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The Children's Vaccine Initiative: Achieving the Vision
Immunization (EPI) in the Region of the Americas, according to policies and strategies outlined by PAHO's directing bodies. He is also the Technical Secretary of the PAHO's Immunization Technical Advisory Group and of an Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee, which collaborates to enhance the implementation of EPI in the Americas, including the efforts to eradicate poliomyelitis. He is the editor of the PAHO publication ''EPI Newsletter." Dr. de Quadros received his medical degree as well as his M.P.H in Brazil, the latest one in the National School of Public Health in Rio de Janeiro, where he served as Senior Lecturer in Epidemiology before joining the World Health Organization's Smallpox Eradication Program as the Chief Epidemiologist for the program in Ethiopia from 1970 to 1976. Dr. de Quadros is a member of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development and of several professional and scientific associations.
Michael A. Epstein, J.D., is a nationally recognized expert in intellectual property law, and a Partner in the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges. He graduated from the New York University School of Law and Lehigh University (concentrating in biology and chemistry), both with high honors. His current practice involves both litigation and transactional work, including structuring and negotiating technology and intellectual property acquisitions, technology transfer and licensing arrangements, and joint ventures and other targeted alliances. He is the author of several books on intellectual property, including Modern Intellectual Property, Drafting License Agreements, and International Intellectual Property, as well as numerous articles on intellectual property law. Mr. Epstein has lectured frequently on intellectual property matters including trade secrets, biotechnology law, computer law, unfair competition, trademark law, and licensing agreements. He is a founder and co-editor of The Journal of Proprietary Rights and a member of the Editorial Board of the Computer Lawyer.
Ronald W. Hansen, Ph.D., is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration. He came to the School in 1971 as Assistant Professor and became Director of the Systems Analysis Program in 1972. From 1977 to 1986, he was the Associate Director of the Center for Research in Government Policy and Business, now the Bradley Policy Research Center. He was the first recipient of the Merrell Dow Professorship of Pharmaceutical Administration in the College of Pharmacy at the Ohio State University (1986–1988). Dr. Hansen is widely recognized for his research in drug development policy and regulation of the pharmaceutical industry. He has presented papers in the United States, Sweden, Australia, Canada, and Switzerland. In addition, he helped establish, and is economic consultant to,