For Immediate Release
June 11, 2009
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Joseph O'Neill, M.D., Joins SSS' Strategic Advisory Board
(SILVER SPRING, MD, June 11, 2009)-Social & Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS), an employee-owned health research organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph O'Neill to its Strategic Advisory Board.
Dr. O'Neill joins:
• James Curran, M.D., M.P.H., Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
• Eric Goosby, M.D., CEO, Pangaea Global AIDS Foundation
• Sandra Thurman, President and CEO, International AIDS Trust
• Gail Wilensky, Ph.D., Fellow, Project HOPE
• Gregory Banks, M.P.H., Former Regional President of Aurora Health Care
The Board provides advice, recommendations, and guidance related to SSS' corporate goals, strategic initiatives, and business development matters, especially in the areas of HIV/AIDS, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.
Dr. O'Neill is considered by many as the architect of President Bush's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)-the largest global health initiative in history. Dr. O'Neill has held senior management and policy roles in the Clinton and Bush administrations, including the $31 billion Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) HIV/AIDS portfolio.
Dr. O'Neill has been CEO of a publically traded biotechnology corporation and has worked closely with and advised venture and other funders on a variety of early stage endeavors. Most recently, he led the development of a translational medicine institute at the University of Illinois and a global health institute at the University of Maryland. In both cases, his efforts were crucial in mobilizing public and private resources to find healthy returns on private investments, while contributing to socially responsible public agendas, especially global health.
SSS' mission is to improve public health worldwide. The company provides support for the public and private sectors in the areas of health and international development. SSS has offices in Silver Spring, Maryland; Durham, North Carolina; Kigali, Rwanda; and Kampala, Uganda.
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