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Going Viral An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic that killed ~50 million people worldwide
April 5, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Symposium speakers will include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and more.
Keynote speaker Gina Kolata, The New York Times science and medicine reporter, will deliver the 50th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 5 at 6 p.m. Kolata is a 2-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and the best-selling author of Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus that Caused It.
This symposium is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and RTI International.