10-25-2020 Women to Watch - Flipbook - Page 14
25 WOMEN TO WATCH
DR. KATHLEEN NEUZIL
59, director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s
Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health
Kathy Neuzil is among the nation’s top vaccine researchers, but
don’t call her elitist. “Not everyone can access specialized medical care,
but we can reach everyone with vaccines to prevent disease,” she said.
Health equity has driven her work tackling myriad killer infections in
decades on the job. Now she’s facing perhaps her biggest challenge: a
coronavirus vaccine. Her lab has already participated in early-phase
testing for one potential vaccine and is in the midst of late-phase testing
for another. “We can’t control all of the other diseases that cause morbidity throughout the world — inuenza, malaria, typhoid, diarrheal
diseases — until we control COVID.”
— Meredith Cohn
PHOTOS BY LLOYD FOX
16, founder and chair of Board of Advisors,
The We Cancerve Movement Inc.
When Grace Callwood was diagnosed with cancer at age 7, she didn’t
know what it was or why she had it. Had she done something wrong?
Yet she regrouped to bolster kids who are hospitalized, homeless or in
foster care. She founded We Cancerve, now a 501(c)3 nonprot with a
youth board of advisers that organizes programs such as an annual
“Camp Happy,” which went virtual this year. Kids in crisis deserve to
know “that their sad situation is not their fault and ... someone is looking out for them,” said Grace, an Edgewood High sophomore.
— David Anderson
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