Global Health Night

Global Health Night 2020 was held on Monday, November 2, 2020.  

Global Health Night is an annual event held to celebrate the involvement of students and faculty at McGill in global health-related fields. It features a poster fair where students present their work to the McGill community and a keynote lecture by a leader in the field.

View the posters

Please note that some poster presenters have chosen not to be included in this gallery.

Agenda

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Speaker/Facilitator

Digital Poster Fair

5:30 PM

McGill students, residents and postdoctoral fellows will showcase their work and exchange directly with Global Health Night participants. Make sure you select "poster fair" when you register to receive instructions on how to view the posters and talk to the presenters.

Welcoming Remarks

6:30 PM

 
  • Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University
  • David H. Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs), Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University

Global Health Programs Update

6:40 PM

Update on GHP activities over the past year and future direction
  • Charles Larson, Interim Director, McGill Global Health Programs

Keynote Address

6:55 PM

Lecture title: “Disrupt and Repair: Addressing Power Asymmetries in Global Health”
  • Senait Fisseha, Director of Global Programs, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Chief Advisor to the Director-General of the WHO

GHP Talk Back TV

7:25 PM

An open panel discussion where faculty and students will reflect upon and share takeaways from the keynote address
  • Sophie Huddart, Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California - San Francisco
  • Nancy Charles Larco, Executive Director, Fondation Haïtienne de Diabete et de Maladies Cardiovasculaires (FHADIMAC)
  • Julia von Oettingen, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McGill University
  • Samir Shaheen-Hussain, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Author of "Fighting for A Hand to Hold"

Closing Remarks

7:45 PM

 
  • Timothy Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean, School of Population and Global Health and Associate Vice-Principal (Global Policy and Innovation), McGill University

This agenda is preliminary and is subject to change.

Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to welcome Professor Senait Fisseha, Director of Global Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, as well as Chief Advisor to the Director-General of the World Health Organization.

Photo of Professor Senait FissehaProfessor Senait Fisseha is a globally-recognized leader in reproductive health & rights and a lifelong gender champion. She currently serves as the Director of Global Programs at the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, as well as Chief Advisor to the Director General of the World Health Organization. A reproductive endocrinology specialist, prior to these roles, Dr. Fisseha was the Chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility at the University of Michigan, Medical Director of University of Michigan’s Center for Reproductive Medicine and founding Executive Director of the Center for International Reproductive Health Training (CIRHT). While at Michigan, she also co-directed the Medical School’s Path of Excellence in Global Health & Disparities. As leader of the U-M-Ethiopia Collaborative Platform for Global Health, she helped Michigan forge strong partnerships with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Health and the St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medical College in Addis Ababa.

Professor Fisseha was born in Ethiopia and earned an undergraduate degree from Rosary College in River Forest, Illinois, M.D. and J.D. degrees from Southern Illinois University, and a certificate in International Human Rights and Comparative Law from the University of Oxford. She has received numerous awards including the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s highest award, the University of Michigan’s Bicentennial Alumni Award and the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She was also named as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans for 2018 by New African magazine and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2019.


Award winners

Global Health Scholars (Undergraduates) 

  • Leah Birch  
  • Felicia Ca  
  • Darshan Daryanani | John Locke Churchill Scholars Award 
  • Julie De Meulemeester | Dr. Kenneth Remsen Global Health Award 
  • Katherine Fiallos  
  • Naomie Gamondele | John Locke Churchill Scholars Award 
  • Sabrina Gill | Leduc, Davis, Brun, & De Rito Undergraduate Award for Global Health 
  • Issa Gonzalez-Peltier | John Locke Churchill Scholars Award 
  • Samir Gouin | Leduc, Davis, Brun, & De Rito Undergraduate Award for Global Health 
  • Caroline Hodgins | John Locke Churchill Scholars Award 
  • Minahil Khan | Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award 
  • Alexander Lam | Spencer-Hick Family Global Health Education and Training Fund 
  • Bea Lehmann | Leduc, Davis, Brun, & De Rito Undergraduate Award for Global Health 
  • Alexandra Maters  
  • Nathan Mendel | John Locke Churchill Scholar Award 
  • Anne-Sophie Roy | Dr. Kenneth Remsen Global Health Award 
  • Maria Rueda Martinez | Leduc, Davis, Brun, & De Rito Undergraduate Award for Global Health 
  • Laura Pinkham | Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award 
  • Shiyang Shen | Dr. Margaret Siber Global Health Scholar Award 
  • Mariane Saroufim | John Locke Churchill Scholar Award 
  • Tamara Sogomonian  

Global Health Scholars (Graduates)

  • Loloah Chamoun, PhD Candidate, Human Nutrition, Global Food Security - Ambassador Paul Frazer Travel Award for Global Health 
  • Joy Nyamiaka, Masters of Science in Public Health - Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Graduate Award  
  • Juan Pimentel, PhD Candidate, Family Medicine - Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Graduate Award 
  • Gabriel Schnitman, MSc Candidate, Experimental Surgery (Global Surgery stream) - Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Graduate Award 
  • Giorgia Sulis, PhD Candidate, Epidemiology -  Soe-Lin-Hecht Global Health Graduate Award 
  • Tristan Supino, MSc Candidate, Psychiatry Spencer-Hick Family Global Health Education and Training Fund 

Dr. Alice Benjamin Global Maternal & Child Health Fund 

  • Patrick O’Farrell, Resident, Dept of Obstetrics & Gynecology  
  • Emmy Cai, Resident, Dept of Obstetrics and Gynecology  

Bubbie and Nanny Global Health Travel Award 

  • Roosler Billy Telcide, Pediatric Endocrinology Fellow

Global Health Outreach Project Leaders

  • Leslie Brown, Editor-In-Chief, McGill Journal of Global Health (formerly The Prognosis) 
  • Miriam Gladstone, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Student Fellow 
  • Amanda Marcinowska, Editor-In-Chief, Perspectives Global Health Blog 

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