Archived Webinars

The Fogarty International Center: How Americans Benefit from Global Health Research

Original air date: May 25, 2017

Sponsored by: the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and Research!America

Featuring: Roger Glass, M.D., Ph.D., Director of The Fogarty International Center at NIH; Chris Beyrer, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Bob Bollinger, M.D., M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Christine Lubinski, Vice President for Global Health Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA)

“Diseases Know No Borders” – investment in prevention and infrastructure is vital to protecting future generations from outbreaks such as Ebola and Zika. Did you know that 80% of the funding for global health initiatives goes to scientists and institutions right here in the US? The rest is invested in creating sustainable platforms for containing outbreaks before they reach the US.

To learn more: watch the webinar here.


The Microbiome Initiative: A Closer Look 

Original air date: September 16, 2016

Sponsored by: the American Society for Microbiology and Research!America

Featuring: Dr. Stefano Bertuzzi, Executive Director and CEO of the American Society for Microbiology

Microbiomes live on or in people, plants, soil, oceans, and the atmosphere. How do they affect human health? The National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) is a collaborative effort by federal agencies and private-sector stakeholders to support research, develop technology, and expand the microbiome workforce. Innovative breakthroughs in health, technology, environmental science, and biofuels are on the horizon.

To learn more: watch the webinar here.


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We have health challenges in this country that science will provide answers for if given the chance and we haven't given science that opportunity
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