Plenary Session II: Fred L. Soper Lecture
Session Start/End Time:
Thursday, Nov 14, 2013, 6:15 PM - 7:00 PM
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2
The Fred L. Soper Lecture is an honor bestowed on a distinguished scientist involved in studies related to environmental control and preventive mediine in the tropics. Frank O. Richards, Jr., MD Director, River Blindness Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program and Malaria Control Program The Carter Center Dr. Richards is an expert in parasitic and tropical diseases who has worked extensively in Latin America and Africa. The Neglected Tropical Disease (‘NTD’) programs he directs at The Carter Center have helped to provide more than 200 million preventive treatments for parasitic disease in 11 countries and the malaria program he directs has helped provide over 14 million insecticide-treated bed nets in Nigeria and Ethiopia. Dr. Richards joined The Carter Center after a 23-year career with the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He attended Williams College and Cornell University Medical School, and is board certified in pediatrics (University of Southern California) and clinically trained in infectious diseases. Dr. Richards’ awards include the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene’s Bailey K. Ashford Medal; he has authored or co-authored more than 170 articles, letters, and chapters. He holds faculty appointments in the School of Public Health and School of Medicine at Emory University. His professional interests are in disease elimination/eradication and program implementation research. He has been married to Sherri Poindexter Richards for 25 years, and they have two adult daughters.
Robert B. Tesh
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, United States
11/14/2013 6:15:00 PM
David O. Freedman
Univ of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, United States
11/14/2013 6:30:00 PM
OEPA: The history of the regional initiative to eliminate River Blindness from the Americas -- Could this serve as a model for Africa?
Director, River Blindness Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program and Malaria Control Program, Carter Center, Atlanta, GA, United States
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