EcoHealth Alliance Announces the Election of its Newest Board Member

NEW YORK – April 3, 2018 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit organization working at the intersection of animal, environmental and human health on a global scale, proudly announced the election of Margery Fischbein to its Board of Directors. A long-term healthcare and biosciences professional, Ms. Fischbein's expertise will be a welcome addition to our Board of Directors' cross-disciplinary expertise and strategic direction.

Margery Fischbein

Currently serving as Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Investment Banking for Seaport Global, Ms. Fischbein previously held a similar position at FBR & Co. and was Head of East Coast Biotechnology Investment Banking for JMP Securities. She also held senior positions in the biotechnology industry at ImClone Systems and Human Genome Sciences. Ms. Fischbein started her career at Lehman Brothers, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup and was a Managing Director for many years at the latter two firms.

 

Ms. Fischbein holds a BA from Harvard University and a MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a lifetime Board Member of the Harvard Business School Club of New York, a member of the Board of Directors of CytoDel Inc., and a Contemporary Council member for Artadia.

"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join the Board of EcoHealth Alliance as I believe that emerging pandemic diseases will be one of the most significant challenges that we will face in the future," Ms. Fischbein said. "EcoHealth Alliance is uniquely positioned to address this challenge in conjunction with other important agencies such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

About EcoHealth Alliance
Building on over 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting wildlife, environmental, and public health from the emergence of disease. Approximately 60 percent of emerging infectious diseases like Ebola, HIV, Zika, SARS, MERS, and West Nile virus have all originated in animals before spilling over to human populations. Using environmental and health data covering the past 60 years, EcoHealth Alliance scientists created the first-ever global disease hotspots map that identified at-risk regions to determine where research and field work are needed to help predict and prevent the next pandemic crisis. That work is the foundation of EcoHealth Alliance's rigorous, science-based approach working in more than 30 countries worldwide. EcoHealth Alliance's strength is founded on innovations in research, training, global partnerships, capacity building, and policy initiatives.

Press contact: Anthony Ramos, (212) 380-4469 or ramos@ecohealthalliance.org

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