Emerging Infectious Diseases: Preparing for the Next Pandemic

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Panel Discussion

Please join us for a conversation with Donna Hansel, MD, PhD and Daniel Streblow, Ph.D. as they discuss OHSU’s response to COVID-19 and establishing OHSU and Oregon as a leading center for infectious diseases research, testing and vaccine development.

20 Aug

This conversation was live streamed on August 20.

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Donna Hansel, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, School of Medicine

Daniel Streblow, Ph.D.
Professor, VGTI-Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute
Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Graduate Program, School of Medicine
Program in Molecular and Cellular Biosciences, School of Medicine


Donna Hansel, MD, PhD is Chair of Pathology at OHSU. Daniel Streblow, PhD is a Professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at OHSU. They are currently leading OHSU’s COVID-19 testing laboratory. Their work on pandemic preparedness requires a multi-pronged approach that includes diagnostic laboratory test development, research into short- and long-term consequences of disease in adults and children, identification of emerging sources of infectious pathogens, mindful public health approaches, vaccines, and therapeutics development. COVID-19 will not be the last pandemic we experience in our lifetimes. New viruses are emerging with accelerated frequency and are now seen every 2-5 years. In addition, bacteria, fungi, and parasites are also developing new methods to avoid historically effective treatment to wreak their own havoc. How can we prepare for what’s next? This presentation will highlight areas of emerging pathogen threats and also ways that we, as a community, can work together to prepare ourselves to successfully combat the next pandemic.