Bush School Scowcroft Institute Lecture Highlights Vaccine Diplomacy

February 26, 2016

Dr. Peter Hotez

Dr. Peter Hotez

On March 8, 2016, the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service will host Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the Baylor College of Medicine and president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, who will present “Fighting Twenty-First Century Disease through Vaccine Diplomacy.” The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.

Dr. Hotez is the is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also chief of the Section on Pediatric Tropical Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. An internationally recognized expert on neglected tropical diseases, he leads the only product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm, schistosomiasis, and Chagas disease.

He is the author of more than 300 original papers and the acclaimed book Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases (ASM Press). Hotez previously served as president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and as founding editor-in-chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He has received many awards and honors, including an appointment by the White House and State Department as a United States science envoy. He obtained his undergraduate degree in molecular biophysics from Yale University in 1980 (Phi Beta Kappa), followed by a PhD in biochemical parasitology from Rockefeller University in 1986 and an MD from Weil Cornell Medical College in 1987.

The event is open to the public, but reservations are recommended. To register for the event, visit

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