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Protecting Global Health Progress in the Era of Climate Change
December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
How can global investments drive the response to climate change? Can investment management protect or hurt global health progress? Join us for a discussion about the value of global investment in fighting today’s climate emergency with one of the world’s leading voices on the issue, Dr. Howard Frumkin.
As Chair of the “Our Planet, Our Health” (OPOH) program at the Wellcome Trust, one of the largest foundations in Europe funding research, Dr. Frumkin has for years worked in global and planetary health. He is a trained physician and epidemiologist, and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington School of Public Health. From 2005 to 2010 he held leadership roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, first as director of the National Center for Environmental Health and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (NCEH/ATSDR), and later as Special Assistant to the CDC Director for Climate Change and Health. During his tenure NCEH/ATSDR created programs in Climate Change and in Healthy Community Design; launched training programs for college students, doctoral students, and post-docs; expanded its Biomonitoring and Environmental Public Health Tracking programs; and launched its National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures.
Do not miss out on an compelling conversation on how we can invest in our future.