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Frederick G. Hayden MD FACP

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Country of Residence: USA

Dr Hayden is Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology and Professor Emeritus of Medicine 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 and during 2008-2012 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. He joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1978, became Richardson Professor in 1990, and transitioned to emeritus status in 2015. His principle research interests have been on respiratory viral infections with a particular focus on the development and application of antiviral agents for influenza, rhinovirus, and coronavirus infections. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and reviews, and co-edits the textbook Clinical Virology, now in its the fourth edition.
Dr Hayden chaired the writing committees for two WHO clinical consultations on avian H5N1 and one on pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza and has served as a consultant to WHO on respiratory and emerging viral infectious diseases including influenza, MERS and COVID-19. During his work at the Wellcome Trust he helped to establish a new federation of clinical research networks called the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC) and with WHO colleagues to develop a new initiative, the Battle against Respiratory Viruses, to improve the clinical research response to respiratory virus threats. In 2019 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Influenza Research from the International Society for Influenza and Other Respiratory Virus Diseases (isirv).