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Emory Global Health Institute holds forum on U.S. measles outbreak

The Emory Global Health Institute will hold a forum, “Turning the Tide on the US Measles Outbreak” on Monday, Sept. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in the Grace Crum Rollins Building, Rita Anne Rollins Room. A reception will follow.

“With U.S. measles cases the highest they have been in 27 years, and with a more than three-fold increase in measles cases globally this year compared to 2018,” we should be very concerned about the progression of this serious and potentially fatal disease,” says Walter Orenstein, MD, associate director, Emory Vaccine Center and former director of the United States National Immunization Program. 

Panelists will include:

  • Jeffrey Koplan, MD, MPH
    Vice President for Global Health, Emory University
  • Walter Orenstein, MD
    Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center
  • Andi Shane, MD, MPH, MSc
    Marcus Professor of Hospital Epidemiology & Infection Prevention, Emory School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Robert Bednarczyk, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Global Health and Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health.

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