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Maternal Immunization Clinical Research in Low and Middle Income Countries - 7 February 2019

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Maternal Immunization Clinical Research in Low and Middle Income Countries: Study Design, Regulatory, Ethical and Safety Considerations

We are pleased to invite you to join Dr Sonali Kochhar who will be giving a lunchtime talk at the IoPPN on Thursday 7th February on “Maternal Immunization Clinical Research in Low and Middle Income Countries - Study Design, Regulatory, Ethical and Safety Considerations”. 

The event is open to all and free of charge, but registration is required please.

Dr Kochhar M.D., Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle and Medical Director, Global Healthcare Consulting, has twenty years of experience in a Leadership position for Global Phase I-IV Clinical Research, Epidemiology and Safety Studies for Vaccines and Drugs; conducted in Adult and Pediatric populations, Infectious Diseases (HIV/AIDS, Influenza, Group B Strep, RSV, Diarrheal Diseases, Malaria, Tropical diseases); Vaccines for Pregnant Women, Introduction of New Vaccines, Pandemic Preparedness.

Translating research into programs by Healthcare Systems Strengthening (including Governance, Capacity Building, Logistics and Supply Chains) for Immunization and Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health programs, Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies, HIV/AIDs Prevention, and Treatment, and working with vulnerable and at-risk populations (including women, adolescents, children, MSMs, IDUs and Sex Workers).

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Dr Kochhar has conducted multiple studies- including vaccine trials- in Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, The Gambia, South Africa, the United States, India, Bangladesh and Nepal. She provides expertise for Vaccine Research and Development (including for Viral Vectors (MMV, AAV, Ad-5 etc), DNA, Proteins, Inactivated, Subunit Vaccines, Adjuvants etc).

She has set up global multi-million dollar International Strategic Partnerships, Policy, Ethics and Regulatory Development, Communications, Institutional Strengthening, Strategy and Advocacy with Government Partners (across Asia-Pacific, Africa, and South America), International Aid Agencies (Gates Foundation, USAID, Basque Government etc.), Public Health Authorities, International and Bilateral Organizations (e.g. WHO, NIH, CDC), Regulatory Bodies (including the FDA, EMEA, African and Asian National Regulatory Authorities), Ethical Committees, Scientific Organizations, International Pharmaceutical Companies, Local Communities and the Media.

Dr Kochhar serves on International Scientific Advisory Boards, as Guest Faculty for International Vaccinology Programs (including the LIVE (Leading International Vaccinology Education) Master’s Program, Europe) and the Oxford Vaccinology course), as a reviewer for international journals and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

She has been awarded the Yale World Fellowship for 2011 (Yale University’s International Leadership Program); Vaccinology Fellowship Award for significant achievements in Vaccinology from Fondation Mérieux and University of Geneva; Global Leadership Awards from Eli Lilly & Company, Indianapolis, U.S.A; Bharat Jyoti (Light of India) Award for medical achievements and the Serviers Young Investigator Award by Institut de Recherches Internationales, Servier, France.

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