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18:30 11 June 2012
Launch of the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases Secretariat at UCL
J Z Young Lecture Theatre |
UCL Medical Sciences and Anatomy
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT |
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Dr Francis Collins, Director, US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH from 1993-2008.
The Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases (GACD) is a collaboration among the world's largest public medical and health funding agencies representing over 80% of the world's funding for medical research to address chronic, non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries. UCL will host the organisation’s secretariat, working to curb chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, chronic lung disease and heart disease throughout the world.
To mark the official launch of the GACD Secretariat within UCL's Institute for Global Health an inaugural lecture will be hosted by by Dr Francis Collins, Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health with an introduction provided by Professor Sir John Tooke, UCL Vice Provost (Health).
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
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