Opening Lecture in New Spring Series on Infectious Diseases
Influenza: Past, Present, and Future
Gregory Anstead, MD, PhD
Thursday, February 24 – 12:00 noon
Howe Conference Room – Briscoe Library – 5th Floor
The word ‘influenza’ can trigger thoughts of something only slightly worse than a cold, a killer of the elderly and infirm, or even the potential cause of global cataclysm. In his presentation on February 24, Dr. Anstead will recount flu pandemics that have occurred in the 20th and 21st centuries, the advances in flu diagnostics, vaccinology, and treatment, and the continuing challenges that this disease poses for the human race.
Gregory Anstead, MD, PhD, is associate professor in the Division of infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UTHSCSA and director of the Immuno-suppression and Infectious Diseases Clinics of the South Texas, Veterans Healthcare System.
His interests include clinical trials of new antiretroviral and antifungal drugs, the historical epidemiology of infectious diseases, zoonotic and vector-borne infections, and nutritional effects on immune function.
Please bring your lunch and join us. Everyone is welcome! For more information, contact Pennie Borchers, Special Collections Librarian, email@example.com.
Full Lecture Series
- Feb 24 Influenza
- Mar 24 Syphilis
- Apr 28 Hantavirus
- May 26 HIV in America