The U.S. Government's commitment to rapidly develop biomedical countermeasures against bioterrorist threats has stimulated a tremendous boost to biodefense research, a big push to expand research resources and facilities, and a growing dedication to build a robust biodefense industry.
PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 3, 2003—Hartford, Connecticut native Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, FAAP claimed the 2003 Bailey K. Ashford Medal here today at the centenary meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. Hotez is chairman of Microbiology and Tropical Medicine, The George Washington University, and senior fellow of the Albert Sabin Vaccine Institute, headquartered in New Canaan, Connecticut.
GALICIA, SPAIN—The Sabin Vaccine Institute was represented at an international gathering in La Coluña, Spain to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the departure of the Balmis-Salvany Expedition.
NEW CANAAN, CT, November 4, 2003—The Sabin Vaccine Institute, a non-profit research and education organization based in New Canaan, today concluded the second meeting of the Cancer Vaccine Consortium (CVC). The three-day meeting was held in Bethesda, Maryland and drew attendees from the United States, Canada and Europe. The purpose of the CVC is to enhance collaboration among companies undertaking research and development on cancer immunotherapies.
NEW CANAAN, CT, October 27, 2003—The Sabin Vaccine Institute announced the appointment of Nathan Tinker, PhD, as executive director of the Cancer Vaccine Consortium (CVC), a new initiative of the decade- old New Canaan-based non-profit organization. Dr. Tinker, a resident of Norwalk, will be the principal organizer of the Consortium program, which works with a growing list of biopharmaceutical companies to advance discovery of new therapies for a range of cancers. Dr.