Science, Health and Engineering Policy and Diplomacy Speaker Series – 'Vaccine Diplomacy in the Era of Emerging and Neglected Infections'
The UA Science, Health and Engineering Policy and Diplomacy Speaker Series presents a talk by Dr. Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology, Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, and director of the Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medine, Houston.
Dr. Hotez will talk about global programs to support vaccine diplomacy for pandemic threats and discuss the importance of creating a new generation of vaccines for emerging diseases. He will also highlight the need for new vaccines to prevent neglected tropical diseases, a group of chronic and debilitating infections that sutain poverty and affect hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
Dr. Hotez is an internationally recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He leads the only product-development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, Chagas disease and SARS/MERS. As a vaccine scientist and autism dad, Dr. Hotez has also led national efforts to defend vaccines against the growing antivaccine threat that endangers vaccine diplomacy.
The talk is free and open to the public.