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Epstein Named Executive Director at Triangle Global Health Consortium

September 24, 2011

The Triangle Global Health Consortium is pleased to announce that it has named Matt Epstein as Executive Director.

The Consortium was founded in 2009 by Duke University, Family Health International, IntraHealth International, North Carolina Biotechnology Center, North Carolina State University, RTI International, and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and today includes more than 20 local members, including several of the area’s leading corporations.

Epstein comes to the Consortium with a 40-year career that spans law, politics, public policy, consulting and teaching. He sees much potential in the alliance and believes the Consortium can capitalize on the Triangle’s expertise to impact health globally.

“This is an extraordinary group of members based here in the North Carolina, each bringing its own unique perspective and vast history of accomplishment as a world leader in global health.” Epstein said. “This is not something you find just any place. The Consortium’s ability to bring them together creates a rare opportunity for the creation of multi-sectoral approaches and meaningful impact; and one I believe the Triangle is poised to maximize as well as or better than any other region.”

The Consortium aims to create a single point-of-entry for health and information resources, to improve communications among those individuals and institutions, to foster scientific collaboration, and to develop a workforce for the future by engaging students and young professionals. North Carolina has significant assets in global health – from research to policy to logistics – and a unique opportunity to benefit from a burgeoning worldwide interest in this field. As the global health sector continues to grow in the state, it will not only bolster North Carolina’s economy but will also improve the health and wellbeing of all North Carolinians.

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