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Public Health Grand Rounds: Featuring Dr. Paul Offit -- CANCELED

Thursday, February 13, 2014

4:30 PM-5:30 PM

Due to the impending winter storm, the Drexel SPH Grand Rounds scheduled for Thursday, February 13th, has been canceled.  We hope to reschedule Dr. Offit sometime this spring.
A special Grand Rounds lecture by Paul A. Offit, MD, Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Offit is also the author of Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine.  He has published more than 140 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. Dr. Offit is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC; for this achievement Dr. Offit received the Luigi Mastroianni and William Osler Awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates during the launch of their Foundation’s Living Proof Project for global health.  Biography
About Grand Rounds:
The Grand Rounds Lecture Series is an exciting series of talks and discussions concerning local, national and international issues in public health practice and research. Previous speakers have included the Massachusetts’ Secretary of Health & Human Services, officials from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the Philadelphia Health Commissioner. These lectures provide an excellent opportunity for the Philadelphia community to keep informed and share insights about public health and medicine in a collegial atmosphere.  More | Podcasts of Previous Lectures

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