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Global Health Experience through the Downs Fellowship: "Annual Fall Symposium"

3:00-3:30pm       Hors d’oeuvres and Poster Presentations

3:30-4:00pm       Opening Remarks and Welcome Address

4:00-4:30pm       Oral Presentations


Nkandu Yumbe, MPH 2020

An Investigation on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Colorism and Stress Coping Behaviours in Black Bajan Women

Yale Faculty Advisor: Saria Hassan, MD                                                                  

Host Advisor: Peter Adams, MBBS, Msc, DM


Sakura Oyama, MD/PhD 2026

Exploring relationships Between CREBRF Genotype, Feeding Behaviors and Body Composition in Samoan Infants

Yale Faculty Advisor: Nicola Hawley, PhD

Host Advisor: Ulai Tapa Fidow, MBBS, MS


Harry Hyunteh Kim, MPH 2021

Investigating the Community-Level Variation of Soil-Transmitted Helminth Prevalence in Kpandai District, Ghana: A Qualitative Study

Yale Faculty Advisor: Debbie Humphries, PhD, MPH                                                         

Host Advisor: Michael Wilson, PhD


Carlye Chaney, GSAS, Biological Anthropology 2023

Investigating Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in an Argentine Indigenous Population

Yale Faculty Advisor: Claudia Valeggia, PhD

Host Advisor: Elena Lagranja, PhD


4:30-5:00pm       Informal Poster Discussions


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Conferences and Symposia


Snacks: Hors d’oeuvres and beverages
Oct 201930Wednesday
3:00 PM5:00 PM
Nieson Irving Harris BuildingDonald J. Cohen Auditorium, E Floor230 South Frontage RoadNew Haven, CT