The 2017 Sabin Gold Medal Award Ceremony was held April 25, 2017, at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C.
The 2017 Sabin Gold Medal Award honors Dr. Jan Holmgren for his pioneering contributions to oral vaccine research and mucosal immunology, as well as his leadership in the discovery of the world's first effective oral cholera vaccine.
The Gold Medal Award has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished individual who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines. The Medal is the highest scientific honor given by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and commemorates the legacy of the late Dr. Albert B. Sabin. This prestigious award is presented annually by the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin).