VIGH well-represented at annual global health international conference

Seven groups of Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health (VIGH) faculty, staff, and trainees will present at the annual international conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). Established in 2008 with a mission focused on empowering academic institutions and other partners to address global health challenges and ultimately transform global health, CUGH works to improve the well-being of people and the planet through education, research, service, and advocacy. 

This annual international conference draws educators, researchers, and practitioners from multiple medical and non-medical disciplines from around the globe. Speakers and presenters worldwide share their research, experiences, and best practices in global health work. The conference will be held virtually from March 28 thru April 1. The seven VIGH groups will present their work in various formats, including live panels, pre-recorded oral presentations, and e-posters. VIGH's list of presentation titles, contributors, and times are below. The full schedule is on the conference website,

  • Training the Next Generation of Global Health Researchers: the NIH-Fogarty Global Health Fellows Programs (VECD panel) (Sepiso Masenga [UVP trainee]; panel discussion, March 28, 1:00-2:30 pm)
  • Impacts of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Health Education Programs and Scholarship (Elizabeth Rose & collaborators; e-poster, March 28, 12:30-2:00 pm) 
  • Evaluation of a global health research program during medical school: Implications for training and future practice (Douglas Heimburger, Raphael Abayateye, Marie Martin, & collaborators; e-poster, March 28, 2:30-4:00 pm)
  • Access to Family Planning Services before and after Pregnancy in Tennessee between 2016-2019 (Kristyne Mansilla [MPH Global Health track student] & collaborators; e-poster, March 29, 4:35 pm)
  • Enhancing Mentorship Culture in Health Professions Training at the University of Zambia (Selestine Nzala, Fastone Goma, Elizabeth Rose, Marie Martin, Doug Heimburger, & collaborators; oral presentation (pre-recorded) March 29, 5:00-6:30 pm)
  • Establishing Authority and Leadership within an Environment of Research Colonialism (Elizabeth Rose, Zubairu Iliyasu & collaborators; oral presentation (pre-recorded) March 29, 5:00-6:30 pm)
  • Online Faculty Development Course for Anesthesia Educators in East Africa (Elizabeth Rose, Marie Martin, & collaborators; oral presentation (pre-recorded) March 31, 1:30-3:00 pm)
  • “Articulating Theory, Practice, and Values in Global Health Education, Meredith Gartin, Sparkman Center for Global Health, Marie Martin, Vanderbilt University, Kathryn H. Jacobsen, Distinguished University Chair, Professor of Health Studies, University of Richmond and Caryl E. Waggett, Professor of Global Health Studies, Allegheny College