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2021 Featured Lecturer

Keith P. Klugman, MD, PhD

Keith P. Klugman, MD, PhD is the Director of the Pneumonia, Meningitis, Neonatal Sepsis and Antimicrobial Resistance Programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Seattle WA. He is the Emeritus William H. Foege Chair of Global Health at the Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he serves as an Honorary Professor in the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Professor Klugman is a past president of the International Society of Infectious Diseases, and a past chair of the International Board of the American Society for Microbiology. In 2015 Keith was elected to membership of the US National Academy of Medicine. He has chaired or served on numerous expert committees for the World Health Organization (WHO), the Welcome Trust and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He currently serves as an editor or member of the editorial advisory board of the journals Clinical Infectious Diseases, Emerging Infectious Diseases and MBio.

Professor Klugman has made his major contributions in the field of pneumococcal research, including antimicrobial resistance. His work demonstrating pneumococcal conjugate vaccine efficacy in the developing world, has led to interventions that continue to save millions of lives especially in Africa and in Asia. He has published more than 600 scientific papers which have been cited more than 40,000 times to date. His current position allows him the opportunity to contribute to the mission of the Gates Foundation to reduce deaths from pneumonia, neonatal sepsis, and meningitis in children, thus allowing them the chance to lead healthy and productive lives.



Past Joseph E. Smadel Lectureship Winners

2020 Upinder Singh, M.D., FIDSA
2019 Gail Bolan, M.D.
2018 Monica Farley, M.D., FIDSA
2017 Ruth Lynfield, M.D., FIDSA
2016 Patricia Griffin, M.D., FIDSA
2015 Bruno Moonen* (In Honor of Alan Magil)
2014 Robert A. Weinstein, M.D., FIDSA, FSHEA
2013 Myron S. Cohen, M.D., FIDSA
2012 Diane Havlir, M.D., FIDSA
2011 William Schaffner, M.D., FIDSA
2010 Kathleen M. Neuzil, M.D., MPH, FIDSA
2009 Myron Levine, M.D., FIDSA
2008 Jane E. Koehler, M.A., M.D.
2007 Kathryn M. Edwards, M.D., FIDSA
2006 Allan R. Roland, M.D.
2005 Lyle Petersen, M.D., MPH
2004 Eric Ottesen, M.D.
2003 Didier Raoult, M.D., Ph.D., FIDSA
2002 Donald A. Henderson, M.D.
2001 Karl Johnson, M.D.
2000 Anna Schuchat, M.D., FIDSA
1999 Lou Miller, M.D.
1998 Thomas Wellems, M.D., Ph.D.
1997 Brett Finlay, Ph.D.
1996 Scott B. Halstead, M.D., FIDSA
1995 David T. Dennis, M.D., MPH
1994 Roy Anderson, FRS
1993 Richard Guerrant, M.D.
1992 Alfred Sommer, M.D.
1991 Charles Carpenter, M.D.
1990 Zanvil Cohn, M.D.
1989 Thomas Grayston, M.D.
1988 P. Fredrick Sparling, M.D., FIDSA
1987 Jack M. Gwaltney, M.D.
1986 Richard Johnson, M.D.
1985 Franklin Neva, M.D.
1984 Maurice Hilleman, Ph.D.
1983 Garrison Rapmund, M.D.
1982 Richard Hornick, M.D.
1981 Baruj Benacerraf, M.D.
1980 Robert Chanock, M.D.
1979 Philip Russell, M.D.
1978 Philip Paterson, M.D.
1977 Carleton Gajdusek, M.D.


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