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The Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary  vaccine research,  education, and implementation efforts to improve health worldwide.


Vaccine Day 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Keynote address:

12:15pm - 2pm Sommer Hall


Guest Speaker: 

Dr. Jeremy Farrar

Director, The Wellcome Trust

Vaccine Day 2017

Jeremy Farrar is Director of the Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation (both politically and financially independent) which exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive. Wellcome supports scientists and researchers, takes on big problems, fuels imaginations and sparks debate. 

Jeremy is a clinician scientist who before joining Wellcome was, for eighteen years, Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Viet Nam, where his research interests were in infectious diseases and global health with a focus on emerging infections. He has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific papers, mentored many dozens of students and fellows and served as chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations including the World Health Organization. He was named 12th in the Fortune list of 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2015.

Jeremy was appointed OBE in 2005 for services to Tropical Medicine, awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Viet Nam and honoured by the Royal College Physicians UK and the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and a Fellow of The Royal Society.

Jeremy is married with three children, he loves all sport and walking in the Alps.






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