October 15, 2017


An interdisciplinary symposium to mark the 100th anniversary of one of the deadliest pandemics in human history

Keynote Speaker: Gina Kolata

Gina Kolata

Gina Kolata

Kolata, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from The New York Times, will deliver the Gillings School’s 50th annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture. Kolata is the best-selling author of Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It.

Symposium events will offer perspectives from the vantage points of medicine, health, social sciences and the humanities. Speakers include leading experts in epidemiology, virology, medicine, communications, literature, history, ethics, policy and other fields.

Online registration opens in January 2018.

For more information, visit sph.unc.edu/1918flu.

Questions? Contact 1918flu@unc.edu.

Hosted by the Gillings School, UNC’s Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, RTI International and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences


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