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VCR's Distinguished Lecture Series

The VCR's Distinguished Lecture Series was created in an effort to educate and help the research community stay abreast on the world’s most pressing research topics.

During each of their visits, invited lecturers will meet with UTHSC administration, faculty and staff to share ideas and foster collaborative efforts centered on education, research and entrepreneurial ventures. They will also deliver a scientific lecture to the UTHSC community.



"Advances in Influenza Therapeutics”

Presented by Frederick G. Hayden, MD, FACP, Consultant, World Health Organization; Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

When: December 6, 2018 from Noon — 1:00 PM

Where: The Freeman Auditorium (930 Madison Avenue, 3rd Floor)

About Dr. Hayden

Dr. Hayden is Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. During 2006-2008 he served as a medical officer in the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization, Geneva and during 2008-2012 as influenza research coordinator within International Activities at the Wellcome Trust, London.

Dr. Hayden received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1973 and completed his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1978, became Richardson Professor in 1990, and transitioned to emeritus status in 2015. His principle research interests have been on respiratory viral infections with a particular focus on the development and application of antiviral agents for influenza, rhinovirus, and other respiratory viral infections. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews, and co-edits the textbook Clinical Virology, the fourth edition of which was published by the American Society for Microbiology Press in 2017.

Dr. Hayden chaired the writing committees for two WHO clinical consultations on avian H5N1 and one on pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza and continues to serve as a consultant to WHO on respiratory and emerging viral infections including avian influenza, MERS coronavirus and Ebola. In 2012-13 he worked with WHO colleagues to develop a new initiative, the Battle against Respiratory Viruses, to foster research on this important public health problem. During his work at the Wellcome Trust he also helped establish a new federation of clinical research networks called the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) to improve the clinical research response to these threats. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Microbiology, American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Association of American Physicians.

For more information on the upcoming Lecture series, please see the Upcoming Schedule webpage. To see an archive of past presentations, please see the Recorded Lectures webpage.

Last Published: Nov 15, 2018