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The "Possibilities of Persistence"

When: Friday, October 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Where: University Hall, Room 101, 1897 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Lauren Carr  

Group: Global Health Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


This talk will consider the role of the Rockefeller Foundation’s International Health Division (IHD) in spearheading domestic acute respiratory diseases research and programming, with particular attention to pandemic influenza control during the late 1920s through 1940s. The Rockefeller IHD, equipped with significant financial, personnel, and political resources, led domestic scientific and technological advancements in influenza research.

Valentina E. Parisi is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociomedical Sciences at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her areas of research are public health history and global history of science and technology, and her current research focuses on the history of pandemic influenza control and management in the United States during twentieth century.

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