Sabin President Dr. Peter Hotez was recently awarded New England Biolabs' Humanitarian Duty Award for his expansive work on neglected tropical diseases.

"'It's incredibly inspiring how many scientists step outside the lab to do brilliant, creative things in the arts or for humanitarian causes,' says Peter Jay Hotez, the Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics, and President of the Sabin Vaccine Institute.

Hotez is an inspiration himself, developing new vaccines for neglected tropical diseases – the major diseases of the poor, while simultaneously working to provide access to essential medicines for the "bottom billion" affected by these conditions through two organizations he helped found: the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases and a vaccine development partnership between the Sabin Vaccine Institute and Texas Children's Hospital."