7th Annual Global Health Day

Possible, 2012, Modified

2017 Global Health Day Recap

March 31, 2017 | 12-4pm | 111 Kimball Tower

Keynote: Rebecca J Stoltzfus, PhD.

Professor | Division of Nutrition Sciences, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Cornell Unviersity

Keynote Address: Elucidating the causes of childhood malnutrition: poor diet, enteric dysfunction disorders, and mycotoxins

Rebecca Stoltzfus holds a Ph.D.in Human nutrition from Cornell University (1992) and a B.A. in Chemistry from Goshen College (1984). From 1992-2002, she was assistant and then associate professor in the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She joined the Division of Nutritional Sciences in 2002 as an associate professor and was promoted to professor in 2005. For the 2008-09 academic year, she was a visiting professor in the Department of Community Health, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center, Moshi Tanzania.

Her research focuses on the causes and consequences of malnutrition in women and children in developing countries. Current major projects include the SHINE (Sanitation, Hygiene, and Infant Nutrition Efficacy) Trial in Zimbabwe, Mycotoxins and Infant Growth (Zimbabwe and Tanzania), Implementation Science for Scaling up Nutrition (Tanzania), and a project in Kenya and Ethiopia to translate the new global recommendation for calcium supplementation in pregnancy into policies and programs in Kenya and Ethiopia.  

Agenda:

12pm                 Lunch
12:30pm            Keynote Address: Elucidating the causes of childhood malnutrition: poor diet, enteric dysfunction disorders, and mycotoxins
1:30-2:30 pm     Student Presentations
2:30                  Break
3-4pm               Global Health Research Panel
4pm                  Closing

Global Health Day was co-sponsored by the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions' Office of Global Health Initiatives and the Community for Global Health Equity