Hotez to present Kirkendall Lecture

By Roman Petrowski, Office of Communications

Dr. Peter Hotez - Kirkendall Lecture
Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon)

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine welcomes Peter Hotez, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon), dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, as the keynote speaker for the Walter M. Kirkendall, MD and Margaret K. Kirkendall Annual Endowed Lecture Series.

Hotez will present on “Global Vaccines and the Antipoverty Vaccines: The Science vs. The Anti-science” at noon, March 28 in MSB 2.135. Box lunches will be provided for the first 50 attendees. A zoom viewing of the lecture will also be available.

Zoom Meeting ID: 996 3407 9191
Passcode: 492749

Hotez is a professor of Pediatrics, Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine and is the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. Additionally, he is the director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and is a Health Policy Scholar at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy.

Hotez is international recognized for his work in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He has served as the president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine. From 2014-16, Hotez served as U.S. Envoy focusing on vaccine diplomacy initiatives between the U.S. government and countries in the Middle East an North Africa as part of the Obama Administration.