MFAN and GHTC to Co-Host Event on Innovation and Foreign Aid

See below for an invitation to an upcoming event, next Wednesday, brought to you by MFAN and the Global Health Technologies Coalition:


Innovation to Catalyze Development:

Leveraging Research in Foreign Assistance

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Capitol Visitor Center

Room SVC 210/212

12:30 – 2:30 pm

Lunch will be served

The United States is set to reform its approach to foreign aid and international development, with several major efforts currently underway. As U.S. policymakers consider how to make foreign assistance investments more effective at reducing poverty and spurring economic growth, research and innovation—as well as the fundamental role they play in achieving global development objectives—must  remain at the center of discussion.

This briefing will highlight the integral role that research plays in achieving our nation’s long-term foreign assistance goals.  There will be a specific focus on past successes, such as vaccines and drugs, as well as future opportunities in global health research to develop new technologies.

Confirmed Speakers

Dr. Maura O’Neill

Senior Counselor to the Administrator; Chief Innovation Officer

U.S. Agency for International Development

Thomas Kalil

Deputy Director for Policy

White House Office of Science & Technology Policy

Dr. Jeffrey L. Sturchio

President & CEO

Global Health Council

Corey Casper, MD, MPH

Director, Uganda Program on Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Assistant Member, Vaccine Infectious Disease Institute

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Associate Professor of Medicine; Adjunct Associate Professor, Global Health & Epidemiology

University of Washington


Susan Dentzer


Health Affairs

Please RSVP to Jenni Rothenberg at or 202-464-8191

This event is free and open to the public, and the invitation has been widely distributed in compliance with congressional ethics rules.

See a PDF of the MFAN-GHTC Invitation here

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