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Special Pathogens Workshop Registration

Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Special Pathogens Workshop

Date: March 24
Time: 9am - 4pm
Location: Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Cost: Free
Keynote Announced

We pleased to announce Dr. Celine Gounder as our first keynote speaker

Dr. Gounder is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at New York University. She cares for patients on the wards at Bellevue Hospital Center and at Indian Health Service and tribal health facilities across the country.

Dr. Gounder is the CEO/President/Founder of Just Human Productions, a non-profit multimedia organization. She’s also the host and producer of In Sickness and in Health, a podcast on health and social justice.

She's written for The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe Guardian USThe Washington PostReutersQuartzSports Illustrated, and Bloomberg View. She’s a frequent expert guest on MSNBC, CNN, HLN, Al Jazeera America, CBS, BBC, MTV, and Oprah Prime. She’s best known for her coverage of the Ebola, Zika, opioid overdose, and gun violence epidemics.

In early 2015, Dr. Gounder spent two months volunteering as an Ebola aid worker in Guinea. In her free time, she interviewed locals to understand how the crisis was affecting them. She is currently making Dying to Talk, a feature-length documentary about the Ebola epidemic in Guinea.

Dr. Gounder is also a consultant for TEDMED and on TEDMED’s Editorial Advisory Board.

Between 1998 and 2012, she studied TB and HIV in South Africa, Lesotho, Malawi, Ethiopia and Brazil. While on faculty at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gounder was the Director for Delivery for the Gates Foundation-funded Consortium to Respond Effectively to the AIDS/TB Epidemic. She later served as Assistant Commissioner and Director of the Bureau of Tuberculosis Control at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

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