AGBC Frankfurt e.V.


AGBC Frankfurt e.V.


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15 Mar 2021


15:00 - 16:30

Covid 19 Experts to Present to AGBC

The American-German Business Club is honored to announce that Professor Doctor Peter Jay Hotez, M.D. PhD. will present „An Update on the Covid-19 Situation: What is the Prognosis?“ on 15 March 2021 at 15:00 hours Frankfurt Time (09:00 hours Houston time) via Zoom. Many of us of us will recognize Prof. Hotez as a frequent commentator on CNN, CNBC, and other media outlets.

Peter Hotez MD Ph.D. is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development and Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics. He is a vaccine scientist who led the development of vaccines to prevent and treat neglected tropical diseases and coronavirus infections. A new Texas Children’s COVID19 vaccine is being accelerated in India now undergoing clinical testing.

Prof. Hotez obtained his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his MD and Ph.D. from Weil Cornell Medical College and Rockefeller University. He is the author of more than 550 scientific articles indexed on PubMed, and 4 single-author books. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and has been honored by PAHO/WHO, Research America, B’nai Brith, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, Among other organizations. He appears frequently on major news outlets promoting global health, and vaccines and immunizations, countering antivaccine and Antiscience movements.

Prof. Hotez will be assisted in his presentation by Professor Doctor Elena Bottazzi Ph.D., Associate Dean of Baylor College of Medicine. She has received national and international highly regarded awards, has more than 150 scientific papers and participated in more than 250 conferences worldwide. She is Member of the National Academy of Science of Honduras and an Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine Scholar of the National Academy of Medicine in the US. Dr. Bottazzi currently serves as Co-chair of the New Vaccines and Therapeutics Taskforce of the Lancet Commission on COVID-19. She is also a Fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), the Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement and Sr. Fellow of the American Leadership Forum (ALF). In August 2020, Forbes LATAM selected Dr. Bottazzi as one of 100 Most Powerful Women in Central America. Prof. Bottazzi received degrees from the University of Honduras, University of Florida, the University of Miami, and the University of Pennsylvania.