2022 Lineup

Faculty, residents, fellows, students, staff, and the Morgantown community are invited to attend.  Registration is required for each presentation during Global Health Week 2022.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Larry Schwab, MD, Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University

"Lend a Leg to the Landmine Eradication Campaign"

This will be a short history of antipersonnel land mines, their use in warfare and peacetime, the 1997 international landmine ban (Ottawa Treaty), and the associated humanitarian implications in today's world.

Room 1909 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.


Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology, Baylor College of Medicine

"A Virtual Fireside Chat on Vaccine Equity"

In December 2021, a team of researchers at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approval from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) to launch their low-cost and patent-free Corbevax COVID-19 vaccine in India.  Utilizing traditional recombinant protein-based technology, "The World's Covid-19 Vaccine" has the potential to change the face of vaccine accessibility.  Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, the principal developer of the Corbevax production team, will lead a virtual discussion on vaccine equity and humanitarian action through science in this keynote event of WVU's 2022 Global Health Week.

Virtually in Room 1909 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Kristina Rudd, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor of Critical Care Medicine, The University of Pittsburgh

"Global Critical Care: The Intersection of Public Health, Critical Care, and Equity"

Dr. Rudd will discuss the field of global critical care, and the role of a 'critical care' approach to patient management in resource-variable settings, drawing from personal experience and her colleagues' work in Thailand, Kenya, and Uganda.  She will highlight progress in the field to date, including lessons for providers in highly-resourced settings, and will explore future challenges.  She will discuss how public health systems and social conditions can play a role in the prevention of serious illness, using sepsis as an example.

Room 1909 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Emily Barnes, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, CNE, WVU Clinical Professor, Associate Dean for Faculty Practice and Community Engagement, CHHF Team Member

Mary Ellen Koenn, CLS, WVU HSC Professor Emeritus, CHHF BOD and Team Member

Christine Mitchell, MS, CHHF Executive Director

"Carolina Honduras Health Foundation's (CHHF) Pandemic Response and Patient Care"

Carolina Honduras Health Foundation (CHHF) began providing medical care to impoverished Hondurans over twenty-five years ago.  After the clinic was built in Limon in 1997, five medical teams visited Limon and surrounding villages in the Department of Colon that year.  In just a few years, CHHF medical and dental teams increased to 16 - 18 teams annually.  In March 2020, all abruptly stopped.  But the medical needs did not.  In this presentation, CHHF staff and volunteers will discuss the mission of CHHF, their innovative response to the health care needs of their Honduran people when medical teams were halted, and the implementation and visualization of this response.

Room 1909 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Dorothy Monza, Senior Policy Associate for Nutrition and Child Health, RESULTS

"US International Aid and Development Policy"

Millions of US taxpayer dollars are appropriated each year to global health efforts throughout the world.  This session, led by RESULTS International Senior Associate for Nutrition and Child Health Dorothy Monza, will outline the process by which the government determines these spending priorities and why this process needs the input and action of global health advocates.

Room 1909 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Internal Medicine Global Health Track Residents, West Virginia University

"Observations (or Experiences) from the Field"

Internal Medicine residents Katherine Bergman, Alexandra Hardy, Jacob Helsel, and Benita Wu will lead a panel discussion on their global health track rotations during the past year and share how these experiences will impact their future practice.

Room 1909 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.