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Special Seminar: China’s Silk Road and Global Health
October 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us for a conversation with Dr. Lincoln Chen, a very esteemed and valued member of the Harvard community!
Lincoln Chen is President of the China Medical Board (CMB). Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, the CMB was endowed by John D. Rockefeller as an independent American foundation dedicated to advancing health in China and neighboring Asian countries in an interdependent world. CMB’s strategic philanthropy seeks to spark innovation and strengthen partnerships in building university capacity in health policy sciences, health professional education, and global health.
Dr. Chen was the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), Director of the University-wide Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, and the founding Director of the Harvard Global Equity Initiative. He is currently a member of the HSPH Visiting Committee. Dr. Chen served as Executive Vice-President of the Rockefeller Foundation and Representative of the Ford Foundation in India and Bangladesh. He also served as Special-Envoy of the WHO Director-General on Human Resources for Health, founding board chair of the Global Health Workforce Alliance, and founding member of the Advisory Board to the UN Secretary-General of the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP).
Dr. Chen currently chairs the Board of Directors of BRAC USA, an affiliate of the world’s largest anti-poverty NGO. He is also a board member of The Greentree Foundation, the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (University of Washington), and the Public Health Foundation of India. He is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Council of Foreign Relations. He graduated from Princeton University, Harvard Medical School, and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Dr. Chen was trained in internal medicine as an intern and assistant resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital.