Childhood Malnutrition by Improving Children’s Oral Health in Rural El Salvador," Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, MD, MPH, Associate Clinical Professor, University of California Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program

"Integration of Surgery Into Population-Based Healthcare in Low and Middle Income Countries," David Spiegel, MD, Children's Hospital

"Where There is No Light: Using Solar Power to Reduce Maternal Mortality in Developing Regions," Laura Stachel, MD, MPH, UC Berkeley School of Public Health;  Co-Founder, WE CARE Solar

"Solutions That Can Go Big: How To Think About Scalability," Kevin Starr, MD, Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program, Mulago Foundation

"Investing in Local Social Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries," Jennifer Staple-Clark, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Unite For Sight

"CSR and The Global Health Agenda: Can Business Really Help Heal The Planet?" John E. Tedstrom, PhD, President and CEO, Global Business Coalition

"Carbon Credit Enabled Social Enterprise for Sustainable Development in Rwanda and Afghanistan," Evan Thomas, Executive Vice President, Manna Energy Limited

"Trabeculectomy Glaucoma Surgery: Clinical Pearls," James C. Tsai, MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology andVisual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine; Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

"Russia's Progress in Caring for People Living with HIV/AIDS," Alexandra Vacroux, PhD, Program Officer, Eurasia Program, Social Science Research Council

"Eliminating Preventable Blindness in Northern Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist, Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching

"Replicated Eye Care Centers in the Developing World," Richard Weiss, MD, President and Founder, One World Sight Project

"Workshop: Fostering a Creative Culture in Health Care," Harry West, CEO, Continuum

"WaterCredit: Driving Financial Innovation in Water Supply & Sanitation For The Poor," Gary White, Executive Director, Water.org

"The Investment/Re-Investment Cycle: Essentials to Advancing Social Innovation," Andrew Wolk, CEO, Root Cause

"The Global Fight Against Malaria: U.S. Strategy for Combating Malaria Around The World," Rear Adm. Tim Ziemer, U.S. Malaria Coordinator, President's Malaria Initiative

"Integrated Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases," Katie Zoerhoff, M&E Associate, NTD Control Program, RTI International

Young Leaders of Social Change Speakers

Young Leaders of Social Change Speakers are students and young professionals engaged in global health research and effective program delivery.

"Taking the Pulse of Student Advocacy: The Evolution of an Independent, Peer-Edited Student Journal For Global Health at the American Medical Student Association," Hana Akselrod, MD/MPH Student, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Rebecca Burger-Caplan, Undergraduate, Haverford College

"Malaria Prevention: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice of Malaria and Malaria Control After Two Years of Intervention and Health Education Programs in Rural Mali," Benjamin Bryden, Medical Student, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine

"The Rewards of Student Research as a Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow," Naveed Chaudhry, Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow Alumni

"Examining Nigerian Nurses Knowledge of Universal Precautions (UP), Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens, and Availability of Protective Apparel/Equipment," Melanie Bazensky Coffman, RN, MS, University of Maryland, School of Nursing

"Characteristics of Glaucoma in Accra, Ghana," Andrew Francis, Medical Student, Boston University School of Medicine

"A "Conscious Capitalist" Venture to Reduce Birth Rates in West Africa," Celia Gellman, Pakahali Women's Gold

"Building a Mental Health Infrastructure in Post Conflict Sierra Leone," Sigalit Hoffman, MD, Psychiatry Resident, Tufts Medical Center

"A Multidimension Approach to Analyzing Parasitic Infection in Rural Nicaraguan Households," Abraar Karan, Undergraduate, Yale University

"Implementation of an Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in Rural Honduras," Kyle Lavin, MD/MPH Student, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Honduran Health Alliance

"An Analysis of Trends and Implications of QALY (quality-adjusted life year) Utilities of Ghanaian Patients," Erica Leavitt, Undergraduate Student, Princeton University

"Internally Displaced Village Health Workers Scale Up A Malaria Control Program In Active Conflict Areas of Eastern Burma," Catherine Lee, Senior Field Officer, Global Health Access Program

"Maternal Anemia and Malaria Assessment in Kisoro, Uganda," Cris M.K. Malino, Medical Student, Stony Brook University

"Evaluating the Use of Mobile Phone Technology to Enhance Postnatal Care in South Africa," Kemunto Mokaya, Medical Student, Yale School of Medicine

"Pediatric Emergency Care Training and Health Services Assessments in Conflict-Affected Southern Sudan," Ellie Nowak, Undergraduate Student, Harvard College

"The JOMA Project: Addressing HIV Transmission in Mozambican Youth Through Life Skills and Technical Training," Alison Nathania Pletch, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

"Participatory Action Research For The Reduction of Indoor Air Pollution: Foundations for an Improved Cookstove Project in Guatemala", Justin Schram, MD, MSc, Resident Physician, University of Washington, Internal Medicine

"Youth Innovation and Pragmatic Solidarity in the Fight Against AIDS in Africa," Juile Veroff, Executive Director, FACE AIDS

Bing Qing Wang, Undergraduate, University of Toronto

"Documentary on the Effects of Blindness on a Personal Level," Haeinn Woo, Undergraduate Student, Mount Holyoke; Unite For Sight Global Impact Fellow Alumni

Zhuo Su, Undergraduate, Yale University

Social Enterprise Pitch Sessions

GH/Innovate 2010 will include special sessions where selected participants will present their new idea in the format of a 5-minute social enterprise pitch. Following the pitch, there is a 5-minute period for questions and answers, as well as feedback from the audience. This will provide participants with an opportunity to formulate and present their idea, collaborate with others interested in their idea, and receive feedback and ideas from other conference participants. Social enterprise pitch submissions continue to be accepted for review.

“Going Beyond Universal HIV Testing in Sub-Saharan Africa: Integration of Disease Prevention Strategies," Navneet Garg, Global Business Manager, Vestergaard Frandsen

"Covalent:global:capital => Africa," Jason Higbee, Chairman, Covalent:global:capital

"A Head for Business, a Heart for the World," Jaap Jonkers, Chairman, Foundation SIFE Leiden

"The UNITAID Patent Pool: An Innovative Approach to Access to Medicines and IP," Suerie Moon, UNITAID Policy Advisor

"Controlling Human Schistosomiasis With Village-based Aquaculture," Elizabeth, Huttinger, MA, Chief Executive, Manobi Development Foundation

"Coded in Country," Neal Lesh, Chief Technology Officer, D-Tree International

"Reshaping Rural Health: Using Social Networks to Build Healthier Communities," Jonathan Coleman

"Skillz Snap: Mobilizing Communities Against HIV Through Participatory Video," Jeff DeCelles, Ed.M, Global Curriculum Development Manager, Grassroot Soccer

"Portable, Battery-Operated Fluorescent Field Microscope for the Developing World," Andrew Miller, Beyond Traditional Borders, Research Associate, Rice University

"Safi Coffee and the Coffee Connection Project," Shannon Mulholland, CEO, Safi Coffee

"Artificial Intelligence" Deepak Justin Nath, Systems Design Engineer, Independent Researcher, Bangalore, India

"The Human-Powered Nebulizer in Developing World Applications," Lars E. Olson, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Marquette University

"Feasibility Study for XStop Application for Treatment of Neurogenic Claudication in Developing Nations,” Tyler Smith, MD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

"Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology: A Sustainable Model to Affect Musculoskeletal Care Through Academic Partnership Throughout the Developing World,” Jonathan Phillips, Medical Student, University of California Irvine; Fellow, Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology, UCSF

"Trying to Connect the Dots and Helping Provide Eyecare for Haiti," Paul Berman, OD, Consultant, Lions Clubs International/Essilor

"Global Health and the Health Impact Fund," Matthew V. Lindauer, PhD Student, Yale University

"OneBreath: A Low Cost Ventilator for Pandemic Preparation and the Developing World," Matthew Callaghan, MD, Fellow in Biodesign, Stanford University

"Penn State College of Medicine Global Health Scholars Program: A New Model For Global Health Medical Education," Ben Fredrick, Global Health Center Director, Penn State College of Medicine

"The Wuhan University Medical Education Reform (WUMER) Project at the University of Chicago," Ivy Morgan, Research Project Assistant, WUMER Project at University of Chicago

"The Africa Medical Education Network: Collaborative Use of Technology to Globalize Education & Deliver Medical Service to Rural Areas," Kathleen Harrison, PhD, Director, Harambee

"Achieving Global Health Equity: Improving Accessibility to High-level Genomic Science in Health Care," Brenda L. Gallie, Ontario Cancer Institute

"Innovations in Global Health Education - The Global Health Response Engine," Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, Institute for Global Health, University of Southern California

"Science Collective (SciColl): Implementing Science Education, Technology Transfer and an Online Web Reference of Biological Protocols for Research in Resource-Limited Settings," Lillian Seu, PhD Candidate, University of California San Francisco

"The Men's Story Project: Bringing Critical Conversations About Masculinities and Health into Mainstream Forums,” Josie Lehrer, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

"Improving Quality of Health in Pueblo Nuevo, Guatemala," Bridget Meyer, Executive Director, Global Healthcare Project

"Diarrhea Reduction Program in Northern India," Gavin Tansley, Medical Student, University of British Columbia

"Art For Eyes," Lindsay Hampton, Ophthalmic Imaging Specialist, Hospital For Sick Children

“Street Vendor Insurance,” William Jordan, MD, MPH, Faculty Development Fellow, Montefiore; Board President, Esperanza del Barrio

 “Synergy of the Resources of the Young and Old to Aid Joblessness and Enhance Community Engagement in Flint, Michigan” Laura Sullivan, MS, PhD, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Kettering University

"Value Based Leadership Institute," Grant Peirce, Director of Leadership Programs, Health for Humanity

"EGG-Energy,” Alla Jezmir, Principal, Green Portfolio, Calvert Foundation

"Affordable Health Insurance: A Private Sector Approach,” Sahil Singh Gujral, CEO, HealthBonds

"Supporting Social Enterprises With Commercial Capital,” Eric Berkowitz, Chief Investment Officer, Bamboo Finance

"Reviving the Spice Island Economy,” Anne Andrews, JD, Berman Fink Van Horn P.C.

“Measuring the Impact of Health Interventions on Peace,” Brett Nelson, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Pediatric Global Health; Co-Director, Children in Conflict and Crisis, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

" Low-Cost IVF Foundation,”  Pasquale Patrizio, MD, MBE, Professor, Yale School of Medicine, Yale Fertility Center

"New Cervical Screening Device for Unserved Communities,” Anais Tuepker, Director, Preciva Incorporated

"Innovations for Education and Healthcare in Haiti Through Problem-Solving in Local Communities: Ayisyen Ede Ayisyen ("Haitians Helping Haitians")," Stephen Bornemeier, Maison de Naissance Foundation

"Two-Phase Microfinance Approach in Duchity, Haiti," Amit Mittal

"Jamii Water: Making Access to Clean Water Sustainable," Lisa Boyd, JamiiWater

"Empowering The Impoverished of Pachacutec, Peru," Corey Luthringer, Alumna, Lehigh University Global Citizenship

"Innovating Equitable Primary Healthcare - Delivering ‘Fixed Price Healthcare’ for Rural Populations in India,” Zeena Johar, PhD, President, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health

"Jailhouse Rock," Tulika Bansal, Project Coordinator Madagascar, Foundation SIFE Leiden

"What If A Website Really Could Change The World," Susan Schindehette, Founder and President, MiWorld.com

"American Hindu World Service," Divya L. Selvakumar, Nutrition International Development Specialist, American Hindu World Service

“Community Water Solutions:  Low-cost, Sustainable Safe Water Businesses,” Vanessa Green, Co-founder, Community Water Solutions

“Neem Lotion: A Sustainable Approach to Malaria Prevention,” Kari Nelson, Fordham University

“Project Gaia, Inc.” Gulce Askin, Team Member, Project Gaia

“KeoK'jay: Addressing The Social Costs of HIV/AIDS Through Fair Fashion,” Rachel Faller, Director, KeoK'jay

"Wheelchair Provision in Africa," Lucinda Kerschensteiner, Board Member, Uhambo Foundation

"The GPU Empowerment Mission: Capacity Building, Brain "Gain" and Systems Strenghtening Via ICT," Evelyn Cherow, CEO, GlobalPartnersUnited

“Create Sustainable Health Screen Model in Rural Area,” Veronica Chew, MBA, INSEAD

"Innovations In Identifying and Applying New Ideas to Improve Essential Healthcare for Infants and Mothers in the Tribal Areas of Orissa, India,” Almas Ali, Senior Advisor, Population Foundation of India

“Food Security Assisted by Solar Ice-Making,” Carl Erickson, President, Solar Ice Company

“OpenAction: Connecting Organizations through Mapping and Open Data Standards,” Michael Wenger, Co-Founder, Communications Director, OpenAction

“Using Biometric-Based Medical Records to Decrease Vaccine Waste in Developing Countries,” Mark Thomas, Executive Director, VaxTrac

"Orthopaedic Link," Dheera Ananthakrishnan, President, Orthopaedic Link

“Peace Care - Linking Peace Corps to U.S. Healthcare Training Institutions,” Andrew Dykens, University of Illinois – Chicago, Peace Care

"Igniting Student Interest in "Doing Well & Doing Good": How Clark University is Harnessing A Renewed Student Activism Around Social Entrepreneurship," David Jordan, President, Seven Hills Foundation

"Global Potential U.S. Expansion: Youth Across Borders Helping Each Other to Turn Challenges Into Opportunities,” Sarah Gogel, Deputy Director, Global Potential

"Promoting Diversity in International Volunteerism,” Christen Miller, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

"A Collaborative Effort to Reach Communities in Rural Kenya," Irene Okech, PhD Student, University of South Carolina

" Connecting MDR Patients and Providers: Employing a Cellphone-based Strategy to Improve Patient Care in Rural South Africa," Krisda Chaiyachati, MPH Student, Harvard University School of Public Health

"MicroShakti: A One-Two Punch in the Fight Against Poverty and Malnutrition,” Emily Sanders, MSc Student, Harvard School of Public Health

"Citizens Environmental Restoration Bank," Teresa Chahine, Student, Harvard School of Public Health

"Human Trafficking Students - Casework," Eric Goodwin, Masters of Liberal Arts in Government Candidate, Harvard University Extension School

"Cleanin up Cairo," Bilaal Ahmed, MPH Student, Boston University School of Public Health

"CORE Synergy: Medical Education Synergized," Roopan Gill, Medical Student, University of Toronto

"Comprehensive Clinic,” James Banks, Medical Student, University of Cincinnati

"Frontier Markets: Bringing Products to the People," Ajaita Shah, Founder/CEO, Frontier Markets

"Using Social Networking Analysis to Reduce Child Mortality," Thomas Davis, MPH, Director of Health Programs, Food For The Hungry

"Poverty in Uganda: Child as a Change Agent," Jean Semler, President, ChangeALife Uganda

"Kwikpoint Tuberculosis Smart Card and Sputum Collection Procedure Visual Guide," Avi Brand, Global Health Coordinator, Kwikpoint

"What To Do About Those Helminthes," Colleen Harris, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, CCM, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

"Child Leader Project," Samantha Wilson, Executive Director, Child Leader Project

"Good Work, Good Pay: A New Model for Natural and Economic Disaster Relief", Zack Rosenberg, CEO, St. Bernard Project

"Sports Movements," John Toland, Founder, Sports Movements

"Entrepreneurs as Positive Deviants: A Positive Deviance Approach to Economic Development," Kenneth Hynes, Managing Director, ontheFRONTIER Group

"Change The World or Your Money Back," SaraJoy Pond, Founder, Tipping Bucket

"Good/Works = Find, Fund, Volunteer,” Bon Ku, Co-Founder, Good/Works

"The Dying Breed Foundation - A Closed-Loop Non-Profit Approach to Tobacco Revenue,” Eric S. Turer, President, The Dying Breed Foundation

"The Clinical Chameleon:  Diagnosing Celiac Disease,” Jessica Meier-Peterson, Founder and President, GFNO

"Mas Saudi pa Kabu Verdi: Better Health for Cape Verde," Tim Comeaux, HIV Program Director, Brockton Neighborhood Health Center

"Balanced Heart Healing Center Clinic," Katie McCorkle, Founder & CEO, Balanced Heart Healing Center, Inc.

"Recall Ready: Reducing Consumer Product Hazards," Mary T. Quilty, PhD Student, Harvard School of Public Health

Conversation Panels

In addition to their individual presentations, select speakers will also participate as discussants on special panels that include six panelists and extensive Q&A with the audience.

Advice From The Experts: Careers in Global Health

Innovating in Global Health

Challenges and Success in Establishing International Partnerships