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February 27, 2021

A Conversation with Dr. Eric Goosby: The Window of Opportunity Blog Post

by Youmna Al-Madani (SFS’24)

On February 23, Dr. Eric Goosby, a notable infectious disease expert, joined Georgetown University’s Conversations in Global Health class. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Goosby offered critical insights into his service as the UN special envoy on tuberculosis, a member of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Task Force, a leader in President Obama’s implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, and the founding director of the Ryan White CARE Act.

February 17, 2021

Global Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Conversation with Dr. Bruce Gellin Blog Post

by Jacqueline Christopher Waldman (C’24)

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Georgetown’s Conversations in Global Health class hosted Dr. Bruce Gellin, President of Global Immunization at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, to discuss the international response to the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Gellin’s experience as the deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Health and Human Services' Health Program Office during the 2009 influenza pandemic makes his perspective invaluable when evaluating the global response to COVID-19. Over the course of the evening, Dr. Gellin shared his professional journey and provided insight into the successes of vaccine distribution, how to alleviate vaccine hesitancy, and the intersection of equity with the international response.