9/18/15: UC Berkeley Global Health Fellows Symposium (MHIRT/CGPH Fellows)

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This casual symposium will showcase the global health research and experiences of UC Berkeley fellows awarded UC global health fellowships in summer 2015. The fellows from the following programs will be presenting: The Center for Global Public Health Global Health Research Fellowships (graduate students), The Center for Global Public Health Reporting Internship, and The Henry Wheeler Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases MHIRT undergraduate fellowship.

September 18, 2015 | 9:00a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Sutardja Dai Hall, Bechtel Conference Room #630, UC Berkeley

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9:00-9:30 Coffee and light breakfast available
9:30-9:45 Remarks from Professor Eva Harris, CGPH Faculty Director

9:45 Grace Lesser, Humanizing access to family planning, Nepal/India (Faculty mentor: Kristiana Raube)
10:05 Heather Knauer, The effects of parenting support programs on maternal-child relationships, Mexico (Faculty mentor: Lia Fernald)
10:25 Anna Summer, Professional midwifery: learning from the past and present to inform the future of maternal health services in Guatemala (Faculty mentor: Dilys Walker) [PPT] 10:45 Andrew Mertens, Remote-sensing methods for predicting soil transmitted helminthiasis prevelence in conjunction with WASH benefits, Bangladesh (Faculty mentor: John Colford)
11:05 BREAK
11:15 Jennifer Sisto, Technology assessment & delivery methodology toolkit, Nicaragua (Faculty mentor: Eva Harris)
11:35 Zachary Olson, Impact of Bolsa Familia Program (conditional cash transfer) on HIV/AIDS morbidity, Brazil (Faculty mentor: Frederico Finan)
11:55 Nerissa Nance, Catalyzing community health workers to improve ART adherence: a qualitative analysis, Tanzania (Faculty mentor: Sandi McCoy)
12:15 Magi Gabra, Monitoring access to water & sanitation in rural Panama (Faculty mentor: Charlotte Smith) [skype presentation] 12:35 LUNCH
1:00 Remarks from Art Reingold, MHIRT Program Principal Investigator
1:15 Caroline Levan “Reducing HIV/AIDs Stigma among Medical Students in South India” (Faculty Mentor: Maria Ekstrand, UCSF)
1:35 Alex McGill “Utilizing CRISPR-Cas9 Based Genome Engineering to Knockout Components of the 7SK snRNP to Investigate its Effects on HIV1 Latency” (Faculty Mentor: Qiang Zhou, UCB)
1:55 Erica Portillio “Designing Contact Diary Surveys for Tracking the Transmission of Influenza in Managua, Nicaragua” (Faculty Mentor: Aubree Gordon, University of Michigan)
2:15 Elizabeth Okello “Using WASH-Benefits Interventions to Understand Environmental Enteropathy Biomarkers in Children” (Faculty Mentor: Jack Colford, UCB)
2:35 BREAK

2:50 Stephania Ramirez “Seroprevalence of Chikungunya Virus Infection in Managua, Nicaragua” (Faculty Mentor: Eva Harris, UCB)
3:10 Christine Lam “Surveillance of Antimalarial Drug-Resistance in Tororo, Uganda” (Faculty Menotr: Phil Rosenthal, UCSF, and Roland Cooper, Dominican University)
3:30 Anna Najor “Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV in Shinyanga, Tanzania” (Faculty Mentor: Sandi McCoy, UCB)
3:50 Uche Okoye & Chantal Hildebrand “Health and Sanitation in Nairobi’s Slums” (Faculty Mentor: Jason Corburn, UCB)
4:10 Remy Fuentes “Outcome Evaluation of Women’s Health and Rights Campaign Soukhya Training in Bangaluru, India: Assessing Domestic Violence Response and Prevention Training in Women’s Self-help Groups” (Faculty Mentor: Art Reingold, UCB)
5:00 MHIRT 2016 Info Session and Panel Discussion