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Health Research Live!
Vaccine Research and Initiatives

Join the conversation about health research being conducted in the community. Hear from scientific researchers, community members, and organizations—all providing their perspectives on important health issues.

The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on vaccinations in the larger conversation of public health. Elizabeth Talbot (New Hampshire’s Deputy State Epidemiologist) and Christine Finley (Vermont Department of Health’s Immunization Program Director) discuss what vaccination research and initiatives are taking place regionally and nationally, what the future of a COVID-19 vaccine looks like, and how we can apply what we know from our experience with other vaccines to get the public vaccinated.

Health Research Live programs include 20 minutes of presentations from experts, 15 minutes of break out groups to discuss issues with your community, and 20 minutes of a larger group discussion. This program will be conducted via Zoom.

The program is produced and organized by the Montshire Museum of Science, Public Health Council of the Upper Valley, Dartmouth- Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center, and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Population Health.

This event is free and open to the public, please RSVP by 4pm on November 17.

Christine Finley, APRN, MPH, is the Immunization Program Director for the Vermont Department of Health, where she leads the program to work with families, health care providers, and community partners to make sure children and adults are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases by increasing immunization coverage levels.

Elizabeth Talbot, MD is an infectious diseases- and tropical medicine-trained internist, who has had extensive experience in international and domestic infectious disease control through outbreak investigation, clinical projects, research, and consultation. She trained at Duke University and with the Epidemic Intelligence Service during which she was stationed in Botswana with the CDC, then the World Health Organization before coming to Dartmouth where she is a Professor of Medicine in the Section of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the Geisel School of Medicine. Since 2003, Dr. Talbot has been New Hampshire’s Deputy State Epidemiologist, where she is currently engaged in leadership for COVID-19 pandemic response.