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Peter Hotez Md Phd

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Peter J. Hotez, MD, ph. D is Dean of National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also Director of Texas Childrens Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Childrens Hospital endow Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is also a University Professor at Baylor University, Fellow in Disease and Poverty at James Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Senior Fellow at Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at Texas & M University, Faculty Fellow with Hagler Institute for Advanced Studies at Texas & M University, and Health Policy Scholar in Baylor Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Dr. Hotez is an internationally - recognized physician - scientist in Neglected Tropical Diseases and Vaccine Development. As head of Texas Childrens CVD, he leads a team and product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas Disease, and SARS / MERS, Diseases affecting hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide, while championing access to Vaccines globally and in the United States. In 2006 at Clinton Global Initiative, he co - founded Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for hundreds of millions of people. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Molecular biophysics from Yale University in 1980, followed by ph. D degree in biochemistry from Rockefeller University in 1986, and MD from Weil Cornell Medical College in 1987. Dr. Hotez has author more than 500 original papers and is author of four single - author books, including Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases; Blue Marble Health: Innovative Plan to Fight Diseases of Poor amid Wealth; Vaccines do not Cause Rachels Autism; and forthcoming 2020 book on Vaccine diplomacy in age of war, political collapse, climate change and antiscience. Dr. Hotez served previously as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and he is the founding Editor - in - Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts & Sciences. In 2011, he was Award Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter - American Health by the Pan American Health Organization of WHO. In 2014 - 16, he served in the Obama Administration as US Envoy, focusing on Vaccine diplomacy initiatives between the US Government and countries in the Middle East and North Africa. In 2018, he was appointed by the US State Department to serve on the Board of Governors for US Israel Binational Science Foundation, and is frequently called upon frequently to testify before the US Congress. He has served on infectious disease task forces for two consecutive Texas Governors. For these efforts, in 2017 he was named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of 34 most influential people in Health care, while in 2018 he received a Sustained Leadership Award from Research!

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Vaccine development and public health approaches to contagious diseases have captured public attention in recent months. Dr. Peter Hotez is an international leader in Tropical Medicine and Vaccine Development. He serves as Dean of National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Co - Director of Texas Childrens Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and University Professor of Biology at Baylor University, and leads a unique partnership with Baylor to provide summer Tropical Medicine institute experience for Baylor undergraduate students. In this Baylor Connections, Dr. Lee Nordt, Dean of College of Arts & Sciences at Baylor, engaged Dr. Hotez on a variety of subjects such as COVID - 19, vaccines, undergraduate research and more.

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