University of Nebraska Medical Center

Never Again Summit Series

Please join us for our second chapter of the Global Center for Health Security's Never Again Summit series as we host guest speaker Dr. Jeremy Farrar.


Event Details

The Global Center for Health Security is honored to host guest speaker Dr. Jeremy Farrar for a discussion about global health, pandemics, and health security. An epidemiologist and clinical scientist, Dr. Farrar has 18 years of practice leading the Clinical Research Unit for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. With valuable experience and knowledge in how to navigate pandemics through life-saving science and innovations, we are excited to learn more about Dr. Farrar for a virtual discussion and Q&A event. Registration is required. 

Date: January 30th, 2023

Time: 9:00am-10:30am CST

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Dr. Jeremy Farrar


Jeremy spent 18 years leading the Clinical Research Unit at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, where he made many pivotal advances in the understanding of diseases like tuberculosis (TB), malaria, typhoid, dengue and influenza, as well as helping to train scientists from across South-east Asia and beyond. He joined Wellcome as Director in 2013. 

As part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jeremy is a member of the UK Vaccine Taskforce and the Principles Group of the ACT-Accelerator hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), and he chairs the WHO R&D Blueprint Advisory Group. 

He has held a number of other advisory roles for governments and international bodies such as the WHO and UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE). He was named 12th in the Fortune list of World’s 50 Greatest Leaders in 2015 and was awarded the Memorial Medal and Ho Chi Minh City Medal from the Government of Vietnam for services to public health, medicine and research. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the European Molecular Biology Organization, the US National Academies and the UK Academy of Medical Sciences. In 2018 he received the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian of the Year Award and in 2019 was knighted for services to global health. 

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