The second annual UC Global Health Day — held at UC Berkeley on February 4th — was a big success, thanks to the nearly 450 faculty, students, staff and trainees from across the UC system.
Video of the Welcome session and the two morning plenary panels are now available on the UC Berkeley YouTube channel.
In Plenary I, Sir John E. Sulston, PhD, FRS, and Nobel Laureate 2002, spoke on Population, Consumption and Human Wellbeing. In the second plenary, Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, PhD, Director of the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP), Nairobi, addressed Consequences of High Fertility and Population Growth: The Special Case of Africa.
Poster sessions at International House provided opportunity for students, fellows and junior faculty to display a broad array of research falling under the global health banner. This was also an opportunity for participants to speak with exhibitors and experts in various fields of global health.
Seventeen break-out sessions in the afternoon covered topics as diverse as gender-based violence in sub-Saharan Africa, malaria control and elimination, the use of social media, and climate change and vector biology. You can see photos taken throughout the day in the photo gallery.
The overwhelming success of the sold-out event was evident in the conversations that continued long after the end of the sessions.
We would like to thank the co-sponsors of the event: UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health, the UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, and the Northern California International Health Interest Group. Special thanks go out to UC Office of the President, Division of Health Sciences and Services, and the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation for their generous support and ongoing commitment to educating future global health leaders.
Stay tuned for the date and location of the 2013 UC Global Health Day.
Sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health and the UC Berkeley Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability.
Collaborating organization: Northern California International Health Interest Group