University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Global Cancer Program Lecture

January 28, 2019, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Mission Bay
Genentech Hall
Byers Auditorium
600 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94158

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, Executive Vice President and Chair of the Dept of Global Pediatric Medicine; Director of St. Jude Global; Associate Director of Outreach at the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude   >view speaker profile

"Every Child, Everywhere: A Global Movement in Childhood Cancer"
About the Speaker:

Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo, MD, serves as director of St. Jude Global and chair of the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. He is also an executive vice president and holds the Four Stars of Chicago Endowed Chair in International Pediatric Research. Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo is leading an effort by St. Jude to ensure childhood cancer patients have access to quality care no matter where they live.

A native of Barcelona, Spain, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo first came to St. Jude in 1994 as a postdoctoral fellow. He went on to serve as a clinical researcher and faculty member for more than a decade before accepting a position in Boston. At the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital, he was director of the Pediatric Solid Tumor Program, medical director of the Clinical and Translational Investigations Program, and director of the Global Health Initiative in Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders. He also served as professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.

In 2015, Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo returned to Memphis to lead a new program and approach, called St. Jude Global, to address pediatric cancer worldwide. Currently, St. Jude has 24 partner sites in 17 countries and addresses 2.4 percent of the global childhood cancer burden. Under Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo’s leadership, the program aims to expand St. Jude’s reach to 30 percent in the next decade and to develop the intervention models to ensure access to quality care for all children with cancer in the world. Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo earned his medical degree from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

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