Awarded annually, the Sabin Gold Medal and Rising Star Award honor individuals and teams who have made extraordinary contributions to immunization and global health. These awards commemorate the legacy of the late Dr. Albert B. Sabin, who discovered the oral polio vaccine and dedicated his life to ensuring everyone in the world had access to vaccines.
The Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal
Established in 1994, our highest scientific honor is given to a distinguished member of the public health community who is driving vaccine breakthroughs and shaping the next generation of researchers.
2021 Gold Medal Recipient
Barney S. Graham, MD, PhD
2021 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Recipient
The Sabin Rising Star Award
First presented in 2020, this award celebrates a rising leader whose work is both advancing the field of immunization and furthering vaccine equity.
2021 Sabin Rising Star Award Recipient
Nginache Nampota-Nkomba, MBBS, MSc
2021 Sabin Rising Star Recipient
Make vaccines more accessible, enable innovation and expand immunization across the globe.