William A. Haseltine, PhDWilliam A. Haseltine, PhD
Scientist, Businessman, Author, and Philanthropist

William A. Haseltine, PhD is a scientist, businessman, philanthropist and author. He is an internationally recognized expert on COVID-19 and is often sought after for advice on how to confront pandemics. He was a professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, and is well known for his pioneering work on cancer, HIV/AIDS and genomics. He has founded more than a dozen biotechnology companies, including Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Eight pharmaceutical products from companies he founded are currently approved by U.S. and international regulatory agencies. He is the author of more than two hundred peer reviewed manuscripts and ten books, including two books on COVID: A Family Guide to Covid and A Covid Back to School Guide. He is currently chair and president of the global health think tank ACCESS Health International.

ISBN: 978-1-64543-826-7
Price: $35.00
Publication Date: November 1, 2020

My Lifelong Fight Against Disease: From Polio and AIDS to COVID-19

Anticipating a career in medicine, Dr. William A. Haseltine was in his first weeks of graduate studies at Harvard when a legendary physician-scientist offered this advice: “You can do more for human health through science than you ever could as a doctor.” That advice hit him “like a thunderbolt”—and he took it.

 

Since then, Dr. Haseltine has helped combat cancers, worked to contain the HIV/AIDS pandemic and unlocked the power of the human genome to develop dozens of new pharmaceutical cures. His discoveries in molecular biology and genomics, amplified through his counsel at the highest levels of government and in the public eye, have improved the health and lives of millions of people around the world.

 

For the first time, Dr. Haseltine tells his life story—which is still unfolding—in My Lifelong Fight Against Disease, including facing devastating public health crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and highlighting exhilarating moments of medical discovery. In writing the story of his wide ranging career, Dr. Haseltine’s goals are simple: to encourage the next generation to make their own significant contribution to human life, and for all readers to appreciate science as a humanistic enterprise.

 

A compulsively readable and fast paced insider’s account of some of the most brilliant medical breakthroughs in modern history, My Lifelong Fight Against Disease is a candid, evocative and ultimately revelatory exploration into what it means to make science your life.

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