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Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium

Jr., Ph.D. (University of Pittsburgh) Pitt's First Salvo in the War on Polio: The Hammon Gamma Globulin Field Trials, 1951-53
  • Paul A. Offit, M.D. (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) The Cutter Incident: Lessons from the Past
  • Gary J. Nabel, M.D., Ph.D. (National Institutes of Health) Polio as Prologue to Vaccines of the Future: Lessons for an AIDS Vaccine
  • John B. Robbins, M.D. (National Institutes of Health) A Legacy of the Salk Polio Vaccine: How Vaccines Exert Their Action
  • Matthias Gromeier, M.D. (Duke University) Exploiting Poliovirus for the Treatment of Cerebral Malignancy

    This day also will include a book signing by David M. Oshinsky, Ph.D., author of Polio: An American Story, and George Littlefield Professor of American History at the University of Texas, Austin. (Dr. Oshinsky is the keynote speaker at a private dinner that night.)

    April 12

    • David L. Heymann, M.D. (World Health Organization) Eradicating Polio the Politics of a Global Public Good
    • Peter Salk, M.D. (Jonas Salk Foundation) Memoirs of My Father: Personal Reflections on Jonas Salk
    • Robert A. Keegan (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention); Heidi J. Larson, Ph.D. (UNICEF); Louis Piconi (Rotary International) Fighting Polio One Child at a Time: Panel Discussion
    • William Gruber, M.D. (Wyeth) The Pharmaceutical Industry's Perspective on Vaccine Development: From Polio to Bioterrorism
    • Tara O'Toole, M.D., M.P.H. (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) Disease as a Weapon: A new Challenge for the 21st Century

    This day also will include a moment of remembrance and re-enactment of the April 12, 1955, announcement that the polio vaccine was ready for widespread use with John Troan, former reporter and editor for the Pittsburgh Press, and the dedication of an historical marker honoring the Salk team.

    Both events are free and open to the public. To best accommodate guests, the
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