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William Hait, MD, PhD William N. Hait, MD, PhD, global head, Janssen Research & Development, LLC, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Research!America, the nation’€™s largest nonprofit advocacy alliance working to make research to improve health a higher national priority. Research!America advocates for federal funding and a legislative and regulatory climate that supports the entire research ecosystem, ranging from basic research to industry research and development. ’€œI am very honored to be elected to serve on the Research!America Board of Directors,’€ Dr. Hait said. ’€œInnovation and scientific...
The United Nations Foundation is an unwavering supporter of global health, from prevention of malaria deaths to polio eradication (in partnership with Research!America, the Global Health Council and others the UN Foundation held a briefing about the importance of the polio vaccine in 2011). With support from Johnson & Johnson and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, their latest initiative is the Global Mom Relay, an innovative campaign to raise money and awareness in support of women and children’€™s health around the globe. Until May 8, there will be a daily story about motherhood on the Huffington Post from a variety of global authors. Each time a relay post is shared via...
As we ring in the New Year, 2013 promises to be an exciting time to be involved in the fight to raise support and awareness for neglected tropical diseases. As the world becomes more interconnected and global warming changes disease patterns, NTDs are increasingly spreading across borders ’€“ including right here at home. For example, Slate recently published an article addressing the return of dengue in the United States . In the past few years, dengue has sickened hundreds in Florida and other southern states. Experts warn that the combination of the virus, a lack of immunity to dengue and widespread mosquitoes provide the perfect storm of conditions for larger dengue outbreaks in the U.S...