Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture

Robert Austrian, MDThe Robert Austrian Memorial Lecture honors the late Robert Austrian, MD, a University of Pennsylvania researcher who developed the first multivalent vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria. Dr. Austrian received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Johns Hopkins University and completed fellowships in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins and New York University. He went on to found the infectious diseases division and fellowship program at the University of Pennsylvania and was chairman of the department of research medicine there from 1962 to 1986. Among his many honors, Dr. Austrian received the NFID Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement in 2001.

The lecture is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research.

Featured Lecturers:

2021          Ron Dagan, MD
2020          Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH
2019          Monica M. Farley, MD
2018          Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH
2017          Anne Schuchat, MD (RADM, USPHS)
2016          Daniel M. Musher, MD
2015          Matthew R. Moore, MD, MPH
2014          Keith P. Klugman, PhD
2013          Richard Malley, MD
2012          Thomas M. File, Jr., MD
2011          Cynthia G. Whitney, MD, MPH
2010          David S. Fedson, MD
2009          Steven Black, MD
2008          Orin S. Levine, PhD