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Therapeutic Specialty Representative
Base/Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
NGO Partner: GBCHealth
Assignment Location: Beijing, China
Duration: May – October 2013
Fellowship Title: Entrepreneurship Fellow
Robert has worked for Pfizer since October 2003 as a Therapeutic Specialty Representative. As a member of the Primary Care Business unit, Robert's role is to inform and educate health care professionals about the various products in the pain portfolio.
Robert will be serving with GBCHealth. GBCHealth is partnering with the GHF program in 2012-2013 to design and implement a new initiative across China to engage businesses in diabetes prevention and care efforts. By sharing chronic disease experience with GBCHealth, Fellows will play a critical role in building this critical advocacy and prevention initiative and expanding the business community's contributions to address this growing public health concern.
Volunteering and serving on various non-profit boards has strengthened Robert's desire to help his community. He believes his experience as a director on the board of the Central Ohio Diabetes Association will help him to achieve his main Fellowship objective - implementing GBCHealth's diabetes awareness campaign. His goal is to serve GBCHealth by applying his skills in sales, volunteerism, and the experience gained in completing his Master of Health Care Administration.
Upon Robert's return, he plans to apply the invaluable personal and professional experience gained during his Fellowship to his current role with the hope that it will help prepare him for the next step in his career in marketing and pursuing an international position with Pfizer.
GBCHealth is a coalition of more than 220 companies united to keep the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and non-communicable diseases a global priority. The Coalition's members share learning and knowledge from the front lines of the fight, and GBC provides tailored support so that companies can take an active role in defeating the pandemics. GBC also organizes collective actions among companies, and links the public and private sectors in ways that pool talents and resources. GBC represents the private sector to the Global Fund.