Feb. 5 at 7:30 pm in Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center:
Documentary Film Screening: Unseen Enemy: A documentary directed by award- winning director Janet Tobias, that explores the global, political, economic, and public health conditions that may contribute to the next global pandemic.
Feb. 7 at 7:30 pm in Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center:
“Before they Strike: Viral Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention,” a lecture by Dr. Nathan Wolfe. Dr. Wolfe is author of The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age (2011), Founder & CEO of Metabiota, a pioneering risk analytics company that improves the world’s resilience to epidemics. He was a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 1997 and the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award in 2005, and was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2009, and one of the Time 100 in 2011. Dr. Wolfe currently holds the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire Consulting Professorship in Human Biology at Stanford University.
Feb. 19 at 7:30 pm in Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center:
“The Opioid Crisis: Economic, Legal, and Clinical Perspectives,” a panel discussion featuring: Dr. Sanho Tree (Fellow, and Director of Drug Policy Project, of the Institute for Policy Studies); Judge Thomas Teodosio (Court of Appeals of Ohio, Ninth Circuit District); and Dr. Nicole T. Labor (member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine, Associate Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Summa Physicians, Akron, OH and Medical Director of OneEighty, Wooster, OH).
Feb. 26 at 7:30 pm in Gault Recital Hall, Scheide Music Center:
“The Complexities of Conducting International Clinical Research,” a lecture delivered by Wooster alumnus, Dr. Diane Jorkasky, who is an expert on drug development and international medicine. Dr. Jorkasky, 2016 winner of Penn Medicine’s “Women in Medicine” award is currently president of her own research and consulting business which emphasizes translational pharmacology. She has also served as vice president of Global Clinical Research Operations at Pfizer Global Research and Development, where she led clinical research units in the U.S, Europe, and Asia. The research units under Dr. Jorkasky’s supervision were the first in the pharmaceutical industry to be awarded certification by the American Accreditation for Human Rights Protection Policies