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Vanderbilt will host a conversation with Vice Chancellor Adam Habib on May 2 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Student Life Center with a reception to follow. While a RSVP is not required to attend this event, having them will help us to plan. 
Guest Speaker Event

Building Health Systems: Lessons From Crisis

Please join us for a lecture by guest speaker, Dr. Bernice Dahn, Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Liberia. She held the position of Minister of Health for the Republic of Liberia from 2015-2018 and in prior years served as the Deputy Minister of Health and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Republic of Liberia. Dr. Dahn led the re-establishment of the Ministry of Health and the rebuilding of Liberia’s post-conflict health care delivery system.
During the early stages of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in 2014 Dr. Dahn coordinated the national response to the epidemic, including development of treatment protocols and infection prevention and control standards, trainings, resource mobilization, and partner coordination.
Dr. Dahn has over 20 years of experience as a public health physician, policy-maker, administrator, and educator. She serves at the forefront of Liberia’s advocacy for constructive aid practice, and is now focused on improving academic and administrative systems at the newly formed College of Health Sciences at the University of Liberia, with a vision of establishing a world-class health sciences education system.
Dr. Dahn has been a resolute advocate for donor alignment to government-led plans and for mutual transparency and accountability in aid relationships. As CMO, she negotiated the Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States’ first direct government-to-government funding mechanism, successfully instituting an innovative approach to bilateral development aid in Liberia.
Vanderbilt has been engaged in the country since 2017 through PEER Liberia, a USAID-funded initiative to enhance undergraduate medical education, build ophthalmology residency training, and establish research and faculty development programs. 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | noon to 1 p.m.
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
Wadlington Conference Room
Lunch will be provided to the first 75 attendees.

VIGH Core Faculty Member Jimmy Carlucci Shares Work in Mozambique

A recent feature in the VUMC Reporter highlights the work of VIGH Core Faculty Member James Carlucci, M.D., M.P.H. The article focuses on how HIV-exposed infants fall out of care in Zambézia Province, Mozambique.
Global Health Grand Rounds
Mondays at 11 a.m. 
2525 WEA, 8th Floor
April 8
An Introduction to Export Controls for a Global Audience (link) 
Presenter: Adam Riddick, MBA, Export Compliance Manager, VUMC
April 15
Building a Non-Communicable Chronic Disease Research Program in Vietnam (link) Presenter: Xiao Ou Shu, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, Associate Director for Global Health, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center
Events Calendar
Featured Events  
April 5 | 8 - 9 a.m.
Webinar: Lessons and Approaches to Support the Capacity-Strengthening Priorities of Local Partners
Presented by Data for Impact (link
April 6 | 6:00 -
9:30 p.m.
Dyer Observatory
Vanderbilt International Anesthesia Annual Fundraiser 
(Registration Link

April 16 
Participating restaurants  
Dining Out for Life 2019
Benefiting Nashville CARES (link
April 20 | 8 - 10 a.m.
Vanderbilt Football Stadium
Shade Tree Trot 5K
Benefiting the Shade Tree Clinic
April 26 |
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Data Science Institute Symposium 2019 
Presented by the Data Science Institute (registration link
April 26 | 11:45 a.m. 
2525 WEA, Grand Conference Room, 12th Floor, Room 1232 
Center for Clinical Quality & Implementation Research Scholarly Series: Foundational Grant Opportunities in T4 Translational Research, Speakers: Sunil Kripalani, M.D., M.Sc., and Kate Clouse, Ph.D., M.P.H. (link)
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750 | Nashville, TN 37203 US
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