The Maurice Hilleman award honors the memory of Maurice Hilleman, PhD, one of the most effective vaccinologists in history. Dr. Maurice Hilleman led Merck MSD’s Department of Virus and Cell Biology from 1956 to 1984. Of the fourteen vaccines routinely recommended in current vaccine schedules, he developed eight, including measles, mumps, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, chickenpox, meningitis, pneumonia and Haemophilus influenzae bacteria.
The Maurice Hilleman Award is given to a scientist in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the development and/or implementation of HPV vaccines.
The 2021 Maurice Hilleman award recipient is Dr F. Xavier Bosch.
Discover the inspiring story of how HPV was proven to cause cervical cancer, as told by Dr Bosch:
Watch the video interview of Prof Suzanne Garland, IPVS President with 2021 Hilleman Award Winner – Dr F. Xavier Bosch: