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Clayton D. Harro Faculty Development Fund

Bloomberg School of Public Health

Established in 2015 by the Department of International Health in honor of Dr. Clayton D. Harro

CLAYTON D. HARRO, MD, ScD (May 30, 1964-11/24/2014) completed his medical training at Upstate Medical University, Baystate Medical Center, and The Johns Hopkins University, he served as a respected leader in vaccine development at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. Over the course of his career, Dr. Harro’s teams did pioneering work on HPV vaccines and more than 70 NIH and industry sponsored trials. He directed the Enteric Vaccine Evaluation Unit at the Center for Immunization Research, overseeing the development and evaluation of enteric vaccines for traveler’s diarrhea. Dr. Harro’s work exemplified rigorous science designed to protect people around the world from infectious diseases and was characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit and disciplined approach.

Held by Kawsar R. Talaat

KAWSAR R. TALAAT, MD is the inaugural Clayton D. Harro Assistant Professor in the Department of International Health. She is an internist and pediatrician who received subspecialty training in Infectious Diseases and was also trained in Tropical Medicine. She joined the Center for Immunization Research in 2007 to lead clinical trials of live-attenuated vaccines against influenza viruses of pandemic potential. Since that time, her research portfolio has broadened to include Phase 1 and 2 trials of vaccines against pandemic and seasonal influenza, malaria, Ebola, and Enterotoxigenic E. coli (ETEC) and Shigella, two of the leading global causes of diarrhea in children. Dr. Talaat is also interested in the safety of licensed vaccines and serves as the Deputy Director of Clinical Research for the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Bloomberg School and as a member of the CDC Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment group.

Dr. Talaat earned her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 1997. She joined the Bloomberg School in 2007 as an Assistant Scientist; promoted to Associate Scientist in 2016. She holds a joint appointment in the Department of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.