The Rotary Club of Galveston and District 5910 are proud to announce Dr. James Le Duc as our District nominee for Rotary International's prestigious People of Action-Champions of Health Award.
Dr. Le Duc is a member of the Rotary Club of Galveston. He is an expert in infectious diseases, public health and international biosecurity and is Director of the Galveston National Lab (GNL), one of the world's largest biocontainmant laboratories located on the campus of the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Le Duc has directed the resources of the GNL to address the need for accurate and timely testing to detect the virus as well a search for helpful therapeutics and vaccines in treating and preventing infection from COVID-19.
Dr. Le Duc has spent his entire professional life researching and seeking effective treatments for diseases world-wide. He did the same work as a member of the U.S. Army's Medical Corps where he retired as a Lt. Colonel after more than 20 years of service. His nomination will now be considered by RI in competition with nominees from all around the globe.