FORA.tv Speaker - Abdallah S. Daar

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Biography

Dr. Abdallah Daar is Professor of Public Health Sciences at the Dalla Lana Faculty of Public Health, University of Toronto, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Surgery. He is Senior Scientist at University Health/Toronto General Research Institute, and is Director of Ethics and Commercialization at the Sandra Rotman Centre, University Health Network and University of Toronto. Professor Daar's academic career has spanned biomedical sciences, organ transplantation, surgery, global health and bioethics. He works in various advisory or consulting capacities with the UN, the World Health Organization and UNESCO. He holds the official world record for performing the youngest cadaver kidney transplant. His major research focus is on the use of life sciences to ameliorate global health inequities, with a particular focus on building scientific capacity and increasing innovation in developing countries. Member of the UN Secretary-General's Scientific Advisory Board.

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An Open World: New Global Threats and Possibilities

12.04.13 | 01:31:14 min | 0 comments