Published on November 12th, 2021 | by University Communications


Scientists to speak during Vaccination Appreciation Day panel at 5 p.m., November 15

The Saint Leo chapter of the TriBeta Biological Honor Society has organized an educational event for fellow biology majors and other interested individuals—including medical humanities majors, health education and health promotion majors, and pre-nursing majors—about the impact vaccines of various kinds have had on humankind.

The event is scheduled for 5-7 p.m., Monday, November 15,  in TECO Hall in the Tapia College of Business building with Zoom access for those who cannot attend in person. There will be time for questions and answers after the first hour of the event. 

A cross section of prominent experts from the fields of public health, immunology, and vaccination will present. These guest speakers are also role models for students who may want to pursue careers in these fields. They are:

  • Dr. Donna Petersen, senior associate vice president, professor and dean of the College of Public Health at the University of South Florida, and a recipient of the most prestigious awards in the field of public health, including the Martha May Eliot award from the American Public Health Association.
  • Dr. Michael Teng, associate dean, Morsani College of Medicine, Division of Allergy and Immunology at the University of South Florida.
  • Dr. Kevin Sneed, senior associate vice president, professor and dean, Taneja College of Pharmacy at the University of South Florida.
  • Dr. Jacob Aguilar, assistant professor of mathematics, associate director of the Saint Leo Honors Program, Saint Leo University.

Refreshments will be available.

The Zoom link can be found here

For questions, contact TriBeta faculty advisor Dr. Sergiy Borysov at

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