Allen Prize Symposium: ”Global Health and the Challenge of Hope”

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Allen Prize Symposium: Global Health and the Challenge of Hope
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech
875 West Peachtree Street N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

The Allen Prize Symposium is part of the events honoring William H. Foege as the recipient of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage.

The March 14 symposium brings to the Georgia Tech community an opportunity to consider the grand challenge of global health, to understand the global health trends that are shaping our future, and to engage with leaders who are making measurable progress toward advancing global health through compassionate, socially responsible, and socially courageous actions.  Insights will focus on Dr. Foege’s transformational global health policies which made possible the eradication of smallpox and other diseases worldwide.

Introductions by G. P. “Bud” Peterson, President of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Jacqueline J. Royster, Dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts

William H. Foege, MD, MPH

David Addiss (remarks via video), MD, Director, Children Without Worms, The Taskforce for Global Health
President Jimmy Carter (remarks via video), 39th President of the United States. Founder, The Carter Center
James Curran, MD, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Dázon Dixon Diallo, MPH, Founder/CEO, SisterLove, Inc.
Helene Gayle (remarks via video), President and CEO of CARE USA
Jeffrey Koplan, MD, Director of the Emory Global Health Institute and Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. Co-founder and President of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes (IANPHI)
Mark Rosenberg, MD, President and CEO, The Task Force for Global Health
David Satcher, MD, USPHS, Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute and Center of Excellence on Health Disparities, Morehouse School of Medicine

About William H. Foege

During a career spanning 60 years, Dr. Foege championed domestic and international health policies emphasizing disease eradication and control, and issues of child survival and development, injury prevention, population control, preventive medicine, and public health leadership, particularly in the developing world. Through leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), The Carter Center and the Task Force for Child Survival, Foege guided early response to the HIV/AIDS crisis; oversaw the eradication of Guinea worm disease, polio and measles, and the elimination of river blindness overseas; and advocated policies that vastly accelerated childhood immunization in developing countries. He is also credited with bringing to life visions for global health at both The Carter Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The symposium is be part of the Georgia Tech Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts Founder’s Day events which will be held on March 14-15.

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