National Institutes of Health Global Health Interest Group
Global Health Symposium 

2017 Global Health Interest Group Symposium

Successes and Emerging Challenges in Global Health

September 14, 2017

12:30 - 4:30 PM

NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD

Natcher Building (Bldg. 45), Balcony A

This year's symposium will focus on the successes and challenges in the HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Mental Health, and Maternal Health fields.  Please see full schedule here.  Click the "GHIG Symposium Sign Up" button in the left navigation menu to register for the symposium.  We hope to see you there!

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October 24, 2016: Impact of Technology and Innovation on Global Health

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October 15, 2105: Impact of Climate Change on Global Health
Pre-symposium Workshop: Challenges and Opportunities in Information Resources for Global Health Vision: A Solution in Sight

Click here for news brief on Dr. Sheila West, vice chair for research at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, who discusses the link between environmental change and eye health.

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September 11, 2104: Hot Topics in Global Health

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February 16, 2014:
The Role of Genomics Research in Global Health  

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(See schedule here)

The NIH Global Health Interest Group hosted their inaugural global health symposium, “The Role of Genomics Research in Global Health,” on February 6, 2014 in the Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium, NIH Main Campus, Bethesda, MD.  The day-long event featured speakers from NIH and several universities who presented topics ranging from mental health, the microbiome, inheritable disease, and global health careers.  Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, graciously took time from his busy schedule to give a short presentation on the importance of global health and how NIH contributes to global health initiatives.  A highlight of the symposium was the special presentation by Dr. Turi King, University of Leicester, who gave a fascinating talk on the discovery of human skeletal remains in a parking lot and the research conducted to specifically identify those remains as the body of King Richard III.  Dr. Jim Herrington, Director of Division of Int’l Relations at Fogarty Int’l Center, concluded the symposium with an overview of global health in the 21st century including challenges that may threaten global health research in the future.

GHIG is thankful to everyone who participated in the inaugural symposium to make it a success.  Planning for next year’s symposium will soon be underway.  Please be sure to check back for updates on GHIG’s second annual symposium that will take place in 2015.


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