Global Diseases: Voices from the Vanguard

Voices from the Vanguard was a spring semester seminar series sponsored by the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and CTEGD. The series brought to UGA leaders from the front lines of the global war on disease. You can watch past seminars below.

Past Lectures

April 11, 2017 – Richard Steketee, director of Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa. “Eliminating Malaria – Can the Glass Ceiling be Broken?”

March 21, 2017 – Sandra Thurman, Chief Strategy Office, Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. State Department. “The War Against AIDS, 35 Years and Counting: Are We There Yet?”

January 21, 2017 – Rob Stein, NPR Health Correspondent and Senior Editor, “From AIDS to Zika: The View From the NPR News Desk”

April 12, 2016 – Sarah Schlesinger, Rockefeller University Hospital, “Dendritic Cells, HIV vaccines and the Nobel Prize, An Amazing Adventure”

March 15, 2016 – Claire Panosian, Professor Emeritus, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, “L.A. Tropical Casebook: Exotic blights in my own backyard”

February 16, 2016 – Thomas Scott, Distinguished Professor, University of California<em>, </em>”The Human Factor: People, Places and the Fight Against Infected Mosquitoes”

January 12, 2016 – <strong>Wade C. L. Williams</strong>, Liberian freelance journalist, “Mobilizing West African Communities to Defeat Ebola”

April 7, 2015 – <strong>Maryn McKenna</strong>, author of <em>Superbug: The Fatal Menance of MRSA, </em>”Antibiotics and Agriculture: Finding and Losing the Miracle Drugs”

February 17, 2015 – <strong>Glen Nowak</strong>, Director of the Center for Heath and Risk Communications, “Communication as a Public Health Tool: Difficulties, Realities, Possibilities”

January 13, 2015 – <b>Harold Jaffe</b>, Associate Director of Science at CDC, “CDC, Hollywood and the early days of AIDS in the U.S.”

April 22, 2014 – <strong>Nancy Core Saravia</strong>, Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas, Cali, Colombia, “Confessions of a Leishmaniac”

March 18, 2014 – <strong>Mary Galinski</strong>, Emory University, “Game On! Systems Biology vs. Malaria”

February 25, 2014 – <strong>Joanne Cono</strong>, Office of Science Quality, CDC, “Public Health’s World Wide Web: CDC Responds to Global Emergencies”

April 8, 2013 – <strong>Carol Etherington</strong>, Community Health Initiatives and Vanderbilt University, “Confronting Global Crises: Perspectives of One American Nurse”

March 18, 2013 – <strong>Benjamin J. Park</strong>, Mycotic Diseases Branch at CDC, “The Fungal Meningitis Outbreak”

February 11, 2013 – <strong>José Esparza</strong>, BMGF and University of Maryland, “The Long Road to an HIV Vaccine: A Personal Journey”

January 14, 2013 – <strong>Michele Barry</strong>, Center for Innovation in Global Health at Stanford,” EGGs: Egregious Gaps Caused by Globalization”

April 10, 2012 – <strong>Matthew LeBreton</strong>, Global Virus Forecasting Initiative, Cameroon, “Predicting Pandemics: The Importance of Wildlife”

March 20, 2012 – <strong>Marc Laforce</strong>, Meningitis Vaccine Initiative, “African Meningitis: Hope is a Vaccine”

February 21, 2012 – <strong>Sheila West</strong>, John Hopkins University, “Trachoma: Challenges to Elimination”

March 22, 2011 – <strong>Dázon Dixon Diallo</strong>, Sister Love, Inc. and Morehouse School of Medicine “Intersexions: Sexual Health, Human Rights and Global HIV/AIDS”

February 22, 2011 – <strong>Bruce Christensen</strong>, University of Wisconsin – Madison, “Parasite vs. Mosquito in the Jungles of Papua New Guinea”

January 25, 2011 – <strong>Willian Petri, Jr.</strong>, University of Virginia, “Malnutrition: Genes, Vaccines and Means to Intervene”

April 13, 2010 – <strong>Christine Moe</strong>, Center for Global Safe Water, Emory University, “Glittering Bathrooms that Fit Your Pocket”

March 23, 2010 – <strong>Julie Jacobson</strong>, The Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, “Creating Global Changes in Public Health”

February 23, 2010 – <strong>Bernard Nahlen</strong>, Malaria Initiative for USAID, “Fighting Harder and Smarter Against Malaria”

January 26, 2010 – <strong>Stanley Foster</strong>, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, “Our Global Village: Inequities, Social Justice and Empowerment of Communities”

April 14, 2009 – <strong>Jennifer Friedman</strong>, Brown University, “Still a ‘Wormy World’: The Global Burden of Helminthiasis”.

March 17, 2009 – <strong>Barney Graham</strong>, NIH Vaccine Center, “HIV Vaccine Development: What is the Next STEP?”

February 10, 2009 – <strong>Daniel Colley</strong>, The University of Georgia, “Schistosomiasis: What 200 Million People Have That You Don’t”

January 20, 2009 – <strong>Stephen Hoffman</strong>, Sanaria Inc., “Malaria Vaccines: From Parasites to Prevention”

April 15, 2008 – <strong>Anne De Groot</strong>, Brown University, “HIV Vaccines: Time for a New Vision”

March 18, 2008 – <strong>Frank O. Richards, Jr.,</strong> The Carter Center, “Bundling Grassroots Services to Battle Neglected Diseases in Africa”

February 12, 2008 – <strong>Jim Kim</strong>, Harvard School of Public Health, “Bridging the Implementation Gap: Global Health Deliver”

January 15, 2008 – <strong>Kate Winskell</strong>, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, “Scenarios from Africa: Dramatizing stories of HIV/AIDS”

April 24, 2007 – <strong>Dick Thompson</strong>, Pandemic and Outbreak Communication Communicable Diseases Section, WHO, “Breaking Bad News About Global Public Health”

March 26, 2007 – <strong>Roger Glass</strong>, Fogarty International Center at National Institute of Health, “Global Health in the 21<sup>st</sup> Century: Lessons from Rotavirus”

February 20, 2007 – <strong>Zeda Rosenberg</strong>, International Partnership for Microbicides, “Microbicides: New HIC Protection for Women”

January 30, 2007 – <strong>Eric Ottesen</strong>, Lymphatic Filariasis Support Center at Emory University, “Lymphatic Filariasis: Science, Intervention and Beyond”

April 18, 2006 – <strong>Tony James</strong>, The University of California at Irvine, “Victims, Vectors and Vaccines”

March 28, 2006 – <strong>Don Francis</strong>, Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases, “Deadly Imbalance: Social vs. Medical Values of Preventative Vaccines”

February 28, 2006 – <strong>Peter Hotez</strong>, George Washington University, “Hookworm: The Great Infection of Mankind”

January 10, 2006 – <strong>Victoria Hale</strong>, Institute for OneWorld Health, “Oxymoron No More: Nonprofits can Deliver Medicines for the Poor of the World”

  • January 17, 2012 – Robert Tauxe, CDC, “Clean Water and Disease Prevention in the Developing World”
  • April 12, 2016 – Sarah Schlesinger, associate professor at Rockefeller University, “HIV Vaccines and the Nobel Prize: An Amazing Adventure”