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2016 King Holmes Endowed Professorship Lecture

May 3, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Please join the University of Washington for this special event. Dr. Peter Piot is the 2016 King Holmes Endowed Professorship lecturer. His topic is “No Time to Lose: Lessons from Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, Ebola.”

Speaker

Peter Piot, CMG, MD, PhD, DTM, FRCP, FMedSci

Director & Handa Professor of Global Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Founding Executive Director of UNAIDS and former United Nations Under Secretary-General

Biography

Dr Piot co-discovered the Ebola virus in 1976, and led research on HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases and women’s health in Africa. He was a professor at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, University of Nairobi, and College de Frances, Paris, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Washington, and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine, the Royal Academy of Medicine of his native Belgium, and the Academy of Medical Sciences, UK. He was the President of the International AIDS Society and was knighted as a Baron.  He has published over 550 scientific articles and 16 books, including “No time to lose”. He was the recipient of the Calderone Prize, the Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize for Medical Research, the Prince Mahidol Award, the Canada Gairdner Global Health Award, and the Robert Koch Gold Medal.

Reception to follow. Learn more and register here.

Details

Date:
May 3, 2016
Time:
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm