Midwestern Universities for Global Health

Indiana University hosted the Midwestern Universities for Global Health 8th annual conference on October 7, 2021. The conference brought together faculty and students from academic institutions across the US Midwest and their global partners to discuss global health issues, share best practices, and network with colleagues. 



Theme: Healthcare System Resiliency in the Face of Health Disasters

Recordings of each session are available by clicking on the session name.

Opening and WelcomeAdrian Gardner, MD, MPH, associate dean for Global Health, Indiana University School of Medicine; and director, Indiana University Center for Global Health

Keynote and Q&ALukoye Atwoli, MMed Psych, MBChB, PhD, dean, Aga Khan University Medical Colleage, East Africa. Keynote Q&A Session moderated by Hilary Kahn, PhD, associate vice chancellor for International Affairs, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Professor Lukoye Atwoli

Session #1: Reciprocal Innovation for Health Systems Resiliency 

1a. Building a reciprocal innovation program: experiences of the Indiana CTSI--Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) Reciprocal Innovation Leadership Team

1b. Reciprocal Innovation in Practice: Bringing Health Equity Home

Sonak Pastakia, PharmD, MPH, PhD, professor, Purdue University College of Pharmacy, Center for Health Equity  

Rakhi Karwa, PharmD, associate clinical professor, Purdue University College of Pharmacy 

Jeffrey Samuel, PharmD, Global Health Equity fellow, Purdue University College of Pharmacy

Session #2: Live Q&A with four poster presenters related to the Healthcare System Resiliency theme

All poster presentations are available for viewing.

Session #3: 

3a. COVID Impacts on Short-Term Electives in Global Health (STEGH): what did we learn, and how can we use this time as an opportunity for re-evaluating partnerships?

Brett Hendel-Paterson, MD, director of the University of Minnesota Global Medicine Pathway

Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, co-director, Institute for Global Health Education, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University

Mike Sundberg, MD, MPH, assistant professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Minnesota

Session slides

3b. A quantum complexity informed approach to community engagement to improve health care

Megan Seneque, MEd, consultant, World Health Organization

Asiya Odugleh-Kolev, MPH, technical officer, World Health Organization

Paul Cheh, MPH, program consultant, Western Pacific Regional Office, World Health Organization

John Parrish-Sprowl, PhD, director of the Global Health Communication Center, Indiana University

Session slides


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