A one-week intensive course on the fundamental, translational, and clinical aspects of viruses relevant to human health. The lectures will be delivered by leading medical virologists from GVN Centers of Excellence. All didactic courses will focus on cutting-edge aspects of virus research. The course includes allotted time for discussion and interaction with renowned medical virology leaders and opportunities to meet with policymakers and program officials from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
There is an urgent need for highly skilled, well-educated medical virologists all over the world. This course satisfies one of GVN's primary objectives: to ensure that emerging investigators working in medical virology receive the best possible training and have opportunities to interact with other global partners. This course enhances previously acquired skills while also providing new knowledge and avenues for expanding expertise and collaborations.
Approximately 15-20 participants will be selected to take part in this course. This course is designed for early-career scientists and physicians who want to broaden their knowledge of medical virology. Candidates should be Ph.D., or MD students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, Research Associates, or Assistant Professors. Key criteria for selection include the likelihood of future work in medical virology or contributions in the field of virology, as well as previous professional and academic accomplishments. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of GVN scientists.
July 17 to July 21, 2023
Lodging will be provided at the Hampton Inn, which is within walking distance of the lecture sites. Shuttles will be available for off-site visits. Several Baltimore locations will be used for lectures and discussions, including the Institute of Human Virology (IHV) and the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
Robert C. Gallo, MD
The Homer & Martha Gudelsky Distinguished Professor in Medicine
Co-Founder and Director of the Institute of Human Virology - University of Maryland School of Medicine Co-Founder and Chair of the Scientific Leadership Board - Global Virus Network
Christian Bréchot, MD, PhD
President – Global Virus Network
Senior Associate Dean for Research in Global Affairs, Associate Vice President for International Partnerships and Innovation, and Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Internal Medicine - USF Health Morsani College of Medicine
Executive director - Tampa-based Romark Laboratories Institute for Medical Research.
Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD
Professor of Infectious Diseases and Neurology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor & Chair, Department of Molecular Microbiology, and Immunology - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.