Upcoming SeminarsProfessional Forum: Career Paths in Global Health Boston Young Healthcare Professionals Thursday, January 24, 2013 5:30 – 7:30 pm Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 Register at www.byhp.org
After the Storm: New Directions in Health Policy and Law Friday, April 19, 2013 8:30-4:30 Raytheon Amphitheater, Northeastern University 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115 http://www.northeastern.edu/law/academics/institutes/health-law/events/after-the-storm/
Learn how a range of health industries will contribute to a healthier world of the future, and consider how your career will move us toward that future.
Previous SeminarsTuesday, December 4, 2012 10 a.m. Professor Kojo Mensa-Wilmot, Ph.D. 440 Egan at Northeastern University College of Science Global Health Special Seminar
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 12:00 p.m. Professor Richard Wamai, Ph.D. with guest Professor Daniel Halperin, Ph.D 94 Cargill at Northeastern University School of Law The Cutting Edge: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds
Chemical Biology and Lead Drug Discovery in the African Trypanosome
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 10 a.m. Conor Caffrey, Ph.D. 440 Egan at Northeastern University College of Science Global Health Special Seminar
Drs. Halperin and Wamai will explore the science, practice and implementation of male circumcision and field the many questions regarding its potential as the “cutting edge” for preventing HIV infections.
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Friday, November 16, 2012 10 a.m. Professor Roman Manetsch, PhD 440 Egan at Northeastern University College of Science Global Health Special Seminar
Multiple and Intersecting Approaches to Developing Drugs for the ‘Neglected’ Tropical Diseases (From Targets to Screens and Back Again…)
Monday, October 15, 2012 12:00 p.m. Northeastern University African American Studies Professor Richard Wamai, Ph.D Brown University Health Services Policy & Practice Professor Omar Galarraga 42 Dockser Hall at Northeastern University
Mass Spectrometry Guided Medicinal Chemistry of Antimalarial and Anticancer Agents
Friday, October 12, 2012 1 p.m. Chemistry Professor Michael Pollastri, Ph.D. Raytheon Amphitheater at Northeastern University Addressing Neglected Tropical Diseases, College of Science Colloquium
Optimizing the Response of Prevention: HIV Efficiency in Africa Project, Program on Health Policy and Law Faculty Roundtable
Although tremendous advances have been made in our understanding and treatment of disease, major challenges remain in improving health for populations in the developing world. Complex issues such as inadequate therapies, poor infrastructure, governmental policy, and inadequate health care and education stifle progress. In the face of these multiple challenges, diseases that are endemic in developing nations are repeatedly ‘neglected’ by scientists and pharmaceutical companies based in developed nations. Of the 1,556 new drugs developed from 1975 to 2004, tropical diseases and TB accounted for only 1.3 percent of them, despite making up 12 percent of the world’s disease burden. There is hope for cures to some of the world’s neglected diseases through repurposing existing drugs and drug discovery knowledge, since many biochemical mechanisms in neglected diseases are shared with well-studied mechanisms in humans.
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