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Prof. Jun Dong Cho attended “Inaugural Global Health Workshop” at Penn State University, May 14-16, 2014.
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  Summary of Report originally written by  organizer 

 Collins O. Airhihenbuwa PhD, 

Professor and Head, Department of Biobehavioral Health, 219D, Biobehavioral Health Building, Penn State University,

  University Park, PA 16802,

Inaugural Global Health Workshop
Penn State University

May 14-16, 2014

 

It is worth noting that multidisciplinary collaboration is the most promising approach to address global health. 

1.                  Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). The NCDs burden, which includes conditions such as hypertension, stroke, and diabetes, is outstripping infectious disease in the global south. 

2.                  Capacity Building. It has been argued that building capacity in terms of well-equipped local researchers and service providers is a key to bridging the inequity in global health. 

3.                  Technology and Innovation. Research on disease prevention and management can benefit from technological innovation both in data collection and analysis as well as efficient access to care and management of chronic conditions. The role of technology in producing and sharing knowledge globally has possibilities and challenges that we wanted to examine during our meeting. 

 

 

Participating institutions

Invitations went to 15 universities that were part of the PSU GEN. Overall, there were a total of 32 faculty and researchers from 10 universities across the globe. Thus the final participating universities were: University of Pune, India,   IIT Madras, India,  Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

 University of Freiburg, Germany, University of Cape Town, South Africa, University of Guanajuato, Mexico, Utrecht, Netherlands, University of the West Indies, University of Limpopo, South Africa (hosts to PSU’s global health minor students during six-week summer internships), International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering, Burkina Faso, University of Michigan, New York University Langone Medical Center, University of Minnesota, UNICEF, Merck, Highmark, and  there were 30 faculty researchers from Penn State who participated in the three day workshop. They included faculty in such fields as prevention science, biobehavioral health, demography, medicine, and law.  

 

What did we talk about at the workshop?

The structure of the workshop was such that there were limited formal speeches and more time devoted to small group discussions. Penn State leadership offered welcoming remarks prior to brief introductory presentations by each of the 10 universities from outside the US. A keynote address was delivered by Dr. Rafael Obregon of UNICEF. He focused his remarks on the UN goals and strategy to tackle the increased global burden of NCDs particularly in the global south and UNICEF’s plans to address the increasing burden of NCDs particularly among children and young people since this burden has increased among them and they are often left out of the discussion about NCDs. Following the keynote remarks, six preassigned working groups began their deliberations. 

With the understanding that research and training/education are best addressed via a global collaboration, each group reviewed the topics below with the goal of identifying the topics with the greatest interest and opportunities. 

 

1.                  Urbanization and its impact on global health

2.                  Cultural contexts of behavior and the modality of health service delivery 

3.                  Environmental factors including social and structural determinants of health

4.                  Bio-psycho-social concepts of health in urban areas

5.                  Fostering a culture of promoting adherence to evidence based standards of care with regular monitoring and evaluation

6.                  Exposure to continuous stress, pollutants and toxic substances

7.                  Integrating biomedicine with other modalities such as Ayurveda, Yoga, etc.

8.                  An equitable engagement around global health through interdisciplinary research approaches and academic exchange

9.                  Food and water security and sovereignty 

10.              Environmental determinants of health such as climate change

 

An initial reporting of the groups led to the two priority areas. In the final day, the six groups were collapsed into 3 groups to further discuss the priorities areas. 

 

Recommendations 

The final recommendation was that the network would focus on two priorities areas which clearly can benefit from a network of global institutions since a single institutional approach is not likely to yield sustainable impact on these global health challenges. These priorities are:

A.                The intersection of infectious disease and NCDs 

B.                 Urbanization and health 

Addressing these two priorities would demand an interdisciplinary and multi-institutional model to stimulate innovation and synergy that would influence the overall framing of research questions as well as the integration and coordination of research. Innovation and synergy should inform new thinking, conceptually, methodologically, and substantively to tackle the complex patterns of, and processes underlying, the intersection of infectious disease and NCDs, on the one hand, and the dimensions of spatial inequality in a rapidly changing urban environment, on the other. Below are synopses of the two priorities.

 

Organizer

Collins O. Airhihenbuwa PhD, Professor and Head, Department of Biobehavioral
Health, 219D, Biobehavioral Health Building, Penn State University,
University Park, PA 16802,
Tel: 
814.863.7256 (ask for Jodi), Direct line: 814-865-1382, Fax:
814-863-7525, Home page:  http://bbh.hhdev.psu.edu/lab/ca/index.html
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