"Meet the Inaugural Dean of the Brand New School of Public Health at UTSW"
Please join the Harvard and Yale medical communities and the Harvard and Yale Clubs of Dallas for a happy hour and an evening of networking and learning about the new UT Southwestern school of public health from the internationally-recognized epidemiologist Dr. Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Ph.D., FIDSA, the Inaugural Dean of UTSW’s O’Donnell School of Public Health at UT Southwestern’s Medical Center.
UTSW’s School of Public Health has received a transformative $100 million gift from the O’Donnell Foundation, the largest gift to a School of Public Health at a public university in the U.S. Dr. Omer will discuss what led to the establishment of the UTSW School of Public Health, the vision and role in the community of this prestigious new School and what brought him to lead this golden opportunity for the Dallas, the national and the international medical communities.
Dr. Omer, former Director of Yale’s Institute for Global Health, as well as Associate Dean for Global Health Research with the Yale School of Medicine, also served as the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases and Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases with the Yale School of Public Health.
Dr. Omer has conducted studies in the United States, Guatemala, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Africa and Australia. His research involves: the epidemiology of respiratory viruses, including influenza, RSV and SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19); public health preparedness strategies to effectively respond to large emerging and reemerging infectious disease outbreaks; clinical trials to estimate efficacy of maternal and/or infant influenza, pertussis, polio, measles, and pneumococcal vaccines; trials to evaluate drug regimens to reduce mother-to-child transmission of HIV; and interventions to increase immunization coverage and acceptance.
Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 6:00 - 6:30 pm Happy Hour, Networking and Light Bites
6:30-7:30 pm Presentation and Q & A
Location: UTSW Boone Pickens Biomedical Building, 6001 Forest Park Road, 14th Floor, Dallas, TX 75235 (marked ND on the map below).
Parking: Self parking available in the visitors' garage adjacent to the Pickens Biomedical Building.
Cost: HCD Member - $30
HCD Member Guest - $30
Yale Club Member - $30
Yale Club Member Guest - $30
Non-Member - $35
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