Global Health Night 2019

Global Health Night 2019 was held on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at Centre Mont-Royal.

Global Health Night is an annual event held to highlight and foster the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health related fields. Our keynote speaker for 2019 was Dr. Mary T. Bassett, Director of the Harvard François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With more than 30 years of experience in public health, Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity. Prior to joining the FXB Center, she served as New York City’s Commissioner of Health from 2014 to 2018.

Global Health 2019 flyerSee photos from the evening here.

Schedule

4:00-6:00pm Wine and cheese cocktail and poster session (70+ posters)
6:00-7:30pm Program including a keynote address from Dr. Bassett

Poster Session

Part of Global Health Night is our annual poster fair, where students, residents and postdoctoral fellows showcased their work. The poster fair had 70+ posters and was hosted during the wine and cheese cocktail portion of the event. Participants had the opportunity to meet students and faculty working in the global health field.

Many thanks to our volunteers! 

As the evening was a busy one, volunteers were essential to help with the set-up, registration, poster fair, ushering of guests and take-down of the event.
Global Health Night would not have been possible without you!

Our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary T. Bassett

Dr. Mary T. Bassett is the Director of the Harvard François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and the FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With more than 30 years of experience in public health, Dr. Bassett has dedicated her career to advancing health equity. Prior to joining the FXB Center, she served as New York City’s Commissioner of Health from 2014 to 2018. Originally from New York City, Dr. Bassett lived in Zimbabwe for nearly 20 years, where she served on the medical faculty of the University of Zimbabwe. She also worked as the Program Director for the African Health Initiative and the Child Well-being Program at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and as Deputy Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Dr. Bassett’s many awards and honors include the prestigious Frank A. Calderone Prize in Public Health, a Kenneth A. Forde Lifetime Achievement Award from Columbia University, and election to the National Academy of Medicine. She received her B.A. in History and Science from Harvard University and her M.D. from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. She served her medical residency at Harlem Hospital Center and has a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Washington, where she was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.

 

Award Winners

Global Health Scholars - Undergraduates

  • Happiness Anekwe
  • Maha Asad
  • Brandon Au - McGill Global Health Scholars supported by the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award
  • Mayaluna Bierlich
  • Madelyn Clark - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award
  • Homa Danaie - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award
  • Anna Davidson - McGill Global Health Scholars supported by the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award
  • Gemma Dingwall
  • Timothy Ellis - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Scholar Undergraduate Award
  • Nardin Farag - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Joseph I. Wolfsdorf Fund for Global Child Health
  • Kira Förster - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award
  • Gili Grunfeld - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by Davis, Brun & De Rito Undergraduate Award
  • Salome Henry - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Spencer-Hick Family Global Health Education and Training Fund
  • Matin Kerachian - McGill Global Health Scholars supported by the Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award
  • Xheni Konci - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by The Medicine Class of 1965 International Health Student Fund and the Dr. Kenneth Remsen Global Health Award
  • Isabel Levine - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Scholar Undergraduate Award
  • Gigi Millan Ceballos - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Scholar Undergraduate Award
  • Gianjeet Ramburn - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award
  • Rosemarie Vincent - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the Dr. Kenneth Remsen Global Health Award
  • Duncan Wang - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award
  • Eliza Yadav - McGill Global Health Scholar supported by the William and Caroline Krishnappa Travel Award Global Health and by the John Locke Churchill Scholar award.

Global Health Scholars - Graduates

  • Kathryn LaRusso, PhD Candidate, Experimental Surgery, Global Surgery Track, Uganda
  • Parnor Madjitey, PhD candidate, Family Medicine, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea
  • Erin Muyres, MSc in Public Health, Uganda
  • Raissa Passos dos Santos, PhD Candidate, Nursing, Brazil
  • Talia Sternbach, MSc Candidate, Epidemiology , China
  • Anita Svadzian, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology, India
  • Kyong Ran van der Wal, PhD Candidate, Family Medicine, Botswana
  • Mercedes Yanes Lane, MSc in Public Health, Brazil
  • Michele Zaman, MSc in Public Health, Tanzania

