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MSI Chalk Talk: Dr. Bill Hanage: Getting real about herd immunity – why the simple models are wrong and what we might do about it

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Friday, April 12, 2024 8:30am to 9:30am

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Friday, April 12, 2024 8:30am to 9:30am

24 Oxford Street Room 375, Classroom 375 View map

24 Oxford Street Cambridge MA 02138

https://msi.harvard.edu/chalk-talks #MSIChalkTalk
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This week's speaker is Bill Hanage: Getting real about herd immunity – why the simple models are wrong and what we might do about it

Dr. Bill Hanage is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Co-Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. His research and teaching focus on the epidemiology of infectious disease and the evolution of infectious agents. He received his PhD from Imperial College London. Dr Hanage has made seminal contributions to the study of diverse pathogens, both bacteria and viruses, and has a special interest in evolution in response to interventions such as vaccination or antimicrobials. His awards include the Fleming Prize from the Microbiology Society and a young investigator award from the American Society for Microbiology. He has published more than 200 scientific articles and book chapters and is a regular contributor to popular media aiming to improve public understanding of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and other infectious diseases.

Chalk Talks are open to the entire MSI community, including both Harvard affiliates and the general public. Pre-registration is not required for attendance. Hot beverages, pastries, and other light breakfast fare will be provided.

The micro-centric research community at Harvard is thriving!

The event takes place at 24 Oxford Street, in classroom 375. To join us, enter the building at 24 Oxford St. and take the elevator to level 3. It will feel like you are in the museum. Head straight out of the elevator (through the climate change exhibit) to classroom 375. Other doors to the space may be locked at this time and require HUID tap access.

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