Date: Friday, September 22nd, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST 

The Refugee and Asylum Seeker Initiative (RAHI) at UCSF is pleased to invite you to its 5th annual UCSF/ZSFG Refugee Health Symposium: Refugee Migration Through the Generations.

This virtual symposium will be held on Friday, September 22, 2023 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST. The keynote panel, “Refugee Migration Through the Generations,” is a discussion of health experiences across waves of refugee migration from the 1970s to present. The second half of the symposium will exhibit new and innovative resources in refugee health.



12:00 PM –  12:05 PM
Eva Raphael, MD, MPH- Event Host
Assistant Professor
Department of Family and Community Medicine, UCSF
12:05 PM –  12:15 PM
Opening Remarks 
Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH
Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health
Senior Associate Dean for Global Health
Stanford University
12:15 PM –  1:00 PM
Keynote Panel Part I
Refugee Migration Through the Generations

Tu-Uyen N. Nguyen, PhD, MPH

Vietnamese refugee (1970s)
Associate Professor, California State University Fullerton

Ramah Awad
Palestinian Refugee Advocate
Director, Majdal: Arab Community Center of San Diego

Ahmed Hashem
Iraqi refugee
Talented Acquisition, Roblox

Nasrin Aboudamous, MSN, RN, FNP, PHN

Registered Nurse
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
1:10 PM –  2:00 PM
Keynote Panel Part II
Refugee Migration Through the Generations

Farah Bille Mohamed, DrGHc, MPH, MSW
Somali refugee
Director of Research, Somali Health Board
Environmental Health Investigator, Seattle & King County Public Health

James Achuli
South Sudanese Refugee
Karen McKellin International Leader of Tomorrow, University of British Columbia

Yevheniia Ternova, MS
Ukrainian refugee (2020s)
Mental Health Support Worker, The Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth

Fatima Karaki, MD

Director, Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative (RAHI) 
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF
2:05 PM – 2:45 PM
Innovative Resources in Refugee Health
National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants
Erin Mann, MPH
Co-principal investigator

Refugee Review Board of the Society for Refugee Health Providers
Ola Alani, MS
Board member, RRB

Partnership for Trauma Recovery (PTR)
Jean Pierre Ndagijimana, EdD
African Communities Wellbeing Coordinator, PTR

Ashraf Mathkour
Board of Directors & Advisory Council, Anera
Head of Sales, Signal AI 
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Fatima Karaki, MD
Director, Refugee and Asylum seeker Health Initiative
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, UCSF

The UCSF/ZSFG Refugee Health Symposium brings together refugee health experts across disciplines in an annual opportunity to discuss current issues and ongoing research in refugee health. Each year, the Symposium focuses on major current themes in forced displacement. This year it will showcase the health impacts of forced migration across generations, with speakers from different waves of refugee migration over the past several decades, from the 1970s to present.

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