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Vaccines in Low Resource Settings: What is on the Horizon?

Session: Symposium: Challenging Opportunities in Global Immunization
Saturday, October 11, 2014: 3:00 PM
Room: The Pennsylvania Convention Center: 120-ABC
Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA, PATH, Seattle, WA

Kathleen Neuzil, MD, MPH directs PATHís activities in vaccine access and delivery. Her capabilities range from proficiency in epidemiology and clinical trials to expertise in vaccine research and development, partnerships with developing country vaccine manufacturers and experience in domestic and international health policy. As program director, she leads a portfolio of activities focusing on developing and advancing strategies, technologies, and interventions that help move research achievements in immunization into routine use in low resource countries. Dr. Neuzil directs a multidisciplinary team based in the U.S. and overseas, with funding from private foundations and the U.S. government. Projects under her direction focus on critical cross-cutting issues such as maternal immunization, improving immunization data and optimizing vaccine use and overcoming barriers to sustainable vaccine uptake in low resource settings, as well as on specific vaccines such as influenza, rotavirus, HPV, Japanese encephalitis, and meningococcal meningitis. Prior to joining PATH, Dr. Neuzil held full-time academic positions at the University of Washington and Vanderbilt University, where she led research projects on a variety of vaccine-preventable diseases, with a focus on influenza and other respiratory viruses. She retains a clinical professorship in medicine and global health at the University of Washington and has published more than 130 scientific papers on vaccines and infectious diseases. Dr. Neuzilís extensive experience in domestic and international policy includes membership on the CDCís Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and the Pandemic Influenza Task Force for the Infectious Disease Society of America. She has worked with the World Health Organization as a technical advisor on diarrheal diseases, a member of the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts rotavirus vaccine working group, and member of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety working group on the safety of vaccines in pregnancy. Dr. Neuzil received her BS in zoology from the University of Maryland, her MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and her MPH from Vanderbilt University. She received her training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University. Revised March 2014



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