Advisory Committee

Isabela Werneck da Cunha is pathologist at Rede D’OR- São Luiz in São Paulo, Brazil, with main focus in molecular pathology, uropathology and bone and soft tissue tumors. She did some internship at institutions including Mayo Clinic - USA, Harvard - USA, Johns Hopkins - USA, and NIH - USA. She authored more than 130 papers published in international journals and is frequently invited as a speaker at national and international events in pathology and oncology. 

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Dr. Marcos Santos is a Radiation Oncologist, with a Master Degree in High Technologies in Radiation Oncology at Murcia University, Murcia, Spain; MBA in Health Economy at Université Paris V Descartes, Paris, France and PhD in Bioethics, UNESCO Chair of Bioethics, Brasilia University, Brasilia, Brazil. Currently, he teaches Clinical Bioethics at Brasilia University.

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Natasha Leighl is a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada, and Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

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Louis P. Garrison, Jr., PhD, is Professor Emeritus in the Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research & Policy Program in the School of Pharmacy, and has been Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Global Health and Health Services at the University of Washington, where he joined the faculty in 2004. In October 2016, he became Senior Visiting Fellow at the Office of Health Economics, London, UK.

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Dr. Stefani was graduated from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Medical School, in Brazil, in 1994. He is clinically trained in Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology by the  Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre and attended  the University of California San Francisco, as a clinical fellow. Holding an MBA in health business, he its a professor of the post graduation course of  Fundação Universidade UNIMED. He also serve as regular consultant of the major private health insurance company in Brazil, with over 70 companies in his portifolio.

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Sidnei Epelman, trained in medicine, undertook his residency training in the pediatric department of the A. C. Camargo Hospital, a well known cancer hospital in São Paulo, after which he gained his specialist qualification in pediatric oncology. In 1985 a scholarship from the World Health Organization enabled him to spend training periods in three major institutions in the USA and he subsequently collaborated in a scientific study with the US National Cancer Institute (NCI), which he visited for a period of additional training in 1990-1. 

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Joff Masukawa is President of Diligentia, LLC, a life sciences consultancy that develops commercial business strategies, product value narratives, and tactical commercialization requirements for manufacturers of Rare Orphan and Specialty Drugs, Cell and Gene Therapy, and other novel emerging medical innovations. Diligentia can also lead strategy implementation for small organizations, and offers complete government affairs capability.

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Dr. Gabriel Carrasquilla obtained his MD degree from Universidad del Valle and MPH from the same institution. Master of Science in Tropical Medicine and Doctor of Public Health from Harvard. Director Health Division of the FES Foundation 1990 y 1999 and Secretary of Health of the State of Valle del Cauca in 2000.

From 1986 to 2010 professor of epidemiology at Universidad del Valle, where since 1997 was appointed full professor.

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Education and Training 

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela, Medical Doctor Degree, 1973.

Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Department of Medicine, Residency in Internal Medicine, 1974-1976.

Louisiana State University, Department of Medicine, Clinical Fellowship in Infectious Diseases,1976-1979.

Tulane University, Master in Public Health and Tropical Medicine,1979.

Professional Activities

Professor in Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine, Universidad Central de Venezuela, 1980-98.

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