MISSOULA — Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the nation's leading infectious disease experts, will speak at the Mansfield Center's annual lecture in February.
Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases.
The University of Montana sponsors the yearly lecture where speakers can discuss critical topics to a Montana audience.
UM says that in a conversation and public Q&A, Fauci will address such questions as: Where are we with Covid-19? How transformational is a vaccine and what challenges are there for distributing vaccines in the U.S. and around the world? When will we "get back to normal," and what will "normal" be like in the coming months and years? As we look to the future, what are the main lessons we should learn from this pandemic?
Following the discussion, Dr. Marshall Bloom of the federal Rocky Mountain Laboratories in Hamilton will discuss the unique resource we have in Montana and how the labs play a key role in the nation's health by addressing infectious disease threats.
The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, February 17, at noon and will be conducted via Zoom.