Evening Event: A Conversation with Fred Brown, MBA‘85: VACCINES Covid19

December 15, 2020

Location: Zoom

Join HBS NEO for a conversation with Fred Brown, MBA‘85, Medicinal Biochemist

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND — Reprise of 9/30/20

Fellow HBS alum Fred Brown, MBA ’85, is a medicinal biochemist who has been on the discovery, development and/or launch teams of 27 major pharmaceutical, 13 diagnostic and 6 vaccine products. Collectively, these products save the lives of over 5.6 million people annually and generated over $35B of revenue in 2020.

Fred will provide insight into the latest developments with COVID vaccines including the Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna/NIH, and AstraZeneca/University of Oxford vaccines. Fred has in-depth experience with vaccines, having led the vaccine development effort at Roche, and from his involvement in the development and launch of over a dozen vaccines worldwide.

Based on his review of the vaccine data, he will share his inside knowledge of the logistics coordinated by Operation WARP speed, and his ongoing consultation with Governors across the country including our Governor DeWine. There is much to say — Fred will prioritize the most important information for 45 minutes with some time for questions. He has graciously agreed to remain available afterward to provide additional detail, and have additional discussion and interaction following the scheduled time.

Please join us for this informative discussion where Fred will separate fact from myth, offer insider insights, and express hopefulness while offering appropriate warnings/caveats.


7:00 – 8:00 pm


  • Patrons: $0
  • Members and Spouses: $0
  • Non-Members: $15

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