Princeton Seminar on Global Health: "Building a Multi-Sectoral Response to Non-Communicable Diseases around the Globe"
Featuring Sir George Alleyne, with Tsung-Mei Cheng, Jeffrey L. Sturchio and Adel Mahmoud
Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 5:15 to 6:30 pm
Bowl 01, Robertson Hall
Reception following in Bernstein Gallery
Directions and parking information
The Princeton Seminar on Global Health convenes members of academe, the private sector, civil society and concerned members of the community to explore issues around improving global health quality, equity and access in a multi-disciplinary, multi-sectoral context.
The March 26th seminar will feature Sir George Alleyne, MD, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), in a conversation with Tsung-Mei Cheng, Health Policy Research Analyst at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and Jeffrey L. Sturchio, Senior Partner at Rabin Martin. Princeton Professor Adel Mahmoud will moderate the discussion.
Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) present one of the greatest challenges to public health, with 80% of the 36 million annual deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. The recently launched Addressing the Gaps in Global Policy and Research for Non-Communicable Disease s, a set of policy briefs by leading experts in the field, highlights what needs to be done and offers a set of recommendations on next steps. This panel will discuss the role of the private sector in stemming the tide of NCDs.
Audience: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. RSVP: Please confirm your attendance by emailing Tina Flores by March 25.
About the speakers
Sir George Alleyne, MD, a native of Barbados, became Director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau (PASB), Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 1 February 1995 and completed a second four-year term on 31 January 2003. In 2003 he was elected Director Emeritus of the PASB. From February 2003 until December 2010 he was the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean. In October 2003 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies. He currently holds an Adjunct professorship in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Alleyne has received numerous awards in recognition of his work, including prestigious decorations and national honors from many countries of the Americas. In 1990, he was made Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for his services to Medicine. In 2001, he was awarded the Order of the Caribbean Community, the highest honor that can be conferred on a Caribbean national.
Tsung-Mei Cheng is a Health Policy Research Analyst at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, USA. She is cofounder of the Princeton Conference, an annual national conference on health policy that brings together the U.S. Congress, government, and the research community on issues affecting health care and health policy in the United States.
Cheng’s current research focuses on cross-national comparisons of health systems in East Asia, health reforms in China and Taiwan, health technology assessment and comparative effectiveness research, health care quality, financing, payment reform, including evidence based guidelines and pay for performance (P4P) in East Asian health systems.
Cheng is an adviser to the China National Health Development Research Center (CNHDRC), the official Chinese government think tank for health policy under China’s Ministry of Health. She is also an advisor to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence-International of the United Kingdom, which advices governments and agencies overseas on capacity building for evidence base to inform national health policy as well as knowledge transfer among decision-makers across national borders.
Cheng is a member of the Emerging Market Symposium (EMS) Steering Committee, an Oxford University based initiative that addresses pressing sectoral issues facing emerging market countries, and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Elsevier On-line Encyclopedia of Health Economics, the on-line publication by the publisher of medical and scientific literature (The Lancet, Cell, Gray’s Anatomy, ScienceDirect, etc.) designed to meet the needs of the rapidly changing and growing field of health economics which calls for timely “authoritative articles on key concepts, issues, theory and methods” in health economics. Cheng also serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control (GTF.CCC), an initiative convened by the Harvard Global Equity Initiative, the Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to combat cancer in developing countries.
In 2003, Cheng served as an adviser to the Strategic Review Board of the Science and Technology Advisory Group (STAG), which advises the Office of the Premier of Taiwan on policies relating to the development of science and technology including health care in Taiwan. Cheng was a member of the International Advisory Group of AcademyHealth, the US-based professional association of health services researchers.
Jeffrey L. Sturchio, PhD, is Senior Partner at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy consulting firm, and former President and CEO of the Global Health Council. Before joining the Council, Dr. Sturchio was Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Merck & Co. Inc., President of The Merck Company Foundation and Chairman of the US Corporate Council on Africa. He is Chairman of the BroadReach Institute for Training and Education and a member of the boards of the US Pharmaceopeia and the Museum of AIDS in Africa. Dr. Sturchio is also currently a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and the Study of Business Enterprise at The Johns Hopkins University; a Senior Associate of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a Principal of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network; a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received an AB from Princeton University and a PhD in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Adel Mahmoud, MD, PhD, is a professor at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University. He joined Princeton after retiring as President of Merck Vaccines. While at Merck, he led the effort to develop four new vaccines including: the measles, mumps, rubella and varicella combination vaccine, the rotavirus vaccine, the shingles vaccine and the human papillomavirus vaccine. Prior to that, Dr. Mahmoud served as Chairman of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at Case Western Reserve University and the University Hospitals of Cleveland. His academic pursuits focused on investigations of host resistance to helminthic infections and strategies for their control. Dr. Mahmoud was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in 1987. He is the recipient of both the Bailey K. Ashford Award of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the Squibb Award of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. He is a past President of the International Society for Infectious Diseases. Dr. Mahmoud received his medical degree from the University of Cairo and his doctorate from the University of London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Event location and parking information
The event will be held in Robertson Hall, located at the intersection of Washington Road and Prospect Avenue.
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After 5pm, visitors may park in most of the University's numbered parking lots, including Lot 21 and West Garage. Lots 10 and 13 on William Street are the most convenient to Robertson Hall. See the visitor parking map for details.
Before 5pm, metered parking is available on Prospect Avenue, William Street and Olden Street. Please check meters for maximum time limits; some of the meters on Prospect Avenue have a two-hour limit, and tickets are issued for meter-feeding in those spots.
If no metered parking spots are available, free parking is available in two visitor lots on campus. Because these lots are located relatively far from the event location, extra time must be allowed for either walking or taking the campus shuttle to Robertson Hall.