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Vol. LXI, No. 8
April 17, 2009

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Economist Sachs To Visit NIH, Apr. 22

  Dr. Jeffrey Sachs  
  Dr. Jeffrey Sachs  

Economist, best-selling author and global health advocate Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will visit NIH on Wednesday, Apr. 22 as a Fogarty International Center scholar-in-residence, part of FIC’s 40th anniversary celebrations. He will give a campus-wide presentation titled, “Planet in Crisis: The Case for Investing in Global Health During a Financial Meltdown,” at 11:30 a.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, with a reception to follow. In addition, he’ll hold a series of discussions with NIH leadership on a variety of issues related to the global economy, health, nutrition and climate change. His activities are being sponsored by the Foundation for NIH.

Sachs is director of the Earth Institute, Quetelet professor of sustainable development and professor of health policy and management at Columbia University. For more than 20 years, he has been in the forefront of the challenges of economic development, poverty alleviation and enlightened globalization, promoting policies to help all parts of the world to benefit from expanding economic opportunities and well-being. He is also one of the leading voices for combining economic development with environmental sustainability. As director of the Earth Institute, he leads large-scale efforts to promote the mitigation of human-induced climate change.

He is the author of hundreds of scholarly articles and many books, including the New York Times bestsellers Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet and The End of Poverty. Sachs is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. NIHRecord Icon

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