Mathuram Santosham, MD, MPH
Dr. Santosham is the senior advisor at IVAC and helps to formulate and guide IVAC’s strategies and mission. He is also the principal investigator on three projects; Savi, ROTA Council and RAVIN.
Dr. Santosham is the recipient of numerous awards including the Thrasher Research Fund Award for Excellence in Research (1988), Maurice Hilleman Lecturer at CDC (2008), and the Bob Austrian Orator, for International Symposium on Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Disease (2006). He was also awarded the Indian Health Service Directors Award for Career Service in 2011, recognizing his personal dedication, commitment and contribution to the overall Indian Health Service Research Program and the global impact of his work. He received the Albert Sabin Gold Medal Award on April 29, 2014, which has been awarded annually since 1994 to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccine sciences or a complementary field. On Oct 7, 2014, he received the 2014 Fries Prize for Improving Health in recognition of his seminal work and research in vaccine development, policy, and advocacy toward the global prevention of Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) disease. Most recently, he is a laureate of the Prince Mahidol Award in 2017 for his contributions to controlling Hib disease.