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The Symposium

The Weill Cornell Women in Global Health Symposium was held on February 2, 2015 and hosted by the Center for Global Health at Weill Cornell Medical College. The four main topics of the symposium were mentorship, research training and leadership development, balancing career and personal life, and health and safety. The goal of the symposium was to come up with concrete action points. These action points as well as clips from our speakers are listed below. Video clips can also be accessed from our YouTube Channel.

 

WCMC Steering Committee with Dr. Jeanne McDermott, NIH Fogarty Program Officer

  

Symposium Agenda

1. Opening Remarks, Dr. Laurie Glimcher and Dr. Jennifer Downs
2. The Role of Institutional Support and Mentorship, Dr. Connie Celum
             • Workshop: Mentorship, facilitated by Dr. Ingrid Bassett
             • Workshop: Education and Leadership, facilitated by Dr. Carla Boutin-Foster
3. Academic Global Health and the Tight Rope of Work-Family Balance, Dr. Elaine Abrams
            • Workshop: Balancing Career and Personal Life, facilitated by Dr. Lyuba Konopasek
4. Panel Discussion: Experiences from the Field
             • Workshop: Health and Safety in the Field, facilitated by Dr. Robin Nelson
5. Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success
6. Wrap Up and Action Forward, Dr. Jennifer Downs

Challenges for Women in Global Health

1. Mentorship
2. Research Training & Leadership Development
3. Balancing Career & Personal Life
4. Health & Safety

Symposium Speakers

Dr. Laurie Glimcher

 

Dr. Laurie Glimcher

Dean of WCMC & Winner of L'Oreal-UNESCO Women in Science Award

Opening Remarks

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Downs

 

Dr. Jennifer Downs

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Microbiology & Immunology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Center for Global Health

Introduction to the Symposium

 

 

 

Dr. Ingrid Bassett

 

Dr. Ingrid Bassett

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University

Workshop: Mentorship

 

 

 

Dr. Connie Celum

 

Dr. Connie Celum Professor

Department of Medicine and Global Health & Director, International Clinical Research Center, University of Washington

The Role of Institutional Support and Mentorship

 

 

 

Dr. Jeanne McDermott

 

Dr. Jeanne McDermott

Program Officer, Division of Training and Research, Fogarty International Center, NIH

Challenges and Solutions for Training WOmen in Global Health Research

 

 


 

Dr. Elaine Abrams

 

Dr. Elaine Abrams

Professor of Epidemiology and Pediatrics, Columbia University & Senior Research Director, ICAP, Columbia University

Balancing Career and Personal Life

 

 

 

Dr. Adolfine Hokororo

 

Dr. Adolfine Hokororo

Head of Pediatrics, Bugando Medical Center, Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences, Mwanza, Tanzania

Personal Accounts from the Field

 

 

 

Dr. Carla Chibwesha

 

Dr. Carla Chibwesha

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Personal Accounts from the Field

 
 

 

 

Dr. Robin Nelson

 

Dr. Robin Nelson

Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Skidmore College

Health and Safety in the Field

 

 

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