We are very excited to release this special episode of the podcast. We are partnering with the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research in honor of the 1st annual medical research conference, taking place March 10-12 2022. ESPR was generous enough to sponsor a giveaway and to put us in touch with Dr. Paul Offit whom we had the pleasure of interviewing for the podcast. We spoke about his most recent book (you bet your life - link below) , scientific progress and how it is perceived by the public. We also spoke about mentorship which was fitted since Dr. Offit will be awarded the Mentor of the Year award from the conference.
Bio: Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman professor of vaccinology, professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and director of The Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Offit is currently a member of National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group on vaccines, a subgroup of the "Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines" (ACTIV) comprised of experts to combat COVID-19. He is also a member of the FDA's Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC). Previously, he was a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Offit is a board member of Vaccinate Your Family, The Franklin Institute, and Autism Science Foundation. "You Bet Your Life" is his 12th book.
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This episode is proudly sponsored by Chiesi.