Global Health Grand Rounds

Virtual Meeting | 10 – 11 a.m. (US Central Time) or 5 p.m. GMT

Presentations are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month from September through May

Each meeting is a separate webinar that requires registration. The links are listed below and will be included in our reminder emails. For Teams users, each webinar is added to your calendar after being accepted. For non-Teams users, use the iCal button to add it to your calendar. For questions or to be added to our grand rounds list, please email us at

Upcoming presenters and topics:

Speakers, dates and topics are subject to change. 


  • December 13
    Robert Samuels, MBChB, MSCI
    Partnership for Research in Emerging Viral Infections (PREVSL) Fellow, Sierra Leone
    MOH Physician Scientist / Medical Officer, Kenema Government Hospital


    November 15th 
    Jeremy Slone: "Evolving Epidemiology of Childhood Cancer in Africa"


    November 1

    Understanding the Perceptions of HIV among Barbers in Nashville to Minimize Disparities in HIV Care
    Chidiogo Nwakoby, VU ’22 Candidate
    Aima Ahonkhai, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, VUMC
    Leslie Pierce, MPH, Program Manager, VIGH


    October 25:

    Topic: Epidemic illusions: On the Coloniality of Global Public Health
    Eugene Richardson, MD, PhD 
    Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
    Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Global Health Equity,
    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Consultant with Africa CDC


    October 18:

    Topic: Environmental Enteropathy
    Paul Kelly MD FRCP
    Professor of Tropical Gastroenterology
    Blizard Institute - Barts & The London School of Medicine
    Queen Mary University of London
    Honorary Lecturer, University of Zambia School of Medicine, Lusaka
    Honorary Senior Lecturer, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK


    October 11:
    “Friends in Global Health, Mozambique: Avante Program & Evaluations Update”
    Caroline De Schacht, MD, MSc, PhD
    Director of Evaluations, Friends in Global Health

    C. William "Bill" Wester, MD, MPH
    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine / Division of Infectious Diseases, VUMC
    Co-Director, Global Health Pathway (VUMC Internal Medicine Residency)
    Associate Director, Global Health Faculty Development


    September 20: 
    "Global Surgery: A Stamp in the Passport to Academic Pursuit"

    Rondi Kauffmann, MD, MPH, FACS, Assistant Professor of Surgery
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center


    September 13:
    "Implementation Science in Global Health: Leveraging the Power of Community"

    Carolyn Audet, PhD, MSci Associate Director, Center for Clinical Quality and Implementation Research
    Associate Professor, Departments of Health Policy and Epidemiology
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center