Applying New Science to Global Health with discussants Leonard Rubenstein and Richard Klausner at The 2007 Aspen Health Forum. Clive Crook moderates.
Aspen Institute's Health Forum hosts an event where global health experts outline the most critical global health problems, explore which among them can be solved only with new science and technology, and consider how to implement those solutions.
Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and a columnist and editorial-board member at Bloomberg View. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Washington columnist and associate editor of the Financial Times. Before moving to live and work in the US, he worked for more than 20 years at The Economist, as economics correspondent, Washington correspondent, economics editor, and deputy editor. In that last role he guided the magazine’s editorial line across its interests in business, politics and international relations.
Richard D. Klausner is Managing Partner of The Column Group, a venture capital fund focused on building the next generation of drug discovery and development companies. Dr. Klausner is the former Executive Director for Global Health of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that he served as Director of the National Cancer Institute from 1995 to 2001.
Dr. Klausner's research in hematology has been recognized with many awards, including the William Damashek Prize and the Outstanding Investigator Award of the American Federation of Clinical Research. He has served as an adviser to the Presidents of the National Academies for counter-terrorism and as a liaison to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Klausner is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Leonard Rubenstein is President of Physicians for Human Rights, an organization that mobilizes the health professions to advance human rights. He has been a leader in promoting health policy on the basis of human rights both in the United States and in the developing world. He initiated the Health Action AIDS Campaign, which brings the knowledge and voices of physicians and other health professionals, both in the United States, and in Africa, to advocacy for resources and sound policy on HIV/AIDS.
He also has been at the forefront of a broad effort to increase human resources for health in Africa. Mr. Rubenstein has conducted human rights investigations throughout the world and has published widely, from academic journals to the op-ed pages of The Washington Post and The New York Times. He has received numerous awards, including the Health Care Hero Award from the Congressional Minority Caucuses.