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Panel: Investing in health could bring profound returns by 2035

Date: 04/14/2014
Contact: Elaine Schmidt
WHAT:
The UCLA Center for World Health will celebrate its launch by hosting a panel of leading experts in the field of global health to explore "Global Health 2035," a report published by The Lancet to explore the case for health investment.  
 
Written by an independent commission of 25 internationally recognized economists and health experts co-led by panelist Dean Jamison, the report examines universal health coverage, addresses creative financing approaches for curbing disease and injuries, and predicts powerful returns on investments in global health by 2035, including bringing preventable infectious, maternal and child deaths down to an all-time low. 
 
WHEN: 
Tuesday, April 15
Lunch: Noon to 1 p.m. | Panel and Q&A: 1 – 3:30 p.m.
 
WHERE:
Tamkin Auditorium, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, 757 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles (map
 
WHO:
The following panelists are available for interviews:
 
Dean Jamison
Lead author of Global Health 2035 and professor emeritus of global health at the University of Washington in Seattle.
 
Dr. Eric Goosby
Now a professor of global health sciences at UC, San Francisco; former global AIDS coordinator for President Obama (2009 – 2013)
 
Jon Cohen
Science correspondent and regular contributing writer to Atlantic Monthly, New York Times Magazine, Smithsonian, Discover, the Washington Post and New Republic
 
Victoria Fan
Research fellow at the Center for Global Development, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that strives to reduce global poverty and inequality by encouraging policy change through research
 
Richard Horton
Editor-in-chief for The Lancet; professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; and president of the World Association of Medical Editors
 
The panel will be moderated by Thomas Coates, director of the UCLA Center for World Health.
 
CONTACTS:
For journalists
Elaine Schmidt | eschmidt@mednet.ucla.edu | 310-794-2272
Roxanne Moster | rmoster@mednet.ucla.edu | 310-794-2264
 
For members of the public
Rosvita Rauch, UCLA Center for World Health | rmrauch@gmail.com | 213-507-2753