RESULTS Houston 2015 Benefit Dinner
Healing the World: Creating a Healthy Future For Every Child
With Dr. Joanne Carter, Executive Director of
RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, and
Seeds of Hope Award Honoree, Dr. Peter Hotez
Sunday, November 22nd - 6:00 p.m. Reception 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Program
Junior League of Houston - 1811 Briar Oaks Lane - Houston, Texas 77027
Dr. Peter Hotez is Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also chief of a new Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is the President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, and the Fellow in Disease and Poverty at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.
He is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical diseases and vaccine development. He leads the only product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, and Chagas disease, diseases affecting hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide. Co-Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, he is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Hotez has authored more than 300 original papers and is the author of the acclaimed Forgotten People, Forgotten Diseases. This year the White House and U.S. State Department selected Dr. Hotez as a United States Science Envoy.
Dr. Joanne Carter is the Executive Director of RESULTS and RESULTS Educational Fund, a grassroots advocacy organization generating the public and political will to end the root causes of poverty globally and in the United States.
Joanne is the Vice Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Coordinating Board, a partnership of nearly 1000 organizations around the world. From 2009 to 2011, Joanne served as the Board Member to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Joanne holds a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from Cornell University and was a practicing veterinarian from 1987 to 1992. She has served as a VISTA volunteer and as a recruiter for the Peace Corps. Prior to joining RESULTS staff, Joanne served as a RESULTS volunteer Group Leader and then Regional Coordinator for four years in the New York City.