NEW CANAAN, Conn., April 27 — Fifty years ago, six-year-old Randy Kerr from McLean, Virginia, was officially designated the nation's first child to be vaccinated with an experimental polio vaccine developed by Jonas Salk in his University of Pittsburgh laboratory. Over the next several months thousands of children who became known as "Polio Pioneers" stepped up to receive their polio injections as part of an enormous vaccine field trial.
Leading experts are available to comment on the science and safety of vaccines, and parents are available to discuss what can happen when parents choose not to immunize their children.
NEW CANAAN, CT— The Cancer Vaccine Consortium (www.sabin.org/cv_consortium.htm) will hold its third semi-annual meeting April 1-2, 2004 in Orlando, Florida, to explore federal regulation of cancer vacci
NEW CANAAN, CT—The Board of Trustees of the Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute announced the election of their newest board member, Walter Orenstein, MD. Recently recruited as Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Orenstein’s posts at Emory will include director of the Program for Vaccine Policy and Development and associate director of the Vaccine Center. Dr.
NEW CANAAN, CT— Approximately forty of the world’s leading cancer vaccine researchers will meet this week at a scientific colloquium organized by the Albert B. Sabin Vaccine Institute. Convening in think-tank sessions, they will report on the latest developments in this promising field of therapy focused on stimulation of the body’s immune system to attack existing cancerous cells.
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.