The 6th Annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health will feature Mark Rosenberg, M.D., M.P.P., chief executive officer of The Task Force for Global Health in Decatur, Ga. The Task Force for Global Health works to address unmet health needs of people in low-income countries, focusing on controlling or eliminating neglected tropical and vaccine-preventable diseases.
Friday, Apr. 22
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
Vey Auditorium, 11th floor
Rosenberg joined The Task Force for Global Health in 1999 and currently serves as president and CEO, as well as the director of the Task Force’s Center for Global Health Collaboration. Previously, Rosenberg spent 20 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including early work in smallpox eradication, enteric diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Rosenberg was instrumental in establishing CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and became the first permanent director in 1994, serving as director for the center and assistant surgeon general until 1999.
The annual Kathryn Robertson Memorial Lecture in Global Health was established in 2010 in honor of Kathryn Robertson, the daughter of OHSU President Joseph Robertson, Jr., M.D., M.B.A. and Margaret A. Hewitt, M.D. Kathryn passed away Feb. 7, 2010, at age 25. She was an advocate for global understanding and multicultural education.
The lecture is free and open to the public.