The 2016 Porter Prize will be awarded to physician, educator, virologist and author, Paul A. Offit, MD, in recognition of his contributions to health promotion and disease prevention. Offit serves as the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Offit has published more than 160 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For this achievement he received the Luigi Mastroianni and William Osler Awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, and was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates during the launch of their Foundation’s Living Proof Project for global health.
Offit is a recipient of many awards and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the CDC and is a founding advisory board member of the Autism Science Foundation and the Foundation for Vaccine Research. He is also the author of six medical narratives:
The 2016 event is sponsored by the
with additional support from the
Jewish Healthcare Foundation.
Donald S. Burke Judith M. DavenportPhilip B. Hallen Judith R. Lave Lois G. Michaels Wilford PayneMaya TuttleChristina L. Wilds
Please e-mail Jill Reumpler at Pitt Public Health or call 412-383-8849.
Eligible for Public Health Grand Rounds credit.
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