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1st Annual Rochester Global Health Symposium - 2015


June 15, 2015


8:00am - 5:00pm


Saunders Research Building Atrium
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, New York 14642


The 1st Annual symposium convenes researchers, students, and practitioners from all sectors of global health to exchange ideas about how to conduct, share, and translate innovative health promotion in low-resource settings. The Symposium features speakers covering:
• On-the-ground experience with the Ebola epidemic
• Telehealth – eye health in global settings
• HPV and cervical cancer – women’s health in low-resource settings
• Technology and health – technology assisted behavior change

The conference will also include panel discussions and presentations by experts in the field that can inform domestic and territorial health. In addition, there will be a poster session and competition for participants to share their work and get valuable feedback.

Sign language interpreter services will be available.

Keynote Speaker

Mehran S. Massoudi, MPH, PhD
CAPT, US Public Health Service (USPHS)
Chief, Applied Research and Translation Branch
Director, Prevention Research Centers Program


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Global Network Members




Thank you to the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute for covering student fees






Please arrive at 8am to put your poster up. Please be prepared to stand next to your poster during the lunch hour to respond to questions.

Standard scientific poster specifications apply (here is a helpful link:
Sizes should be no more than 4 x 6 feet.



Call for Abstracts




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CDC Global and Territorial Health Research Network

The CDC Global andTerritorial Health Research Network (“Global Network”) is a thematic network of the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, with the goal to conduct, share, and translate innovative chronic disease prevention research in low-resource settings. Aims of the Global Network are: building partnerships, identifying policies and interventions; developing joint research agendas driven by needs of diverse communities and the U.S. Territories/Affiliated Nations; and assisting with translation of global research.

CDC supports two Collaborating Centers, Yale-Griffin PRC and University of Illinois at Chicago PRC, and one Coordinating Center, University of Rochester PRC, which engages Universities of Hawaii and Puerto Rico as implementing partners.

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This symposium is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 1U48DP005026-01S1, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Research Centers Program. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.

Additionally, the Symposium is co-sponsored by the University of Rochester Office of the Provost, The Center for AIDS Research, and the University of Rochester Clinical & Translational Science Institute.