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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Arturo Casadevall

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology

Arturo Casadevall is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Johns Hopkins School
Arturo Casadevall, M.D., Ph.D., is a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Alfred and Jill Sommer Chair of the Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Casadevall has primary appointments in both Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

He received his Ph.D. and M.D. from New York University. He completed his internship/ residency in internal medicine at Bellevue Hospital and specialized in Infectious Diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he served as director of the Center for Immunological Sciences and Chair of the Microbiology & Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
The author of over 800 papers, books and chapters, his major research interests are in fungal pathogenesis and the mechanisms of antibody action.

Dr. Casadevall is editor-in-chief of mBio, Deputy Editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation and serves on several editorial boards. His work has been recognized with numerous awards including election to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, American Academy of Physicians, American Academy of Microbiology, Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AABB 2021 President’s Award and the National Academy of Medicine.