Media Advisory

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NIH Event to Launch Council of Science Editors’ Global Theme Issue

More Than 230 Journals Worldwide Examine Research Related to Poverty and Human Development.


NIH is hosting a free, public event to launch the Council of Science Editors’ Global Theme Issue on poverty and human development, to coincide with the publication of related research by more than 230 journals worldwide. Seven of the most outstanding articles examining interventions and projects to improve health and reduce health-care inequities among the poor will be presented at this event. Subject areas include: childbirth safety, HIV/AIDS, malaria treatment, food insufficiency and sexual behavior, interventions to improve child survival, physician brain drain from the developing world, and influenza's impact on children.


Monday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m.


Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center, Building 10, NIH main campus


Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., NIH Director
Roger I. Glass, M.D., Fogarty International Center Director
Ana Marusic, M.D., Council of Science Editors President
Betsy Humphreys, M.L.S., National Library of Medicine Deputy Director


Catherine DeAngelis, M.D., Editor-in-chief, JAMA
Fiona Godlee, M.D., Editor-in-chief, BMJ

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