[Health] Fwd: Global Health and Innovation Summit - Unite For Sight

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 18:24:03 EST 2008

FYI. I have added this to the OLPC Event Suggestions calendar on
Google Calendars.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Unite For Sight <UFS at uniteforsight.org>
Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 10:14 AM
Subject: Global Health and Innovation Summit - Unite For Sight
To: echerlin at gmail.com

 Global Health and Innovation Summit
A Conference Presented Annually by Unite For Sight

"Achieving Global Goals Through Innovation"
Saturday, April 18 - Sunday, April 19, 2009
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Register Online Today. Registration rate increases monthly.  Please
forward widely.

The Unite For Sight Conference is what CNN calls "A Meeting of Minds"

200 Speakers, Including Keynote Addresses by Dr. Susan Blumenthal,
Nicholas Kristof, Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Al Sommer,
and Dr. Harold Varmus. Plus social innovation sessions by CEOs and
Directors of Save The Children, Partners in Health, HealthStore
Foundation, mothers2mothers, and many others.

Unite For Sight's Global Health and Innovation Summit convenes a
vanguard of 2,500 people from more than 60 countries. The conference
challenges students, professionals, educators, doctors, scientists,
lawyers, universities, corporations, nonprofits, and others, to
develop innovative solutions to achieve global goals.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

"Global Health Challenges and Opportunities," Susan Blumenthal, MD,
MPA, Former US Assistant Surgeon General, Clinical Professor of
Psychiatry at Georgetown School of Medicine and Tufts University
Medical Center; Senior Medical Advisor, amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS
Research; Chair, Global Health Program, Meridian International Center

"The Challenges of Development and Making Aid Work," Nicholas Kristof,
Columnist, The New York Times

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

"Millennium Villages: Update," Sonia Ehrlich Sachs, MD, MPH, Health
Coordinator, Millennium Village Project

"Preventing Blindness; Saving Lives," Al Sommer, MD, MHS, Professor
and Dean Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"New Perspectives on Global Health and Science," Harold Varmus, MD,
President and Chief Executive, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;
Former Director of the NIH; Nobel Prize Recipient

Confirmed Leaders of Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship Speakers

"Unite For Sight: Social Entrepreneurship As A Symbol of Hope for the
(Poor) Blind Villagers and Refugees in Ghana," James Clarke, MD,
Ophthalmologist and Medical Director, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Strategic Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool for Advancing Global
Health," Greg Dees, PhD, Professor of the Practice of Social
Entrepreneurship and co-founder of the Center for the Advancement of
Social Entrepreneurship, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

"Social Entrepreneurship as a Tool to Strengthen Health Systems,"
Julia Devin, JD, MPH, Director of Programs, VillageReach

"Improving Public Health Delivery Through Social Entrepreneurship,"
Gene Falk, Co-Founder, Executive Directors, mothers2mothers

"The HealthStore Foundation: Improving Access to Life-Saving Medicines
through Micro-Franchising," Scott Hillstrom, Chairman of the Board,
CEO and Co-Founder, HealthStore Foundation

"The Impact of the Food and Nutrition Crisis on the Global Health
Agenda," Charles MacCormack, PhD, President and CEO, Save The Children

"Health Care From The Grassroots," 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

Confirmed Featured Speakers

"Progress Towards Eliminating Blindness Due To Trachoma: Findings of
Post-Intervention Impact Trachoma Prevalence Surveys in Seven
Countries," Sam Abbenyi, MD, MSc, Director, Programs and Logistics,
International Trachoma Initiative

"Unearthing Local Definitions of Child Protection and Well-Being,"
Alastair Ager, PhD, Professor of Clinical Population and Family
Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Keratoprosthesis as an Option for the Developing World: A Review of
Pilot Projects in Ethiopia and Sudan," Jared Ament, MD, Clinical
Research Fellow, Ophthalmology & Corneal Surgery, Massachusetts Eye
and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School; Harvard School of Public

"Religious Teaching and Identity Construction in the Context of HIV
Infection in Three Regions of Senegal," David Ansari, Intermural
Research Training Fellow, National Institute on Aging

"Holistic Children's Services For Orphans Abroad," Jane Aronson, MD,
Director, International Pediatric Health Services; Founder and
Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO); Clinical
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of Cornell

"Workshop: How To Create An Organization To Do Community Work Abroad,"
Jane Aronson, MD, Director, International Pediatric Health Services;
Founder and Executive Officer, Worldwide Orphans Foundation (WWO);
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Weill Medical College of
Cornell University

Elizabeth Ashbourne, Results Secretariat, OPCS, World Bank

"A New Legal Theory for International Law – The "Health Authority to
Protect" Doctrine," Jeannette L. Austin, JD, MPP, Visiting Researcher,
Harvard Law School

Thomas Baah, MD, MSc, Ophthalmologist, Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Ghana

"Open Access Education - Building Communities and Sharing Knowledge,"
Richard Baraniuk, PhD, Founder, Connexions; Victor E. Cameron
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

"Investing in Sight - Where Will The Capital Come From?" Shari
Berenbach, MBA, President & CEO, Calvert Foundation

"An Innovative Program to Deliver Vision Care to Persons with
Intellectual Disabilities – Special Olympics Lions Clubs International
Opening Eyes," Paul Berman, OD, FAAO, Senior Global Clinical Advisor
and Founder, Special Olympics Lions Clubs, International Opening Eyes

"Tools for Effective Global Health Advocacy," Natasha Bilimoria,
Executive Director, Friends of the Global Fight

David Bloom, Chair, Department of Global Health and Population;
Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography,
Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public

"Protecting Children in Disaster and War: Efforts to Professionalize
the Field," Neil Boothby, EdD, Professor of Clinical Population and
Family Health, Director of the Program on Forced Migration and Health,
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

"Cuba: Care-Giver to the World," 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

Dondeena Bradley, PhD, Vice President, Corporate Nutrition, PepsiCo

"Strenghtening Health Systems: The Role of Universities in Global
Health," Elizabeth Bradley, PhD, Professor of Public Health, Division
of Health Policy and Administration; Director, Health Management
Program; Director, Global Health Initiatives, Yale School of Public

"Key Predictors of Global Health, Life Expectancy, and the Burden of
Illness: A New World Model," M. Harvey Brenner, PhD, Chair and
Professor, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences School of
Public Health University of North Texas Health Science Center;
Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

"A Tragic Global Dilemma: So Many Cataracts, So Few Surgeries," Harry
Brown, MD, Founder, Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE) International

"Molecular Mechanisms of Parasite Immune Evasion," Richard Bucala, MD,
PhD, Professor of Medicine, Pathology, and Epidemiology and Public
Health, Yale University School of Medicine

"U.S. Life Expectancy: Why are We #28," Sarah Burd-Sharps,
Co-director, American Human Development Project

"The Surgeon's Role in Global Public Health," Kathleen Casey,
Director, Operation Giving Back, American College of Surgeons

"Bringing Global Health Research Home," Jennifer Chow, Program
Manager, Global Health Research Advocacy, Research!America

Michael Chu, MBA, Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard
Business School

"Connectivity & Health Information Needs: Alternative Approaches,"
Thomas Cook, PT, PhD, Professor, Department of Occupational and
Environmental Health, University of Iowa College of Public Health

"Demonstration of Impact of Partnerships in Developing Countries
Through Economic Modeling" Scott Corlew, MD, Chief Medical Officer,

"Open Medicine: A Journal and a Social Movement," Jessica Cowan-Dewar,
Editorial Fellow, Open Medicine

"Developing an Interdisciplinary Master of Science in Global Health at
Duke University," Lisa Croucher, Assistant Director, Education and
Training, Global Health Institute, Duke University

"Hand of Hope (Here Bolo): A Peer Education Tool for Low Literacy
Settings," Annie de Groot, MD, Founder and Scientific Director, GAIA
Vaccince Foundation; Associate Professor of Medicine, Brown University

"The American Medical Model - Are We Right To Export It?" Emmanuel
d'Harcourt, Senior Child Survival Technical Advisor, International
Rescue Committee

"Gender Differences in HIV Testing, ARV Enrollment, and Treatment
adherence: Lessons Learned at the Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti,"
Darwin Dorestan, MD, Coordinator of HIV and TB Programs, Hopital
Albert Schweitzer Haiti

Margaret Duah-Mensah, RN, ON, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Climate Instability: Health Problems and Health Solutions," Paul
Epstein, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Center for Health and the Global
Environment, Harvard Medical School

"A Model Program for International Collaborations in Latin America,"
Javier Escobar, MD, MSc, Associate Dean for Global Health,
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

"Racial Discrimination and the Right to Health: US Obligations Under
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial
Discrimination," Dabney Evans, MPH, Executive Director, Emory
University Institute of Human Rights; Lecturer, Hubert Department of
Global Health, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University

"The Ethical, Social, Cultural, and Commercialization Issues on
International Agro-Biotechnology Initiatives in Africa," Obidimma
Ezezika, PhD, MEM, Senior Research Fellow, McLaughlin-Rotman Centre
for Global Health, University of Toronto

"Using the Community Tool Box to Build Global Capacity for Community
Health and Development," Stephen Fawcett, PhD, Director, WHO
Collaborating Centre, University of Kansas

"The Role of Cultural Competency in International Health Care and
Volunteerism," Valda Ford, MPH, MS, RN, CEO and Founder, Center For
Human Diversity

"Ophthalmic Screening in China to Improve Access to Eye Care," Susan
Forster, MD, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Medical
Studies, Department of Ophthalmology, Yale School of Medicine; Chief,
Ophthalmology, Yale University Health Services

"Community-Based Participatory Research in Maternal Health in the
Dominican Republic,"Jennifer Foster, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor of
Nursing, Emory University

"Releasing Latent Capacity in a Resource-Constrained Health System
Through Government-NGO Partnership Systems Innovation," James Fraser,
MA, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Dignitas International

Ulrick Gaillard, JD, CEO, The Batey Relief Alliance

"The Fogarty (NIH) International Clinical Research Training Programs,"
Pierce Gardner, MD, Fogarty International Center, Fogarty
International Center, NIH

"Unlocking the Power of Social Norms: Innovative Strategies for
Community-Led Transformation in Health and Development," Gannon
Gillespie, Director of US Operations, Tostan

"Improvement in Adherence Counseling and Management of Patients on ART
in Developing Countries as a Result of Clinical Mentoring Programs,"
Katie Graves-Abe, Director of Operations, International Center for
Equal Healthcare Access

"Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship to Deliver Affordable
Eyeglasses and Eye Care," David Grosof, President, OptiOpia

"Nutritional Management of Cataracts," Heskel Haddad, MD,
Ophthalmologist; President, Optoed Corp, Inc.

"Socioemergence: Cultural and Political Dimensions of Emergent Viral
Disease in Equatorial Africa's Forests," Rebecca Hardin, PhD,
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and Environment and
Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

"Measuring Service Quality With Community Providers," Katharine
Haxall, Child Survival and Health Program Officer, International
Rescue Committee

"Interplast: The Evolution from Volunteer Medical Missions to Surgical
Capacity Building in the Global South," Susan Hayes, President and
CEO, Interplast

"Experiences In International Education: Teaching The Course
Management of Humanitarian Emergencies," Marisa Herran, MD,
Co-Director Rainbow Center for Global Child Health , Rainbow Babies
and Children's Hospital, CWRU

"HIV Prevention and Detection Pilot Project in the Sugarcane
Plantation Bateyes of Eastern Dominican Republic," Sabrina Hermosilla,
MIA, MPH, MS, Columbia University International Family AIDS Program

"Assessing And Addressing Primary Care Service Delivery Challenges in
Rural, Low-Resource Settings - Lessons Learned at the Hopital Albert
Schweitzer Haiti," Fritz Gaetan Heyliger, MD, Coordinator of Primary
Care Services, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Illustrations as a Patient Education Tool to Improve Recall of
Postoperative Cataract Medication Regimes in the Developing World," M.
Scott Hickman, MD, Lawrence Eye Care Associates

"Strengthening the Capacity of Families and Communities: A
Foundation's Experience in Addressing Blindness," Steve Hilton,
President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

"Global Collaborations to Improve Worker Safety on Roads," Jane
Hingston, Global Collaborations, National Institute for Occupational
Safety & Health

"Mitigating The Impacts of the Food Crisis in Rural Haiti: Lessons
Learned From Hopital Albert Schweitzer's Emergency Nutrition Program,"
Erlantz Hyppolite, MD, Coordinator of Maternal and Child Health
Program, Hopital Albert Schweitzer Haiti

"Challenges and Potential of Genetic Manipulation of Insect Vectors of
Disease," Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, PhD, Department of Molecular
Microbiology and Immunology, Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health

"Current Patterns in Pre-hospital Trauma Care in Kampala, Uganda and
the Feasibility of a Modified First-aid Course for Lay-First
Responders," Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, Resident Physician and Fellow,
UCSF Depts of Surgery & Global Health Sciences

"Building Sustainable Strategic Information Systems in Low-Resource
Countries," Bobby Jefferson, Senior Information Technology Advisor,
SRA International; Senior IT Advisor - HIV/AIDS, Futures Group

"Microbicide Clinical Trials: A Case Study for Ethical Examination of
International Clinical Trials in HIV/STI Prevention," Clair Kaplan,
MSN, RN, APRN, MHS, MT, Assistant Professor, Yale University School of

"Innovative Programs to Address the Burden of Diabetes in Low Resource
Economies," Anil Kapur, MD, Managing Director, World Diabetes

"Eye Care Services in Liberia: The Post War Challenges," Kartee
Karloweah, ON, RN, Ophthalmic Nurse, Crystal Eye Clinic, Ghana

"Atrocities and Social Entrepreneuriship," Zachary Kaufman, JD
Candidate, Yale Law School; DPhil Candidate in International
Relations, Oxford University

"Educating Leaders for Health Management ," Sosena Kebede, MD, MPH,
Program Director, Yale-Clinton Foundation, Jimma-Yale MHA Program

"What is the Role of Universities in Developing and Educating The Next
Global Health Leaders?" Kaveh Khoshnood, PhD, Assistant Professor in
Public Health Practice, Division of Epidemiology of Microbial
Diseases, Yale School of Public Health

Karen King, MA, Elementary School Teacher, Reed Intermediate School;
Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

"Building Mid-level HCW Capacity To Counter Doctor Migration in
Nepal," Stephen Knoble, MHS, PA-C, Training Consultant, Nick Simons
Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal

"Remote Prescriptive Learning - A Cost-Effective Tool to Increase
Healthcare Capacity in the Developing World," Colleen Kraft, MD,
President/Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

"Reproductive Health Interventions as a Response to the Post-Election
Violence in Kenya," Sandra Krause, Director, Reproductive Health
Program, Women's Commission for Refugee Women & Children

"The Development of School-Based Health Services in Nicaragua,"
Patricia Ryan-Krause, MS, RN, MSN, CPNP, Associate Professor, Yale
School of Nursing

"Global Health and International Affairs: Meeting the Challenge,"
Randall Kuhn, Director, Global Health Affairs Program, University of
Denver, International Studies

"Pathways to Empathetic Psychosocial Care for Families Affected by
HIV/AIDS, Poverty, and Violence in Southern Africa - Developing Local
Capacity For Sustainable Intervention Practices on the Community
Level," Jamie Lachman, Clowns Without Borders

"Improved Instruments for Trachoma Surgery," Doug Lawrence, Vice
President/General Manager, BD Medical - Ophthalmic Systems

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

"Innovative Tools for Education: Ophthalmic News and Education
(O.N.E.™) Network," Brian Leonard, MD, University of Ottawa Eye
Institute, Ottawa Hospital, Canada; American Academy of Ophthalmology

"Women are Key to Community Health," Jill Lester, President and CEO,
The Hunger Project

"Development of a Business Model for the Implementation of a
Sustainable Point of Use Water Filter Program in the Dominican
Republic," Roger Lewis, PhD, CIH, Division Director, Envionmental
Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health

"Pain and Policy: The Battle with Needless Suffering," Diederik
Lohman, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

"Community-Based Projects To Improve Quality of Life For People Living
With HIV/AIDS," Julia Love, Director of Communications,The Resource

"Health In The Urban Slums: Let the People Lead the Way," Pamela
Lynam, MD, Country Director, Kenya, JHPIEGO

"Duke-Engineering World Health: Biomedical Engineering Making a
Difference in Developing World Hospitals," Robert Malkin, PhD, PE,
Professor of Practice of Biomedical Engineering Director,
Duke-Engineering World Health, Duke University

"Glaucoma and Volunteerism," Roger Martin, Patient Advocate

"A Vaccine To Prevent AIDS: When and How," John McGoldrick, JD, Senior
Vice President, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI)

"The Need For A Global Shift in Global Health: The Emerging Focus on
Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries," Michelle
McMurry, Director, Health, Biomedical Science and Society Initiative,
The Aspen Institute

"Defining Innovation in mHealth: Opportunities and Challenges of
Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for mHealth at the
Millennium Village Project," Patricia Mechael, MHS, PhD, mHealth and
Telemedicine Advisor, Millennium Villages Project, Earth Institute at
Columbia University

"A Rights-Based Approach to US Health Care Reform: Realizing the
Highest Attainable Standard of Health Through a Focus on Underlying
Determinants," Benjamin Mason Meier, JD, LLM, MPhil, Public Health Law
Project Manager, Center for Health Policy, IGERT-International
Development and Globalization Fellow, Columbia University

"From Donor-Driven to Impact-Driven: How Evidence Can Inform Smarter
Individual Philanthropy," Carol McLaughlin, MD, MPH, Global Health,
Center for High Impact Philanthropy, School of Social Policy and
Practice, University of Pennsylvania

"Translation Research on Diabetes Care Among Samoans," Stephen
McGarvey, PhD, MPH, Professor of Community Health, Director,
International Health Institute, Brown University

"The African Health Professions Brain Drain Survey and Policy
Implications," Edward Mensah, PhD, Associate Professor, University of
Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health

"Access to Essential Medicines: Moving Beyond AIDS, TB and Malaria,"
Suerie Moon, PhD Candidate & Research Fellow, Kennedy School of
Government, Harvard University

"Cost of Iron Deficiency: Cognitive and Behavioral Consequences for
Women and Children," Laura Murray-Kolb, PhD, Assistant Professor,
Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, The
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

"War, Women, and Children," 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

"Women's Global Health and Human Rights," 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

"Global Health Education: The Penn Program As Example," Neal
Nathanson, MD, Associate Dean, Global Health Programs, University of
Pennsylvania School of Medicine

"Towards a Framework for Culturally-Sensitive Psychosocial
Interventions in the Population of Sudanese Displaced," Brian Neff,
M.A.L.D., The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

"Empowerment: The Key To Transforming Communities - Guatemalan
Experiences,"Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty,
Family Practice Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital;
Chair, AAP Section on International Child Heallth

"The International Efforts of The American Academy of Pediatrics,"
Cliff O'Callahan, MD, PhD, FAAP, Pediatric Faculty, Family Practice
Group; Director of Nurseries, Middlesex Hospital; Chair, AAP Section
on International Child Heallth

"Neonatal Resuscitation Capabilities in Nepal," Christina Nelson, MD,
Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine, University of Colorado

"Collaborative Initiative between Researchers and Community
Representatives to Facilitate Community Understanding of Interim
Analyses in an HIV Prevention Trial," Lisa Noguchi, CNM, MSN, Director
of Operations, Microbicide Trials Network, MWRI/University of
Pittsburgh Medical Center

"Global Service as a Means to Restore America's Standing: Remaking
Ourselves As We Remake Our World," Edward O'Neil, Jr, MD, Omni Med

"Project HEALTH: Mobilizing College Volunteers to Change Healthcare
Delivery," Rebecca Onie, JD, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Project HEALTH

"The Pathophysiology of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis and Macular
Degeneration," Santa Ono, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
and Deputy Provost of Emory University; Professor, Department of
Ophthalmology, Emory Eye Center

"The Community Can Help Itself: Using Mobile Phones to Revolutionize
Healthcare Delivery," Yuri Ostrovsky, Chief Technology Officer,
ClickDiagnostics, Inc.

"GHEC: Strength Through Consortia," Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director,
Global Programs, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"Mission Driven," Robin Paetzold, MBA, Director, Global Programs,
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

"Eye Care America: Providing Eye Care Needs For America's Uninsured by
MDs," David J. Palmer, MD, Chair, Eye Care America-Senior Eye Care
Program, American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation

"A Model for Cooperative Investment in the Developing World," Minesh
Patel, MD, Resident Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale
University School of Medicine

"Pharmaceutical Interventions to Minimize Retinal Scarring," Yannis
Paulus, MD Candidate, Stanford University School of Medicine

"A2Z – The USAID Micronutrient and Child Blindness Project: Fostering
Innovative Approaches to Saving Sight," Roshelle Payes, Child
Blindness Manager, A2Z Project, Academy for Educational Development

"Portable, Handheld Devices for Diagnosis of Taeniasis in The Field ,"
Raquel Perez-Castillejos, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of
Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of

"An Innovative Hospital Management Training Program in Albania" Frank
Phillips, Director, International Healthcare Program, Rush University
Medical Center

"Partnering to Create a Center of Cxcellence for Children with Autism
in West Africa: Successes and Challenges," Molly Ola Pinney, Founder
and CEO, The Global Autism Project

"Malaria as an Obstacle to Economic Development: Fighting Malaria on
the River of Life, the Value of Public Private Partnerships," Steven
C. Phillips, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Global Issues and Projects,
Exxon Mobil Corporation

"A Model for Sustainable Diabetic Eye Care in the Developing World,"
Sudeep Pramanik, MD, MBA

"Global Health, The Internet, and the Global Development Commons: What
Does The Future Hold?" Suzanne Rainey, Forum One Communications

"Balancing Community-Identified Needs with Responsible Interventions:
Implementing a Gender-Based Violence Program into the Honduran Health
Alliance," Bonzo Reddick, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, University
of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

"Global Overview of Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS),"
Susan Reef, MD, CDC

"Microfinance and Microfranchise to Improve Health," Myka Reinsch,
Director of Innovations, Freedom From Hunger

"NCC and the L3C: State of the Art Cancer Care in Latin America,"
Thomas Roane, Senior Vice President - Healthcare Alliances, National
Cancer Coalition

"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lee Roberts, PhD, MPH, Associate
Clinical Professor of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of
Public Health, Columbia University

"Partnerships for Ensuring Quality Education for All," Steven
Rothstein, President, Perkins School For The Blind

Jennifer Ruger, PhD, MSc, Assistant Professor, Division of Global
Health, Yale School of Public Health; Co-Director of the Yale/World
Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion,
Policy and Research; Interdisciplinary Research Methods Core
Investigator, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS

"Building Capacity and Improving Care: Key Lessons Learned Through the
Kaiser Permanente--Community Clinic Partnership," Cody Fuedaflores,
Manager, Community Benefit Programs, Kaiser Permanente

"The Use of Imagery:  How it Promotes and Hampens Global Health
Advocacy?" Lisa Russell, MPH, Filmmaker

"Vision Loss Prevention and Eye Health Promotion: A Public Health
Approach," Jinan Saaddine, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Vision
Health Initiative Team Leader, Division of Diabetes Translation,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sarwat Salim, MD, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, University of

"Community Eye Health Program Can Improve The Quality of Life of Poor:
An Action Research Study from Orissa, India," Sarang Samal, Kalinga
Eye Hospital, Orissa, India

"Private Finance Models That Support Public Health Efficiency,"
Georgia Sambunaris, Senior Advisor to the Director, Office of Economic
Growth, US Agency for International Development

"Communication Challenges in Mass Drug Administration in Tanzania:
Thinking with Reciprocity," Ari Samsky, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of
Anthropology, Princeton University

"Taking Lifesaving Care Closer to Women and Their Families," Harshad
Sanghvi, MD, Medical Director, JHPIEGO, Johns Hopkins University

"Establishing Community-Based Teams," Brooke Schaab, PhD, U.S. Army
Research Institute

"Creating a University-wide Interdisciplinary Curriculum in Global
Health," Daniel D. Sedmak, MD, Director, Office of Global Health
Education; Executive Vice Dean, College of Medicine; Executive
Director, Center for Personalized Healthcare; Senior Associate Vice
President, Office of Health Sciences, The Ohio State University

"This is Global Health: Temple University's International Education
Opportunities Senegal," Shannon Marquez, PhD, Associate Professor and
Director, Temple University Center for Global Health

Tamilarasan Senthil, MBBS, Consulting Ophthalmologist, Uma Eye Clinic, India

"A Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) Study Regarding Eye Care
Among Parents in Delhi," Manish Sharma, MBBS, Consultant Pediatric
Ophthalmologist, Dr. Shroff's Charity Eye Hospital ; Unite For Sight

"The Future of Glaucoma Surgery: Hope For The Developing World?" Bruce
Shields, MD, Chair Emeritus, Yale Department of Ophthalmology

Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University
School of Medicine

Ajit Sinha, MBBS, Founder and Director, AB Eye Institute; Former
President, All India Ophthalmological Society

Pooja Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

"Success of Laproscopic Sterilisation in Controlling Population Growth
in Eastern India: My Experience of 30 Years," Renu Sinha, MBBS, Former
Head of the Obs and Gynea Department of Patna Medical College
Hospital; Former President of Bihar Obs and Gynea Society

Satyajit Sinha, MBBS, Ophthalmologist, AB Eye Institute, Patna, India

"Addressing Health Consequences of Gender-Based Violence in Papua New
Guinea," Marie Skinnider, MD, Health Advisor, MSF Canada

"Overcoming Barriers to Implementation of Evidence Based Practices To
Reduce Maternal Mortality in a Rural Nicaraguan Community," Janice K.
Smith, MD, MPH, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in
International Health at UTMB

Lanny Smith, MD, MPH, DTM&H, Professor of Medicine in the Residency
Programs of Primary Care and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical
Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Assistant Director, Human
Rights Clinic for Victims of Torture, Montefiore; Founder and
President, Doctors for Global Health

"Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer: An Epidemic Fueled by Global
Indifference," Samuel So, MD, Lui Hac Minh Professor of Surgery;
Director, Asian Liver Center; Director, Liver Cancer Program, Stanford
University School of Medicine

"Partnering to Achieve Greater Effectiveness in Preventing Blindness,"
Kathy Spahn, President and CEO, Helen Keller International

"Assessing and Improving Emergency Obstetric Care in Northern
Nigeria," Laura Stachel, MD, Bixby Center for Reproductive Health, UC
Berkeley School of Public Health,

"The Health-Peace Connection: Assessing the Need for Pre-deployment
Training for Medical Volunteers and its Proposed Effect on
Coexistence," Sarah Stanlick, MA, Research Associate, Harvard

"The Epidemiology of Human Rights," Lindsay Stark, Research Associate,
Program on Forced Migration and Health, Mailman School of Public
Health, Columbia University

"The Disability Rights Approach to Development," Michael Stein, JD,
PhD, Executive Director, Harvard Project on Disability; Cabell
Research Professor of Law, College of William and Mary School of Law

"Do it Yourself Humanitarianism: Methods and Models," Chris Stout,
PsyD, Founding Director, Center for Global Initiatives; Clinical
Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Global Network For Health: A Novel Approach to Learning and
Diagnostics," H. Dean Sutphin, PhD, Assistant Vice President for
International Health and Appalachian Outreach, Edward Via Virginia
College of Osteopathic Medicine

"Innovation In Reproductive Health Programming," Maia Tavadze, CARE
International in the Caucasus, Georgia

"An Innovative Approach to Addressing Global Health Disparities
through a Global Health Leadership Training Program in Latin America,"
Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, D.O., Dean and Executive Vice President, Virginia
College of Osteopathic Medicine

"Advances in Visual Function Assessment for Glaucoma," James C. Tsai,
MD, Robert R. Young Professor and Chairman, Department of
Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine;
Chief of Ophthalmology, Yale-New Haven Hospital

"It Takes a Girl to Raise A Village: Rethinking Education in the
Developing World," Philippe Van Denbossche, Executive Director,
Raising Malawi

"Fueling Vehicles of Change With Star Power," Philippe Van Denbossche,
Executive Director, Raising Malawi

"Global Health and Global Health Education - from Lexicon (Greek
Λεξικόν) to Actions," Anvar Velji, MD, Co-Founder and Treasurer,
Global Health Education Consortium; Chief of Infectious Disease at
Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento; Clinical Professor, University of
California at Davis

"Health in Africa: Perspectives From The Only Ophthalmologist For 2
Million People in Northern Ghana," Seth Wanye, MD, Ophthalmologist,
Eye Clinic of Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ghana

"The Himalayan Cataract Project and Millennium Village Project
Partnership," John Welling, MD Candidate,The Ohio State University
College of Medicine

"IDP and Refugee Health in Darfur and Chad: Challenges and Innovations
to Meeting Basic Needs," Dayan Woldemichael, MD, Chad Country
Director, International Medical Corps

"Global Health Through Microfranchise & Other Social Innovations,"
Warner Woodworth, PhD, Professor of Organizational Leadership &
Strategy, Brigham Young University, Marriott School of Management

"Making the World Smaller: Teleconferencing Technologies in Medical
Education,"Michael C. Wu, MD, Cornea and External Disease, Assistant
Professor, Department of Ophthalmlology, University of Washington
School of Medicine

"Women's Health Rights as Human Rights: Implications and Challenges in
the U.S. Context," Alicia Ely Yamin, JD, MPH, Joseph H. Flom Global
Health and Human Rights Fellow, Harvard Law School

"Social Entrepreneurship - International Breast Milk Project," Jill
Youse, Founder, International Breast Milk Project

"Global Health Inequalities: Why They Matter?" David Zakus, BSc, MES,
MSc, PhD, Director, Centre for International Health; Associate
Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences; Associate Professor,
Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation; Faculty of
Medicine, University of Toronto, Canada

Debrework Zewdie, Director, Global HIV/AIDS Program of the World Bank
Human Development Network World Bank

Confirmed "Young Leaders of Social Change" Speakers

"Social Change: From Observation to Implementation," Sohani
Amarasekera, BS Candidate, University of Pennsylvania; Unite For Sight
Volunteer in Chennai, India

"Unite For Sight and Kalinga Eye Hospital in Orissa, India," Nicholas
Aurelio, Unite For Sight Volunteer in Orissa, India

"Femicide and Gang Violence: The Impact of Narcotics Trafficking Wars
on Health Outcomes and Public Health Outreach in Ciudad Juarez,
Mexico," Atrish Bagchi, BA Candidate, Princeton University

"The InfiniCan: Water Storage and Disaster Relief in Myanmar," Laura
Bloomfield, MA Candidate, Stanford University

Ninita Brown, MD Candidate, Duke University School of Medicine; Unite
For Sight Volunteer in New Delhi and Bihar, India

"Volunteering in Ghana: Above and Beyond My Expectations," Nicole
Caslow, BA; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

"The Prevalence, Use, and Perceived Effects of Complementary
Alternative Medicines and Treatments in Bihar, India," Kristin Ow
Chapman, MD Candidate, NYU School of Medicine; Unite For Sight
Volunteer in Bihar, India

"How Do You Evaluate Empowerment?: Community-Based Evaluation of
Health Programs in Mali," Alison Cohen, BA Candidate, Brown
University; Evaluation Advisor, Mali Health Organizing Project

"Ngudo Nga Zwinepe: Developing Trust, International Partnerships, and
Community Buy-In Through Photovoice," Tim Cunningham, Graduate Nursing
Student, University of Virginia

"Unite For Sight in Asikuma, Ghana," Samantha Diamond, BA Candidate,
Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Asikuma Breman, Ghana

"Target Commercial Sex Workers with Reproductive Health Services in
Kampala, Uganda," Samantha Diamond, BA Candidate, Yale University

"Ghana Boat Clinic Program: Perspectives on Mobile Rural Health
Outreach," Matthew Durstenfeld, BA Candidate, Yale University

Eric Einstein, BA Candidate, Colorado College; Unite For Sight
Volunteer in Chennai and Bihar, India and Accra, Ghana

"Delivering Primary Health Care and Education to the Brahmaputra River
Islands," Gabriel Forrey, MPH Candidate, Yale School of Public Health

"Translating Efficient Healthcare Practices from Cataract Surgery to
Circumcision," Nupur Garg, MD Candidate, Yale University School of

"Dirty Water: The Challenges to Water Purification in a Panamanian
Village," Mike Halperin, MPH Candidate, Mailman School of Public
Health, Columbia University

"Eight Moments:  Writings from a Healthcare Journey Across Ghana,"
Christina Hueschen, BA Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight
volunteer in Asikuma Breman, Ghana

Vanessa Hux, BS Candidate, Yale University; Unite For Sight Volunteer
in Tamale, Ghana

"Quality of Life and the Importance of Sight: Ghanaian versus American
Utility Values," Blair Irwin, MBA, MS, MD Candidate, University of
Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Unite For Sight Volunteer in
Accra, Ghana

"The Use of Visual Aid in Informed Consent for Cataract Surgery in an
Indigenous, South Indian Population,"Abraar Karan, BA Candidate, Yale
University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India

Munaf Kachwala, BA Candidate, University of Maryland; Unite For Sight
Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

"Evaluating Process and Subject Understanding of Informed Consent in
Global Enteric Multicenter Study (GEMS)," Saira Khan, MD Candidate,
Vanderbilt School of Medicine

"The Community Health Worker as Health Educator in Southwestern
Ethiopia," Heather Lanthorn, PhD Candidate, Harvard School of Public

"Linking Rural Communities to HIV Prevention and Care," Erica Mackey,
Executive Director, Support for International Change

"Sport as a Vehicle for Global Health and Social Change," Meghan O.
Mahoney, Manager of Operations, Sport in Society, Northeastern

"Speech and Hearing Outcomes Following Palatoplasty on Surgical
Missions in Ecuador," Rebecca Maine, MD Candidate, University of
California San Francisco, School of Medicine

"Foto Vwa: The Power of Photography to Amplify Voice," Kyle Denison
Martin, MD Candidate, Michigan State University

"Project I-Care," Komal Patel, BS Candidate, Case Western Reserve
University; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Orissa, India

"Exploring Barriers to Care in an Ethiopian Cancer Population," Stuart
Prenner, MD Candidate, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"North Carolina Millennium Village Project: A Student Model," Rachel
Puckett, BA Candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill;
Coordinator, UNC-Duke-Bennett Millennium Village Project

"Crazy Rickshaw -- A Medical Student's Wild Ride Through the Depths of
India," Ajaz Siddiqui, MD, Intern, Cooper University Hospital, Camden,
New Jersey; Unite For Sight Volunteer in Chennai, India

"Accessibility to Health Care: A Survey-Based Study of the Barriers
Facing Patients in Receiving Eye Health Care in Rural Ghana," Amogh
Sivarapatna, BS Candidate, University of Virginia; Unite For Sight
Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

"Addressing The Social and Economic Impact of HIV/AIDS Through
Microlending in Rural Kenya," William Slikker and John Vorhies, MD
Candidates, Stanford University School of Medicine

"Projects and Programs from the MIT Mobility Lab," Amos Winter, PhD
Candidate, MIT

"Implementation of a Successful Community Eye Health Program in
Africa," Taygan Yilmaz, MPH, Unite For Sight Volunteer in Accra, Ghana

This e-mail was sent to echerlin at gmail.com by Unite For Sight.
Unsubscribe echerlin at gmail.com from Unite for Sight E-Newsletter.

Silent Thunder (默雷/धर्ममेघशब्दगर्ज/دھرممیگھشبدگر ج) is my name
And Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, The Truth my destination.

More information about the Health mailing list