ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations

ZYGO Series—PHARMACEUTICAL ACCESS: Global Drug Management and Underserved Populations
Friday, October 24, 2014, DML 241 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wesVic

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study
Moderator
Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Panelists:
Jeff McCombs, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Economics & Policy, USC Schaeffer
Erin Quinn, Associate Dean for Science and Health, USC Dornsife
Heather Wipfli, Associate Director, USC Institute for Global Health and Assistant Professor, Department of Preventative Medicine and School of International Relations, USC Keck School of Medicine​

The pharmaceutical industry is frequently criticized as being focused entirely on making a profit and not truly caring for the well-being of the people. This seminar will seek to explore if pharmaceutical companies have any ethical obligations towards underserved populations, or if, like any other company, they ultimately serve as a means of improving the economy of their local community. After the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights was passed by the World Trade Organization in 1996, countries were able to apply for compulsory licenses through which they could produce generic copies of these drugs without the permission of the patent owner. Since 2003, compulsory license holders can also export generic drugs to other countries that lack production capabilities. Panelists will consider if compulsory licenses are an ethical obligation for pharmaceutical companies and if this system adequately gives credit to the initial patent holder.

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.​

zygo / ˈzʌɪgəʊ, ˈzɪgəʊ / pref. relating to union or joining

Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects

International Regulatory Science Symposium
Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects
 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the leaders in China Biomedical industry!
 
China poses both enormous economic potential and uncertain business risk for the biomedical industry that would like to tap into its expanding economy, aging population and growing talent pool.  Its rapid rise in GDP, establishment of social infrastructure, and efforts to incentivize domestic R&D continue to attract companies to invest in the market and explore opportunities amidst rapidly changing environment.
 
This one-day symposium will feature speakers from industry, academia, and government to present current developments, issues, and challenges facing the biomedical industry in China.
 
Agenda Highlights:
China’s Role in Biomedical Industry: Past, Present, and Future 
Medical Device Regulation 
Health System and Policy
Medical Insurance Systems in China 
Medical Device Evaluation
Innovation and Start-ups 
Practical Aspects of Chinese Law 
Intellectual Property Considerations
 
Featured speakers include:
Dan Harris, JD, Harris Moure, Seattle, Washington
Helen Niu, MD, PhD, Head, Senior Director, China Clinical Development of Allergan, Beijing, China
Annie Yin, DBA, Regulatory Affairs Director, Medtronic Inc., Beijing, China
Click here for speakers’ bios
 
Who should attend:
Biomedical and Medtech industry professionals and executives
Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning about this exciting field
 
We look forward to welcoming you on November 1st!

MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership

MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership
Offered Spring 2015 and co-taught by Professor Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Professor Steve Lamy, USC Dornsife Vice Dean for Academic Programs

USC students have a special opportunity this spring to study with a world leader, together with one of USC’s most highly rated professors, in an intensive study of international politics and economics.  MDA 325, Case Studies in Modern Leadership (section 42295), is a special two-unit course open to all undergraduate students.  The class will meet from Tuesday, April 7th to Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. and once at the beginning of the spring semester.  Some of the topics planned to be discussed include the world financial crisis of 2008, climate change and the summit of 2009, global growth and the role of the U.S., the role of the United Nations in regards to poverty, education and disease, and an analysis of what the world may look like in 2025.

History Department Open House

Thinking about becoming a History Major or Minor? Interested in taking a History class? Just curious about History? Join fellow students and faculty to chat about History and enjoy light refreshments at our Open House Event!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: SOS 250

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions will be available. Meet faculty to talk about their courses, research, and your shared interests in History.

 

Startup Equinox (Collaborative Student Event)

Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Artists, and Thinkers:

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for the perfect team to help turn your dream into reality or a Trojan with the passion and drive for innovation, Startup Equinox is the event for you!

Join over 500 students for the 5th Annual Startup Equinox Forum on Wednesday, October 15th from 7:00 – 10:30pm to participate in one of USC’s largest innovation events!

The event includes
– Keynote Address from a Special Speaker
– Musical Performance
– Pitches from Mid-sized Startups (Music Prodigy, AmazeBowl, and AIO Robotics)
– 40 Student Pitches
– VC’s, Incubators, Accelerators, and Law Firms in attendance
– Internship opportunities
– MUCH MORE….

Visit http://www.StartupEquinox.com for more information!
RSVP by “Going” to the event on Facebook
All pitchers will receive a consultation meeting from industry professionals.

Rotary Global Grant Information Session

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neruosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

The Rotary Global Grant offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for students pursuing a graduate degree abroad in a country where a Rotary Club is located.  Applicants must apply directly to a graduate program as well as for the Rotary Global Grant.  Graduate programs must focus on one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Applicant must also outline a sustainable service project in their host community.  Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree at the time of starting the grant.  U.S. and non U.S. citizens may apply.  ​

  • ​Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Application deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

If you have any questions, please contact:
Academic and International Fellowships
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116
Email: aifstaff@usc.edu

Pre-Health Advisement: Student Worker Position Available

Join the Pre-Health Advisement Team!

The USC Office of Pre-Health Advisement is seeking a student worker to join our team beginning Spring 2015. Student workers benefit from flexible hours, competitive wages, and a supportive work environment.

Responsibilities include:
– General office duties
– Reception and customer service
– Assist advising staff with special projects

Job Qualifications:
– Currently enrolled USC Undergraduate
– Computer skills
– Strong Interpersonal skills
– Be able to work independently and efficiently in a team setting
– Must have work-study

Application deadline: Friday, November 21st

Application available in HNB 120.
Please include a resume with your completed application.

Office of Pre-Health Advisement, 3641 Watt Way, HNB 120
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2520 Tel: (213) 740-4844

http://dornsife.usc.edu/pre-health