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The Barmes Lecture 2019: Jeremy Farrar

Dr. Jeremy Farrar smiles while standing on stage after presenting the Barmes Global Health Lecture.

Global Health in a Changing World

Drawing on his personal and professional experiences, Farrar talked about changes taking place in the world and the challenges they pose for global health.

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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).

About Jeremy Farrar

A world-renowned clinical scientist and leading figure in the field of infectious diseases, Dr. Jeremy Farrar is chief scientist of the World Health Organization. Previously, he served from 2013 to 2023 as director of the Wellcome Trust, an independent foundation that supports the work of more than 14,000 earchers in about 100 countries with a $33 billion investment across biomedical science, population health, medical innovation, humanities and social science, and public engagement. Prior to that, Farrar was director for 18 years of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam, which is supported by Wellcome. His research has focused on infectious diseases, tropical health and emerging infections.

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Updated December 19, 2023