My latest contribution to Business Lexington features Dr. Wendy Baldwin, the former EVP for research at the University of Kentucky and the current director of the Poverty, Gender and Youth program at the Population Council.
The Population Council is the world's premiere organization conducting biomedical, public health and social science research on population issues. They have offices in 18 countries and programs in more than 65 countries. They don't get a ton of publicity but they do important work, and they deserve much more attention.
I actually met Dr. Baldwin on a plane - coming home from a trip to the DC office a while back. She was "commuting" home as well - her office is in New York while her home is Lexington. She struck up a conversation with me and as we got chatting I thought I had a nice column idea.
As always, the column format is a nice way to express a thought but it doesn't tell the whole story. I'll share the Q&A of my email interview with Dr. Baldwin in the near future.