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Pitt dean named global health ambassador

| Friday, July 13, 2007

The dean of the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh and associate vice chancellor of global health has been named an ambassador in Research!America's Paul G. Rogers Society for Global Health Research.

Dr. Donald S. Burke is one of 50 global health specialists who have joined forces to increase awareness about the need for greater U.S. public and private investment in research to improve global health.

"Our nation's leaders must understand that increased U.S. investment in global health research will help improve health conditions in impoverished countries and also help to prevent the emergence and spread of diseases that can endanger Americans here and abroad," Burke said. "Put simply, it's a matter of national security."

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