UA/Stillman/Ghana University Partners Virtual Symposium (CDT)

Streaming live each day on YouTube

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Tuesday, September 22 | Wednesday, September 23 | Thursday, September 24 | Online Resources

Please note that all times noted here are in U.S. Central Daylight Time (CDT).

Tuesday, September 22: Introductions to Universities and Keynote Speaker

University Presentations – 8:00–10:35 am CDT

Welcomes and Introductions from Respective Universities

Moderator: Dr. Pamela Young, Director for Community Engagement and Economic Development, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama

  • 8:00–8:05 am – Dr. Young welcomes and introduces welcome speakers

The University of Alabama

  • 8:05–8:10 am – Prof. James T. Dalton, Provost of The University of Alabama
  • 8:10–8:25 am – Prof. Joseph Messina, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • 8:25–8:40 am – Dean Ricky Friend, CCHS

Stillman College

  • 8:40–9:05 am – Prof. Cynthia Warrick, President of Stillman College

The University of Ghana

  • 9:05–9:30 am – Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Student and Academic Affairs, UG

The University of Cape Coast

  • 9:30–9:55 am – Prof. Kwaku A. A. Boakye, Dean, Centre for International Education, UCC:
    • “UCC-UA collaboration: Exploring innovative ways of maintaining mutually-beneficial relationships in a changing world.”

Central University

  • 9:55–10:20 am – Prof. John Ofosu-Anim, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Central University

Summation

  • 10:20–10:35 am – Dr. Pamela Young, Director for Community Engagement and Economic Development, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama

Break – 10:35–10:50 am CDT

Keynote Speaker – 10:50 am–12:00 pm CDT

Introduction to Keynote

  • 10:50–11:00 am – Prof. Lisa Pawloski, Associate Dean for International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama

Keynote Speaker

Questions, Discussion, Wrap up

  • 11:45am–noon – Chronic disease management in minority patients.

Wednesday, September 23: Faculty Presentations

Presentations – 8:00–11:45 am CDT

Moderator: Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

  • 8:00– 8:10 am – Dr. Appiah-Opoku introduces presenters and starts program

“Race, Gender, and Memory of the Slave Trade” – 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions

  • 8:10–8:30 am – Prof. Akosua Ampofo (UG) “Researching Contemporary African Masculinities: Gender, Class and Race”
  • 8:30–8:50 am – Dr. Samuel Ntewusu and Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot (UG), “Race, Gender, and Memory of the Slave Trade”
  • 8:50–9:10 am – Dr. Sara-Maria Sorentino, Gender and Race Studies (UA) “So-Called Indigenous Slavery and Its Racialized Memory”
  • 9:10–9:30 am – Prof. Emmanual Saboro (UCC) “Sexual Violence, Mothering, and Maternal Grieve in Ghanaian Oral Narratives”
  • 9:30–9:50 am – Prof. Jenny Shaw, History (UA) “Mothering in Diaspora: Birth and Initiation in Early Modern West Africa and Barbados”
  •  9:50–10:10 am – Ms. Brie Smiley, MA Student, Gender and Race Studies (UA) “Conversations with My Grandmother: A Portrait of the Black South”
  • 10:10–10:30 am – Prof. Valera NYM Botchway (UCC) “Diasporic Memories of Origin vs. Local Memories of Origin. Which way for Pan Africanism in post-Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Ghana

Final Thoughts, Questions, and Discussion

  • 10:30–10:45 am –  Moderator, Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

Break – 10:45–11:00 am CDT

Presentations – 11:00am–12:00pm

Introduces presenters and starts health program

  • 11:00 am – 11:05 am – Moderator, Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

“Social Determinants of Health” – 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions

  • 11:05–11:25 am – Professor Richard Apatu, Central University, “COVID-19 and online course delivery at Central University”
  • 11:25–11:45 am – Prof. Pamela Foster, CCHS (UA) “Tale of Two Pandemics in the Rural Deep South:  COVID and HIV”

Final thoughts and Overview of Next Day

  •  11:45 am–12:00 pm –  Moderator, Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

Thursday, September 24: Faculty Presentations and Keynote Speaker

Presentations – 8:00–11:05am CDT

Moderator: Prof. Thad Ulzen, Associate Dean, College of Community Health Sciences

  • 8:00–8:05 am – Dr. Ulzen introduces presenters and starts program

“Social Determinants of Health” – 15 minutes + 5 minutes for questions

  • 8:05–8:25 am – Dr. Stephanie McClure,  Anthropology (UA), and Dr. Kingsley Asare (UG)
  • 8:25–8:45 am – Mr. James Afriyie, University of Cape Coast and Dr. Debra-Nelson Gardell – Social Work (UA) and along with UCC students, Emmanuel Boateng, Emmanuel Acquah, and Joshua Boateng, “Childhood Trauma in Ghana: The Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences in Cape Coast”
  • 8:45–9:05 am – Prof. Marcia Hay-McCutcheon, Communicative Disorders (UA) and Prof. George Akanlig-Pare – University of Ghana “Addressing Hearing Health Healthcare Disparities in Rural Communities of Ghana and the United States”
  • 9:05–9:25 am – Prof. Ivy Ekem, Former Dean of School of Medical Sciences,  Associate Professor of Hematology, (UCC), “Anaemia and the Society”
  • 9:25–9:45 am – Prof. Dorcas Obiri-Yeboah, Deputy Director, Directorate of Research, Innovation and Consultancy (UCC), “Differentiated service delivery: a qualitative study of people living with HIV and accessing care in a tertiary facility in Ghana”
  • 9:45–10:05 am – Dr. Kingsley K.A. Pereko (UCC) “Community-Based Experience and Services, an integral approach for producing wholistic Medical professionals with core competence and interest in social determinants of health”
  • 10:05–10:25 am – Dr. Shameka Cody, Capstone College of Nursing (UA) “The impact of Insomnia on Chronic pain and Inflammation in PLWH and Substance Use”
  • 10:25–10:45 am – Dr. Nikita Harris, College of Communication and Information Sciences (UA) and Ms. Chasisty G. Cooper – University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston “The Role of New Media in Telemedicine Education and Training”

Final Thoughts

  • 10:45–10:55 am – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

Break 10:55–11:05 am

Keynote Speaker – 11:15 am–12:15 pm CDT

Introduction to Keynote

  • 11:05–11:10 am – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

Keynote Speaker

  • 11:10 am–12:00 pm – Billy Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Five Horizons Health Services

Questions/Discussion and Wrap-up

  • 12:00–12:15 pm – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

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