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About the Author Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is the president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute and the Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, as well as University Professor in Biology at Baylor University. Dr. Hotez is an internationally recognized physician-­ scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He leads the only product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, Chagas disease, and SARS/MERS—diseases that affect hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide. In 2006 at the Clinton Global Initiative, he cofounded the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases to provide access to essential medicines for hundreds of millions of people. Dr. Hotez has authored more than four hundred original scientific articles and is the author of Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), and in 2011, he was awarded the Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-­ American Public Health by the Pan American Health Organization of the World Health Organization. In 2014, the White House and US State Department selected Dr. Hotez as a United States science envoy. Hotez.indb 207 6/22/16 11:03 AM ...


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