Farrar To Give Barmes Lecture, June 19
Dr. Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, will deliver the 2019 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture. His talk, “Global Health in a Changing World,” will be presented Wednesday, June 19 at 2 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
A world-renowned clinical scientist and leading figure in the field of infectious disease, Farrar has led the Wellcome Trust since 2013. Wellcome is an independent foundation with a $33 billion investment portfolio that offers grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science and public engagement. It supports the work of more than 14,000 researchers in about 100 countries.
Previously, Farrar was director of the Oxford University clinical research unit in Vietnam, which is supported by Wellcome. His research interests were infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections.
Farrar recently received the 2019 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. He was named 12th in Fortune’s list of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2015. His other honors include the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for services to tropical medicine, as well as the Memorial Medal and the Ho Chi Minh City Medal by the government of Vietnam. He is a fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society.
The lecture is sponsored by NIDCR and the Fogarty International Center. It honors the late Dr. David Edward Barmes, who was a special expert for international health with NIDCR.
The lecture will be videocast. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/Barmes2019.