Conversations in Global Health

June 4, 2019
9:30 a.m to 11 a.m
Add to Calendar 2019-06-04 09:30:00 2019-06-04 11:00:00 Conversations in Global Health America/Los_Angeles public
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239
Collins Goudy Conference Center
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Dr. Lancioni in Kampala, Uganda for a conference in 2018.
Dr. Lancioni speaks at a conference in Kampala, Uganda in 2018.

Investigators within the fields of global health, pediatrics, and infectious diseases will convene on Tuesday, June 4 in the Collins Gaudy Conference Center at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital to launch a new seminar series: Conversations in Global Health. This series, focusing on the increasing overlap within the above fields at OHSU, is presented by the Center for Global Child Health Research, operating out of both the School of Medicine and Department of Pediatrics at OHSU.

The series is intended to forge a community of global health researchers at OHSU. To this end, the first event will pair Christina Lancioni, M.D. and Seth O’Neal, M.D., who will discuss their current projects.

“Working with investigators around Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia,” Dr. Lancioni says. “We are trying to comprehensively identify social and biologic vulnerabilities that predispose young infants to have poor outcomes following an acute illness either while in the hospital, or after they have been discharged home.”

Meanwhile, Dr. O’Neal is engaged in research to develop cost-effective and sustainable control interventions for neglected tropical infections in resource-limited settings. His primary focus is on Taenia solium, the pork tapeworm, which is an important cause of preventable epilepsy across much of Latin America, Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

“Conversation is the key word,” the Center’s founder and co-director David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D. says. “This is essential to the Center’s mission, which is to bring a collaborative spirit to global health across OHSU. From choice of location to the format—with two presenters—the seminar series is designed to start the dialogue necessary to foster these points of connection among global health researchers.”

At the Center for Global Child Health Research, we are committed to improving the outcomes of child health worldwide through collaborative research in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of childhood bacterial infection. Our community for engaging this goal begins with the excellence of our team at OHSU and extends to the network of child health researchers we are establishing throughout the world.

WHAT: Conversations in Global Health

WHEN: June 4, 2019, 4:30pm

WHERE: Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Collins Goudy Conference Center
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, OR 97239