US policy and funding landscape for global health R&D in 2013 and beyond

MMV represented at Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference

15 Mar 2013

Dr Dennis Schmatz will represent MMV on a panel of distinguished speakers at the fourth annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) conference on Friday, March 15, 2013 4:30–6:00 p.m.

Dennis, who is Chairman of the Board & President of MMV North America, and Chairman, ESAC (Discovery), will be joined by Dr. Dennis Kyle, Distinguished University Health Professor, University of South Florida, as well as Ms. Karen Goraleski, Executive Director, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and Dr. Ticora Jones, Senior Advisor, Office of Science & Technology, US Agency for International Development. 

2013 is a pivotal year for global health research and product development. The Obama Administration has just started its second term with new leaders in key international development and diplomacy positions. The United States is facing sequestration, and the Administration and Congress are working to prevent widespread budget cuts and develop a long-term fiscal plan that will undoubtedly affect funding for global health research.

The panel, representing key stakeholders, will examine the implications of US policy and funding landscape for global health research and development in 2013 and beyond. The discussion will shed light on the US policies and funding issues that affect their work in global health research.

The conference is being held in Washington DC, at the Marriott Wardman Park, Room Maryland C.