Morehouse School of Medicine's

Inaugural Global Health Symposium

Global Health Equity: Envisioning the Future 

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Symposium Registration 

9:15 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. Convening Remarks 

9:20 a.m.- 9:35 a.m. A Vision for Global Health Equity

Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., President and Dean of MSM 

9:35 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Shifting the Paradigm: Community, Culture & Collaboration

Gilberte Bastie, Ph.D., M.A. – Associate Director of MSM’s Office of Global Health Equity 

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 am Panel Discussion - Honoring the History and Breaking New Ground in Global Health

Moderator: Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., President & Dean, MSM


  • Gary H Gibbons, M.D. – Director, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health
  • Roger I Glass, MD, Ph.D. – Director, Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health
  • Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. – Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
  • Jonathan Stiles Ph.D., FAETC, Professor, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology and Co-Director, Global Health Training Fellows Program at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Kofi Kondwani, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Elizabeth Ofili, M.D., M.P.H., FACC, Professor, Medicine and Director & Associate Dean, Clinical Research Center at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Herman Taylor, M.D., MPH, FACC, FAHA, Professor, Medicine and Director, Cardiovascular Research Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine


  11:30 a.m - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunch & Research Poster Exhibit  

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Complementary and Integrative Approaches to Global Health and Wellness

Moderator: Monica Kaufmann Pearson, Former WSB TV, Channel 2, Action News Anchor


  • Ambassador Andrew J Young, American Politician, Diplomat, and Human Rights Activist
  • Erick Gbodossou, M.D., Founder and current president of PROMETRA International 
  • Michael Powell, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology at Morehouse School of Medicine
  • Mahfuz Khan, M.S., Senior Researcher, Department of Microbiology, Biochemistry and Immunology at the Morehouse School of Medicine

 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Global Health Stories – Exemplars from the Field

Moderator: Jenelle Williams, MBA, Director of Programs for Global Health Action


  • Lilly Immergluck, MS, MD - Associate Professor, Depts of Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology and Pediatrics, MSM
  • Wilson Mbewe, BScHB, MBChB, MCS, MMED - Med Superintendent, Kanyama District, Zambia
  • Marie Guerda Nicolas, PhD - Professor, University of Miami
  • Robert Demont, MS - Georgia Global Health Alliance
  • Kofi Kondwani, PhD - Assistant Professor, MSM CHPM - Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program - Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program, MSM
  • Jonathan Stiles, PhD – Professor,Microbiology, Biochemistry & Immunology and Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program, MSM

 3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break

 3:45p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Panel Discussion – Harnessing Human Resources for Global Health Equity

Moderator: Ben Chi, MD, MSc - Co-Director, Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Program


  • Jose Francisco Garcia Gutierrez, MSc, PhD - Regional Advisor on Human Resources for Health,World Health Organization/Pan American Health Organization (WHO/PAHO)
  • Eve H Byrd, DMP, MPH - Director, Mental Health Program, Carter Center
  • Kashef Ijaz, MD - Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
  • Monique Wubbenhorst, MD - Senior Advisor, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Program

Symposium Concludes

4:45 p.m.-5:00 p.m. 

Evening Reception 

5:00 P.M. – 6:30 P.M.


Note: Agenda is subject to change.