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Julie LeChasseur
Senior Associate Scientist , Pfizer Global Research & Development
Base/Location: 
Sandwich, United Kingdom
NGO Partner: 
Accordia Global Health Foundation
Assignment Location: 
Kampala, Uganda
Duration: 
March 2010 – August 2010
Fellowship Title: 
Director
Fellow Biography: 

Since 2006, Julie has worked for Pfizer Global Manufacturing in Canada and more recently for Pfizer Global Research and Development in the UK. Her experience is primarily in the field of analytical chemistry, where she has worked in GMP quality laboratories that support the manufacture of commercial and developmental pharmaceutical materials. Julie is an active volunteer and has participated in the Relay for Life with the Canadian Cancer Society and the Pfizer Science Jamboree.

During her placement at the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) Julie will be helping the laboratory to build its capacity by establishing an instrument integrated Laboratory Information System. She will also be developing supporting processes, procedures, and training programs. While at the IDI Julie hopes to make an impact that will benefit the community, while also strengthening her professional skills. She looks forward to experiencing a different working culture and learning about the challenges faced by medical systems and laboratories of developing countries.

Julie believes that through her GHF assignment she will gain personal fulfillment, an enhanced self-awareness, an ability to guide others and lead change, and a greater appreciation of the work we do at Pfizer to help communities worldwide.

Accordia Global Health Foundation in partnership with Pfizer Inc, the Academic Alliance, and Makerere University, established the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) as a preeminent center in sub-Saharan Africa for infectious disease training, treatment, and research within Uganda's Makerere University.