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Ruth Karron, MD

  • Professor

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624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 217
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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MD, New York University, 1982

Honors and Awards

2016 Robert M. Chanock Award for Outstanding Contributions to RSV Research

  • International Health
  • Disease Control CIR
  • Vaccine development
  • respiratory viruses
  • influenza
  • RSV
  • parainfluenza
  • immunity
  • vaccine ethics
  • Selected publications: Karron RA, Wright PF, Newman FK, Makhene M, Thompson J, Samorodin R, Wilson MH, Anderson EA, Clements ML, Murphy BR, Belshe RB. A live human parainfluenza type 3 virus vaccine is attenuated and immunogenic in healthy infants and children. J Infect Dis 1995;172: 1445-50.

  • Clements ML, Makhene MK, Karron RA, Murphy BR, Steinhoff MC, Subbarao K, Wilson MH, the Pediatric Care Center, Wright PF. Effective immunization with live attenuated influenza A virus can be achieved in early infancy. J Infect Dis 1996;173:44-51.

  • Karron RA, Makhene M, Gay K, Wilson MH, Clements ML, Murphy BR. Evaluation of a live attenuated bovine parainfluenza type 3 vaccine in 2-to-6-month-old infants. Ped Infect Dis J 1996; 15: 650-4.

  • Karron RA, Wright PF, Crowe JE Jr, Clements ML, Thompson J, Makhene M, Casey R, Murphy BR. Evaluation of two live, cold-passaged, temperature-sensitive respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccines in chimpanzees, adults, infants and children. J Infect Dis 1997;176:1428-37.

  • Karron RA, Buonagurio DA, Georgiu AF, Whitehead SS, Adamus JE, Clements-Mann ML, Harris DO, Randolph VB, Udem SA, Murphy BR, Sidhu MS. Respiratory syncytial virus SH and G proteins are not essential for viral replication in vitro: clinical evaluation and molecular characterization of a cold-passaged, attenuated RSV subgroup B mutant. Proc Natl Acad Sci 1997; 94:13961-66.