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START Team Members Present at Global Health Conference

START Team Members Present at Global Health Conference

Several START team members traveled to Chicago to attend the 10th Annual Consortium of Universities in Global Health Conference. Three STARTers presented at the conference. Learn about their respective presentations below:

START Operations Manager, Lauren Adjumani, created an e-poster and reported on the START training model with her presentation: Using Experiential Learning to Train Graduate Students in Essential Professional Skills: The University of Washington Strategic Analysis, Research and Training (START) Center’s Approach. The presentation focused on how START’s hands-on training model, which has an explicit goal of imparting professional skills, leads to graduates who are able to translate their rigorous academic methods into implementation through strategic communication and partnership and are, therefore, better prepared to enter the workforce.

START Research Assistant, Brenda Kharono, spoke about her abstract, Prospective Study to Explore Changes in Quality of Care and Perinatal Outcomes after Implementation of Perinatal Audit in Uganda, which she has completed as an MPH student at the University of Washington Department of Global Health.  Dr. Kharono sat on the Human Resources, Health Systems, Strengthening Public Institutions, Global Health Economics panel at the CUGH conference and discussed neonatal mortality in Uganda and the impact of an audit on perinatal outcomes. Over the last ten years the neonatal mortality rate (27 deaths per 1000) has not changed despite an increase in institutional deliveries. The study examines perinatal outcomes observed after the introduction of a perinatal death audit in a tertiary Hospital in Kampala Uganda.

START Faculty Lead, Paul Drain, participated on the panel Training the Next Generation of Global Health Researchers: The NIH-Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. Dr. Drain spoke about his experience as a Fogarty Scholar, his research and training experience, and his career path.