Sean Diehl, Ph.D., left, and Kristen Pierce, M.D. (Photo: LCOM Design & Photography)
According to an October 11 "Viewpoint" article in theJournal of the American Medical Association, "nearly 1700 cases of travel-associated Zika infection, including 479 in pregnant women, had been reported in the continental United States" as of August 4, 2016. University of Vermont Vaccine Testing Center researchers Sean Diehl, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, and Kristen Pierce, M.D., associate professor of medicine, will discuss their role in the development of a dengue virus vaccine and how that work has been helpful in the development of a vaccine to defend against the Zika virus at Community Medical School on Tuesday, November 1 at 6 p.m. Titled "The Dengue Fever Vaccine: How It Can Help Us Defend Against the Zika Virus," the lecture will take place in a different location this session - the Sullivan Classroom in the Larner Medical Education Center atthe Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Organized jointly by the Larner College of Medicine and the UVM Medical Center, this free public lecture program is held the first Tuesday of the month for four months and takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and include a Q&A session. The final session of the Fall 2016 Community Medical School series, titled “Genomic Medicine in Vermont,” will be delivered by Deborah G.B. Leonard, M.D., Ph.D., chair of pathology and laboratory medicine, on Tuesday, December 6.
For more information, visit the Community Medical School website or call 802-847-2886.