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Welcome to the Science Summit at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77)

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Majid Sadigh

Nuvance Health (NH) / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) Global Health Program
Director and Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health
Danbury, CT, USA
Majid Sadigh, MD, is an infectious disease specialist and internationally-recognized global health expert, Dr. Majid Sadigh is Director of the Nuvance Health (NH) / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) Global Health Program. In 2016, he was honored as the inaugural Christopher J. Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health at NH.

Since arriving in the United States from his native country of Iran in 1984, Dr. Sadigh has built an extensive worldwide network of universities, hospitals, and clinics that supports the education of students, residents, and clinicians. Anchored at NH and UVMLCOM, the program’s U.S.-based sites exchange students, scholars, and clinicians with academic and healthcare institutions in sixteen sites in nine countries: Dominican Republic, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Russia, India, China, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Dr. Sadigh’s work is defined by an unwavering commitment to bidirectional, mutually dependent partnerships built on friendship and respect­­­­. By fostering partner students and faculty through capacity building, site development, scholarships, and long-term mentorship, the program nurtures “brain gain” by bolstering individuals who plan to return to their home countries to implement changes they believe will empower their communities. He believes in program co-ownership among partner members and leaders, and encourages autonomous partnerships among partner sites.

Among many noteworthy program components are Linde Healthcare Educators Without Borders and Almira Healthcare Scholars, a multi-connected web of talented individuals with a shared mission of building capacity on-the-ground in the areas of medical education, research, leadership, and clinical skills, and rooted in Global South-Global South collaboration.

A tireless advocate for empowering global health leaders, Dr. Sadigh has mentored generations of students, residents, physicians, and administrators around the world. He is an honored teacher and mentor, earning the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award in 2007 at Yale, and serving through AmeriCares during the 2014 Ebola crisis in Liberia and recipient of Anvar and Pari Velji-CUGH Faculty Leader Award in 2022.