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Cassell To Give FIC Global Health Lecture, June 12
Dr. Gail Cassell, vice president for scientific affairs and distinguished Lilly research scholar for infectious diseases at Eli Lilly and Co., will deliver the fifth presentation in the FIC Global Health lecture series on Thursday, June 12 at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The talk, titled "Global Health Inequities and the Critical Role of Public/Private Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities in the Next Decade," is part of a year-long series on global health issues sponsored by the Fogarty International Center to commemorate its 35th anniversary.
Cassell will describe the potential for public/private partnerships (PPP) to address critical global health issues that cannot be fully addressed by any one sector operating alone. Her experience in creating a PPP focused on multidrug resistant tuberculosis including measures to improve diagnosis, reduce transmission, provide training in management, and, importantly, to ensure that second-line drugs will be made available by the private sector partner will serve as the background for an evaluation of the place, role and potential for additional PPPs in the future.
Cassell joined Eli Lilly and Co. in 1997 as vice president of infectious disease research. In 2002, she rose to her current position.
All are welcome to attend the lecture and to meet with Cassell at an informal reception that will follow her talk.
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