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2018 Women in Global Health Research Symposium

Our third annual conference on women in global health research focused on evidence-based interventions to promote the retention and ascent of women to leadership positions in global health. This was our first conference accepting scientific abstracts in order to showcase the research that women leaders in global health are conducting. We accepted abstracts in two categories:
1) Global Health Research, with particular consideration given to research on women's health
2) Evidence-based Interventions, designed to retain and promote female leaders in global health
  • Disrupting the System: Advocating for racial and gender equity

  • Women in research: progress through collaboration

  • Successful Advancements in Supporting Women at the Institutional Level

  • Preventing HIV infections in women: successes and challenges

  • Using leadership roles to support low and middle-income country researchers

  • Pursuing an academic global health career

  • The critical importance of sexual and reproductive health for adolescent girls and young women in Africa

  • The Next Generation of Female Global Health Leaders

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Judith Currier


AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Dr. Quarraisha Abdool Karim

Associate Science Director

Center for the AIDS Programme in South Africa (CAPRISA)


Dr. Glenda Gray

South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)


Yukari Manabe, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Grace John-Stewart, MD, MPH, PhD

University of Washington

Ingrid Katz, MD, MHSc

Harvard University

Michele Barry, MD, FACP

Stanford University

Glenda Gray, MBBCH, FCPAED

South African Medical Research Council

Marie Marcelle Deschamps, MD


Amita Gupta, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Quarraisha Abdool Karim, PhD

Center for the AIDS Programme in South Africa

Robert Bollinger, MD

Johns Hopkins University

Judith Currier, MD, MPH

UCLA, AIDS Clinical Trials Group

Daniel Fitzgerald, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

Thank you to Contributors!

Dean Augustine M.K. Choi, MD

BJ Medical College (India)

Bugando Medical Center (Tanzania)

Center for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

Columbia University

Duke University

Emory University

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (Switzerland)

GHESKIO Centers (Haiti)

Harvard University

Institution Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)

International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research (Bangladesh)

Johns Hopkins University

Maastricht University (Netherlands)

Northwestern University

Rush University

Santa Clara University

South African Medical Research Council

Stanford University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, San Francisco 

University of Washington

Yale University

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