International Opportunities for Collaborative Research and Training at the NCI and NIH

Tarih: 15.09.2014
Yer: Engineering Faculty Vedat Yerlici Conference Center,VYKM 1

Dr. Luis Alejandro Salicrup, Senior International Cancer Research Specialist at the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a talk entitled “International Opportunities For Collaborative Research And Training at the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) and the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)”. The seminar will be in English.

For registration and further questions, please contact us at tto@boun.edu.tr.

Speaker’s Short Bio

Dr. Luis Alejandro Salicrup, works as a senior International Cancer Research Specialist at the Center for Global Health at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the U.S.  National Institutes of Health (NIH) managing programs related to basic & clinical cancer research, technology development, training and capacity building in Africa, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Before joining NCI, Dr. Salicrup served as Senior Advisor for International Technology Transfer at NIH’s Office of the Director working on major issues pertaining to research & development, capacity building, innovation and international technology transfer. Dr. Salicrup also worked at the United Nations directing programs pertaining to global capacity building related to science, technology & innovation in low and middle income countries. At the Fogarty International Center (FIC/NIH), he served as International Health Research Scientist/Program Director where he advised the FIC Director on research and training activities and programs in Latin America and other developing countries. He also was Director of the Center for International Health at the University of Puerto Rico and was Manager for Quality Control at Baxter Diagnostics, Inc.

Dr. Salicrup attended University of Puerto Rico for his undergraduate degree in Biology. He posses two Masters, one in Biotechnology and another in International Science & Technology Management. Dr. Salicrup received his doctorate in Immunology and Molecular Genetics, a joint degree from Rutgers University, Princeton University & Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine.  He is a member of several organizations and associations, had published in several journals including Nature and is an outstanding communicator as he is fluent in various languages.

He had been awarded twice the NIH Director Outstanding Services Award for his work related to technology transfer and capacity building in Low & Middle Income countries. Dr. Salicrup was also a Fulbright Outstanding Scholar, working on science, technology and innovation issues in Argentina and India. He was also a recipient of the Science & Diplomacy Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences. In 2014, he was elected by the State Department as a Embassy Science Fellow to work on health, science & technology and innovation issues in Turkey.