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May 25-26, 2011- LVC 3rd Annual External Advisory Committee Meeting

The Center’s Third Annual EAC Meeting was held on LSUHSC-NO campus on May 25 and 26, 2011. This event facilitates interactions of the management and administration with the EAC to provide updates on the progress of the Center.

It also provides a forum for feedback regarding current and future planning by the EAC and Steering Committee members. The program included a public seminar in the Center’s “Infection, Immunity and Vaccine Seminar Program” by Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD, a member of the EAC. The day concluded with a feedback session involving the Center Steering Committee and the EAC, with an emphasis on discussion of Center sustainability beyond the Post Katrina Support Fund Initiative (PKSFI). Distinguished members of the Center EAC include:

Lawrence R. Stanberry, MD, PhD (EAC Chairman); Reuben S. Carpentier Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics; College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; New York, NY

Roger Rank; PhD; Professor; Chlamydia Research Group, Arkansas Children’s Hospital Research Institute; Little Rock, AR

Anthony Giordano, PhD; President and CEO, TheraVasc, Inc.; Cleveland, OH

2011 LVC EAC Meeting (l. to r.): Dr. Roger Rank, Dr. Lawrence Stanberry, Dr. Alistair Ramsay and Dr. Anthony Giordano