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UCSF Conference: What’s Next in Global Health?

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There is not a good way to describe UCSF’s “The Science of Global Health: What’s Next” conference, so instead, I will post the names of presenters as a memory to myself, a brag to all my public health friends, and a look of confusion at my star-struck giddiness from my non-public health friends. The day, which celebrated 10 years of Global Health Sciences at UCSF, pulled in many of the “big hitters” in the field for a day of panel discussions, presentations, and thinking about where we are headed in global health. It also was a motivator to me to have done something so meaningful in the field of global health that, by the end of my career, I can become one of those invited speakers.

The line-up:

  • Jaime Sepulveda, Executive Director, Global Health Sciences, UCSF
  • Sam Hawgood, Chancellor, UCSF
  • Harvey Fineberg, UCSF Presidential Chair and Visiting Professor, UCSF
  • Richard Feachem, Director, Global Health Group, UCSF (and founding Executive Director of the Global Fund for AIDS, Malaria, and Tuberculosis AND a Knight of the British Empire)
  • Larry Brilliant, President and Senior Adviser to Jeff Skoll, Skoll Global Threats Fund
  • Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Ramanan Laxminarayan, Vice President, Research and Policy, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Gavin Yamey, Lead, Evident to Policy Initiative, UCSF (and a co-author of Global Health 2035, a proposed next step beyond the Millennium Development Goals)
  • Haile Debas, Director, UC Global Health Institute
  • Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University and Co-founder of Partners in Health
  • Mary Wilson, Visiting Professor, UCSF
  • Eva Harris, Professor and Director, Center for Global Public Health, UC Berkeley
  • Peter Hotez, Founding Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
  • Roberto Tapia Conyer, Director General, Carlos Slim Foundation
  • Larry Rand, Co-Director of the new UCSF Pre-term Birth Initiative ($100 million funded by the Gates Foundation and the Benihoff family)
  • Zulfiquar Bhutta, Founding Director, Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, The Aga Khan University
  • Mariam Claeson, Director, Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Jennifer Howse, President, March of Dimes
  • Paul Wise, Richard E. Behrman Professor of Child Health and Society and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Policy, Stanford University
  • Dean Jamison, Senior Fellow and Health Economist, UCSF
  • Roger Glass, Director, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (who I creepily smiled at on the balcony during a break when it was just the two of us out there…but hey, I got to interview him the next week for a project I’m working on, so all’s well)
  • Peter Singer, CEO, Grand Challenges Canada
  • George Rutherford, Director, Prevention & Public Health Gruop, UCSF
  • Stefano Bertozzi, Dean, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
  • Julio Frenk, Dean, School of Public Health, Harvard
  • Joy Lawn, Director, MARCH Centre, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
  • Chris Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
  • Colin Boyle, Deputy Director, Global Health Sciences, UCSF
  • Chris Elias, President, Global Development Program Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Eric Goosby, Director, Institute for Global Health Delivery & Diplomacy, UCSF and Former U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator
  • Lincoln Chen, President, China Medical Board
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