Episode 32: Conversation With Dr. David HoVIEW EVENT DETAILS
On January 30 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Healthcare experts have warned that Covid-19 could rapidly spread, if not properly contained, and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. After two years since the outbreak, how are different countries coping with the pandemic? What are the lessons drawn from the international community? With the new Omicron virus, what are the latest developments globally? At a macro level, what are the ways forward for a better “new normal”? What are lessons learned from previous pandemics?
COVID-19 Updates from on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings has attracted nearly 195, 400 views. Dr. David Ho, a renowned public health expert who has extensive experiences and knowledge on AIDS research, is leading a team in developing novel strategies to diagnose, treat and prevent Covid-19 infection. The research will potentially provide new insights on the Covid-19 development. In episode 32, hear from Dr David Ho, the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Scientific Director and CEO of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, and Irene Diamond Professor and Physician at the Rockefeller University, New York. This discussion will be moderated by S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center.
David D. Ho is the Founding Scientific Director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Clyde and Helen Wu Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. He received his degrees from the California Institute of Technology and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Ho has been at the forefront of AIDS research for 40 years. His elegant studies unraveled the dynamic nature of HIV replication in vivo and revolutionized our basic understanding of this horrific disease. This knowledge led him to champion combination antiretroviral therapy that resulted in unprecedented control of HIV in patients. An automatic death sentence has been transformed into a manageable disease, and over 25 million worldwide are currently on such therapy. Dr. Ho’s research team is now devoting a considerable effort to develop novel strategies to diagnose, treat and prevent Covid-19 infection. Dr. Ho has received fourteen honorary doctorates. He was named Time Magazine’s Man of the Year in 1996 and the recipient of a Presidential Medal from Bill Clinton in 2001. He was also inducted into the California Hall of Fame. Dr. Ho was also recognized by the Kingdom of Thailand with the Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine, and given the Distinguished Alumni Award by Caltech. Dr. Ho serves as a member of the Trustees of Caltech, and was a board member of the MIT Corporation for 12 years and Harvard Board of Overseers for 6 years. He is a member of the US National Academy of Medicine as well as the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
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