Ralph Tripp to speak at #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series

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Ralph Tripp to speak at #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series

Ralph Tripp, PhD will speak on “The Endgame: Eradicating Polio and other Vaccine Preventable Diseases” as part of the #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 2:00pm in room 250 Miller Learning Center.

Tripp is a professor in the Department of Infectious Disease at UGA and currently the Georgia Research Alliance Chair of Animal Health Vaccine Development, and is a GRA Eminent Scholar. His research interests include understanding the mechanisms of immunity and disease pathogenesis associated with respiratory virus infection, and using this information to develop therapeutic protocols and vaccines that will confer long-term protective immunity. He has led a research team in respiratory virus immunology studies at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and currently develops vaccine and therapeutic countermeasures for viral diseases at the Animal Health Research Center at UGA.

The #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science lecture series is presented by the UGA Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute, the departments of history and classics, the Georgia Regents University – University of Georgia Medical Partnership, and the Willson Center of Humanities and Art.

#Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science
#Throwback Therapies is an innovative new interdisciplinary seminar series designed to entertain and enlighten any audience with interests in the origins of modern health sciences.

What if we read the New England Journal of Medicine as literature?

What were doctors up to in the time of the Roman Empire?

What does forensic pathology tell us about medical practices during the Civil War?

What prompted families to wait in long lines for polio vaccinations in the last century?

Come and find out! See what happens when historians do medicine and doctors do history in #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science.