SUNY to host global health research conference

Published April 19, 2022

UB faculty interested in collaborating with renowned scholars from around the world on health research are invited to attend the SUNY Global Health Research Symposium.

The full-day, hybrid conference, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22, will be held at the SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th St. in New York. Guests may also attend virtually via Zoom. The program is open to all and registration is available online through the symposium website.

The symposium will provide a forum for researchers engaged in global health research to share their work and explore opportunities for collaboration with regional and international partners on education, training and research.

The event will feature 18 speakers from research institutions across the globe, including a presentation from the National Institutes of Health on funding opportunities.

Additional presentations will explore opportunities for research collaborations with Kazakh National Medical University in Kazakhstan; Ukrainian Institute on Public Health Policy; Tbilisi State University in Georgia; University of Zimbabwe; University of the West Indies, Mona; Fundacion Octaedro in Ecuador; Howard University; Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center; and various other SUNY colleges and universities.

The keynote, “A Call to Action to Reform Global Health Partnerships,” will be delivered by Keith Martin, a physician and executive director of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. He previously served as a member of parliament in Canada’s House of Commons, holding portfolios in foreign affairs, health, the environment, defense and international development. Martin is also a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.

The symposium is supported by the Office of the Senior Vice President of Research at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. Other participating organizations include the SUNY Global Health Institute and the UB Center for Integrated Global Biomedical Sciences.