Frederick G. Hayden, M.D., is Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His principal research interests have been on the development and application of antiviral agents for influenza, rhinovirus, and other respiratory viral diseases. From 2006-2008 he was a medical officer in the Global Influenza Program at the World Health Organization (WHO) and continues to serve as a WHO consultant. During 2008-2012, Dr. Hayden was influenza research coordinator at the Wellcome Trust in London. More recently his work on therapeutics has broadened to other emerging viral infections, including MERS coronavirus and Ebola. He has published extensively and co-edits the textbook Clinical Virology, the fourth edition which was recently published by ASM Press.