Dr. Peter Jay Hotez
Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology
Head, Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics
Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development
Baker Institute Fellow in Disease and Poverty, Rice University
University Professor, Baylor University
Co-Editor-in-Chief, PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Chair, Technical Advisory Board, END Fund
Development of a vaccine for the more than 400 million people suffering from hookworm infection in the world today. Vaccine currently in phase 1 clinical trials in Brazil and Gabon.
Abstract: The largest problem with poverty related diseases is not due to lack of resources, its due to a lack of awareness. The places that could be impacted the most by addressing these disea
ses is not in the 3rd world, but in G-20 countries.