Global Health, America’s Health:
Moral Imperative, Strategic Necessity

Monday, October 26

Health Sciences Center (HSC) Student Global Health Inititatives Poster Session
HSC Galleria, 8:30 am to 9:30 am

Health Forum
Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 1, 9:30 am to 11:30 am

Susan Dentzer Editor-in-Chief, Health Affairs

Susan Dentzer Susan Dentzer is Editor-in-Chief of Health Affairs, the nation’s leading journal of health policy, and an on-air analyst on health issues with The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Dentzer assumed the job of Editor-in-Chief on May 1, 2008, after a decade as the on-air health correspondent for The NewsHour. Health Affairs, which has been called the nation’s health policy "Bible," is a peer-reviewed journal that appears bimonthly in print with additional online entries published weekly at The journal and Web site, based in Bethesda, MD, are published by Project HOPE, the health education and humanitarian assistance organization that operates programs in 36 countries around the world.
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Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., President, Stony Brook University

President Stanley Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., received the BA degree with honors in biology from the University of Chicago and the MD degree from the Harvard Medical School. Prior to becoming President of Stony Brook University, he was Vice Chancellor for Research with Washington University in St. Louis, the Director of the Midwest Regional Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases (MRCE), and a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Molecular Microbiology at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Stanley’s areas of research include understanding the molecular basis for pathogenesis, genetic controls of virulence pathways, and markers for genetic susceptibility to disease.
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Adel Mahmoud, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs

Adel Mahmoud Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD, former president of Merck Vaccines and an expert on disease control in the developing world, is Senior Molecular Biologist at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. Dr. Mahmoud’s research and teaching focus on medical and policy issues related to microbial threats: life-threatening transmissible diseases such as pandemic influenza and the use of microorganisms for bioterrorism, as well on the means by which vaccines are introduced into the developing world. In laboratory and field studies in several endemic areas, he developed the scientific bases of strategies to control helminthic infections which have been adopted globally.
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James W. Kazura, MD, Professor of Medicine and International Health
Director, Center for Global Health and Diseases, Case School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Adel MahmoudJames Kazura's work focuses on advancing fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms underlying susceptibility to infection and the pathogenesis of disease due to malaria and chronic worm infections endemic in tropical areas of the world. The ultimate goal is to develop preventative and interventional strategies that are culturally appropriate and cost effective. In addition to research, Dr. Kazura has been active in promoting tropical medicine as a scholarly and scientific discipline through participation on numerous NIH and WHO committees and is the Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is committed to the training and education of junior colleagues from the US and developing countries through NIAID and Fogarty International Center training grants awarded in collaboration with colleagues from Kenya and Papua New Guinea. More on James Kazura »

Co-sponsored by Research!America's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research