The era of the coronavirus global pandemic has been among the most challenging periods in recent memory for Stevens and for society at large. As a community of scholars and academics, we strive to advance understanding of this experience for our students and for ourselves. To this end, President Nariman Farvardin initiated The President's Special Lecture Series on Pandemics for the 2020-21 academic year. The series will feature lectures by a wide range of distinguished intellectuals on the scientific, technological, historical, political, cultural, and economic aspects of pandemics.

Preventing Pandemics: Tools of the Trade

Dr. Rohit Chitale

Program Manager, Biological Technology Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), U.S. Department of Defense

Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at 4 p.m. Virtual Webinar
REGISTER NOW →   The lecture will take place as a hosted Zoom presentation and is open to all Stevens students, faculty, staff, alumni, and invited guests. Registration is required.

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ABSTRACT: This lecture will include a discussion of what pandemics are; examples and tools used to monitor, evaluate, and mitigate pandemics; and lessons for the future with respect to COVID-19 and other high consequence pathogens.

BIOGRAPHY: Rohit Chitale is an infectious disease epidemiologist with 20 years of experience in preventing, detecting, and responding to emerging infectious diseases globally. He has significant disease expertise in pediatric infectious diseases including malaria, HIV, and polio, supporting programs over two decades in more than 25 countries in Africa and Asia. He has worked with multiple agencies including the CDC, DoD, WHO, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and is currently a Program Manager focused on disease prevention and detection technology development at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

ATTENDANCE: This event is open to all Stevens students, faculty, staff, alumni, and invited guests.

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