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 2021 Maurice Hilleman Award will be given to a scientist in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to the development and/or implementation of HPV vaccines.

The Nominating Committee will review the submitted nominations and the final vote will be done by the IPVS Board. The honoree will be invited to receive the award during IPVC 2021 virtual conference (15-19 November 2021).