2023 Indiana CTSI Retreat at Notre Dame


Location: The Morris Inn and Online (View on map )

Ctsi Eventpage 2023

The 2023 Indiana CTSI Retreat will be held in a hybrid format by the University of Notre Dame on Wednesday, March 8, 2023. The retreat focused on "Indiana's Impact on Global Health."

More details to follow.


8:30 a.m.
Bob Bernhard, Vice President for Research and professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and/or John McGreevy, the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost of the University of Notre Dame.

8:45 a.m.
I-CTSI Leadership
Sharon Moe, M.D., FACN, and Sarah Wiehe, M.D., M.P.H., Co-Directors Indiana CTSI 

9:00 a.m.
Brad Hersh, MD, MPH,
Liaison Officer to the World Health Organization Headquarters for COVID-19 and other Health Emergencies

9:45 a.m.
Midwest Center of Excellence for Vector-Borne Diseases

John Greico or Nicole Achee for ND

Catherine Hill for Purdue 

Molly Duman Scheel for IUSM-SB

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Research and Application in Health

Maternal Health Disparities and Mortality
Yenupini Joyce Adams, PhD, Assistant Professor of the Practice, Eck Institute for Global Health, University of Notre Dame

Sally Dixon, RN, BA, Fetal Infant Mortality Review Program Coordinator, St. Joseph County Department of Health

Developmental Effects of Exposure to Violence in Childhood
Laura Miller-Graff, PhD,
Associate Professor of Psychology and Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame

Frank Spesia, MGA, Positive/Adverse Childhood Experiences (PACES) program, St. Joseph County Department of Health

11:45 a.m.
Q & A: Research and Application in Health


Poster session

1:30 p.m.
The State of the State's Health; Challenges, Successes, and Priorities
Pam Pontones, MA, Deputy Health Commissioner, Indiana Department of Health

2:00 p.m.
Technology Developed in Indiana to Improve Health 

Tom O’Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

Young Kim, PhD, MSCI, Professor and Associate Head for Research, Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute, and Health Scientist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

2:45 p.m.

3:00 p.m.
Health Data Equity

Nitesh Chawla, PhD, Director, Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society and Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Notre Dame

3:30 p.m.
Closing remarks
Melanie DeFord