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TEXGHS Virtual Launch

  • 7 Oct 2020
  • 1:00 AM - 2:30 AM

Date: Tuesday 6 October 2020 10AM - 11.30AM CDT

The Texas Global Health Security Innovation Consortium (TEXGHS) is hosting a virtual launch event which will feature speakers from around the globe to discuss the importance of supporting innovation in the fight against COVID-19. The event will also highlight how TEXGHS has created a unique innovation ecosystem that brings together academic, public, and private sector partners to respond to COVID-19 and help prevent the next pandemic.

Keynote speaker:

  • Peter Hotez, MD, PhD - Dean, National School of Tropical Medicine


  • Jay Hartzell, PhD – Interim President, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Moredreck Chibi, PhD – World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Lead
  • Clay Johnston, MD, PHD – Dean, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin
  • Lisa McDonald, MD, MSTC – TEXGHS and Director of Healthcare, Austin Technology Incubator
  • Sarah (Michel) Gerwig, MPH, PMP - CEO, UpGlobal Consulting, and U.S. Business Development Advisor, Tali Health - Event moderator

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