Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 6:30pm to 7:45pm

HPV is the leading cause of cervical cancer and kills more than 250,000 women around the world each year. The HPV vaccine, available thanks to the efforts of Drs. John Schiller and Douglas Lowy, can now prevent the devastating disease. What does it take to create this type of breakthrough in science? And how can we ensure that the scientists who are working on today’s biggest challenges have the resources they need to change the world?

For this joint program between Carnegie Science and the National Science and Technology Medals Foundation, Dr. Schiller, a 2012 National Medal recipient, will speak about the development of the HPV vaccine. Following his presentation Dr. Schiller will join a panel of experts moderated by AAAS Visiting Scholar Kei Koizumi for a discussion about the processes that drive scientific breakthroughs.

Dr. John Schiller - Distinguished Investigator, National Institutes of Health; National Medal of Technology and Innovation Recipient

Dr. Devaki Bhaya - Staff scientist, Department of Plant Biology, Carnegie Institution for Science

Dr. John Spiro - Deputy Science Director, Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Kei Koizumi - Visiting Scholar in science policy, AAAS


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