Ebola doctor and a 2014 TIME Magazine Person of the Year Jerry Brown, will make his first public appearance in the United States as part of an Ebola summit gathering at the School of Medicine.
Open to the public, Brown and fellow Ebola summit participants will address issues related to “Learning from Ebola: Preparing for the Next Epidemic” during a lecture and panel from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the auditorium of the Iris S. & Bert L. Wolstein Research Building.
Brown is the medical director and general surgeon at the Eternal Love Winning Africa (ELWA) Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, and principal investigator of West Africa Ebola clinical studies for Clinical RM, a Cleveland area company supporting clinical research and clinical trial services. He will convey insights from the frontlines of the Ebola pandemic in Liberia, the current status of the disease in that country, and what the world needs to learn from the West Africa Ebola experience.
He will also join a cast of international infectious disease experts:
John M. Dye Jr., Viral Immunology Branch Chief at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases;
Craig R. Giesze, senior operations officer at the World Bank Group in Dakar, Senegal;
David Hoover, senior scientific advisor for ClinicalRM;
Robert Salata, professor of medicine, epidemiology and international health, and interim chair of the Department of Medicine in the School of Medicine; and
Joseph Sgherza, president of ClinicalRM.
The panel will explore what the world still needs to know about the Ebola virus that continues to make it global threat and identify gaps in the health care safety net—in the United States and abroad—as health officials prepare for the next pandemic.