2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award Call for Nominations

November 30, 2011

The Sabin Vaccine Institute is honored to invite you to nominate a distinguished colleague for the 2012 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award.

How to Nominate Your Distinguished Colleague

In order to nominate your colleague for the Gold Medal Award, provide a one-page explanation of the nominee’s most important vaccine research or advocacy contributions and why you believe they are particularly important. Please submit your nomination no later than Friday, December 16, 2011 to the following address:

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Huffington Post Op-ed: A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

By Dr. Peter Hotez

Poor economic conditions have long been known to increase the risk of disease. But only recently have diseases of poverty, mostly associated with countries outside the United States, been recognized as a growing problem here at home.

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) might sound foreign, but they can actually be found in pockets of poverty across the U.S., most prominently in what Arianna Huffington recently called "Third World America."

Greater R&D Funding Needed to Fight Diseases Affecting World’s Poor

Despite significant advancements in increasing distribution and development of vaccines against childhood killer diseases – including pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and Haemophilus influenzae Type B – global efforts to reduce the burden of infection from neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) has greatly lagged, argues Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) President Dr. Peter Hotez in an article for the June edition of Health Affairs.