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The Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative promotes collaborative and interdisciplinary  vaccine research,  education, and implementation efforts to improve health worldwide.


Vaccine Day 2018

Friday, April 27, 2018


Guest Speaker: 

Dr. Walter Orenstein
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Pediatrics
Associate Director, Emory Vaccine Center
Director, Emory Vaccine Policy and Development
Walter A. Orenstein, MD, is a Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology, Global Health, and Pediatrics, Associate Director of the Emory Vaccine Center, and Director of the Emory Program on Vaccine Policy and Development.  From 2008 until 2011, Dr. Orenstein was Deputy Director for Immunization Programs in the Vaccine Delivery Department of the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he focused on polio eradication, measles control, and improving routine immunization programs.  Prior to 2004, Dr. Orenstein worked for 26 years in the Immunization Program at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, where he successfully developed, promoted, facilitated and expanded new vaccination strategies to enhance disease prevention.  From 1998 through 2004, he was the Director of the United States Immunization Program.  He is a former Assistant Surgeon General of the USPHS.
Dr. Orenstein has authored and co-authored numerous books, journals and reviews.  Along with Dr. Stanley Plotkin, Dr. Paul Offit and Dr. Kathryn Edwards, Dr. Orenstein edited Plotkin's Vaccines, 7th edition in 2018 - the leading textbook in the field.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.  In 2006, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine).  He is a past chair of the WHO's Poliomyelitis Technical Consultative Group.  He served as the Chair of the National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) under the national Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) from 2011 to 2016.  On July 1, 2016, Dr. Orenstein became the President of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID). 




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