Fifty Years of Science: Victories, Limitations, and Challenges
Presenter: DR. WILLIAM FOEGE | Epidemiologist
OCTOBER 2, 2020 — 11:50 AM-1:00 PM
— online event —
We are honored to host Dr. William Foege for Intersections on Friday, October 2! Distrust of science has become too common in our country for many. That distrust has an enormous impact on the success of stopping outbreaks such as COVID-19, immunizations, wearing masks, global warming, and more. Dr. Foege will talk with us about the impact of living in a time when science and facts are questioned in a society.
About DR. WILLIAM FOEGE: Dr. William H. Foege is Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University, and a Gates Fellow.
An epidemiologist, Dr. Foege worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. He became Chief of the CDC Smallpox Eradication Program and was appointed Director of the U.S. Centers for in 1977. In 1984, Dr. Foege co-founded the Task Force for Child Survival, a working group for WHO, UNICEF, The World Bank, UNDP, and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Dr. Foege served The Carter Center between 1986-1992 as its Executive Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of Global 2000. Between 1992-1999, he contributed to the Centre's work as a Fellow and as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival and Development. Between 1999-2001, Dr. Foege served as Senior Medical Advisor for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Foege has received many awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012. He holds honorary degrees from numerous institutions, and has written more than 125 professional publications.
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