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Bruce Conn

Dr. Bruce Conn in Washington, D.C., during his Jefferson Science Fellowship.

Gund Professor of Biology Bruce Conn is one of a select group of six former Jefferson Science Fellows cited by the National Research Council in the new book, Diplomacy for the 21st Century, for continuing engagement in the implementation of U.S. foreign policy. The publication commended his service as an adviser to the U.S. State Department’s Office of International Health and Biodefense during the 2013 Chikungunya fever incursion into the Western Hemisphere, the 2014 Ebola outbreak, and other humanitarian actions to combat neglected tropical diseases.

The longtime Berry faculty member and former dean of the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences spent a year in Washington, D.C., following his 2010 selection as a Jefferson Science Fellow. His current duties include membership on the lead committee for Berry’s One Health Center.

By Maxine Donnelly, senior student writer in philanthropic communications

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