Eck Institute Director and Member Meet with Carter Center VP

EIGH director David Severson joined EIGH member Fr. Tom Streit for dinner with Dr. Donald Hopkins before Hopkins presented "Building Hope and Fighting Disease at the Grassroots: Focus on Disease Eradication and Elimination" on Wednesday, March 28, 2012. Hopkins currently serves as the Vice President of Health Programs for the Carter Center where he has led efforts to eradicate Guinea worm disease, lymphatic filariasis and river blindness. He received his Bachelor of Science from Morehouse College, his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Chicago, and his Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is well-known for directing the Smallpox Eradication/Measles Control Program in Sierra Leone, West Africa and is the author of the Pulitzer Prize nominated book "Princes and Peasants: Smallpox in History." You can learn more about Dr. Hopkin's extraordinary work at: