The MGH Center for Global Health and the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology hosted an inaugural “Women in Global Health Symposium: Women Leaders Responding to Global Challenges” March 27 at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. More than 120 people attended the symposium, which featured MGH women who are committed to making a difference in the lives of people across the globe, particularly those who don’t have access to quality health care. Speakers were, from left, Elizabeth Bailey, MPP, director for the Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies; Blair Wylie, MD, MPH, of the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Vanessa Bradford Kerry, MD, MSc, associate director for Partnerships and Global Initiatives in the Center for Global Health; David Bangsberg, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Global Health; Hilarie Cranmer, MD, MPH, director of Disaster Response in the Center for Global Health; Joy Williams, RN, staff nurse in the Department of Radiology; Jeanette Ives Erickson, RN, DPN, FAAN, senior vice president for Patient Care and chief nurse; Patricia Hibberd, MD, PhD, chief of the Division of Global Health; and Galit Alter, PhD, of the Department of Medicine and the Ragon Institute. (Photo courtesy of Michael Basu)
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