About Sandeep Kishore
Sandeep Kishore is a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and co-chair of the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN), a global network of over 1000 young professionals from over 100 countries committed to the equitable prevention and treatment of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as a social justice issue. YP-CDN is rooted in a community-driven approach from the bottom-up. Through this work, Sandeep has become committed to community-building as a vehicle for effective advocacy and social change. He seeks to leverage lateral thinking and trans-disciplinary approaches at universities worldwide, with the goal of preparing and cultivating the next generation of young leaders to tackle health challenges, particularly in the global South.
Sandeep's work has been featured in the popular press (Scientific American, The Huffington Post and The Scientist), as well as in scholarly journals and textbooks. He is a chapter co-author in the forthcoming Sick Societies: Responding to the Global Challenge of Chronic Diseases, to be published by the Oxford University Press. He received his PhD from Cornell University, where his dissertation focused on the evolution of malaria parasitism in humans and for which he was awarded the national Raymond W. Sarber award in microbiology. He is a graduate of Duke University (B.S) and Oxford University (M.Sc), and is the first The Lancet awardee for community service.
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- Coordinator (Site, Program, Project)
Website: http://www.cornell.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States
Harvard Medical School
Website: http://hms.harvard.edu/hms/home.asp Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: Harvard Medical School’s (HMS) mission is to create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease. Students and more than 7,500 full-time faculty in 11 academic departments located on the School's Boston campus, in one of 47 hospital-based clinical departments at 18 Harvard-affiliated teaching hospitals and research institutes, or at 30 research centers, divisions, and institutes, advance the School’s mission every day. Within HMS, the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine (DGHSM) works in close collaboration with the GHD project teams, from participating in GHDonline communities to developing the GHD academic platform.
NCD Action Network
Website: http://ncdaction.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: The NCD Action Network is a civil society movement, increasing resources and inspiring action to address the global non-communicable disease (“NCD”) epidemic.
Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network - YP-CDN
Website: http://www.ypchronic.org/ Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: The vision of the Young Professionals’ Chronic Disease Network (YP-CDN) is to battle the neglected epidemic of global non-communicable chronic diseases (NCDs) by harnessing the talents and energies of the next generation of health leaders to collaborate with established stakeholders in the field.
- United States
Sandeep Kishore started a discussion "NEJM | Government's Role in Protecting Health and Safety". in the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network community.
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1303819?query=featured_home From Tom Frieden, director of US CDC What is the appropriate role of governmental public health action? Law and public opinion recognize protection of health and safety as a core government function, but public health actions are sometimes characterized as inappropriately intrusive. Such criticism has a long history, but ...
Hearty congrats to 2 members of this community -- Seun Adebiyi and Gaurav Singal -- for 2 major achievements over the past couple of weeks: --> Seun Adebiyi has just received the Gift of Life Award from the HRH Princess Dina of Jordan. She profiles the inspiring work of Seun ...
Congrats to David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu on their new book (The Body Economic) and an op-ed in the NY Times (already with over 200 comments) -- Summarizes key findings from their original research over the years -- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/13/opinion/how-austerity-kills.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 http://epianalysis.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/bodyeconomic/
Sandeep Kishore started a discussion "Diabetes in USA | Mo Ali in New England Journal of Medicine". in the Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network community.
Congratulations to Mo Ali on this terrific manuscript, just out in the New England Journal of Medicine! Shows that nearly half of adult Americans with diabetes are not meeting key goals for diabetes care; but in the interval from 1999 to 2010 there has been a 8% increase towards target. ...
Dear all -- Thanks to Bryan/Rachel of UAEM for forwarding for the articles belo: Kindly see below for a potent example of the experts banding together and self-organizing to take a stand for NCDs. Animates the power of knowledge and collective action by professionals! Just now -- group of over ...
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