UW School of Dentistry

UW global oral health symposium set for July 31

Registration has opened for a University of Washington national symposium on global oral health scheduled for July 31.

The symposium, titled “Inter-professional Collaboration in Healthcare: Adding the Oral Health Component to Successful Projects Worldwide,” will be hosted by the UW School of Dentistry’s Timothy A. DeRouen Center for Global Oral Health. It will feature lectures by five speakers:

  • Waranuch Pitiphat, DDS, PhD (Khon Kaen University, Thailand): “Faculty Development: The Impact of National Institutes of Health Funding on the Training of Thai Research Leaders.”
  • Jorge Luis Castillo, DDS, PhD (Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Peru): “From the Andes to the Amazon: Connecting the Peruvian Oral Research Community to the National Institutes of Health.”
  • Arthur Kemoli, BDS, PhD (University of Nairobi, Kenya): “Advocating for HIV Research In Children and Adolescents: The AFRICA Project.”
  • Joseph Zunt, MD, MPH (University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research): “Oral Health Is Relevant to Global Health: Existing Opportunities Through Fogarty Fellows and Scholars.”
  • Florencia Vasta, Associate Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Nutrition, Global Development Program: “Investing in nutrition is investing in global health”

The DeRouen Center was established in 2013 to promote international collaborations in dental research and education. Its current collaborations include projects in Thailand, Peru, and Kenya, as well as in Seattle.

To register for the symposium, go here.