Dr Yamada is President of the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr Tachi Yamada, President of the Global Health Program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is giving the ST Lee Public Policy Lecture today.
Dr Yamada, who retires from the Presidency this month, will speak about ‘Innovation in Global Health Products and Delivery’.
Dr Yamada leads the foundation’s efforts to help develop and deliver low-cost, life-saving health tools for the developing world. He oversees Global Health’s grantmaking, which focuses on four major activities: discovery, development, delivery, and advocacy.
Before joining the foundation, he was chairman of research and development and was a member of the board of directors at GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to that, he was chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and physician-in-chief at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
Dr Yamada is a past president of the American Gastroenterological Association and the Association of American Physicians, a master of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in the United States and the Academy of Medical Sciences in the United Kingdom.
The Dr S.T. Lee Public Policy Lectures were established in 2003 with a benefaction from Dr Seng Tee Lee, business executive, philanthropist and Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College. Under the terms of the endowment each Lecturer is to consider aspects of scientific, medical or technological research and development that are likely to have significant implications for public policy over the next decade.
The Lecture will be given in Lecture Room LT1 of the Judge Business School, starting at 17.30.