Collaborations in Global Health: The Global Network for Women’s & Children’s Health Research

The collaborative research team of J N Medical College in India and Christiana Care Health System, Delaware, USA are part of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Global Network for Women’s and Children’s Health Research (GN). Over the past 5 years, the Belgaum site in India has implemented a population based Maternal and Newborn Health Registry for tracking pregnancy outcomes and monitoring mortality trends to inform development of community based interventions aimed at improving health outcomes of mothers and children. This presentation will provide an overview of the groundbreaking research from this Global Network field site within the broader context of global health research at Christiana Care.


Dr. Goudar is the Course Coordinator for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professions Education program offered by KLE University, Belgaum in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is engaged in the conduct of community based research aimed at reducing maternal and newborn mortality and has been funded by the NIH, the WHO, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dr. Derman is the Marie E. Pinizzotto, M.D., Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care. He served as medical director and PI of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health both at the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri in Kansas City and is currently a principal investigator of the Global Research Network for Women’s and Children’s Health, funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Khan is Physician Leader for the Primary Care & Community Medicine Service Line and Medical Director for Community Health and the Eugene duPont Preventive Medicine & Rehabilitation Institute at Christiana Care. He is also Co-Director of the Community Engagement & Outreach component of the ACCEL program and Associate Director of the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance.


The Innovative Discoveries Series, sponsored by the Delaware Clinical & Translational Science ACCEL program and the Christiana Care Value Institute, features informal presentations on topics relevant to current research and healthcare practice, led by knowledgeable and experienced presenters. There are offerings for researchers, healthcare providers, and community members of varying levels of experience.

These free talks are held Fridays at noon at Christiana Hospital but can be viewed from your home or office computer. Earn CMEs by participating in-person or online. Lunch is served and all are welcome to attend.

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