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triangle global health 2018 annual conference

Thank you to our sponsors!


thank you for joining us for the

2018 triangle global health

Annual Conference!

Looking Toward the Future:
Innovation for Global Health Impact


Thursday, September 27, 2018

North Carolina State University

Talley Student Union

On September 27, 300 global health professionals and students gathered in Raleigh, NC

for the 2018 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference. See highlights from the day below including

a photo gallery, conference agenda, breakout sessions, sponsors and more!



photos courtesy of Lisa M. Garland, LMG Photography


8:00 AM

Registration Opens

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8:30 AM


8:45 AM

Keynote: Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H

Chief Science Officer, FHI 360

9:15 AM

Storytelling: I learned why innovation matters under a thatched roof hut, Chesca Colloredo-Mansfeld, MBA

9:30 AM

10:30 AM

11:15 AM

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12:15 PM


1:10 PM

2:15 PM

3:00 PM

Storytelling: The Voter Stain: A Lesson in Cultural Humility, Neil Prose, MD


3:10 PM

4:10 PM

Keynote: Ticora Jones, PhD

Director for the Center for Development Research, Division Chief for the Higher Education Solutions Network, US Global Development Lab, USAID

4:40 PM


4:45 PM


Ticora V. Jones, PhD
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Dr. Timothy Mastro serves as FHI 360’s Chief Science Officer, responsible for advancing the quality of science across the organization and growing research and evaluation capabilities in both the natural and social sciences.

In his previous role as FHI 360’s Director of Global Health, Population and Nutrition, Dr. Mastro oversaw global research and technical work across a broad range of health, population and nutrition areas. Activities under his direction included global health research, global health programs, program sciences and technical support, nutrition and food security, contraceptive technology innovation and science facilitation.

Prior to joining FHI 360 in 2008, Dr. Mastro served in scientific leadership positions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 20 years. His research and work in programs at CDC’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Global AIDS Program addressed the prevention and treatment of HIV, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis. Dr. Mastro first joined CDC as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer. From 1993 to 2000, he served in Bangkok as director of the CDC-Thai Ministry of Public Health HIV/AIDS Collaboration. Dr. Mastro began his international public health career on the Thai-Cambodian border in 1983, where he served as a physician and medical coordinator of the United Nations Border Relief Operation through 1985.

Dr. Mastro has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Colgate University and a Doctor of Medicine from Saint Louis University. He trained in internal medicine at New York City’s Metropolitan Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He studied at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the Royal College of Physicians of London.


Dr. Ticora V. Jones is the Director for the Center for Development Research and the Division Chief for the Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) within the US Global Development Lab at USAID. The Center for Development Research facilitates programs focused on connecting researchers to practitioners for impact in global development through collaborative partnerships.  HESN is a university engagement program established in 2012 to build bridges between development professionals and universities through a multidisciplinary lens on science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Beginning in 2009 as a American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Diplomacy, Security, and Development Fellow with USAID, Dr. Jones helped manage the establishment of an Agency-wide agenda for science & technology through policy and programming designed to elevate USAID’s presence in this area. Prior to joining USAID, Dr. Jones served as the 2008-2009 Materials Societies Congressional Fellow for Senator Russell D. Feingold (D-WI) where she worked on energy and environment issues. Before beginning her congressional fellowship, Dr. Jones conducted post-doctoral research focused on creating and characterizing nanoparticle/composite-based functional materials at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Dr. Jones earned her BS degree in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and her PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Timothy Mastro, MD, DTM&H
FHI 360

conference sponsors

Please join us in thanking our sponsors whose generous support made the

2018 Triangle Global Health Annual Conference possible!



2018 Conference


I enjoyed being in an environment of passion, and creativity - it was enriching getting the opportunity to be surrounded by people in the global health sphere in the triangle and beyond.

The breakout sessions this year were fantastic. I enjoyed the diversity of topics. I also loved Dr. Jones to end the day.

This was a great event. It was obvious a lot of work went into planning and recruiting diverse presenters.

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