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Global Health Day

Global Health Day, hosted by the Robert J. Havey, MD Institute for Global Health, is an exciting opportunity to draw together global health researchers, educators and students to celebrate and discover more about global health research, education, and outreach efforts. 

Students, faculty, community members and partners from all disciplines, both at Northwestern and unaffiliated, are always welcome to participate and apply to present posters on projects relevant to global health.

Global Health Day presenter discussing their poster with a judge

Event Details

Global Health Day 2023 was held on Friday, December 1st, 2023 in the Lurie Medical Research Center, and included a World AIDS Day panel, poster session, and keynote address by Carlos del Rio, MD.

Global Health Day 2024 will take place in December.

Read more at Feinberg News

World AIDS Day Panel

The World AIDS Day Panel, led by Student Advisory Committee on Global Health, featured:
Panelists: Chad Achenbach, MD, MPH, Shannon Galvin, MD, Claudia Hawkins, MD, MPH, & Robert Murphy, MD
Moderator: Arthi Kozhumam
World AIDS Day Panelists sitting at a table presenting their topics
Global Health Day keynote speaker Carlos del Rio presenting his keynote address at a podium in front of a crowd

Keynote Address

Havey Institute for Global Health welcomed keynote speaker Carlos del Rio, MD, distinguished professor of Medicine and co-Director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research at the Emory School of Medicine, who presented the keynote address, "Lessons from the HIV epidemic applicable to future pandemics."

Poster Presentations

Posters presented at Global Health Day are available to view online.

View Global Health Day 2023 Posters and Abstracts

Global Health Day participants presenting their poster to a judge

Poster Presentation Winners

Poster Presentation Winners

  • Brehima Diakite — “HPV Typing in Cervical Cancer Screening Among Women Living with HIV/AIDS in Mali”
  • Lacy Simons — “Genomic Surveillance of Antifungal-Resistant Candida auris and Other Yeast in Pakistan: Monitoring Expanding Infections and Uncovering Emerging Pathogens”
  • Matt Caputo — “Developing a palliative care service at Lagos University Teaching Hospital: formative results of an environmental scan of existing centres in Nigeria”

Honorable Mention:

  • Maryam Shaaban — “Viral amplification from African samples using long-read sequencing”
  • Sunny Abdelmageed — “A Systematic Review of Epilepsy Surgery in Low and Low Middle-Income Countries and a Proposed Program Framework”

Global Health Day 2023 timeline:

Monday, October 2ndCall for Abstracts
Monday, October 30th: Abstract Deadline 
Monday, November 27th: Final Deadline for Poster Submissions 
Friday, December 1st: Global Health Day 

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