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Sarah Gerwig

Senior Advisor


Sarah is a journalist, global health expert, patent holder and certified project management professional. As Senior Advisor for PandemicTech, she works to cultivate relationships with local and international partners building public private partnerships between academic institutions, foregin trade organizations, startups and small business owners and for-profit fortune 500 companies for global health.

Sarah previously worked at Baylor College of Medicine as Director of the Global Innovation Center and previously served as Adjunct Professor and Associate Director of Global Medical Innovation at Rice University and at Baylor College of Medicine.

Sarah is the CEO of UpGlobal, an advisory network for startups, universities and students to facilitate innovation and technology commercialization, life science education and business development opportunities in the Texas Medical Center, Austin, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Central and South America and the Middle East. She is also a founding member of Texas Global Health Innovation Security Consortium (TEXGHS).

She works directly with foreign direct investment agencies, government agencies, chambers of commerce in the US and beyond with proven success in building dozens of public private partnerships and generating over $6 million USD in funding for academic institutions, startups and for-profit fortune 500 companies in global health innovation.

Sarah earned her bachelors of journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and still works closely with University partners through the Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium, an arm of the University of Texas Austin Technology Incubator (ATI). She completed her Masters of Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center’s School of Public Health in Houston and co-founded the Student Society for Global Health while focusing on management and policy.

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The PandemicTech Newsletter: Winter 2022

Andrew Nerlinger Sarah Gerwig | Jan 5, 2022

What we’re working on: The Global Health Security Fund (GHS Fund). Announced on November 30th, 2021, in Geneva during the New horizons for investing in innovations for global health and resilient health systems event organized by UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange during the World Health Assembly. Watch it here.

What we’re excited about: The Youth Declaration for Biosecurity, a call to action launched during the Biological Weapons Convention in November 2021. PandemicTech Innovation Fellows Mayra Ameneiros and Fatima Aziz were two of seven co-authors. Watch here.

What we’re listening to: The PandemicTech Podcast, The Drop Out-Elizabeth Holmes on Trial Podcast, In Fact with Chelsea Clinton (Peter Hotez & Anti Vax mom).

What we’re watching: The new Global Health Security Fund launch trailer. Watch it here.

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