Leo M. Evers Lecture in Infectious Diseases

The Leo M. Evers Lecture in Infectious Diseases is an annual lecture that features a highly accomplished and widely recognized world leader in infectious diseases. The Lectureship was established by Leo’s wife, Irma Evers, and the Evers family in honor of Dr. Eddie Louie, a member of the NYU Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology.

Drs. Eddie Louie and Anthony Fauci Anne Schuchat and Eddie Louie
Dr. Eddie Louie, (left) of the NYU ID Division and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the inaugural Evers Lecturer. Dr. Anne Schuchat (left), Principal Deputy Director for the CDC and Dr. Eddie Louie (right) at the Eighth Annual Leo M. Evers Lecture.












2018 David A. Relman, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology at Stanford University who discovered and implemented new strategies for identifying previously unrecognizable microbial agents of disease. His research focuses on the study of the human indigenous microbiota.


Julie McElrath, MD, PhD
2017 Julie McElrath, MD, PhD
One of the world's leading HIV Immunology and Vaccine Researchers. Co-founder of the Vaccine Infectious Diseases Institute at Fred Hutch.
Anne Schuchat
2016 Anne Schuchat, MD
Principal Deputy Director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Rear Admiral, US Public Health Service
Highly accomplished global health advocate who worked in West Africa on meningitis, pneumonia, and Ebola vaccine trials, in South Africa on surveillance and prevention projects, and in China on Beijing’s SARS emergency response.


Paul A. Offit, MD
2015 Paul A. Offit, MD
Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
He is the co-inventor of the rotaviris vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use of infants by the CDC.
Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH, president of Merck Vaccines, former director of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2014 Julie Gerberding, MD, MPH
President, Merck Vaccines
Infectious Diseases expert and former Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Led CDC’s efforts on pandemic preparedness including anthrax bioterrorism, SARS, food-borne disease outbreaks and natural disasters.
Dr. John Bartlett

John Bartlett, MD
Professor, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 
Leader in clinical infectious diseases, infectious diseases education, training, and research

F. Marc LaForce, MD

F. Marc LaForce, MD
Director, Meningitis Vaccine Project 
Developed, tested, and distributed a vaccine against group Ameningococci, to prevent outbreaks of lethal and crippling meningitis in sub-Saharan Africa

Myron Cohen, MD

Myron S. Cohen, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Established the principle that treatment of HIV with antiretroviral therapy also prevents HIV transmission

Beatrice Hahn, MD, PhD

Beatrice H. Hahn, MD, PhD
Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 
Discovered the origin of SIV and of HIV, and the origin ofPlasmodium falciparum malaria

Stanley Falkow, PhD

Stanley Falkow, PhD
Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine 
Pioneer in the field of microbial pathogenesis

Anthony Fauci, MD

Anthony Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases 
Leader in the global fight against HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases