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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Dr Paul - One great person

Dr. Paul Offit by many ways is a God to many people all over the world.Not just because of his years of medical experience,where he had saved numerous lives as a distinguished pediatrician and also as a specialist in the study of infectious diseases.

As an an internationally known and respected expert on fields like vaccines, immunology, and virology, the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology he is well known and famous.The academic side is also evident as the Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

His achievements are endless with him being the member of the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Papers speak volumes on a persons innovative capacity and Dr. Offit is by this regard very innovative with more than 120 paper publications in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety .He is also the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine recently recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC.
Am tired even to mention his accolades.He is the co-author of several bookslike Breaking the Antibiotic Habit (1999), Vaccines: What You Should Know (2003), The Cutter Incident: How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to Today’s Growing Vaccine Crisis (2005), and Vaccinated: One Man's Quest to Defeat the World's Deadliest Diseases (2007).

Some men are born great.Some achieve it.Dr. Paul Offit