Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University


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Managing the Risk of Pandemic Influenza Amidst Weak Government Institutions  
CDDRL Research Seminar

Date and Time
January 10, 2013
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Availability
Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars
RSVP required by 5PM January 9


Speaker
Stephen P. Luby - Senior Fellow, FSI and the Woods Institute; CDDRL Affiliated Faculty; Research Deputy Director, Center for Innovation in Global Health; Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases


Abstract:
 
Bangladesh is one of the highest risk settings for emergence of new strains of influenza. Some of these strains could infect humans and spread globally causing widespread human mortality. The government of Bangladesh has made genuine efforts to reduce this risk, but these efforts are constrained by the limited capacity of government institutions to affect the situations and behaviors that generate this ongoing risk.
 
Speaker Bio:

Dr. Luby comes to us from the International Center for Diarrheal Diseases and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) after serving as the research director there for the past eight years in a shared position with CDC.  Prior to this position, he taught at the Aga Khan University in Pakistan. He will be leading our research efforts within CIGH and we are looking forward to his start in September 2012.

Location
CISAC Conference Room
Encina Hall Central, 2nd floor
616 Serra St.
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Audrey McGowan