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Dr. Myers is the former Director for the Department of Health and Human Service's National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) and has an appointment at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) as the Sealy Center for Vaccine Development's (SCVD) Associate Director for Public Health Policy and Education. Vaccine policy issues that Dr. Myers and the SCVD address are assessing the safety and benefits of new and experimental vaccines and barriers that keep people from getting the vaccines they need.

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Dr. Elena Volpi is an professor of geriatric medicine and holds the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Chair in Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. She also is director of the Mass Spectrometry Laboratory at the Sealy Center on Aging. Volpi is an endocrinologist, a gerontologist and an expert in human metabolism. Her research on muscle metabolism in aging dates back to 1996.

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