Sabin President Peter Hotez Testifies at House Hearings on Zika, Infectious Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., president of Sabin, testified this week at two congressional hearings: the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing, “Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus”; and the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations on “The Growing Threat of Cholera and Other Diseases in the Middle East.”

Statement on the World Health Organization’s Declaration of a Public Health Emergency International Concern for Zika Virus

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Feb. 8, 2016 — On Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr. Margaret Chan, declared Zika a Public Health Emergency International Concern (PHEIC), because of growing concerns of the suspected association between Zika and the rise in detected cases of congenital malformations and neurological complications in newborn babies.

Kenneth Kelley and Jordan Orange Join Sabin Vaccine Institute Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 13, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the election of Kenneth Kelley, M.B.A., and Jordan Orange, M.D., Ph.D., to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Kelley is a Harvard Senior Advanced Leadership Fellow, focusing on global health, biosecurity and the market inefficiency leading to a lack of vaccines against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and emerging pandemic threats. Dr. Orange is chief of Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology, and professor and section head for Immunology, Allergy and Rheumatology in the pediatrics department at Baylor College of Medicine.

Axel Hoos, Peter Thoren Appointed Chairman, Vice Chairman of Sabin Board of Trustees

WASHINGTON, D.C. — January 5, 2016 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) is pleased to announce the Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Axel Hoos, M.D., Ph.D., to serve as chairman of the board, and Peter L. Thoren to serve as vice chairman. Both were appointed to interim positions in December 2014.

Dengue Vaccine Initiative Statement on Results of Studies on the Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of Sanofi Pasteur’s Dengue Vaccine Candidate in Dengue-Endemic Regions

WASHINGTON DC – JULY 27, 2015—A study titled “Efficacy and Long-Term Safety of a Dengue Vaccine in Regions of Endemic Disease” (Hadinegoro et al.), published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, assesses vaccine efficacy and interim long-term safety results of Sanofi Pasteur’s dengue vaccine candidate, CYD-TDV, across three clinical trials in dengue-endemic countries within Asia-Pacific and Latin America. This analysis marks a significant scientific milestone in Sanofi Pasteur’s efforts to develop a dengue vaccine.

9th International Conference on Typhoid, Invasive NTS Disease Held in Bali, Indonesia

BALI, INDONESIA — May 1, 2015 —The Coalition against Typhoid (CaT), in collaboration with Bio Farma, began the 9th International Conference on Typhoid and Invasive NTS Disease in Bali, Indonesia, with more than 200 public health experts from around the world in attendance. Over the next three days, they will discuss strategies to combat typhoid and invasive non-typhoidal salmonella (iNTS) disease. Experts will present their research on disease burdens, the cost effectiveness of intervention strategies and global policy recommendations for invasive salmonelloses.

Dr. Roger Glass Receives 2015 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — April 15, 2015 — The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) presented the 2015 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award to Roger I. Glass, MD, PhD, director of the Fogarty International Center and associate director for international research at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Glass was recognized for his many contributions to improving children’s health worldwide, including novel scientific research for the prevention of gastroenteritis from rotaviruses and noroviruses.

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