Conversations in Global Health | Spring 2020

Presented by the Center for Global Child Health Research

April 21, 2020
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
700 S.W. Campus Drive
Portland, Oregon 97239
Room: 11600
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The Center for Global Child Health Research is pleased to announce we will wrap the first year of Conversations in Global Health on April 21 with presentations from Daniel L. Marks, M.D., Ph.D. and Fikadu Tafesse, Ph.D. As before, this event will be held at the Collins-Gaudy Conference Center in Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Conversations in Global Health is the Center’s flagship quarterly series. Through these gatherings, we aim to forge a community of global health researchers at OHSU. To this end, on April 21, Drs. Marks and Tafesse will discuss their current projects.

Dr. Marks' work is focused on the neuroendocrine control of body weight. He has a particular interest in pediatric weight regulation, chronic wasting, and failure to thrive. His basic science work focuses on the brain mechanisms of disease-associated cachexia, and his international work focuses on growth stunting and wasting in children.

Dr. Tafesse’s laboratory focuses on identifying and characterizing the host factors (such as cellular lipids) used by pathogens to establish infections. He is also interested in applying novel strategies, including the use of single-domain antibodies/nanobodies to develop strategies for diagnosing and treating infectious diseases.

 “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

WHO              Daniel L. Marks, M.D., Ph.D. and Fikadu Tafesse, Ph.D. (presenters)

                        David Lewinsohn, M.D., Ph.D. (moderator)

WHEN            Tuesday, April 21, 2020

                        4-5pm Presentations and discussions

                        5-5:30pm Snacks and networking

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