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

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 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Tuesday, September 22: Introductions to Universities and Keynote Speaker

University Presentations – 1:00–3:35 pm

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

  • 1:00–1:05 pm – Dr. Young welcomes and introduces welcome speakers

The University of Alabama

  • 1:05–1:10 pm – Prof. James T. Dalton, Provost of The University of Alabama
  • 1:10–1:25 pm – Prof. Joseph Messina, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences
  • 1:25–1:40 pm – Dean Ricky Friend, CCHS

Stillman College

  • 1:40–2:05 pm – Prof. Cynthia Warrick, President of Stillman College

The University of Ghana

  • 2:05–2:30 pm – Prof. Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Student and Academic Affairs, UG

The University of Cape Coast

  • 2:30–2:55 pm – 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

  • 2:55–3:20 pm – Prof. John Ofosu-Anim, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Central University

Summation

  • 3:20–3:35 pm – Dr. Pamela Young, Director for Community Engagement and Economic Development, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama

Break – 3:35–3:50 pm CDT

Keynote Speaker – 3:50 pm–5:00 pm CDT

Introduction to Keynote

  • 3:50–4:00 pm – Prof. Lisa Pawloski, Associate Dean for International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Alabama

Keynote Speaker

Questions, Discussion, Wrap up

  • 4:45–5:00pm – Chronic disease management in minority patients.

Wednesday, September 23: Faculty Presentations

Presentations – 1:00–3:45 pm GMT

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

  • 1:00– 1:10 pm – Dr. Appiah-Opoku introduces presenters and starts program

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

  • 1:10–1:30 pm – Prof. Akosua Ampofo (UG) “Researching Contemporary African Masculinities: Gender, Class and Race”
  • 1:30–1:50 pm – Dr. Samuel Ntewusu and Dr. Mjiba Frehiwot (UG), “Race, Gender, and Memory of the Slave Trade”
  • 1:50–2:10 pm – Dr. Sara-Maria Sorentino, Gender and Race Studies (UA) “So-Called Indigenous Slavery and Its Racialized Memory”
  • 2:10–2:30 pm – Prof. Emmanual Saboro (UCC) “Sexual Violence, Mothering, and Maternal Grieve in Ghanaian Oral Narratives”
  • 2:30–2:50 pm – Prof. Jenny Shaw, History (UA) “Mothering in Diaspora: Birth and Initiation in Early Modern West Africa and Barbados”
  •  2:50–3:10 pm – Ms. Brie Smiley, MA Student, Gender and Race Studies (UA) “Conversations with My Grandmother: A Portrait of the Black South”
  • 3:10–3:30 pm – 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

  • 3:30–3:45 pm –  Moderator, Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

Break – 3:45 – 4:00 pm GMT

Presentations – 4:00–5:00 pm GMT

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

  • 4:05–4:25 pm – Professor Richard Apatu, Central University, “COVID-19 and online course delivery at Central University”
  • 4:25–4:45 pm – Prof. Pamela Foster, CCHS (UA) “Tale of Two Pandemics in the Rural Deep South:  COVID and HIV”

Final thoughts and Overview of Next Day

  •  4:45–5:00 pm –  Moderator, Prof. Seth Appiah-Opoku, Professor of Geography, University of Alabama

Thursday, September 24: Faculty Presentations and Keynote Speaker

Presentations – 1:00–4:05 pm

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

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

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

  • 1:05–1:25 pm – Dr. Stephanie McClure, Anthropology (UA), and Dr. Kingsley Asare (UG)
  • 1:25–1:45 pm – 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”
  • 1:45–2:05 pm – 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”
  • 2:05–2:25 pm – Prof. Ivy Ekem, Former Dean of School of Medical Sciences,  Associate Professor of Hematology, (UCC), “Anaemia and the Society”
  • 2:25–2:45 pm – 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”
  • 2:45–3:05 pm – 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”
  • 3:05–3:25 pm – Dr. Shameka Cody, Capstone College of Nursing (UA) “The impact of Insomnia on Chronic pain and Inflammation in PLWH and Substance Use”
  • 3:25–3:45 pm – 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

  • 3:45–3:55 pm – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

Break – 3:55–4:05 pm

Keynote Speaker – 4:05–5:15 pm GMT

Introduction to Keynote

  • 4:05–4:10 pm – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

Keynote Address

  • 4:10–5:00 pm – Billy Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer, Five Horizons Health Services

Questions/Discussion and Wrap-up

  • 5:00–5:15 pm – Moderator, Prof. Thad Ulzen, CCHS, UA

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