Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Pro to the question "Should Any Vaccines Be Required for Children?"
“People are getting hurt. The parent who reads what Jenny McCarthy says and thinks, ‘Well, maybe I shouldn’t get this vaccine,’ and their child dies of Hib meningitis... It’s such a fundamental failure on our part that we haven’t convinced that parent...
I believe in mandates [for childhood vaccination]."
Amy Wallace, "An Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endangers Us All," www.wired.com, Oct. 19, 2009
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-present
Chairman, Drug Use Evaluation Committee, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 1992-present
Director of the Vaccine Education Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellow, American Academey of Pediatrics
Member: American Society for Microbiology, American Society for the Advancement of Science, American Society for Virology, Union of Concerned Scientists, Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine, The American Association of Immunologists, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society, Society for Mucosal Immunology, The Society for Pediatric Research, American Gastroenterological Association, International Society for Vaccines, and the Association for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004-present
Associate Editor, Human Vaccines, 2004-present
Canon Ely Distinguished Professor, Boston Children’s Hospital, 2007
Recipient, Jonas Salk Award, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, 2006
Advisory Board member, Every Child By Two, 2006
Former member, Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1998-2003
Recipient, Lederle Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development, Infectious Diseases Society of America, 1988
Research Associate, Department of Medical Microbiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1985-1987
Recipient, University of Maryland Medical School J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics, 1977