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2019 Global Health Case Competition Recap

The annual Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition took place on Saturday, February 16, in Featheringill Hall Auditorium and Atrium. This year's case topic was “Improving Non-communicable Disease Care through Expansion of Lwala's Services." Lwala Community Alliance is a Kenyan-founded organization and "community‐led innovator proving that when communities lead, change is drastic and lasting." Its mission is “to build the
 capacity of the people of Lwala to advance their own
 comprehensive well-being.”
On the day of the competition, teams of students had ten minutes to present their proposals to a panel of judges. First place was awarded to Kevin Iflora, Alexandria Luu, Sarah Rachal, and Joyce Kariuki, whose presentation was entitled, “syncd: synergistic solutions for non-communicable disease.”  
As the winning team of the Vanderbilt Global Health Case Competition, they will represent Vanderbilt at the 2019 International Global Health Case Competition held at Emory University on March 15-16, 2019.  

View photos from the Case Reveal and Competition

This event is produced by the VIGH Student Advisory Council. They are seeking student leaders interested in global health from all schools and majors for next year. Learn more and apply here! 
2019 World Health Week Events
This year, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine Global Health Organization will present World Health Week during Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1. World Health Week is committed to spreading awareness about global health, and this year's theme is "Global Health and Anesthesia." Events include lunchtime talks and a global health symposium one evening. Lunch is offered with RSVP. Download the flyer. 
Monday, Feb 25, Light Hall 208, 12-1 p.m. 
"True Communities: an Evolution of Empowerment" 

Dr. Mamta Swaroop, Associate Professor of Surgery (Trauma and Critical Care)
Monday, Feb 25, Light Hall North Lobby, 5:30-8:30pm 
Global Health Symposium 
Tuesday, Feb 26, EBL 320/321, 12-1 p.m.
"Educational Capacity Building in Low Resource Settings: A Departments Approach" 
Dr. Bantayehu Sileshi, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Wednesday, Feb 27, EBL 320/321, 12-1 p.m.
Global Health Resident Panel (General Surgery, OB/GYN, Anesthesia, ENT) 
Thursday, Feb 28, EBL 320/321, 12-1 p.m.
"Global Anesthesia 2019-2030: Scaling up around
the world" 

Dr. Kelly McQueen, Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery
Friday, March 1, EBL 320/321, 12-1 p.m. 
"OB/GYN Global Health: Incorporating Global Partners to Promote Resident Education and Medical Staff Training" 
Dr. Christopher Sizemore, Section Director of
Women's Global Health  

Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
Feb 25
Lwala Community Alliance: Impact Driven by Research and Learning
Presenter: Daniele Ressler, Impact Director for Lwala Community Alliance (flier
March 4
A Global Anesthesia Crisis: The Role of the Educator in Low-Middle Income Countries
Presenter: Mark Newton, M.D., Director of Vanderbilt International Anesthesia, Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology, and Chief of Anesthesiology at Kijabe Hospital in Kenya (flier
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
Feb 21 |
6:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Vanderbilt Student Life Center
Shade Tree Benefit Dinner (link)
Feb 22 | 9 - 10 am 
MCN Room S2422 A&B
How to Search in PubMed (Part 1/2)
Presenter: Heather Laferriere, MLIS 
Feb 26 | 8 am - 3 pm
Light Hall
2019 REDCap Day (link)
Feb 27 |
11 am - 12 pm

Webcast Wednesday: Immigration and HIV: The Effect on the LatinX Community 
Presenter: Joaquin Rosales (Register
March 1 
Vanderbilt Master of Public Health Program Deadline: Epidemiology Track (link
March 1 |
8 am - 12 

Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, PRB, Room 989-J
Vanderbilt Symposium on HPV Infections and Associated Cancers (link
March 2 |
9 am
 - 2 pm

Light Hall
Second Annual Southern LGBTQ Health Symposium
Presented by the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTQ Health  
March 8 - 10
Hilton Chicago Hotel
10th Annual CUGH Conference: Translation and Implementation for Impact in Global Health (link

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