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A packed Stanford agenda on global health issues


This week brings to Stanford a packed slate of events that focus on the changes sweeping medicine and healthcare across the globe. Last night Donald Shiber, JD, MPH, who works for the Centers for Disease Control, gave a talk on government engagement in global health as part of the Stanford Graduate School of Business' Global Health Series. And local readers might be interested in putting a few other events on their calendar:

  • Later today, Stanford Biodesign presents a conversation with Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, a widely published and lauded bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health. This is the second From the Innovator's Workbench event of the year, which features biomedical technology leaders in conversation with journalist David Cassack. It's free for current Stanford faculty, staff and students who register for the event; Stanford alumni get a discount.
  • Wednesday brings an all-day conference on healthcare innovation, sponsored by the Graduate School of Business. Scholars, physicians, and business leadership from a wide range of healthcare enterprises will explore new technologies and business innovations set to change global healthcare delivery.
  • Finally, Friday brings Michele Barry, MD, FACP, to the Stanford Ethics at Noon speaker series. Barry is director of Global Health Programs at the School of Medicine, and she'll discuss the ethical issues faced by medical researchers and students who work overseas in poorer countries.

Photo by Jim Ceballos

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