Chairs and Speakers – J

Chairs and Speakers – J


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Bette Jacobs
Main position/role: Professor of Health Systems Administration and Distinguished Scholar and Co-Founder of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC

Bette Jacobs is Professor of Health Systems Administration and Distinguished Scholar and Co-Founder of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University in Washington DC.   She is a voting member of the Cherokee Nation, Wolf Clan.  Dr Jacobs attended the University of Wyoming and graduated from California State University (BS, MS) and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD).  Her career in public health and systems operations spans service, engineering, academic and non-governmental organizations.  Prior to serving as Dean at Georgetown University, she was a vice-president at Honda of America Mfg.   Dr. Jacobs is a noted scholar having had awards of more than $20 m sponsored research and projects and 50 publications.  The courses she has designed include an Ignatius Seminar, Servicing the Common Good, and Environment and Indigenous Cultures. She is a board member for varied non-profit and private organizations, principal investigator for multiple projects including the Health Law Initiative, Global Faith Based Health Systems, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, and Migration, Indigeneity and Gender and has been an advisor to programs such as Walking Forward in the Great Plains and campus construction in Mozambique.   She is a Fellow at University of Oxford Campion Hall; a participant in the US War College master’s degree in leadership and has been an honorary commencement speaker at universities around the world. 


Ali Jafarian
Main position/role:
Professor, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)

Dr. Ali Jafarian born in 1968 in Tehran-Iran, started his job as faculty member of TUMS in 1999 and now is professor of General surgery. He is the Founding chief of the division of hepatopancreatobiliary and Liver Transplantation in Imam Khomeini Hospital Complex, TUMS, since 2002. He is also member of national board of General Surgery since 2015 and was selected as permanent member of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences in 2021. He was Dean of Medical School in 2008-2009 and Vice Chancellor in 2009-2011. Dr. Ali Jafarian was appointed as the Chancellor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in September 2013 for a term of 4 years.  TUMS membership in M8 Alliance is one the international achievements during his term.

 


Xavier Jeunemaitre
Main position/role:
Dean, Faculty of Health, Université Paris Cité 

Xavier Jeunemaitre is an MD, trained as an internist and specialized in cardiology. He received his PhD in human genetics at the University P&M Curie, Paris France, after training in molecular genetics at the College de France in Paris and at the University of Utah, USA. Being appointed as a Professor in Genetics at Université Paris Descartes, he headed the Department of Genetics at the Hospital Pompidou and a research team “Genes and rare cardiovascular diseases” at the Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre, Paris France. He has been appointed in 2019 as the Dean of the Faculty of Health of the Université Paris Cité.