The first in a four-part series on Washington and global health kicks off tonight – Wednesday, November 18th – at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute. A panel of experts will discuss the ways that global health benefits Washington’s life science community and the state’s economy, as well as opportunities to partner and leverage Washington’s innovation economy on a global stage.
Tonight’s event includes the first public forum of the Washington Global Health Alliance’s (WGHA) “Global Health Mapping Study.” This study will describe the impact that the Global Health community is already having on Washington state.
The following experts will participate in the discussion:
- Lisa Cohen, Director, Washington Global Health Alliance
- Randal Hassler, Vice President, Operations & Finance, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
- Bonnie Berk, President, Berk & Associates
- John Gardner, VP, Economic Development & Global Engagement, Washington State University
- Chris Rivera, President, WBBA – Moderator
The final three sessions in the series will take place in February, May, and November, 2010.
The series is co-sponsored by Seattle’s Office of Economic Development, the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute (SBRI), Sellen, SightLife, and the Washington Global Health Alliance. For more information, visit the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute event page.