Vaccinating the World: Two Global Experts Explain What It Will Take to Succeed

Science Says Expert Series

Dr. Larry Corey and Dr. John Mascola — who are leading the charge to develop COVID-19 vaccines — join Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Tom Lynch to discuss the challenges and opportunities in accelerating development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines for our integrated world.

Drs. Corey and Mascola recently co-authored an article in Science with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins calling for collaboration between academia, government and industry to develop potential vaccines for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Please RSVP by June 4, and submit questions for our experts. After you register, you will receive instructions via email for how to join the event by computer or phone.

Please note: The event start time is 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT

Friday, June 05, 2020
Start Time:
11 a.m. PDT
Host or Sponsor:
Fred Hutch
Virtual (Recording will be available after the event)


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Dr. Larry Corey
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Dr. Larry Corey

For more than four decades, Dr. Larry Corey has led some of the most significant advances in medicine, including the development of safe and effective antivirals for herpes, HIV and hepatitis infections. As president and director of Fred Hutch from 2011-2014, he helped drive lifesaving discoveries across an even broader spectrum of diseases. An international expert in the design and testing of vaccines, he is helping to formulate a global, strategic response to COVID-19. Learn more.

Dr. John Mascola
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Dr. John Mascola

Dr. John Mascola was appointed as director of the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center (VRC) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health, in October 2013. Prior to that time, he served as deputy director of the VRC from 2000-2012, and as acting director between December 2012 and his permanent appointment. Dr. Mascola’s background is in infectious diseases, viral immunology and vaccine research. Learn more.

Dr. Tom Lynch
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Dr. Tom Lynch

In February 2020, Dr. Tom Lynch took the helm of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle following a distinguished career as a medical leader at Harvard and Yale — where he was director of the Yale Cancer Center. Grounded in experience as a cancer physician, Lynch carries with him a deep appreciation for the value of both clinical and basic scientific research. Prior to joining Fred Hutch, Lynch headed research at pharmaceuticals giant Bristol Myers-Squibb. Learn more.

About the Science Says Expert Series

COVID-19 not only threatens the health of people around the world, it is resetting economies, changing the nature of work and the fabric of society. With the volume of media coverage, policy discussion and opinion surrounding us, it can be hard to keep up with the latest research and bring the best science to bear on complex and fluid challenges. Science Says brings experts at the forefront of research together with business, philanthropic and community leaders to take your questions and provide insight for a scientifically grounded path forward.