Monthly Archives: October 2011

Notes from the World Health Summit: Days 2-3

By Jenna T. Nakagawa
October 27, 2011

Today I listened to the Director of Médicins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders), Switzerland call out the Global Program Team Director of Novartis, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies: “How can you say you are working toward social responsibility when Novartis is suing the Indian government for trying to make generic drugs more […]

Notes from the World Health Summit: Day One

By Jenna T. Nakagawa
October 25, 2011

We were spread out over different areas in Berlin, but this morning, we moved in unison. Yes—it was synchronized alarm-ringing. Synchronized eye-rubbing and thinking we would have liked more than our synchronized three or four hours of sleep (oh, Berlin). And so at the same time, we all put on our grown-up clothes, looked at ourselves […]

Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?

By VKimotho
October 9, 2011

As an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I was fortunate to work in James Thomson’s regenerative biology lab. Jamie (as he was fondly known) was the first cellular biologist in the world to derive the first set of human embryonic stem cell lines and in 2007, matched his previous brilliance with a new ability […]