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Global Health: Three Most Promising Areas for Innovation, with Lord Nigel Crisp
The “global” in global health refers to the scope of the world’s health problems, not just their location. These problems vary widely and include issues such as epidemic infectious diseases, HIV/AIDs, nutrition, chronic disease and lack of technology and healthcare professionals, among many other issues. Lord Nigel Crisp, Member, House of Lords UK, is an [...]
Siddhartha Mukherjee – Overthrowing the Emperor of All Maladies
Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. One in every three women and one out of every two men in America alone will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. “Statistically, cancer isn’t someone else’s problem, it’s all of our problem,” said Pulitzer-Prize winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee. In [...]
Leo Szilard: The Man Behind the Bomb
Whichever way you pronounce it, Leo Szilard was a phenomenon. Credited for the creation of the Manhattan Project and the idea of nuclear chain reaction that spawned the atomic bomb, Szilard lived both sides of the arms race, working first to prevent, then to hasten, and finally to outlaw nuclear weapons. Szilard could see the [...]
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