Past Event

Margaret Hamburg: Protecting Public Health - FDA's Global Challenge

Thu, Jan 28 2010 - 6:00pm

Margaret Hamburg: Protecting Public Health: FDA’s Global Challenge

M.D., Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration

J. Michael Bishop, M.D., Professor and Director, G.W. Hooper Foundation, UCSF and Chancellor Emeritus UCSF - Moderator

FDA chief Hamburg has been tasked with an extremely difficult job: ensuring the safety of everything we consume, in an increasingly globalized world with increasingly obscured accountability trails. With a background in medicine, science and public health, she is well-positioned to meet the myriad of challenges facing the FDA. As New York’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene commissioner, Hamburg improved services for women and children, instituted needle-exchange programs to reduce the spread of HIV (the AIDS virus), and created the first public health bio-terrorism defense program in the nation. Her most celebrated achievement, however, was curbing the spread of tuberculosis. Learn what she has planned to help keep the nation and its food and medicine supply safe.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: FREE
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Underwritten by the California HealthCare Foundation