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Bascom Lecture: Michael Hagensee, MD, PhD

“HPV vaccination: from laboratory to...bedside?”Photo of Dr. Michael Hagensee

Michael Hagensee, MD, PhD
Dept. of Medicine, Section of Infectious Disease

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Thu., Nov. 3, 2016 ~ 7 p.m.
K-State Student Union Little Theatre

Click below to watch video. Sound is quiet during introduction of Dr. Hagensee only.


Dr. Michael Hagensee discussed the development of the current HPV vaccines, from laboratory benchtop to clinical application. He described the problems with the low HPV vaccination rates as well as a possible solution. He also spoke about ongoing issues with HPV-related diseases in the vaccine era.

Dr. Hagensee received both his Ph.D. in cell biology and his medical degree from Baylor College School of Medicine in 1986 and 1988, respectively. He did his medical residency at University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in Seattle. There, he was also an instructor and had two fellowships. Since 1996, he has been at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, where he became a full professor in the department of medicine in 2011.

An expert in the body’s immune response to human papillomavirus (HPV), Dr. Hagensee is developing an HPV-detection home-test and ways to improve HPV vaccination. He is currently studying a potential interaction between Epstein-Barr Virus and HPV in the development of cervical and anal cancers. Clinically, he has focused on the care of HIV+ individuals and on prevention of cervical and anal cancers in this population.

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The Bascom lecture series

The George S. Bascom Memorial Workshop/Lecture Series on Current Issues in Clinical Medicine, started in 1996 and named after a local physician, brings distinguished experts to K-State to present to faculty, students, medical care providers, and the general public about challenges faced in clinical medicine and research.

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