University Research and Global Health: Event Series at UBC

Universities Allied for Essential Medicines presents a series of events for UBC’s Celebrate Research Week 2008:

UBC’s Global Access Strategy: A Global Legacy
Monday, March 10, 3pm-4pm
Michael Smith Laboratories Lecture Theatre, 2185 East Mall

In 2007, UBC became the first university in Canada to develop a broad strategy to ensure global access to its technologies. This panel discussion will feature presentations by three leading UBC researchers involved in projects that adhere to UBC’s global access principles.
“Discovery Stage”: Dr. Rachel Fernandez
“Development Stage”: Dr. Brett Finlay
“Late Stage Formulation”: Dr. Kishor Wasan
Angus Livingstone, University-Industry Liaison Office
Andrew Gray, UBC chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

The Global University: Needs-Based Research to Address the 10/90 Gap
Tuesday, March 11, two times/places (note revision!)
UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St., 5pm-7pm
Michael Smith Laboratories Room 101, 2185 East Mall, 5:30pm-6:30pm

According to the Global Forum for Health Research, only 10% of research dollars are spent on the diseases that affect 90% of the world’s population. We argue that universities have an opportunity and a responsibility to address this gap. Part of an event hosted by the Global Health Research Programme at UBC.
Patricia Kretz and Mike Gretes, UBC chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines

Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Access to Care
Thursday, March 13, 1pm-2:30pm (presentations), 2:30pm-4:00pm (exhibition and reception)
Royal Bank Cinema at the Chan Centre, 6265 Crescent Road

Presentations will be made around this theme from a variety of perspectives, and will be followed by a photographic exhibition of malaria, trachoma and HIV/AIDS and their impact in Africa, by a local artist. Hosted by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Peter Klein, UBC School of Journalism
Rebecca Goulding, UBC chapter of Universities Allied for Essential Medicines
Thomas Bombelles, Director, International Government Relations, Merck & Co.

Click here for the flyer

We hope to see you there!


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