An Eye on Global Health: The Rochester Global Health Symposium


The CTSI recently hosted a full-day symposium to discuss current global health issues, such as the spread of the Zika virus, global cancer prevention and control, addressing global health disparities using new approaches and technologies, and more.

If you are interested in learning more about these topics, you can find a full video of the symposium here and the full agenda and additional information here.

The Rochester Global Health Symposium & UNYTE Scientific Session, which was organized by the Global Network Coordinating Center and UNYTE, featured presentations by leaders in global health research who are part of the Global and Territorial Health Research Network, or “Global Network”.

The Global Network, which was created with funding from the CDC Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, is an international collaborative web of academic and public health institutions and their community partners. The network strives to reduce disease burden in areas of the world that lack sufficient resources. A major strategy in achieving this is to understand lessons learned around the world in controlling and preventing diseases, and applying those solutions in under-served areas of the US and affiliated regions in a community responsive way.

The symposium included a full day of presentations with breakout discussion sessions as well as a student poster session and competition. Three students were recognized for the outstanding scientific merit and visual quality of their posters out of 27 poster presenters.

Scientific AwardClaire E. McCarthy: Dung Biomass Smoke Exposure Attenuates Immune Responses to Toll-like Receptor Ligands in Airway Epithelial Cells in Mice

Visual AwardKaren C. Chong: Relationship Between Age and ASQ-3 Scores Per Screening Interval in Peruvian Infants

Poster Presentation AwardZhishen Pan: Towards Understanding How News Coverage Affects Public Perception during Epidemic Outbreak


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