The Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) awarded its highest scientific honor to Professor Gordon Dougan for his exceptional contributions to vaccine development, delivery, and advocacy. His proven dedication to vaccine and information accessibility has enabled the development of vaccines against diseases including typhoid and cholera, and advanced equity in global health.
Earlier this year, Dougan joined IVI’s Board of Trustees and IVI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Cambridge’s Department of Medicine to promote and further academic links between the two institutions. We are currently collaborating on three distinct projects related to typhoid surveillance/vaccine evaluation, development of a vaccine against schistosomiasis, and accelerating a vaccine for invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella.
Unfortunately, due to restrictions posed by COVID-19, the Gold Medal and inaugural Sabin Rising Star awards will not be presented in person as planned, but recorded interviews with the recipients are available here, via Sabin.
About the Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal
The Gold Medal, now in its 27th year, is Sabin’s highest scientific honor, given each year to a distinguished member of the global health community who has made extraordinary contributions to vaccinology or a complementary field. Past award recipients include leaders of vaccinology and vaccine advocacy such as Drs. D.A. Henderson, Maurice Hilleman, Anne Gershon, Myron Levine and Paul Offit.