Industry and Academia Square Off on Health Care in North America at the Next CBA-NC Event

Thought Leader Select founder and President Paul Meade will join Dr. John Paul from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health to discuss the topic, “Health Care in North America,” at the next Canadian Business Association of North Carolina networking event.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 22, from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Ingram Collection, a private collection of rare Porsche automobiles in Durham.  Paul Meade and John Paul, will discuss some of the major differences between the U. S. and Canadian health care systems, perhaps even debunking a few misconceptions about each.

Dr. John Paul holds the Associate Chair for Academics, Health Policy, and Management at the Gillings School and teaches and advises undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students in the schools programs in health policy and management.  Prior to his tenure at UNC, Dr. Paul headed business development at RTI International, a global research firm headquartered in the Research Triangle Park, and served as senior director of global health outcomes at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.  He maintains a commitment to working on global health projects and recently served as editor-in-chief of the journal World Health & Population for an eight-year term ending in 2013.

Paul Meade, a native of Canada, earned a Masters Degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Guelph in Ontario and after moving to the United States several years ago subsequently earned a Masters in Public Health at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC in 2010.  He spent 25 years working in life sciences, with 10 years at Merck in Canada, along with 15 years at GSK in the United Kingdom and the United States.  In 2005, Meade launched Clear Point Health, a general healthcare consultancy, and in 2006, he founded Thought Leader Select, a company dedicated to researching leading experts in the medical community for promoting industry collaborations resulting in better treatments and public health outcomes.   Meade also serves on the CBA-NC’s board of directors.

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