March 2008 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) establishes new center for genomics and health disparities research.
This conference report features a discussion of both old and new strategies for promoting gender equity in development. As such, it draws upon experts from academia and from the field to analyze individual cases, such as the development of a women's cooperative in Guatemala. It also aims to identify policy options and suggestions for moving the current debate forward.
In developing countries, more than 500,000 women die of pregnancy-related complications each year, yet most of these deaths can be prevented with improved medical care. The Wilson Center's Global Health Initiative has launched a policy series to discuss, inform, and potentially effect policy on critical issues related to maternal health.
Webcast: January 18, 2006featuringRobin Cook, bestselling author and member of the Wilson Center's Board of Trustees; Michael West, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Advanced Cell Technology, Inc.; and William Hurlbut, Consulting Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University Medical Center, and Member of the President's Council on Bioethics
Webcast: September 20, 2007featuringA Director's Forum with U.S. Representative Nita M. Lowey (D-NY), UNAIDS Executive Director Dr. Peter Piot, and USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health Kent R. Hill
Webcast: July 24, 2007featuringSalmaan Keshavjee, Instructor, Bringham and Woman's Hospital, and Harvard Medical School; and Murray Feshbach, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center
"It is not if it is going to happen. It is when, and where, and how bad," said Dr. Michael Osterholm at the first meeting sponsored by the Wilson Center's new Global Health Initiative. Video and powerpoint presentation available.
AUGUST 2006--Wilson Center Board Member Robin Cook Publishes Op-Ed in New York Times