Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Responding to Ebola: Perspectives from the Front Line

Saturday, May 23, 2015

9 a.m.

Joukowsky Forum

 Breakfast reception to follow.

Moderator: Marc Siegel, associate professor of medicine, New York University School of Medicine; medical director of Doctor Radio and NYU and SiriusXM; FoxNews medical correspondent

Panelists: Timothy Flanigan, professor of medicine • Rebecca Reece, clinical professor, infectious diseases • Michael A. Smit, assistant professor, pediatric infectious diseases

Members of the Brown community have been actively engaged in responding to the Ebola tragedy centered in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Mali. Through teaching, research, and service, a number of students, faculty, and alumni have raised both awareness and funds to address the virus and its devastating impact. Several members of the Alpert Medical School faculty have been on the front lines in West Africa, serving as first responders to treat victims and fight the virus. This forum provides an opportunity to hear from physicians who have been to the region about their experience, perspectives, and prognosis for the future.