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Drake lecture to feature global health expert

March 23, 2010
CONTACT: Tory Olson, 515-271-1834, tory.olson@drake.edu

Renuka Gadde, senior director of global health at Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD), will give a lecture at Drake University on the business of international medical practices on Wednesday, April 14.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in room 101 of Meredith Hall, 2507 University Avenue.

Gadde's discussion will focus on the "Role of Public Private Partnerships in Global Health: An Industry Perspective."

Professionally, Gadde works with international agencies and governments to upgrade medical and clinical practices globally. At BD, she develops product solutions for emerging markets and promotes safe injection policies that protect patients.

Her current work focuses on the establishment of appropriate policies and standards for safe blood collection, a procedure that has high-risk connotations in most parts of the developing world.

BD is an international medical technology company that focuses on improving drug delivery, enhancing the diagnosis of infectious diseases and advancing drug discovery. BD develops, manufactures and sells medical supplies, devices, laboratory instruments, antibodies and diagnostic products.

This lecture is sponsored by the Center for Global Citizenship (CGC) and the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

The CGC educates students to function effectively in different cultural contexts, and to see their own culture from the perspective of others. The Center also works to ensure that global perspectives and issues are an integral part of the intellectual and cultural experience of all members of the Drake community.

For more information and a list of upcoming events, visit the Drake Center for Global Citizenship's Spring 2010 schedule or call 515-271-2117.