Special Seminar - Old wine in a new bottle: killed oral cholera vaccines for public health
Dr. John D. Clemens is an international expert on the evaluation of vaccines in developing countries. From 1983-88, he served as a research scientist at the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, where he led the first efficacy trial of an oral vaccine against cholera, and where he conducted additional research on measles vaccine. After returning to the U.S., he served as Chief of the Epidemiology Section of the Center for Vaccine Development of the University of Maryland, and then as Chief of the Epidemiology Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development , U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). While at NIH he was the Director of the first WHO Collaborating Centre for Clinical Evaluation of Vaccines in Developing Countries. In 1999 he became the first Director-General of the IVI.
In addition to field evaluations of vaccines, Dr. Clemens’ research has focused on innovative methodological approaches to evaluating vaccines in developing country populations, and to generating evidence needed for policy decisions about vaccine introduction in developing countries. He has published over 300 original, peer reviewed articles, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. Over the past 15 years he has been a member of several WHO Steering Committees, and he currently serves as the advisory committee to the WHO Initiative for Vaccine Research. He was a member of the Board of the GAVI Alliance from 2007-2009, and in 2010 was the recipient of the Sabin Gold Medal.
HZI, Forum, X0.13
Prof. Dr. John D. Clemens,
Director-General of the International Vaccine Institute Korea