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Janet White
Development Director
Base/Location: 
La Jolla, California
NGO Partner: 
Accordia Global Health Foundation (Accordia)
Assignment Location: 
Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 
June 2012 – August 2012
Fellowship Title: 
Prevention Fellow
Fellow Biography: 

Janet has just completed five years of service at Pfizer in Strategic Management of Research and Development, and more recently in Portfolio and Project Management for preclinical and early clinical therapeutic vaccine, ophthalmology and oncology projects.

From 2012-2013, Global Health Fellows will work with the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) research team in Uganda to assess and strengthen their capacity to run Phase I-IV clinical trials following global standards Fellows will assist the clinical trials unit on all aspects of management structure, including developing standard operating procedures on data & quality measures & training materials. Fellows will assist on all aspects of managing trials including developing operating procedures, implementing data & quality measures & training staff. Fellows work will contribute to IDI's goal of being the premier service provider for patients with infectious diseases.

With Janet's background in strategy consulting, she hopes to apply her skills to developing a strategic plan for IDI's research team that can have a long term positive impact on HIV/AIDS patients in Africa.

Accordia Global Health Foundation is working to overcome the burden of infectious diseases by building health care capacity and strengthening academic medical institutions in Africa. Accordia does this through establishing Centers of Excellence for advancing and promoting the highest quality standards of infectious disease care through original research and healthcare workforce training. The Infectious Disease Institute (IDI) in Kampala, Uganda is Accordia's flagship program. Achieved through public-private partnership and multi-institutional collaboration, IDI serves as the model for sustainable, locally-owned, regional centers of excellence. IDI offers high quality training for health workers; research on best practices related to HIV in low resource settings; and advanced clinical services that support the development of new models of care.