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Celebrating Infectious Disease Heroes: Myron M. Levine, MD

Over a 45+-year career, Myron M. Levine, MD, a pioneer of the modern discipline of vaccinology, has made fundamental innovative contributions to research on infectious diseases, vaccine development, and vaccine implementation, with a focus on specific infections that constitute major causes of disease and death among children and adults in developing countries. NFID is proud to honor Dr. Levine with the 2017 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement for his impressive accomplishments in global public health.

Celebrating Infectious Disease Heroes: Peter Piot, MD, PhD

Through a combination of scientific excellence, policy strategy, strong communication, and global activism, Peter Piot, MD, PhD has played pivotal roles in two defining global infectious disease epidemics of our time – AIDS and Ebola and is one of the most influential global public health leaders.

The 2016 Oscars of Infectious Diseases

The infectious disease community recently celebrated three heroes at the 2016 NFID Awards Dinner, also known as the ‘Oscars’ of Infectious Diseases. Past awardee Anthony S. Fauci, MD, presented Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD with the 2016 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, Robert E. Black, MD, MPH was presented the 2016 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award by Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH, and Larry K. Pickering, MD received the 2016 John P. Utz Leadership Award from NFID President-Elect Walter A. Orenstein, MD.

Vaccine Lessons Learned in Three Short Stories

Special thanks to Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, Sarah H. Sell and Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Pediatrics and Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine for sharing her acceptance speech for the 2016 Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology, delivered by William Schaffner, MD at the 2016 NFID Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Answering Complex and Difficult Questions

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently presented the 2016 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement to Diane E. Griffin, MD, PhD in recognition of her career as a distinguished virologist, renowned for her studies of measles and alphaviruses, as well as her leadership and dedication to mentoring the next generation of infectious disease investigators.

The History of NFID (Part II)

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) was founded in 1973 and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. The history of NFID (Part II) was shared by Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD upon accepting the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award at the NFID Awards Gala on May 5, 2015 in Bethesda, MD.

The History of NFID (Part I)

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) was founded in 1973 and is dedicated to educating the public and healthcare professionals about the causes, prevention, and treatment of infectious diseases across the lifespan. The following history of NFID (Part I) was shared by Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD upon accepting the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award at the NFID Awards Gala on May 5, 2015 in Bethesda, MD.

The Oscars of Infectious Diseases

Last week, the stars came out to celebrate and honor three outstanding leaders at the “Oscars of Infectious Diseases” also known as the 2015 NFID Awards Dinner. Samuel L. Katz, MD was presented with the 2015 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, F. Marc LaForce, MD with the 2015 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award, and Richard J. Duma, MD, PhD with the 2015 John P. Utz Leadership Award.

Why Are Measles Making a Comeback?

Measles infection is one of the most contagious infectious diseases, and may be associated with severe side effects including major neurologic damage and death. As the number of unvaccinated, susceptible children increase, the risk of an epidemic grows rapidly and is a true threat to all at-risk groups.

Recognizing Promising Scientists in the Early Stages of Their Career

The Maurice R. Hilleman Early-Stage Career Investigator Award is awarded by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) every year to a “promising scientist in the early stages of their careers in any field of vaccinology, from basic research, through pre-clinical and clinical studies, manufacturing, and production, to related research in public health, agriculture, health delivery, policy, and regulatory matters.” The award…

The Oscars of Infectious Diseases

This week, the stars came out to celebrate at the “Oscars of Infectious Diseases” and to honor two outstanding leaders in the field at the 2014 NFID Awards Dinner. David Walton, MD, MPH was awarded the 2014 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award and Richard L. Guerrant, MD received the 2014 Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement. During his acceptance speech, Dr. Walton noted that “individuals don’t achieve…