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Frederick Hayden, University of Virginia School of Medicine, USA

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Frederick Hayden
University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA 

Dr. Hayden is Stuart S. Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology and Professor of Medicine and Pathology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. During 2006-2008 he served as a medical officer in the Global Influenza Programme at the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland, and since September 2008, has been serving as influenza research coordinator at the Wellcome Trust, London.

Dr. Hayden received his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1973 and completed his clinical training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester, New York, USA.  He joined the faculty of the University Of Virginia School Of Medicine in 1978 and became Richardson Professor in 1990. His principal research interests have been on the respiratory viral infections with a particular focus on the development and application of antiviral agents for influenza and rhinovirus infections, and is a highly regarded leading expert in this field.

Professor Hayden is a member of the South East Asia Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Network and on the Executive Committee of the recently established International Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Consortium.

He initiated the highly successful series of annual International Symposia on Respiratory Viral Infections (XIV this year). He was a co-chair of the former Neuraminidase Inhibitor Susceptibility Network (NISN) and is a member of the isirv Antiviral Group (AVG) committee. As chair of the programme committee of the isirv – isirvAVG conference on Severe Influenza: Burden, Pathogenesis and Management, being organised in conjunction with The National Institute for Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) in Hanoi, Viet Nam in October 2012 he is making a very active contribution to isirv.

Professor Hayden is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, American Academy of Microbiology, American Society for Clinical Investigation, and Association of American Physicians.

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