Health Sciences Professional Development: The Future of Pandemics
Wednesday, August 9
9-10 am MST | 11 am-12 pm CDT
Creighton University Phoenix Health Sciences Campus
3100 N Central Ave | Phoenix AZ 85012 | Room 106A
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The University of Notre Dame's Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) serves as a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and works to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards and reduce health disparities for all. The EIGH brings together multidisciplinary teams to understand and address health challenges that disproportionately affect the poor and to train the next generation of global health leaders.
BERNARD NAHLEN, MD
Professor of Biological Sciences Director of Eck Institute for Global Health University of Notre Dame
Dr. Bernard Nahlen's career has been spent addressing the many diseases that disproportionately impact people in low- and middle-income countries. From 2007-2017 he served as the Deputy Coordinator of the U.S. President?s Malaria Initiative (PMI), with the goal of reducing malaria-related scale-up of proven tools for malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment in Africa, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Thailand. During his time with PMI, Dr. Nahlen developed effective partnerships with Ministries of Health, multilaterals (WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank, the Global Fund), bilateral aid agencies in the UK and Australia, private foundations (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative), non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, he completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a second residency in Preventive Medicine at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In 1992, Dr. Nahlen arrived in Kenya where he served as Director of the CDC field research station in collaboration with the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI). Under his seven-year leadership, the field station conducted several seminal studies, including the health impact of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria prevention in an area if intense perennial transmission, the efficacy of intermittent preventive treatment for control of malaria in pregnancy, and interactions between HIV and malaria among pregnant women and children.
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