CHRI to hold global health research mini summit

by Chuck Koster, CHRI | July 22, 2021

Image with caption: Abbie Raikes, PhD, and Steven Yeh, MD, will be featured speakers at the Global Health Area of Emphasis Mini Research Summit.

Abbie Raikes, PhD, and Steven Yeh, MD, will be featured speakers at the Global Health Area of Emphasis Mini Research Summit.

The Child Health Research Institute (CHRI) is holding the Global Health Area of Emphasis Mini Research Summit on Aug. 3-4 from 8:30-10 a.m. The event will be held virtually via Zoom.

Participants will share projects, discover new resources and make valuable connections for future collaborative opportunities.

The mini summit, led by Shirley Delair, MD, Amy Rezac-Elgohary, Nick Kocmich and Vicky Nakibuuka-Muli, will include a networking session and featured speakers.

Featured speakers will be:

  • Steven Yeh, MD, director, uveitis and retinal disease, UNMC Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, College of Medicine; and
  • Abbie Raikes, PhD, associate professor, UNMC Department of Health Promotion, College of Public Health.

Dr. Yeh will speak on "Ebola and the Eye: Implications for Health Systems and Childhood Disease Surveillance." Dr. Raikes will present on "Early Child Development: Using Data, Research and Science to Care for Young Children around the World."

CHRI membership is encouraged but not required for participation. Visit the CHRI website to learn more about the membership benefits and to access the application. Faculty, students, staff and health care professionals are welcome, as are external affiliated collaborators.

Two types of registration will be available for the summit:

  • Participating investigator for individuals who plan to prepare and present a bio slide and engage in active discussion to spark collaboration and resource sharing
  • Active listener for individuals in research supportive roles or from other areas of research who would like to listen to the investigators and mini summit presentations

Register for the summit. Zoom details and a full schedule will be provided to registrants. Registration is open until Aug. 2 at noon.

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