BCM, Texas Children’s announce recruitment of Dr. Peter Hotez and team in major advance to develop vaccines for world’s poor – Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TexasPosted: October 17, 2011
The comprehensive initiative will include the establishment of the first national school of tropical medicine in the United States at BCM. Hotez will serve as the founding dean.
The entire Sabin Vaccine Institute vaccine development program will relocate to Texas Children’s and BCM. The Sabin Vaccine Institute’s advocacy and education programs will remain at the institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Hotez will continue to serve as president.
The collaborative program represents a significant expansion of efforts to develop and test vaccines for a range of diseases affecting low-income populations in the United States and worldwide. One of the focuses nationally will be in South Texas.