Global Health Day 2017


Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD


March 30, 2017
(All day)


8:00 AM - 11: 45 AM: Poster Judging
(Feinstone Hall, closed to public)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM: Awards & Keynote Speaker
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy
(Sommer Hall) 

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Student Posters, Presentations & Pizza
(Feinstone Hall)

Event Summary

Johns Hopkins Global Health Day 2017 is being held on March 30, 2017

Each year, as a part of the international community, the Center for Global Health celebrates Global Health Day by sharing and informing global health knowledge, expertise and experiences with the Johns Hopkins, local, and international communities. March 30th will feature keynote speaker, Ambassador Deborah Birx, faculty mentorship awards, lunch and student poster session. 

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Keynote Speaker: Ambassador Deborah Birx,  U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator & U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy.
Talk Title: TBD

Ambassador-at-Large, Deborah L. Birx, M.D., is the Coordinator of the United States Government Activities to Combat HIV/AIDS and U.S. Special Representative for Global Health diplomacy. Ambassador Birx is a world-renowned medical expert and leader in the field of HIV/AIDS. Her three-decade-long career has focused on HIV/AIDS immunology, vaccine research, and global health. As the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, Ambassador Birx oversees the implementation of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history, as well as all U.S. government engagement with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Serving as the U.S. Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy, she aligns the U.S. government’s diplomacy with foreign assistance programs that address global health challenges and accelerate progress toward: achieving an AIDS-free generation; ending preventable child and maternal deaths; and preventing, detecting, and responding to infectious disease threats.


Faculty Mentorship Awards: 

As students cultivate and expand their knowledge of global health through working abroad, they receive support, guidance and mentorship from faculty at Johns Hopkins, as well as from their partners and collaborators. Global Health Day seeks to recognize and honour this hard work through providing awards to those exceptional Hopkins faculty mentors.


Students who awarded the GHEFP, GHFRA, GEMS, Paul Lietman Fellowship, or MPH Field Experience Awards in 2016 are required to present posters on Global Health Day. 

Please see the poster guidelines and abstract submission form below: 

>> Poster Guidelines
>> Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted by March 01, 2017. 

Questions about Global Health Day? 

Contact: Nina Martin | | 410-502-9871


Yukari C. Manabe, MD

Associate Director of Global Health Research and Innovation

Joanne Katz, ScD MS,BSc

Associate Chair, Director of Academic Programs

Caitlin Kennedy, PhD MPH,BA

Co-Director, MPH concentration in Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health; Associate Director, Center for Qualitative...

Robert Bollinger Jr., MD MPH

Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education (CCGHE); Associate Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Global...

Stefan Baral, MD MPH,MBA,MSc

Director, Key Populations Program

Noreen Hynes, MD MPH

Director, Geographic Medicine Center of the Division of Infectious Diseases


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