International Partners in Health
NYUCD Hosts Inaugural New York State Global Health Forum

Dr. Richard Deckelbaum

Dr. Oliver Fein

Dr. Padmini Murthy

Dr. Natasha Anandaraja

Dr. Prabhjot Dhadialla

Dr. Michael P. O'Connor

Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch

Participants at the conference

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY), the NYU College of Dentistry, and Weill Cornell Medical College hosted a daylong Global Health Forum for 94 faculty, staff, and students from medical schools, dental schools, affiliate nursing schools, and public health schools from around the State of New York. The Forum, held at NYU College of Dentistry in December 2009, brought together educators to discuss relevant issues in the delivery of education and care at the global level. Moderated by Oliver Fein, MD, Associate Dean of Affiliations and Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medical College, attendees spent the morning hearing panel presentations. Presenters included:

Richard Deckelbaum, MD, MPH, President GHEC, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons "Global Health Education Consortium (GHEC) and Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH)"

Charles Bertolami, DDS, DMedSc Dean, NYU College of Dentistry "Global Health Program Sustainability"

Padmini Murthy, MD, MPH, MS, M Phil, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Health Policy & Management Global Health/Dept. of Family Medicine, New York Medical College, School of Health Sciences & Practice "Cultural Competencies and Skills"

Natasha Anandaraja, MD, MPH Director, Global Health Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine "Creating a Comprehensive Global Health Training Program"

Prabhjot Dhadialla, PhD, Director, Health Systems, Center for Global Health and Economic Development, The Earth Institute of Columbia University "Interdisciplinary Health Work in the Broader Context of Economic Development"

After a networking lunch, participants divided into four breakout sessions to begin discussions on "University-Wide Collaborations," "Curricula Development," "Basics in International Programming," and "Funding." These breakout sessions sought to determine ways in which the institutions could begin to collaborate on a variety of topics. Dr. Michael P. O'Connor and Dr. Stuart M. Hirsch of the NYU College of Dentistry led breakout sessions.