Dr. Dan Bausch, director of the United Kingdom Public Health Rapid Support Team, will discuss the response to global outbreaks of infectious diseases from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24, at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, MNH 250, at Quinnipiac University, 370 Bassett Rd. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 203-582-8652.
“Dr. Bausch’s talk is particularly apropos given the emergence of a novel coronavirus in China, and the first U.S. case of this disease,” said David Hill, professor of medical sciences and director of the global public health program at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac.
Bausch is trained in internal medicine, infectious diseases, tropical medicine and public health. He specializes in the research and control of emerging tropical viruses and has more than 25 years of experience in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Asia combating viruses such as Ebola, Lassa, hantavirus and SARS coronavirus. He places a strong emphasis on capacity building in all his projects and has a keen interest in the role of the scientist in promoting health and human rights.
Bausch is also the scientific program chair of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, a fellow of the United Kingdom Faculty of Public Health and a member of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He serves as the United Kingdom representative on the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network steering committee and has published nearly 200 manuscripts and textbook chapters while acting as a reviewer and editor for numerous scientific journals and societies.