Norman Bethune Awards for Global Health

  • Anne Marie Chomat, Postdoc Family Medicine, Guatemala
  • Katherine Chong, MSc Nursing, Tanzania
  • Shannon Duffy, MSc Microbiology and Immunology, India
  • Amanda Marcinowska, MSc Family Medicine, Brazil
  • Juan Pimentel, PhD Family Medicine, Colombia

Mary A. Metcalf International Travel Fund

  • Hailey Blanchard, Nursing undergraduate, Ghana
  • Amanda Marcinowska, MSc Family Medicine, Brazil

Ambassador Paul Frazer Travel Award for Global Health

  • Moyandi Tamara Udugama, Msc Public Health, Sri Lanka

Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal &Child Health Fund

  • Next awardee to be announced late fall 2019

Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award

  • Marina Mir Parramon, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Colombia

Global Health Travel Awards for Postgraduate
Medical Residents

  • Rachel Fernandes, Family Medicine, Benin
  • Nadia Safa, General Surgery, Senegal

McGill International TB Centre Travel Awards

  • Hannah Alsdurf
  • Jonathon Campbell
  • Shannon Duffy
  • Sophie Huddart
  • Eva Kaufmann
  • Nargis Khan
  • Mikashmi Kohli
  • Emily MacLean
  • Mercedes Yanes Lane


Global Health Outreach Project Leaders

  • Claire Gapare, Editor-in-Chief of the Perspectives Global Health Blog
  • Nabeela Jivraj, Editor-in-Chief of The McGill Journal of Global Health (formerly the Prognosis)
  • Olivia Norrmén-Smith, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow

Global and Indigenous Health Nursing Travel Awards

  • Laurie Bosisio, BSc Nursing, Zambia
  • Satya Cobos Filippova, MSc Nursing, Winneway, QC
  • Carly Heck, MSc Nursing, Rapid Lake, QC
  • Chloe Lux, MSc Nursing, Tanzania
  • Christina Wagner, BSc Nursing, Winneway, QC

Luger-Mikelberg Travel Award for Global Health

  • Catherine Farmer, BSc Nursing, Tanzania
  • Lindsay Harttrup, BSc Nursing, Nepal

School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Global Health Travel Awards

  • Zachary Legault, MSc Physical Therapy, India
  • Daisy Petrucci, MSc Occupational Therapy, South Africa
  • Chelsey Saunders, MSc Occupational Therapy, South Africa

MDCM awards

Ashworth Student Travel Award

  • Ira Harvey, Tanzania
  • Angela Stamiris, Mexico
  • Shu Yi Zhai, China

Elaine E.L. Wang M.D.,C.M. Travel Award

  • Ana Gabriela Figueiredo, Brazil

Medical Class of ’84 Student Bursary

  • Audrey Conarroe, Mexico

Medicine Class of 1965 International Health Student Fund

  • Jerome Williams, Centre for Global Health Science and Security
  • Shu Yi Zhai, China

Dr. Freda M. Omaswa Travel Award for the Study of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

  • Nathalie MacKinnon, Madagascar

The Dr. Yuk Chan Ma and Dr. Yuen Kok Chan Prize in Multicultural and International Medicine

  • Brandon Au
  • Jerome Williams
  • Handsun Xiao

The Alex W. Strasberg MDCM 2921 and Harvey M. Weinstein MDCM 1967 Global Health Award

  • Sheila Wang, Resident Dermatology
  • Brendan Ross, MDCM

Dr. Donald A. Henderson Prize for Outstanding Global Health Research

Dr. Faiz Ahmad Khan, McGill International TB Centre and Department of Medicine
“A systematic review of the diagnostic accuracy of artificial intelligence-based computer programs to analyze chest x-rays for pulmonary tuberculosis”

Steinberg Fund for Interdisciplinary Global Health Research

Dr. Matthew Hunt, Dr. Sebastien Jodoin, and Dr. Arun Maiya
“Adaptive capacities and structured health vulnerabilities during disaster: Learning from the experiences of persons with disabilities in Kodagu District, India”

Dr. Jessica Duby, Dr. Nancy Feeley, and Dr. Abner Tagoola
“A Family Integrated Care Model to Improve the Quality of Newborn Hospital Care in Uganda”

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