This International Institute Round Table explores the multi-disciplinary interplay of the science of Ebola virus (replication, transmission, controls), impacts of public policies and infrastructure, factors in engaging community and culture, and predictions for control of this and future epidemic outbreaks. Conversations of panelists, expert discussants and forum attendees will explore what must be put in place for West Africa beyond the current epidemic and to better prepare for other global health crises that likely will occur in an interconnected world. This event is co-sponsored by ASC, STEM-Africa Initiative, and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, UMMS.
Kelly Askew, Director, African Studies Center; Anthropology/Afroamerican and African Studies (U-M)
A. Oveta Fuller, Associate Director, African Studies Center, Microbiology and Immunology (U-M Medical School); Michael McGovern, Anthropology (U-M); Renee Gerring. Geochemistry and Engineering (University of Liberia, U-M African Presidential Scholar); Joseph Eisenberg, Epidemiologist (U-M School of Public Health).