Biotechnology Policy Forum

The Biotechnology Policy Forum would like to announce our upcoming seminar on Wednesday, June 11th at 4:00pm:

“Control and Elimination of Tropical Diseases”

When: Wednesday, June 11th at 4:00pm
Where: Institute for Bioengineering & Bioscience (IBB) Suddath Symposium, Room 1128
Directions: http://www.ibb.gatech.edu/visitors/

The Carter Center Health Programs support the control, elimination or eradication of six major neglected tropical diseases. Each of these six diseases will be described and The Carter Center’s efforts against the diseases will be explained. Gaps in the current control strategies that limit the elimination or eradication of each disease will be identified. As program epidemiologist, Mr. King provides scientific support to the Center’s trachoma program. Mr. King comes to The Carter Center with seven years of applied public health experience from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Through CDC and the International Trachoma Initiative, he helped research integration between the global programs to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and blinding trachoma. In addition, Mr. King served as resident epidemiologist for the American Samoa Department of Health. He received the 2002 PHPS Award for Distinguished Service and Achievement. He holds a degree in Applied Biology at Georgia Institute of Technology and obtained a Master of Science in Public Health in epidemiology from Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University.

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