|| The National Institute of Dental and
Craniofacial Research and the Fogarty International Center,
both part of the National Institutes of Health, jointly
announce the 2006 David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture.
Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., Dean of the Harvard School of
Public Health and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor
of Public Health, will present a talk entitled, "Agendas
and Architecture of Global Health Research."
||Monday, December 4, 2006, from Noon to
1:00 p.m., in Masur Auditorium, NIH Building 10, Bethesda,
Maryland USA. The event is free and open to the public;
it will be videocast live at http://videocast.nih.gov.
Light refreshments will be available after the presentation.
||This annual lecture series honors the
late David E. Barmes, a long-standing World Health Organization
employee, special expert for international health in
the NIDCR Office of International Health, and ardent
spokesman for global health. The series was established
in 2001 to honor his lifelong dedication to research
as a means to improve health for those in low-income
Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D., is widely recognized as a scientist
in the areas of infectious diseases, vaccines and international
health. He served as a consultant to the White House on International
Health Policy from 1977 to 1978, was elected President of the
American Association of Immunologists in 1984, and served as
President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental
Biology in 1985. He was a member of the National Advisory Council
of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Advisory
Board of the Fogarty International Center at the NIH, the U.S.
National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and the Scientific Advisory
Board of the National Center for Infectious Diseases of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, Bloom
was an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
He received the first Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished
Research in Infectious Diseases, the John Enders Award of the
Infectious Diseases Society of America in 1994, and shared
the Novartis Award in Immunology in 1998.
He is currently a member of the Ellison Medical Foundation
Scientific Advisory Board, the Earth Institute External Advisory
Board at Columbia University, the Scientific Advisory Board
of the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics in Oxford,
UK, and the Advisory Council for the Paul G. Rogers Society
for Global Health Research. He is a member of the National
Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical
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