The 2nd Annual UConn Global Health Symposium

Winning the Birth Lottery

Globalization and Health

Friday Reception

6:00 PM – 6:10 PM: Opening Remarks
6:10 PM – 6:15 PM: Introduction to Dr. Kee Park
6:15 PM – 7:00 PM: Friday Keynote Address by Dr. Kee Park, MD, FAANS, Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellow; Lecturer at Harvard Medical School Department of Global Health and Social Medicine; Faculty member at the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM: Q&A Mediated by UConn Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
7:45 PM – 9:00 PM: Hors d’oeuvres and social hour

Saturday Symposium

8:30-9:00: Check-in / Registration and Breakfast
9:00-9:10: Opening Remarks
9:10-9:55: Morning Keynote Address – Prof. Sarah S. Willen
9:55-10:10: Q&A
10:10-10:25: Break
10:25-11:10: Breakout Sessions
Global Surgery: Fostering Student Leaders in Global Surgery
Parisa Fallah, MD Candidate at Harvard Medical School, National Chair of Global Surgery Student Alliance
Environment and Health
Sabit Nasir and Kathleen Renna
Refugee Advocacy and Empowerment
Stephen Damianos, Founder and Director of University of Pennsylvania “Penn Undergraduates for Refugee Empowerment”
Usra Qureshi, Founder and Director of CT Anchor
11:10-11:25: Break
11:25-11:55: “Kwizera: A Story of Hope Born From Resilience” Documentary and Josiane’s Talk
11:55-12:05: Q&A
12:10-1:00: Lunch –> Orgs and Poster Presentations
Involvement Fair:
Global Brigades (Anna)
Office of Environmental Policy (Sahil)
Huskies 4 Health (Derek; Luke)
AMSA (American Medical Student Association – Jon)
Minority Health Matters (Guerdely is point person)
Partners in Health
Students for One Health
1:05 PM – 2:05 PM – “Reframing Refugee Health” Panel
· Fereshteh Ganjavi, IRIS
· Leslie Koons, IRIS
· Susan Naseri
· Josiane Mumukunde Alix
Dr. Panter-Brick, Yale Anthropology
2:05 PM-2:20 PM – Break
2:20 PM-3:10 PM – Birth Lottery
3:20PM-3:30PM: Closing remarks and Call-to-action