Bringing Cancer Research to the Developing World

Speaker: Dr. Harold Varmus, Professor at Weill Cornell School of Medicine; Nobel Laureate (‘89, Physiology or Medicine)
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 6PM - 7:30PM
Location: Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall, 238 Thompson St.
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How can you use scientific study to tackle cross-border, global health challenges? What does it take to implement research across disciplinary, geopolitical and cultural borders to enact meaningful change around the world?

On Thursday, February 9th the NYU Leadership Initiative in collaboration with the NYU Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is proud to host Nobel Laureate Dr. Harold Varmus ('89, Medicine), who will present a talk entitled, "Bringing Cancer Research to the Developing World." Dr. Varmus has transitioned his distinguished scientific background into leadership roles in global health policy. He is the former director of the National Cancer Institute, the former director of the National Institutes of Health, and a current professor at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine. During the talk, the NYU community will gain insight into how and why Dr. Varmus has used his background in science to guide his policy leadership career. After the talk, there will be time to ask your questions in a special Q&A session.