Sabin President Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D., was honored yesterday evening with B’nai B’rith International’s Distinguished Achievement Award for advancing science and humanity, his commitment to enlightened leadership, and community service. The award recognizes the accomplishments of key community and corporate leaders around the world.

Dr. Hotez is an internationally-recognized physician-scientist in neglected tropical disease and vaccine development. In addition to his role as President of Sabin, Dr. Hotez is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology and Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He leads the only product development partnership for developing new vaccines for schistosomiasis, hookworm infection, Chagas disease and SARS/MERS, diseases affecting hundreds of millions of children and adults worldwide.

For more than four decades, B’nai B’rith’s Distinguished Achievement Award has honored exceptional individuals and companies for their community service, dedicated leadership and commitment to improving the lives of the individuals they serve. Click here to learn more about B’nai B’rith and this year’s Distinguished Achievement Award.