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Please join us for a very special Grand Rounds with fsph Professor John D. Clemens, Executive Director of the icddr,b (International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh). icddr,b was recently announced as the 2017 recipient of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize!
Grand Rounds: Professor John D. Clemens, Executive Director of the icddr,b
“Oral Cholera Vaccines: A Successful Public-Private Partnership for the Poor”
Monday, October 9th
Room 43-105 CHS
Professor John D. Clemens is the executive director of icddr,b. A former research scientist at icddr,b from 1983-1988, Clemens transitioned into the role from his previous position as Professor and Vice-Chairman of Epidemiology and founding Director of the Center for Global Infectious Diseases at the University of California, Los Angeles Fielding School of Public Health.
Clemens’ previous roles include Chief of Epidemiology at the Center for Vaccine Development at the University of Maryland, and Chief of the Epidemiology Branch and Director of the World Health Organization International Collaborating Center for the Clinical Evaluation of Vaccines in Developing Countries at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development . In 1999, Clemens became the founding Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea, where he served until 2011. Clemens led the team that developed the first low-cost oral vaccine against cholera, which has recently deployed in Haiti, Guinea, Thailand and Sierra Leone, and is now being piloted in Dhaka.
In 2010, Clemens was awarded the prestigious Sabin Gold Medal in recognition of his work. He is an elected member of the American Epidemiology Society, a Fellow of both the American College of Epidemiology and the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a member of multiple WHO expert advisory committees.
Clemens is a graduate of Stanford and Yale Universities. He received his internal medicine training at Case Western Reserve University and his post-doctoral research training in clinical epidemiology as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at Yale University.