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PATH researcher speaks on health care technology at Gilson Global Impact Series

October 11, 2010 By Janet Kelly

The perspectives and experiences of a leader in health care technology research will be the focus of WARF’s Gilson Discovery Series event to be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Fluno Center, 601 University Ave.

The Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) develops innovative point-of-care diagnostics that are economical, practical and realistic solutions for alleviating poor health around the world. Matthew Steele, M.P.H. Ph.D., who leads technology development teams in conducting clinical and field research in developing countries, will share the role of product development partners in developing innovative solutions to global health problems. Steele will discuss how PATH is bringing appropriate and sustainable technology to impoverished communities throughout the world.

Presented in partnership with the Center for Global Health and the UW–Madison Global Health Initative, the event is free and open to the public as part of the Gilson Discovery Series hosted by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF). The panel discussion is followed by a networking reception at 6 p.m. Complimentary parking is available by registering online or by calling (608) 890-2087.

In 2002, UW–Madison alumnus, faculty member and entrepreneur Warren Gilson bequeathed a generous gift to WARF to promote entrepreneurialism in Wisconsin. Since 2005, WARF has hosted a series of events in his name to help connect the university with the Madison community.