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 2020 Maurice Hilleman Award shall be given to a scientist in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the development, implementation and/or advocacy of HPV vaccines.
A committee comprised of members of the IPVS Board and the Eurogin Scientific Committee have selected a winner from among the submitted nominations. The honoree has been invited to receive the award and deliver a keynote lecture at a dedicated ceremony on July 23rd, 2020, during the Virtual IPVC 2020.
We look forward to ‘seeing you’ there! IPVC 2020