Before the war in Ukraine, global health was one of the main priorities of Germany’s G7 agenda. Join the American Council on Germany and the German Embassy in Washington, DC for the second in a series on Germany’s G7 Presidency. On Friday, June 3, public health experts Dr. Nicole Lurie, U.S. Director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and former Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), and Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling, Director-General for Life Sciences in the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, will discuss global public health as we try to come to terms with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The G7 Summit: What’s Next for the Future of Global Health?
June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Dr. Nicole Lurie is a leading expert in global health and emergency preparedness and response and, since 2017, has led CEPI’s emergency response efforts including its global response to COVID-19. She has also served as a Strategic Advisor to the CEO and will continue to do so. Prior to joining CEPI, Dr. Lurie served an 8-year term as Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), a Presidentially appointed position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
During her service with HHS, Dr. Lurie led national responses to public health emergencies ranging from the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic and other infectious disease outbreaks to natural and man-made disasters and was responsible for many innovations in emergency preparedness and response.
Prof. Dr. Veronika von Messling is Director-General for Life Sciences at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. She obtained her veterinary degree and her doctorate degree in veterinary virology from the Veterinary School in Hannover, Germany.
After postdoctoral training at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, she was Assistant Professor at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier in Laval, QC, and then Associate Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore, before becoming Director of the Veterinary Division at Paul-Ehrlich-Institute, the German Federal Institute of Vaccines and Biomedicines, in Langen, Germany.