Dr. Peter Hotez to Deliver 2013 Packard Lecture

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences has announced that Dr. Peter Hotez will deliver the 2013 David Packard Lecture at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), on March 5, 2013, at 3 p.m. The annual Packard Lecture, hosted by USU’s Faculty Senate, is the university’s most prestigious lectureship.

The full press release is also available here.

 

A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

 

On February 28 Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez published a new editorial in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseaseentitled, “A New European Neglected Diseases Center for Greece?

In the article, Dr. Hotez and his author, Dr. Dorina Papageorgiou of BCM discuss an opportunity to build a new scientific institution for neglected infections of poverty strategically located in Greece, the geographic center of Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

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