Almost as soon as the world began to track the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, our attention shifted to the possibility of a vaccine. Tune in to this fascinating conversation with one of the world’s experts in vaccine who will describe the revolutionary approach being taken by the Human Vaccines Project at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We’ll also hear from a longtime global AIDS/HIV activist who brings deep experience with that pandemic to help us better understand what lies ahead for us in a COVID-19 world. And to help us fully appreciate the delicate balance between what we can do, what we should do, and what we probably will do, we have also included a bioethicist to help fully frame the discussion.
Anne Barnhill is Core Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and Affiliated Faculty with the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. Dr. Barnhill is a philosopher and bioethicist. Her recent work, with colleagues at Johns Hopkins, explores the ethical challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the ethics of lockdown and reopening, the ethics of digital contact tracing, and the allocation of vaccine.
Wayne Koff is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the Human Vaccines Project, a global non-profit focused on the next frontier of human health, decoding the human immune system, to accelerate development of vaccines and therapies for major global diseases. He was named in 2019 by Foreign Policy along with Barack and Michelle Obama, Bill and Melinda Gates, Angela Merkel and others as one of the 100 Global Thinkers who have “had a profound impact on the planet in the last 12 months.”
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe is an American photographer and AIDS activist. Through her work with the Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS, Jeanne has been a global advocate in the fight against HIV/AIDs. She is a member of the Human Vaccines Project Futures Council.
Ted Schenkelberg is co-founder of the Human Vaccines Project where he currently serves as Chief Operating Officer. Ted previously worked as a strategic consultant in the global health and biotech space, including work for a leading Indian health system and national initiatives on reproductive health and antibiotic resistance. He served for more than seven years as a Director at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) where he played a key role in building a $50 million global vaccine design program.
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