Symposium Schedule

Emory Conference Center Hotel (ECC)

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Monday, September 8th  

6:30 am - 8:00 am: Registration: ECC South Wing
8:00 am - 9:00 am:

Welcome, Introduction, and Keynote Addresses - Starvine Ballroom

Chair: James W. Curran, MD, MPH

8:05 am - 8:15 am:

“Global is not the opposite of local: workshop overview”

Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA and Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH

8:15 am - 8:40 am:

“The full-circle of innovation: How the HIC-data derived non-lab based, NCD risk prediction tool is being used in low and middle income countries and could be implemented in high income country settings”

Thomas Gaziano, MD, MSc

8:40 am - 9:00 am:

“The Value Added: Impact of the Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholars and Fellows Program”

Douglas C. Heimburger, MD, MS

9:00 am - 12:00 pm: Examples of Health Science Research Collaborations with LMICs - Starvine Ballroom
Session I:   9:00 - 10:15 am Chairs: Kasia Lipska, MD, MHS, and Karen Siegel, MPH, PhD (c)
9:00 - 9:15 am Andrea B. Feigl, BSc, MPH, ScD (c)
"MICROCLINIC Social Network Interventions for Obesity and Diabetes in Jordan: a 3-Armed Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial"   
9:15 - 9:30 am Nancy Fleischer, PhD, MPH
"The impact of neighborhood violence and social cohesion on smoking behaviors in Mexico"
9:30 - 9:45 am Catherine P. Benziger, MD
“The Prevalence of Cardiometabolically Healthy and Cardiometabolically Unhealthy Peruvians by  Body Mass Index Categories: The CRONICAS cohort study”
9:45 - 10:00 am Unjali Gujral, MPH, PhD (c)
“Diabetes in Asian Indians living in India and the United States: The CARRS and MASALA Studies”
10:00 - 10:15 am Chris Longenecker, MD,
“The Treatment Cascade of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda: Lessons Learned From HIV/AIDS.”
10:15- 10:30 am John Stanifer, MD, MSc
“Chronic Kidney Disease in sub-Saharan Africa: Results of a Household Survey from Northern Tanzania”
 10:30 - 10:45 am Break

Session II: 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Chairs: Mary Beth Weber, MPH, PhD and Melissa Bourroughs-Pena, MD
10:45 - 11:00 am Anubha Agarwal, MD Duke University
"Traditional Cookstove Replacement and Resultant Health Effects in Kenya: Baseline description of a Pilot Echocardiographic Study"
11:00 - 11:15 am Nicole Ford, MPH Emory University    
"Diabetes among U.S.- and Foreign-Born Blacks in the United States"
11:15 - 11:30 am R. Kelly Kohler, MSPH University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill        
"Is early detection possible? Breast cancer knowledge and beliefs among Malawian breast cancer patients"
11:30 - 11:45 am David Watkins, MD, University of Washington
"Cardiovascular Disease and Impoverishment Averted due to a Salt Reduction Policy in South Africa: an Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis"
11:45 a.m. – 12:00 pm Dhruv Kazi, MD, MSc, MS, University of California San Francisco    
“Estimating the Economic Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases: Rheumatic Heart Disease as a Case Study.”
12:00 - 12:15 pm Sudha Jayaraman, MD, MSc, Virginia Commonwealth University
"Injury mortality: a vital statistic in Kigali, Rwanda"
12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Lunch / Poster Presentations - Silverbell Pavilion
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm:

Working Group Breakout Sessions - Trillium Board Room, Peachtree Creek, Starvine 1 & 2

Four moderated groups will address the following topics:

  • What are the benefits to US science, academic institutions, investigators, and others of engaging in global NCD research collaborations with LMICs, and how do these benefit the US public?
  • What are some specific examples of NCD research themes/topics that are both amenable to global collaborations and will be applicable and provide value to the US?
  • What training and career development opportunities do global collaborations in NCD research offer US junior investigators (doctoral and post-doctoral fellows, junior faculty)? What are the challenges that these faculty members face in securing funding?
  • What are the current and future sources of funding for US investigators to engage in global collaboration in NCD research, and how might these sources of funding be leveraged?
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: Break and walk to Rollins School of Public Health, Claudia Nance Rollins (CNR) Building
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm:

Emory Rollins School of Public Health - Afternoon Sessions Open to the Public

4:30 - 5:25 pm: Poster Presentations, Rollins School of Public Health; CNR Lobby (CNR Level 1)
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm:

Symposium: US Global Engagement in NCD Research

Claudia Nance Rollins Building Auditorium
Chairs: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA and Eric Velazquez, MD, FACP, FACC, FASE

Sandeep Kishore, MD, PhD: “Dreams and anxieties of an aspiring global health researcher”
Kasia Lipska, MD, MHS: “Why is global health important for young researchers?”
Michael Engelgau, MD: “Global health and the US: The roles of government and academia”
Edward L. Trimble, MD, MPH: “What does the US gain from global health research?”
Michele Heisler, MD, MPA: “How can global health research inform health services delivery in the US?” 
William Checkley, MD, PhD, MS: “Establishing effective collaborations between US-based and LMIC-based investigators”
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm:

Dinner Reception and Keynote Address (Closed to Public/Conference Attendees Only)

Introduction of Keynote Speaker: Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD

Keynote Speaker:  William H. Foege, MD, MPH

“Global collaboration and research - Why should the US invest?”

Tuesday, September 9th - All Sessions in Starvine Ballroom

8:00 am - 8:15 am: Mark Huffman, MD, MPH: “How global health has enhanced my career”
8:15 am - 9:45 am:

Report of Day 1 Breakout Groups 

Chairs: Mark Huffman, MD, MPH and Deepa Rao, MA, PhD

9:45 am - 10:00 am: Break
10:00 am - 12:00 pm:

Panel Discussion on the Priorities and Goals of Funding Organizations
Moderators: Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, and Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD


  • Michael Engelgau, MD, (NHLBI)
  • Andrew A. Bremer, MD, PhD, (NIDDK)
  • Beverly Pringle, PhD, (NIMH)
  • Betsy Meyers, PhD, (Doris Duke Foundation)
  • Barbara Bowman, PhD, (CDC)
  • Edward L. Trimble, MD, MPH (NCI)
  • Michael F. Ballesteros, PhD, (CDC)
  • Rhona S. Applebaum, PhD, (Coca-Cola)
  • Jaya K. Rao, MD, MHS, (Annals of Internal Medicine)
12:00 - 1:00 pm: Networking Lunch / Poster Presentations - Silverbell Pavilion
1:00 - 3:00 pm:

Summary/Concluding Session - Starvine Ballroom

Chair: K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, MBA  
Facilitators: Mohammed K. Ali, MBChB, MSc, MBA, Gerald S. Bloomfield, MD, MPH, Mary Beth Weber, MPH, PhD