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Grand Rounds Lectures
Global Health Grand Rounds is a monthly lecture series designed to foster additional discussion of topics relating to the Global Health Curriculum’s Core Competencies while simultaneously introducing the Weill Cornell community to renowned global health leaders. These lectures are open to the public.
All Global Health Grand Round lectures are scheduled from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in Weill Auditorium at 1300 York Ave and E 69th Street, unless otherwise noted below. Weill Auditorium can be found on the second floor of the building at 1300 York.
Fall 2012 - Spring 2013 Scheduled Speakers
September 19, 2012
"Improving Diagnosis of TB Among HIV-Infected Persons in the Developing World"
Jay Varma, M.D.
Deputy Commissioner for Disease Control, NYC Dept of Health and Mental Hygiene
October 22, 2012
"Health in the Time of Globalization"
Nils Daulaire, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Office of Global Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
November 14, 2012 *Cancelled Due to Hurricane Sandy*
James Orbinski, M.D.
Former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières and Founder of Dignitas International
December 5, 2012
"Poverty, the Unbanked, and Microfinance"
Ritu Chattree, M.B.A.
International Finance and Development Executive
Former Vice President of Finance & Development for Grameen America
January 23, 2013
Panel about South Sudan
Satchit Balsari, M.D., M.P.H. Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Program at Weill Cornell Medical College
Michael Vortmann, M.D. Attending Physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
February 20, 2013
Thomas Pogge, Ph.D.
President and Director of the Health Impact Fund and Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale University
March 13, 2013
Joanne Carter, D.V.M.
Executive Director of RESULTS/RESULTS Educational Fund and Board Representative to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
April 3, 2013
Anthony Fauci, M.D.
Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health
May 2013: TBA
Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 Scheduled Speakers
September 7th, 2011
Sir George Alleyne, MD
Chancellor of the University of West Indies
Former Director of PAHO (Pan American Health Organization)
October 6, 2011 William Easterly, PhD Professor of Economics at New York University
Professor of Economics at New York University
November 3, 2011
Jacqueline Bhabha, JD
Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School
Executive Director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies
Director of Research at the Francois Bagnoud Xavier Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard
December 1, 2011
Frank Bia, MD
Medical Director AmeriCares
Professor Emeritus Internal Medicine [Infectious Diseases]
Yale School of Medicine
January 11, 2012
Science and Health Reporter
New York Times
February 8, 2012
Women Deliver, Founder
Family Care International, Founder
March 5, 2012
Arash and Kamiar Alaei
Co-Founders of the first "Triangular Clinic" in Iran targeting populations at high risk for HIV
Co-Authored Iran's National Strategic Plan for the Control for HIV/AIDS 2002-2007
Awarded the Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health 2011
April 11, 2012
Per Pinstrup-Andersen, PhD
Professor, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management (AEM)
Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS)
2001 World Food Prize Laureate
May 7, 2012
Seun Adebiyi, JD
Seun is a cancer survivor, a lawyer and is now training to be the first Nigerian athlete in the Winter Olympics. His vision is to build the first bone marrow registry in Nigeria.
Fall 2010 - Spring 2011 Scheduled Speakers
October 25, 2010
Former Special Envoy, UN
Co-Director, AIDS-Free World
November 3, 2010
Panel on WCMC Earthquake Relief Response in Haiti:
Warren Johnson, MD
Satchit Balsari, MD
November 22, 2010
Mehmood Kahn, MD
Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer, PepsiCo Inc;
Former President of Takeda Global Research and Development Center, Inc;
December 1, 2010
Katherine Marshall, MPA,MA
Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University; Former Senior Advisor at the World Bank, Former Country Director for the World Bank's Africa region
February 2, 2011
Valentin Fuster, MD
Director, Mt. Sinai Heart; Former President of the American Heart Association; Former President, World Heart Federation
May 2, 2011
Jean Pape, MD
Founder, Director of NIH-funded GHESKIO clinics in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
May 4, 2011
Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn
Authors of "Half the Sky"
Past Grand Rounds Lectures:
Sheryl WuDunn: May 4, 2011
Jean Pape: May 2, 2011
Katherine Marshall: December 1, 2010
Mehmood Khan: November 22, 2010
Haiti Earthquake Response Panel Discussion: November 3, 2010
Lisa Hilmi: December 9, 2009
Adel Mahmoud: November 11, 2009
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