Cocktails & Conversations - Fighting Ebola in a War Zone

Event Location
The Health Museum

The 2014 to 2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa resulted in over 28,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths, including 11 people who were treated in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Outbreaks in a connected world means everyone is at risk.

Join us for an eye-opening conversation on the harrowing accounts of the outbreak in African war zone and gain insight on the implications for communities around the globe. Cocktails from 5:00 - 6:00 pm, followed by Dr. Susan McLellan from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston speaking from 6:00 - 7:00pm on how Ebola outbreaks affect us all.

$10 for members, $15 for non-members

Tickets can be purchased here.


Dr. Susan McLellan Bio


Medical Director, Biocontainment Care Unit
Director, Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens

University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston

Dr. McLellan received her medical degree from Tulane University of New Orleans, after pursuing a degree in anthropology at Princeton University and receiving a Master’s in Public Health degree from the University of California at Berkeley.  She began a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Los Angeles County, University of Southern California, and completed that program at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital. 

Dr. McLellan went on to Emory University for her fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases, and stayed on there as faculty in the HIV care program.  In 1997 Dr. McLellan returned to her home town of New Orleans and Tulane University, and for 20 years held dual faculty appointments in the Section of Infectious Diseases in the School of Medicine, and in the Tropical Medicine Department of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She joined the faculty of the University of Texas Medical Branch in March of 2018, where in addition to teach in the medical school she serves as the medical director of the Biocontainment Care Unit, which was designed to handle patients with highly infectious diseases.

Dr. McLellan has personal experience treating patients in an outbreak, including outbreaks of the most dangerous diseases in the world.  She has tended patients during Ebola outbreaks in Sierra Leone and most recently in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the midst of extreme civil unrest.