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Joe Hamel is the US Government’s Secret Innovation Weapon in the War Against Major Health Disasters

In Health, Health Tech, Publisher Channel by Mary Kurek

Joe Hamel is the Director of Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) for Innovation and Industrial Base Expansion (IBx) for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He received his BA in molecular biology from Colgate University and his MS in biotechnology from John Hopkins University. Prior to joining the ASPR, Hamel worked as a …

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COVID-19 Success Story From an Enterprising Native of Uganda

In News by Mary Kurek

Publisher’s note: “Mubiru Dissan or ‘Dissan’ as we call him is a graduate from Uganda of our 2019 World Hope Youth Mentors Pilot program that was inspired by an edition of Frontrunners Innovate on African development. During the early days of the pandemic, we checked in with Dissan and discovered the devastating news that he had lost his job due …

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Rakshit Mehta: Innovating Pandemic Solutions with Environmental Safety in Mind

In Game changers 20 by Mary Kurek

Rakshit Mehta is the Chairman and Managing Director of Euro Alliance.  A Swiss-based technology group, Euro Alliance scouts and commercializes disruptive innovations and connects global markets with path-breaking technologies and products.  Rakshit specializes in technology scouting and commercialization, international trade, and business development.  Rakshit is a Frontrunners League member, having been featured in The Introducer Magazine (12th Edition, March 2019).  …

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Jeff Schlegelmilch: Public Health Preparedness and the Environment

In Climate, Game changers 20, Planet by Mary Kurek

Jeff Schlegelmilch is the Deputy Director for the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. His areas of expertise include public health preparedness, community resilience, and the integration of private and public sector capabilities. Some topics of past work include developing inter-organizational processes for operational epidemiological modeling, evacuation and sheltering planning for people with medical dependencies, and adapting business intelligence systems for …