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Professor Fred Hayden

Professor Fred Hayden
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
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Institute: University of Virginia School of Medicine



Dr Hayden is Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. During 2006-2008 he served as a medical officer in the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization (Geneva) and during 2008-2012 as influenza research coordinator at the Wellcome Trust (London). His principle research interests have been on respiratory viral infections with a particular focus on the development and application of antiviral agents for influenza, rhinovirus, and other respiratory viruses. He has published over 350 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews, and co-edits with Douglas Richman and Richard Whitley the textbook Clinical Virology, the fourth edition of which was recently published by the American  Society for Microbiology.

Dr Hayden chaired the writing committees for two WHO clinical consultations on avian H5N1 and one on pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza, and continues to serve as a consultant to WHO on respiratory viral infections and emerging infectious diseases including avian influenza H7N9 virus, MERS-CoV, and Ebola virus. In 2012-13 he worked with WHO colleagues to develop a new initiative, the Battle against Respiratory Viruses (BRAVE), to foster research on this important public health problem. During his time at the Wellcome Trust he helped to establish the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) to improve the clinical research response to respiratory and other emerging infectious disease threats. He is scientific advisor to the EU-funded Platform for European Preparedness Against (Re-) emerging Epidemics (PREPARE) and NIAID-funded University of Alabama Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Consortium (AD3C). He is a member of multiple editorial boards including the Journal of Infectious diseases and a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Microbiology, American Society for Clinical lnvestiQation, and Association of American Physicians.


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