WCHRI Leaders in Research seminar featuring Michael Hawkes: "Hot topics in the tropics"
Hot topics in the tropics: Ebola, malaria and pneumonia
Join Michael Hawkes, Stollery Science Lab Distinguished Researcher and associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics, for a one-hour session on infectious diseases and child health.
Infectious diseases are the leading causes of childhood deaths globally, including pneumonia and malaria. They can strike in frightening epidemics, such as the current Ebolavirus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) that has claimed more than 2,000 lives to date. In this talk, Hawkes will share clinical and research experience in the Ebolavirus epidemic currently raging in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, novel adjunctive therapies for malaria that his lab has been working on, and solar powered oxygen delivery, currently being rolled out in Uganda.
Hawkes is a pediatric infectious diseases physician with a translational research program in global childhood infections. He runs a "wet lab" at the University of Alberta focusing on in vitro and in vivo model systems for cerebral malaria, and also runs field studies in Africa related to pediatric pneumonia, and most recently, Ebola.
Date: November 26
Time: 4–5 p.m.
Location: ECHA 1-490
Refreshments and networking to follow.