February 23, 2017
Mansfield Fellows Share Expertise with Japanese Experts and Emerging Leaders
In recent weeks two MFP No. 21 Fellows have shared their expertise with Japanese experts and emerging leaders in their fields.
On January 28, Mansfield Fellow Kenneth Cavanaugh (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) attended the Japanese Pediatric Interventional Cardiology (JPIC) conference and gave a presentation that summarized previous U.S.-Japanese medical device regulatory and clinical collaborations. Dr. Cavanaugh discussed the reasons why collaborations involving pediatric device development also would be valuable for both countries and encouraged the Japanese medical community to consider joining these efforts. On February 17 Dr. Cavanaugh attended the Japan Endovascular Treatment (JET) Conference in Tokyo, the largest conference on peripheral vascular disease intervention in Japan. He gave a presentation describing recent U.S. initiatives intended to support the collection and use of clinical data from non-traditional sources and how such efforts could be extended to U.S.-Japanese collaborations. Dr. Cavanaugh recently concluded a placement with the Medical Device Evaluation Division of Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and resumed a placement with the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency.
Mansfield Fellow Lauren Damme (U.S. Department of Labor), whose current placement is with the Evaluation Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), recently completed two guest lectures for Kobe University international development graduate students. The classes were part of a special session on international evaluation organized by the JICA Evaluation Department. Ms. Damme shared a U.S. perspective on the evolution and drivers of international development evaluation trends, and the ramifications of these trends on global jobs in this sector. The second session was an interactive workshop where the mix of masters and Ph.D. students learned how to strategically plan for careers in international development monitoring and evaluation.