Maurice Hilleman Award

Maurice Hilleman Award

The International Papillomavirus Society and Eurogin are pleased to hold Maurice Hilleman Award Ceremony at the IPVC 2020 Conference.

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.

A committee comprised of members of the IPVS Board and the Eurogin Scientific Committee selected the winner from among the submitted nominations.

We are delighted to announce that the 2020 Maurice Hilleman Award will be presented to Dr. Laura Koutsky, MSPH, PhD in recognition of her outstanding contribution to HPV research and for the breakthrough results she achieved as principal investigator in the very first proof-of principle HPV-16 VLP vaccine trials.

Dr. Koutsky will deliver a keynote lecture at a dedicated ceremony on Wednesday, July 22, at 16:00 CEST.