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"COVID-19 Vaccine Development at Pfizer"

 --- Dr. Margaret L. Frazer, Senior Vaccines Medical Director, Pfizer


Margaret Frazer


Dr. Margaret L. Frazer is a Senior Vaccines Medical Director at Pfizer for over 20 years. She has a research background in neuroimmunopathological diseases including Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. She launched and organizes the Central Indiana Neuropathy Support Group and is on the board of directors of Indiana Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. Dr. Frazer graduated from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine, completed an internal medicine internship at University of Iowa and a neurology residency at Indiana University. She currently works in the vaccine research and medical affairs for Pfizer. 

In this event, Dr. Frazer will be interviewed by Dr. Kuhn on the COVID-19 vaccine development and vaccination trends. She will also talk about her career path as a well-established woman scientist, balancing work and family along the way.  

Host: Dr. Richard Kuhn
The Trent and Judith Anderson Distinguished Professor
in Science, Department of Biological Sciences
Krenicki Family Director, Purdue Institute of
Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
Internal Steering Committee, Women’s Global Health Institute

  • Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease
  • College of Health and Human Sciences
  • Purdue Policy Research Institute, Discovery Park
  • Women in Engineering Program, College of Engineering
  • Women in Science Program, College of Science
  • ADVANCE-Purdue and the Center for Faculty Success
  • Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence
Women's Health and Wellness Session of Support Circle -- Nov 3 @ Noon
Women's Health Symposium --- Dec 8, 2021


Recording of “A Lab of One’s Own: One Woman’s Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science" -- Dr. Rita Colwell (with Dr. Rosie Clawson) (04/08/2021) 

Recording of "Neuroactive Steroids and the Development of Novel Therapeutics in Perinatal Depression" -- Dr. Kristina Deligiannidis (02/26/2021)

Recording of "Women's Health in the COVID-19 Pandemic" -- Women's Health Symposium by WGHI (11/13/2020) 

Recording of "Women and Health in the COVID-19 Era" -- Dr. Ana Langer, Harvard School of Public Health (10/16/2020)

Recording of "Sex, Gender, and COVID-19" -- NY Times Reporter Alisha Haridasani Gupta (with Dr. Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth (09/17/2020)

COVID-19: Sex Differences

Women's Global Health Institute

The health of women and girls is of particular concern as a result of gender-related biological differences, socioeconomic status, and disparities in research involving women participants. At Purdue University, we deliver solutions through research and training that address these challenges, both nationally and internationally, through our work at the Women’s Global Health Institute (WGHI). The institute combines strong technology, engineering, natural and social sciences, and is a hub for interdisciplinary research. 

The institute aspires to deliver meaningful solutions to the challenges in women’s health by securing partnerships and support for research and training from government, private foundations, and corporate companies. 

Our Women's Health Research Grant Program supports outstanding researchers in women's health. Here are the recent awardees. 

Tell us about your work on women's health and sex differences: 

We'd love to hear from you and discuss how we can promote and support your work on women's health and sex differences. Please click here to send us the information (requires a description of ~2-3 lines of your current or future work) and we will follow up with you. 

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