Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines

Crises, Crossroads, and Credibility [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/89335700″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Julie Gerberding is president of Merck Vaccines. She is responsible for the commercialization of the current portfolio of vaccines, planning for the introduction of vaccines from the company’s vaccine pipeline, and accelerating Merck’s ongoing efforts to broaden access to its vaccines in the developing world. Before joining Merck, Dr. Gerberding led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as director from 2002 to 2009. In this position, she … Continue reading “Julie Gerberding, President, Merck Vaccines”

Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General

The Role of WHO: A Leader’s Perspective Gro Harlem Brundtland (MPH ’65) was the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998-2003 and first woman Prime Minister of Norway. In 2010, the UN Secretary General appointed her a member of his “High Level Global Sustainability Panel”. In the 1980s, she served as chair of the World Commission of Environment and Development, also known as the Brundtland Commission, and drew international attention to the need for sustainable development. Today, Brundtland travels … Continue reading “Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former World Health Organization Director-General”