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Alliance Discussion with Dr. Rita Colwell, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland

January 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Where and when will the next infectious disease outbreak come? How can we ensure that our public health system is prepared? Dr. Rita Colwell, a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland College Park, Founder of CosmosID, Inc., and former Director of the National Science Foundation, and the recipient of Research!America’s 2024 Builders of Science Award, discussed the strategies and tools that she has used to track outbreaks in United Nations countries and how these strategies and other advances may better prepare public health for the next outbreak.

Dr. Colwell is the 2024 Advocacy Awardee for the Builders of Science Award, an award that recognizes distinguished scientists who have provided inspiration and determination in building or re-building an outstanding home for research. This award is part of the suite of Outstanding Achievement in Public Health Awards, generously supported by Johnson & Johnson. Learn more about our Advocacy Awards and view our full slate of 2024 honorees.

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January 23
11:30 am - 12:00 pm