Global Health Symposium

This event was held on September 30, 2016 in Raynor Memorial Libraries at Marquette University. The recorded sessions are available below:


Event Sponsored by: Office of International Education, Center for Transnational Justice, and Raynor Memorial Libraries


The symposium explored:

  • Global health through a social justice lens
  • Marquette’s ethos and philosophy on global health research and delivery
  • How technology can empower the clinical outreach effort
  • Integrated approaches to clinical and technical health
  • Educational methods for train the trainer programs
  • Constructing sustainability through interdisciplinary research and action
  • Marquette’s global health research and delivery in the context of Milwaukee’s global health initiatives

Where: Raynor Memorial Libraries, Beaumier Suites
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8:45-8:55 a.m. Welcome: Daniel Myers, provost of Marquette University

8:55 – 9:00 a.m. Introduction of Keynote: Terence Miller, director of the Office of International Education at Marquette University

9-10:15 a.m. Keynote: Christopher Plowe

  • Christopher V. Plowe MD MPH FASTMH, Frank M. Calia MD Professor of Medicine, and Founding Director, Institute for Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Plowe received his B.A. in Philosophy from Cornell University in 1982, an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College in 1986, and an M.P.H. in Tropical Medicine from Columbia University School of Public Health in 1991. He has received a Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist Award and the Bailey K. Ashford Medal for distinguished work in tropical medicine from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. In 2007 he was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator in Patient-Oriented Research. Dr. Plowe was elected President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) in 2015.

10:15-10:30 a.m. Coffee

10:30-11:45 a.m. Technology Empowering Clinical Outreach

  • Lars Olson, Associate Professor and Interim Joint Chair of Biomedical Engineering
  • Jerry Harris, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Director of Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Engineering Center
  • Iqbal Ahamed, Professor of Computer Science

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Poster Session with students on Global Health Opportunities: Engineers without Borders, Global Brigades, CON Peru Clinical, PT Belize Clinical, Fulbright and Peace Corps

1:30- 2:45 p.m. Marquette’s Global Clinical Outreach

2:45-3:00 p.m. Coffee 

3:00-4:15 p.m. Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of a Society

Conceptualizing the determinants of health, policy and education. This is in contrast to interventions more conceptualized on an individual level.

  • Jeff Drope, Professor in Residence of Global Public Health
  • Guy Simoneau, Professor of Physical Therapy
  • Nil Lodh, Assistant Professor of Clinical Laboratory Science

4:15-5:00 p.m. Global Health from a Milwaukee Perspective

Providing an integration of the sessions and action takeaways to enhance partnerships and collaboration in the area of Global Health.

  • Facilitator: Stephen Hargarten, Medical College of Wisconsin and Center for International Health

5:00 p.m. Wine and cheese reception