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2015 UC Global Health Day

Program Schedule

Saturday, April 18, 2015 | 8:30 am - 5:30 pm | UCLA
UC Global Health Day is sponsored by the UC Global Health Institute, with support from the University of California, Los Angeles

View the program booklet (PDF). A printed version of this program will be available on-site for all registered attendees.

All events will take place on the UCLA campus in Covel Commons (CC) and Carnesale Commons.
Address: 200 De Neve Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

8:30 - 9:30 Registration check-in
Light Breakfast
Covel Commons (CC) Lobby
CC Terrace (third floor)
9:30 - 9:45 Welcome
Thomas J. Coates, PhD, Chair, UC Global Health Day 2015; Co-Director, UC Global Health Institute; Director, UCLA Center for World Health
Timothy F. Brewer, MD, MPH, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary & Cross-campus Affairs, UCLA
CC Grand Horizon Ballroom
9:45 - 10:45 Plenary I: Keynote: A fundamental transformation in treating cancer-combining modern technology and the immune system
Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD. FRCS (C), FACS
Introduction by: Haile T. Debas, MD, Director, UC Global Health Institute
Moderated discussion led by Thomas J. Coates
CC Grand Horizon Ballroom
10:45 - 11:15 Plenary II: UCGHD student contest winners
Student Plenary Contest presentation
Announcement of Global Health Video Challenge winners
CC Grand Horizon Ballroom
11:15 - 11:30 Morning Break CC Terrace
11:30 - 12:15 Plenary III: Panel: No federal immigration reform? What states can do to improve the health of undocumented workers
Claire Brindis, DrPh; Michael Rodriguez, MD, MPH; Reshma Shamasunder, MCP; and Steven Wallace, PhD
CC Grand Horizon Ballroom
12:15 - 1:45 NETWORKING LUNCH CC Terrace
12:30 - 1:30 GLOBAL HEALTH EDUCATION LUNCH MEETING Carnesale Commons Palisades
Room A&B (third floor)
1:00 - 1:45 POSTER VIEWING CC Grand Horizon Ballroom & CC Study Lounge (second floor)
2:00 - 3:00 BREAKOUT SESSION I See Breakout Session Listing
3:00 - 3:15 Afternoon Break CC N. Promenade (third floor) & Carnesale Lobby (second floor)
3:15 - 4:15 BREAKOUT SESSION II See Breakout Session Listing
4:15 - 5:30 Closing remarks and reception with live entertainment CC Terrace
7:00 - 9:00 Post-conference activity: Performance by UCLA Sex Squad
(Shuttle service available—first come, first served)
Kaufman Hall

Global Health Education Lunch Meeting

FOR UC Global Health Faculty/Instructors/Staff ONLY
At UC Global Health Day, during the lunch hour, UCGHI will host a meeting to discuss educational opportunities/challenges and the formation of a UC global health education consortium. This meeting is geared for UC global health faculty, instructors, and staff. UCGHI highly values global health education and recognizes the significance of convening global health educators and staff for the purpose of building UC's capacity to offer and strengthen innovative, cutting edge global health educational offerings. If interested in attending, please indicate your participation on the registration form.

Pre-conference Student Social

Friday, April 17th | 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: UCLA | Carnesale Commons (2nd floor: Hermosa Room)
Address: 251 Charles E. Young Drive West (Los Angeles, CA 90095)
SAVE THE DATE: Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to join this social event on the night before Global Health Day. This will be a great opportunity to meet other students and enjoy dinner and entertainment. Free admission. More information will be forthcoming.

Post-conference Activities

Once UC Global Health Day ends, there are various activities taking place. Please review below and make plans to attend these events.
NOTE: UC Global Health Day 2015 registration does not cover the cost of any of the following events.

UCLA Sex Squad Performance

Saturday, April 18th | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
UCLA | Kaufman Hall

To cap off UC Global Health Day, the first-ever High School Sex Squad Festival brings together the UCLA Sex Squad--an undergraduate performance troupe dedicated to arts-based sexual health education--with a lineup of newly formed High School Sex Squads from the Los Angeles area. Together, they will present a selection of humorous skits, spoken word, dance, and personal stories on the same night of UC Global Health Day. Shuttle service to Kaufman Hall will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. If interested in attending, please indicate your participation on the registration form. Admission is free, but registration is strongly suggested. Questions? Email Meena Murugesan at

Helping Babies Breathe Workshop

Saturday, April 18th | 6:00pm - Sunday, April 19th 3:30pm
UCLA | Ackerman Union

A post-conference satellite event will be hosted by Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) at the UCLA campus. (Workshop Schedule). HBB is an initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics and many partners, including USAID, and is being co-hosted by UC San Diego School of Medicine. This satellite event consists of a neonatal resuscitation workshop for those interested in becoming an HBB Master Trainer. Register for workshop. Questions? Email Sonia Romero at

UC Global Health Clinical Training Day

Sunday, April 19th | 8:30am - 3:00pm
Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center | 757 Westwood Plaza (Basement level- B124)

The day following UC Global Health Day, you are invited to attend the UC Global Health Training Day. This one day training is geared for individuals providing medical clinical care oversees. It will be useful to anyone engaging in clinical activities or supervising students engaging in clinical activities internationally. During this training, the following topics will be covered: UC health and safety resources, cultural and ethics challenges in global heath, and teaching on clinical topics and practical skills for field work. FREE admission, but registration is strongly advised. Register for this training today. Questions?: email

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