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William Fischer—Advancing Bedside Care During Outbreaks

October 18, 2023

The British medical journal The Lancet profiled William Fischer, MD, associate professor of medicine and director of emerging pathogens at the UNC Institute for Global Health and Infectious Diseases, for his dedication to advancing bedside care during outbreaks. Some people have unique stories about how they met their partner, but William (Billy) Fischer’s is very … Read more

Pathogens and Pop Culture: Part II of Dr. Billy Fischer’s Interview

July 28, 2023

This is part two of Dr. Billy Fischer’s interview with Lauren Sauer, MSc, director of the special pathogens research network at NETEC and associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and Rachel Lookadoo, a public health lawyer and assistant professor at UNMC. Dr. Fischer, a pulmonary critical care physician who directs emerging pathogens … Read more

Pathogens and Pop Culture: An Interview with Dr. Billy Fischer (Part I)

June 11, 2023

Dr. Billy Fischer talks about his experiences with Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers in an interview with Lauren Sauer, MSc, director of the special pathogens research network at NETEC and associate professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and Rachel Lookadoo, a public health lawyer and assistant professor at UNMC. Dr. Fischer is … Read more

Could Science Be Synonymous With Courage? The News This Week Is Timely

October 28, 2022

As Fischer and Wohl Fight Disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Selects UNC to be a Regional Emerging Special Pathogen Treatment Center (RESPTC). Read press announcement. Many courageous infectious disease specialists and other clinicians have not shied away from caring for those … Read more