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Public Health Grand Rounds with Sue Desmond-Hellmann

*This event is by invitation only

Public Health Grand Rounds with Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Chief Executive Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Dr. Sue Desmond-Hellmann is chief executive officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the foundation’s efforts to reduce inequity and ensure that every person in the world has the opportunity to live a healthy, productive life. 

During her clinical training at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Desmond-Hellmann studied the emerging HIV/AIDS epidemic, both in the Bay Area and in Africa as a visiting faculty member at the Uganda Cancer Institute. 

She spent 14 years at Genentech in a number of roles, ending as president for product development. While at the company, she led the development of two of the first gene-targeted therapies for cancer, Avastin and Herceptin. 

In 2009, Dr. Desmond-Hellmann returned to UCSF to become its chancellor. In May 2014, she took her current position at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. During her first year and a half at the foundation, she guided its rapid response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

She has also expanded the foundation’s commitment to innovative public-private partnerships and program-related investments as tools for making markets work for the poor—especially in combating the infectious diseases that burden low-income nations. 

Sue Desmond-Hellmann remains a full tenured professor at UCSF, and serves on the boards of directors at Facebook Inc. and the Procter & Gamble Company. 

Public Health Grand Rounds with Sue Desmond-Hellman Chief Executive Officer Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Event information
Date
Fri Dec 4, 2015
8:15am - 9:45am
Location
Smith Conference Room
One Dupont Circle, Suite 700
Washington, DC, United States