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Presentations will be 45 mins each with 15 mins between sessions.

8:00-9:00 AM: Registration, Poster presentations

9:00-10:00 AM: Room 2240 - Kathleen Sienko, PhD, Keynote address

10:00-11:00 AM: Breakout sessions

  • Room 2120 - Rachel McGinnis, PhD: iCount App for Victims of Interpersonal Exploitation
  • Room 2170 - Timothy Dye, PhD: Community Stress and the Digital Divide 16 Years Later: Daily Life in a Remote Rural Costa Rican Town
  • Room 2150 - Jean Christophe Rusatira, MD, MPH: Why Collaboration Through Exchange Programs Matter to Address Global Health Challenges:  Lessons Learned from Four Exchange Programs
  • Room 2140 - Jeffrey Lodge, PhD: Use of Microalgae to Clean Municipal Wastewater and Contaminated Water Supplies for Drinking Water and Irrigation 
11:00-12:00 PM: Room 2240 - Mary Golden, Master of Architecture: RIT Hope for Honduras: A Multidisciplinary Collaboration Aimed at Reducing Infant Mortality 

12:00-1:00 PM: Lunch, Poster Presentations

1:00-2:00 PM: Room 2240 - Jade Myers, MS: Increasing Access to Upper Limb Prosthetics in Low-Resource Regions:  A 30-Month Study in Haiti 

2:00-3:00PM: Breakout Sessions
  • Room 2120 - Shazia Siddiqi, MD, MPH:Global Deaf Health:  Examining Language Deprivation and Health Access Among the Deaf Population in the Dominican Republic 
  • Room 2140 - Nickesia Gordon, PhD: Leveraging Social Media in Communicating Women’s Health in Lesser Developed Countries:  Recommendations from Lessons Learned
  • Room 2170 - Sarah Brownell, MS: Sustainable Sanitation:  An unappreciated Tool for Global Health 
  • Room 2150 - Jallah Kennedy, PhD: Creating Sustainable Health Programs in West Africa 

3:00-4:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
  • Room 2120 - Anthony Vodacek, PhD: Is Rural Electrification Correlated with Malaria Resurgence in Rwanda? 
  • Room 2150 - Brenda Ariba Zarhari Abu, PhD, Olivia Garror, Rachel Stefanic, Nicole Buttner: Childhood Anemia in Ghana 
  • Room 2240 - Timothy Dye, PhD : Technological Innovation and Meeting the Needs of Global Communities:  Benefits of Digital Revolution and Risk of a New Digital Divide 

4:00-5:00 PM: Breakout Sessions
  • Room 2240 - Gary Tebor, MD: Working in Underdeveloped Countries, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
  • Room 2170 - Asma Alnemari: Mitigating Privacy Risk in Healthcare Systems 
  • Room 2120 - M. Ann Howard, JD: Community Health and Community Gardening:  Building Community Capital

Event concludes at 5:00 PM