Kathleen M. Neuzil, MD, MPH, FIDSA, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Vaccine Development (CVD) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM), was elected to serve a three-year term to the Board of Directors for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID).
“The Center for Vaccine Development has long been dedicated to the prevention of infectious diseases. I am honored to be working with NFID on their mission to provide education to public and professional communities on emerging pathogens, the importance of curbing antimicrobial, and the role and value of vaccines,” said Dr. Neuzil, who is also deputy director of UM SOM’s Institute for Global Health (IGH).
Dr. Neuzil is one of the world’s preeminent scientists and advocates in vaccine development and policy. She has conducted clinical and epidemiologic studies on numerous vaccine-preventable diseases throughout her career. She is an expert on influenza, rotavirus and respiratory syncytial virus as well as in maternal immunization, optimizing vaccine use and overcoming barriers to sustainable vaccine uptake in low resource settings. Through her research, Dr. Neuzil has been a key driver in the many changes in influenza policy in the U.S. Internationally, her research has helped to shape rotavirus vaccine policy.
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