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Science at Cal – Laboratory to Life-Saver: Discovery, Development, and Access to New Medicines

June 11, 11:00 am12:15 pm PDT

Dr. Julia Schaletzky, Executive Director, Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases

How are new medicines discovered and developed? How can universities help create products that truly benefit patients? How do the government and private companies decide which projects to invest in? Drug discovery often follows a long, rocky and winding road to success. In this talk, Dr. Schaletzky, the Executive Director of Berkeley’s Center for Emerging and Neglected Diseases, will highlight some innovative campaigns resulting in first-in-class therapies for patients with heart failure, cancer, and infectious diseases. A scientist who spans many fields of research, Dr. Schaletzky will provide an overview of translational science, the drug discovery and development process, and how the academic and private sectors can work together more productively. She will also touch on access to medicines, affordability, the power of monopolies, and how to continue to create solutions even without an economic incentive.

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June 11
11:00 am – 12:15 pm PDT
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2050 Valley Life Sciences Building


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