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Dr Jeremy Farrar of Wellcome Trust presented 2019 Barmes Global Health Lecture at NIH

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On June 19, 2019, Dr. Jeremy Farrar, Director of Wellcome Trust, presented "Global Health in a Changing World,” the Barmes Global Health Lecture, at NIH.

About Dr Jeremy Farrar

A world-renowned clinical scientist and leading figure in the field of infectious disease, Dr. Jeremy Farrar has been Director of the Wellcome Trust since 2013. Wellcome is an independent foundation with a $33 billion investment portfolio that offers grants across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement. It supports the work of over 14,000 researchers in about 100 countries.

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Previously, for 18 years Farrar was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, which is supported by Wellcome. His research interests were infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections.

Farrar recently received the 2019 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. View his acceptance speech [video]. He was named 12th in Fortune's list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders in 2015. His other awards include the Order of the British Empire in 2005 for services to tropical medicine, as well as the Memorial Medal and the Ho Chi Minh City Medal by the Government of Vietnam. He is a Fellow of both the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Royal Society.

About the Barmes Lecture

The David E. Barmes Global Health Lecture series honors the late David Edward Barmes, special expert for international health at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR).

Prior to joining NIDCR, Dr. Barmes, a public health dentist and epidemiologist by training, served in senior management positions related to oral health, health promotion, and noncommunicable diseases at the World Health Organization in Geneva. The lecture series was established by the NIDCR and Fogarty in 2001 to honor his lifelong dedication to research aimed at improving health for those in low-income countries.

Past Barmes Lectures

Updated August 6, 2019