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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
5/31/2007  12:00:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Sally Hulsman, Clark Office, (206) 684-8802

Councilmember Sally J. Clark
Councilmember Jan Drago
Councilmember Richard J. McIver

THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF GLOBAL HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS
Councilmembers Sally J. Clark and Richard J. McIver sponsor lunchtime forum on growth of Seattle as a center for global health research and development

Seattle — Seattle has become a leading center for the field of global health research and development. While progress in global health has potential to transform the lives of millions of people, this work also has a strong impact on the Seattle economy. Councilmember Sally J. Clark, chair of the Economic Development and Neighborhoods Committee, Councilmember Jan Drago, and Councilmember Richard J. McIver are sponsoring this lunchtime forum to highlight the local economic impact of this fast developing industry.

What: A Brown-Bag Forum on the Economic Impact of Global Health Organizations

Who:

  • Jack Faris, President, Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association
  • James Gore, Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Biomedical Research Institute
  • Harlan Patterson, Director, WA Vaccine Alliance
  • Jennifer Devine, Project Manager Office of Global Affairs, Office of the Provost University of Washington
  • Amy Hagopian, PhD, Faculty, School of Public Health, University of Washington
  • Lisa Cohen, Coordinator for the Global Health Alliance
  • Susan Shannon, City of Seattle, Office of Economic Development

Where: Seattle City Hall, Council Chambers, Second Floor, 600 Fourth Avenue

When: Wednesday, June 6, 2007, noon

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