Global Health Summer Institute

Virtual Conference May 15 & 16, 2023

2023 Theme: Climate Change & Health Equity: Reducing Risk & Promoting Resilience

  • Live keynote presentations and breakout sessions from experts in the field that will provide synchronous learning opportunities to exchange knowledge and build dialogue with leaders in global health

  • Thanks to the support of our various sponsors, you can now submit an application for a scholarship to attend the conference for free! Submit a scholarship application.

  • Now accepting abstracts for Flash Presentations! Abstracts can be submitted by clinicians, scholars, and students to highlight completed or ongoing projects related to global health research, evidence-based practice, or policy. Submit an abstract.

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The University of Michigan School of Nursing's 2022 Global Health Summer Institute explored the intersection of women's health and chronic health conditions through clinical, policy and research tracks in local and global contexts.

Event Schedule

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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 

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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.