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College Announces Academic Convocation

September 08, 2015

Michelle Adams
Communications and Marketing
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Alumnus Dr. Marc LaForce '60, HD '15 will address college at 2015 convocationOn September 18, Dr. F. Marc LaForce '60, HD '15, Director of Technical Services at the Serum Institute of India, will address the Saint Anselm College community at the 2015 Academic Convocation, celebrating the start of the academic year.

His talk, titled "An Anselmian Reflects: Distributive Justice and International Childhood Immunization," will examine global vaccination activities over the last 30 years from the perspective of infant immunizations as a health right, as well as exploring the successful expansion of global vaccine coverage as a concrete example of distributive justice.

Dr. LaForce earned a chemistry degree at Saint Anselm College and has gone on to become an international leader in the battle against global infectious diseases. Millions of human lives have been saved or dramatically improved through his work. He has been recognized for his achievements with two of the most prestigious awards in the field of medicine: The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award and The Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award.

Throughout his career, Dr. LaForce has accepted international assignments with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the U.S. Government's Agency for International Development (USAID), and has made significant contributions to global health in sub-Saharan Africa, Thailand, Nepal, India and Bangladesh, amongst others. He is now the director of technical services at the Serum Institute of India, one of the world's largest manufacturers of life-saving vaccines.

Event Details
: Friday, September 18, 2015
Time: 2:30 p.m.
Location: Koonz Theater, Dana Center

A reception on the Campus Green will follow the lecture.
Rain location: Davison Hall

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