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Wistar emeritus professor Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., elected to Institute of Medicine

(PHILADELPHIA) The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies has announced the election of 64 new members, including Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., an emeritus professor of virology at The Wistar Institute. Dr. Plotkin was a member of Wistar's active research faculty from 1960 to 1991. Today, in addition to his emeritus appointment at Wistar, he is also emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania and an advisor to the European firm Sanofi Pasteur, which focuses on vaccine development.

Dr. Plotkin has developed many vaccines, including the rubella vaccine, RA27/3 strain, created during his time at Wistar and now exclusively used in the United States and throughout the world. In March of this year, Centers for Disease Control head Dr. Julie Gerberding declared rubella eradicated in the U.S. thanks to this vaccine. Dr. Plotkin also developed experimental vaccines against cytomegalovirus, polio, and varicella and collaborated with former Wistar scientists Dr. Hilary Koprowski and Dr. Tadeusz Wiktor on a vaccine against rabies and with Dr. H. Fred Clark and Dr. Paul Offit on another against rotavirus, now awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration, with a decision expected from the agency in early 2006.

Over the course of his career, Dr. Plotkin has served as senior assistant surgeon with the Epidemic Intelligence Service, U.S. Public Health Service; director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; associate chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania; and medical and scientific director of Aventis Pasteur. His professional awards include the Sabin Foundation Medal (2002); the French Legion Medal of Honor (1998); the Clinical Virology Award, Pan American Group for Rapid Viral Diagnosis (1995); the Distinguished Physician Award, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society (1993); and the Bruce Medal of the American College of Physicians (1987).

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25-Oct-2005


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