Innovation and Global Health event!

It is my great pleasure to welcome you on Friday, April 22, to a lecture by a distinguished leader in the quest for greater quality and equity in health worldwide: Tachi Yamada, MD, president of the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yamada’s lecture is titled “Innovation and Global Health.”

Yamada leads efforts by the Gates Foundation to develop and deliver low-cost, lifesaving health tools to the developing world by harnessing advances in science and technology. He oversees grant making in Global Health, focusing on four major activities: discovery, development, delivery and advocacy.

Before joining the foundation, Yamada served as chairman of research and development and was a member of the board of directors at GlaxoSmithKline. Previously he chaired the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and was physician-in-chief at the University of Michigan Medical Center. Yamada is a past president of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Association of American Physicians, a master of the American College of Physicians and a member of both the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States and the Academy of Medical Sciences in the United Kingdom.

Please join me on this special occasion at 1:00 pm in the Rotunda of the New Research Building. A reception at 2:00 pm will follow. Your RSVP toevents@hms.harvard.edu will be much appreciated.

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