2019 CUGH Conference    I    March 8 - 10, 2019   I   Satellite Sessions  March 7, 2019   |   Hilton  Chicago Hotel    I   Chicago, IL​​

Satellite Session | HALF DAY Workshop

Global to Local:
How U.S. Universities need to Address Disparities in Their Own Communities


Thursday March 7, 2019
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Room: Williford B / 3rd Level

Chicago Hilton Hotel
Chicago, IL

  • Registration is free but required.
  • Registration for the satellite session is separate from registration for the CUGH conference.

  • Global Health Center, Institute for Global Health at Washington University

William Powderly, MD
J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine
Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health
Washington University in St. Louis

Jason Purnell, PhD
Associate Professor
Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis


Many of the issues that pose challenges to improving health in resource-limited settings center on the social determinants of health. Most major US research universities are located in cities where poor health outcomes are equally determined by social and economic factors. This session will explore how major US universities, members of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH), are addressing global health problems in their own communities. Leaders from major US research universities and organizations will identify novel approaches to the issues of health disparities and their social determinants. The panels will discuss different examples of how US universities can bring back the successes of their global health research enterprise to their own local communities.

Participants will come away informed of the truly global nature of many global health problems, and how solutions to local problems may be found from global health research, and how such research can have a wider impact.

1:00 – 1:15 pm – Welcome: Wiliam Powderly, MD

1:15 – 1:45 pm – Keynote Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Distinguished Chair in Population Health and Health Equity, Virginia Commonwealth University

1:45 – 2:45 pm – Panel: Urban and Rural Disparities in the USA; Moderator: Jason Purnell, PhD; Panelists: Linda Rae Murray, MD, MPH, FACP, former president of APHA and former CMO of the Cook County Health System; Jorge Riopedre, President & CEO, Casa de Salud

2:45 – 3:00 pm – Break

3:00 – 3:30 pm – Keynote

3:30 – 4:30 pm – Panel: Potential Solutions – What can be Learnt from Global Health Research; Moderator: William Powderly, MD; Panelists: Andwele Jolly, DPT, MBA, MHA, OCS, Business Director, Divisions of Allergy & Immunology, Rheumatology and Hematology, Washington University in St. Louis

Dr. William Powderly, MD, is the Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine and the Larry J. Shapiro Director of the Instiutute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also co-director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Washington University school of Medicine. From 2005 to 2012, he was Dean of Medicine and Head of the School of Medicine at University College Dublin in Ireland. Dr. Powderly has been actively involved in HIV-related clinical research for 30 years. He has been a member of numerous advisory groups on HIV and infectiou diseases for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Canadian Institute for Health Research, and the European Medicines Agency. He is the autor of over 400 original manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. His recent focus as Director of the Institute for Public Health has been on translating scientific advances to a wider population to improve public health. The institute under his direction has focused on implementation Science, Community Partnerships, Economic and Policy Research, and Global Health to broaden the impact of discovery science.