Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology

The Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. The award is named for Dr. Charles Mérieux, the distinguished French scientist who devoted his life to fighting infectious diseases globally, combining his medical knowledge with an understanding of business to develop one of the world’s leading vaccine laboratories, the Pasteur Institute. Dr. Mérieux was also a founder of the French Institute of Foot- and-Mouth Disease (later renamed the Mérieux Institute), and used in-vitro cultivation to produce millions of doses of vaccines. First offered in 2005, the award is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.

Past Recipients:

2013           Robert G. Webster, PhD

2012           Arnold S. Monto, MD

2011           Robert B. Couch, MD

2010           Theodore C. Eickhoff, MD

2009           Paul A. Offit, MD

2008           Roger I. Glass, MD

2008           Walter A. Orenstein, MD

2006           Gregory A. Poland, MD

2005           Kristin L. Nichol, MD, MPH