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P2P's Global Health Forum presents Dr. Patricia Gordon, a Radiation Oncologist and Founder and Chairman of "Cure Cervical cancer" and Dr. Jennifer Lang, Gynecologic Oncologist and Medical Director. Cure Cervical cancer (CCC) is an organization dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer around the globe. They will discuss the “see and treat” technique, deemed the gold standard by WHO for the prevention and cure of cervical cancer in resource constrained countries.
P2P's Global Health Forum presents Senait Kebede, MD, MPH to discuss Health Systems and the Health Development Agenda in sub-saharan Africa. Dr. Senait is a pediatrician and Public Health expert who is active in clinical work, academia and global health. She works with many International Organizations in Global Health including the World Health Organization. Dr. Senait is an Adjunct Faculty at Emory University’s Department of Global Health in Atlanta and an Honorary Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Millennium Medical College in Ethiopia.
Global Health Forum in collaboration with One World Communications presents "Afrizone". Luke Chernosky, BA, MBA of Chernosky Capital moderates a show on how Diaspora Professionals in the DC Metro built Africa Centeric Bisinesses with guests Tosan Tutse-Tonwe of Tosvera, Samuel Suraphael of Mansa Colabs and Esi Kasasa of Adventure Volunteers.
Dr. Zerenay Alemseged is a paleoanthropologist and chair of the Anthropology Department at the California Academy of Sciences in San Franciso. He is best known for his discovery of the world's oldest child, Selam (also referred to as Lucy's child), in 2000. He will be discussing not only his work but also science in general, and his public outreach and education efforts in the U.S. and internationally including Ethiopia.
Host: Dr. Tinsay Woreta
Kwame Som-Pimpong is the co-founder and research analyst at Afara Global, a boutique consultancy that supports US companies with business interests in African markets. Kwame's background spans government relations, performance auditing, budget analysis, economic development, project management, and relationship management for local governments, the State of Georgia, and the US Government. Kwame has represented Afara Global in numerous African countries including Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Senegal, and Equatorial Guinea. He is also a contributor for Tekedia and Global Atlanta. Kwame earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Davidson College. Kwame also holds a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia.
Luke Chernosky is the founder of Chernosky Capital LLC. Chernosky Capital LLC is a capital advisory and early stage investment brokerage firm focused on companies in AfricaPrior to founding Chernosky Capital, Luke worked in Lagos as an Associate at Adlevo Capital, the first Nigeria-based venture capital firm. From 2010 to 2012, Luke worked alongside the founding partners to close the first 3 deals of Adlevo’s maiden fund, in West Africa's technology infrastructure sector. In 2013, he worked at Dreamspaces Development, a luxury real estate developer in Lagos, Nigeria. Here, he was brought on as an interim Vice President and served as the “right-hand” of the founder and CEO. Luke is currently the Editor-in-Chief ofTechChern and sits on the International Committee of the DC Chamber of Commerce.
Topic: “Entrepreneurship in South Africa: Branson SA” with Guest: Jane Rankin, Training and Development Manager at theBranson Centre of Entrepreneurship, Johannesburg Area, South Africa. The Branson Centre SA is an independent centre of entrepreneurial expertise funded in part by Virgin Unite, Virgin’s nonprofit foundation in addition to global business leaders and investors. These entrepreneurs are making a huge difference not only to their immediate families and communities, but as the business leaders and employers of the future, they will also contribute significantly to economic growth in South Africa. Host: Katy Dickinson
Maheteme Gebremedhin is currently an assistant professor at Kentucky State University, Frankfort, Kentucky where he teaches soil science. Dr. Gebremedhin will be discussing the area of his research topic which primarily focuses on biophysical understanding of ecosystem scale surface-atmosphere interaction (micrometeorology) through measurements of greenhouse gases over managed and natural ecosystems and cities.
Date: December 18, 2014
Host: Lydia Tesfa, PhD
Topic: Education and Development
Guest: Tegegnework Gettu, PhD
Dr. Tegegnework Gettu is United Nations Under-Secretary-General for General Assembly and Conference Management. Dr. Tegegnewok has had a diverse career within different UN agencies, academia, the government and private sectors.
The Global Health Forum presents "Autism Spectrum Disorders" with guests Leah Seyoum-Tesfa, RN, NP Autism advocate and researcher, and Founder and President of REACh Families, a non-profit organization that supports, educates and empowers families from East Africa raising children with various disabilities; and Cristin Dooley, PhD, LSSP who is currently a professional member of the special needs resource team at Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas. She has worked in various school districts in Dallas and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center for Autism and related Disorders. Dr. Dooley has been an invited speaker and presenter in multiple forums and is a co-author of a book in neuro-psychology.
Discussing HIV / AIDS and the nervous system will be: Dr. Avindra Nath, a Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Health, Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Director of the Translational Neuroscience Center and chief of the section of infections of the nervous system. Tonight's hosts will be Dr. Abebe Haregewoin and Ms. Yabi Marcos.
I would once again like to welcome from Buyers Meeting Point to share information of this week's events and news from the world of purchasing, Kelly Barner.
NOTE: This week's recommended events are from Rosslyn Analytics (technological breakthroughs in spend analytics), SAP/Ariba and Ardent Partners (CPO Rising 2015), and Zycus and Hackett Group (P2P process measurement). In this week's guest audio, Kevin Lecompte of the Gap Partnership provides a very interesting perspective on the negotiation skills needed by procurement in today's more collaborative business climate.
Link to negotiation article: Article by veteran contracts expert Lewis-Fernandez demonstrates the kind of thinking that gives negotiation a bad name
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Cancer Research with guest: Abebe Haregewoin, MD, PhD. Dr. Abebe is Vice President at Myriad Genetics. He is trained both in Immunology and Radiation Oncology and has extensive experience in biotechnological research. He will be discussing his perspectives both as a physician and a researcher and highlight promising innovations in cancer research. Host: Dr. Yabi Marcos
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