In September, Sandra joined Pfizer global research and development, working in drug metabolism and safety for human health, and more recently for the animal health division. In this role she has performed a wide variety of assays to characterize efficacy and adverse effects of drug candidates to support both small molecule and biotherapeutic drug development.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) works alongside China's Ministry of Health to address emerging infectious diseases in China including supporting disease surveillance and detection programs as a means to improve outbreak response. Pfizer Global Health Fellows will conduct epidemiological studies and work with research staff in eight high priority hospitals in China to improve techniques in collecting and analyzing pneumococcal specimens.
Sandra is hoping this experience will refresh and develop her existing technical and problem solving skills by meeting new challenges in a new environment requiring new approaches, and will bring home new perspectives on other cultures and the world. She is excited to gain insight into the work of the CDC, its role in global health and infectious disease prevention around the world.
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S. CDC) collaborates with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) on research and surveillance for invasive pneumococcal and other diseases in China.