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ID Epi Seminar Series: The incidence, etiology, and clinical sequelae of diarrheal diseases in African children before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction, Karen Kotloff, MD, Univ. of Maryland
February 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Karen Kotloff, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; Head of the Division of Infectious Disease and Tropical Pediatrics; Associate Director of Clinical Studies at the Center for Vaccine Development, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Talk Title: The incidence, etiology, and clinical sequelae of diarrheal diseases in African children before and after rotavirus vaccine introduction
Biography: Dr. Kotloff is Head of Pediatric Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). She is Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIH-funded Vaccine Testing and Evaluation Unit at UMSOM, performing Phase 1-4 clinical trials to evaluate a wide array of vaccines, adjuvants, delivery mechanisms, and therapies. She has performed numerous human challenge studies, with a focus on Shigella. She has also dedicated her career to performing epidemiologic studies and clinical trials related to vaccine-preventable infections among children in developing countries in Africa and Asia.