Sabin Gold Medal to Dr. F. Marc LaForce

Event: Annual Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award Ceremony

The 19th annual Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award Ceremony will be held May 7, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. This year the award ceremony will honor Dr. F. Marc LaForce for his contributions to the development of a new vaccine for epidemic meningitis in Africa. The Gold Medal Award has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines. The Medal is the highest scientific honor given by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and commemorates the legacy of the late Dr. Albert B. Sabin. This prestigious award is presented by the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) as part of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland.