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Weill Cornell Women in Global Health Research Initiative's 2018 Scientific Conference

The Weill Cornell Women in Global Health Research Initiative hosted the 2018 Scientific Conference on April 24, 2018, convening over 90 female leaders in global health from both US and international institutions. This conference was the Initiative's third conference since its inception in 2014, when a group of female junior faculty noticed a lack of gender parity in global health leadership despite high levels of interest among female trainees early in the career pipeline. 

Keynote speakers, Drs. Glenda Gray, Judith Currier, and Quarraisha Abdool-Karim, spoke of the challenges they have faced in navigating their own careers and contributed to the day's discussions on how individuals and institutions can begin addressing the gender-based challenges many women in global health face. 

Oral and poster presentations on gobal health research focused on women's health and research on promoting and retaining female trainees in global health were featured throughout the conference day, highlighting the research conducted by women and how to best support women in the field of global health. 

Pictured: Weill Cornell Women in Global Health Research Initiative Steering Committee with 2018 Scientific Conference Keynote Speakers (Drs. Glenda Gray, Judith Currier, and Quarraisha Abdool-Karim. 

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