Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award


The Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award memorializes the lifetime achievements of Dr. Maurice R. Hilleman in the field of vaccinology. Dr. Hilleman was a long-serving member of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) Board of Directors and Board of Trustees and was the 1998 recipient of the NFID  Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement. This award recognizes promising scientists in the early stages of their careers in any field of vaccinology, from basic research, through preclinical and clinical studies, manufacturing, and production, to related research in public health, agriculture, health delivery, policy, and regulatory matters. The award provides $10,000 to support research activities at the awardee’s institution as well as a travel stipend and complimentary registration to attend the following year’s Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Past Recipients:

2014       Jason Warfel, PhD

2013       Yi-Ning Chen, DVM, PhD

2012       Olga Lihoradova, PhD

2011       Raphael Simon, PhD

2010       Helen Keipp B. Talbot, MD, MPH

2009       Saad Omer, MBBS, MPH, PhD

2008       Dominick J. Laddy, PhD

2007       Lisa Herron-Olson, PhD