Global Health Summer Institute

U-M School of Nursing Global Health Summer Institute

"Chronic Conditions in Women’s Health: Through a Global Lens"

May 10-12, 2022

Register by Tuesday, May 3

This year's summer institute will explore the intersection of women's health and chronic health conditions through clinical, policy and research tracks in local and global contexts.

By joining the summer institute, you will:

  • Learn about the latest global trends on some of the most pressing chronic conditions such as HIV, mental health, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions in women's health
  • Expand your perspective through interdisciplinary and intercultural keynotes 
  • Personalize your experience with three program tracks in clinical practice, policy or research 
  • Gain skills in program development, evaluation, and advocacy
  • Share your work/learn about innovative ideas through flash presentations 
  • Network with practitioners, researchers, and professionals across the globe 
  • Earn up to 9.25 CNE credits*
  • Receive a University of Michigan School of Nursing Certificate of Attendance

All sessions will run virtually from 8:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT (12:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday with the closing WHO/PAHO panel).

Tickets for the three-day event are:

  • $100 for participants from high-income countries
  • $50 for participants from low- and middle-income countries and students
  • Closing panel on May 12, 2022 from 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT is open to the public

*University of Michigan Health Nursing Professional Development & Education is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

For the UMSN Global Health Summer Institute, up to 9.25 nursing contact hours can be earned

Event Schedule

Download a PDF version of the detailed agenda.

Closed captioning will be available for all sessions and all sessions will be recorded for future viewing. Spanish interpretation will be available for keynotes, on break out session per day, and the WHO/PAHO panel.


Tuesday, May 10

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Wednesday, May 11

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Thursday, May 12

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Topical FocusHIV & mental healthObesity & diabetesCardiovascular conditions
8:15-8:30 a.m.Welcome & introductions
Jody Lori, Professor & Associate Dean of Global Affairs, Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Welcome & introductions
Megan Eagle, Clinical Instructor & Deputy Director of the WHO/PAHO Collaborating Center, University of Michigan School of Nursing
Welcome & introductions
Michelle Munro-Kramer, Assistant Professor & Director of Global Programs, University of Michigan School of Nursing
8:30-9:30 a.m.Capacity building with a focus on building the African Mental Health Research Initiative
Rosemary Musesengwa & Biggy Dziro
Spanish interpretation available
Pregnancy during adolescence, critical stage and health opportunities
Marcela Araya Bannout
Session will be in Spanish – English interpretation available 
Pregnancy and cardiovascular disease: The risk, impact, and experience of preeclampsia in Ghana
Titus Beyuo & Emma Lawrence
Spanish interpretation available
9:30-10:00 a.m.Break
10-11:00 a.m.
Clinical Breakout Session
Women, art and the criminalization of HIV (WATCH): Narratives of resilience and acts of resilience of women living with HIV
Saara Greene & Marvelous Muchenje
Obesity and diabetes care during pregnancy
Alissa Carver 
Assessing and preparing for cardiovascular disease in early pregnancy: Overview & AIM bundle
Nora Drummond & Andrew Youmans
Spanish interpretation available
10-11:00 a.m.
Clinical Breakout Session
  Heart Health Beyond Birth
Elizabeth Langen
10-11:00 a.m.
Policy Breakout Session
Scaling up psychological therapies globally
Vikram Patel
Sociodemographic factors related to migrant and native women’s health in advanced transition countries
Jovita Ortiz Contreras
Session will be in Spanish – English interpretation available

10-11:00 a.m.
Research Breakout Session
Tips for writing a publishable paper for a peer-reviewed journal
Ella August
Spanish interpretation available
Implementation science
Clayton Shuman 
Engaging diverse communities for inclusive research
Jacquelyn Taylor
10-11:00 a.m.
Research Breakout Session
HIV and mental health among youth in Uganda
Massy Mutumba & Fred Ssewamala 
Seeing is Believing: Introduction to global burden of disease data visualization tools
Gurpreet Rana
Designing effective presentations
Rob Pettigrew 
11-11:15 a.m.Break
11:15 a.m. -NoonFlash presentationsFlash presentationsWHO Collaborating Center panel
Ada Markaki & Lilian Ferrer
Spanish interpretation available
Noon-12:30 p.m.  WHO Collaborating Center panel Q&A
Spanish interpretation available 


2021 Event Information 

The University of Michigan School of Nursing’s 2021 Global Summer Institute took place May 11 through 13 for the first time in a virtual format, drawing attendees from 30 countries.

Focused on the theme of Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights for All, the 2021 agenda included presentations, skills sessions and panel discussions examining the intersection of research, practice and advocacy in sexual and reproductive health in local and global contexts. Over three half days, attendees had the opportunity to learn about innovative practice, research and policy trends while networking with practitioners, researchers and professionals from the U-M School of Nursing and institutions around the globe. Read more about the 2021 Global Summer Institute.

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This event is made possible with the generous support of the US Department of Education Title VI grant.