Frequent visitors to this site will probably be acquainted with the name Maurice Hilleman and the man’s work. During a long career with the U.S. Army, Squibb, and Merck, Hilleman developed dozens of vaccines and made important innovations in vaccinology. Before Hileman died in 2005, Paul A. Offit, MD, himself developer of a widely used rotavirus vaccine, filmed a series of interviews with Hilleman and other scientists. Now Dr. Offit has produced and released a documentary, and we are proud to host a screening of it. It’s an excellent film, with fascinating historical footage, animations, and insights into the world of infectious diseases prevention. Please join us for the screening — we think you’ll really enjoy the film.
After the showing, Dr. Offit will moderate a question-and-answer session with the audience and filmmaker Donald Rayne Mitchell.
In the meantime, you can browse our video gallery for snippets of interviews with Hilleman and visit the Pioneers timeline to learn more about his work on vaccines for adenovirus, influenza, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis b, chickenpox, and more. Teachers will be interested to explore a web companion to the film that features lesson plans on the human immune system, infectious diseases, and vaccine.
Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children
November 1, 2016, 6:30 pm
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 S. 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Register for the event HERE. Tickets are $10 (free for Fellows of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia).