Myron M. Levine

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Myron M. Levine, M.D., is a member of the board of directors of VaxGen.


"Dr. Levine, the Co-Founder and Director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Center for Vaccine Development (CVD), has overseen a wide range of research programs, clinical evaluations, and large-scale field studies in infectious disease. The University of Maryland School of Medicine’s CVD is one of eight academic institutions designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the lead institution of a Regional Center of Excellence for Biodefense and Emerging Infectious Diseases Research. Dr. Levine is also professor of medicine, pediatrics, epidemiology and preventive medicine, and microbiology and immunology at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.

"In addition to nearly four decades of experience in infectious diseases field, Dr. Levine has served on numerous national and international vaccine committees, including as a member of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Programme for Vaccines and Immunization Steering Committee on New Vaccine Approaches. From 2000 to 2002, he co-chaired the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) Task Force on Research and Development. In addition, Dr. Levine is the primary editor of New Generation Vaccines, widely considered one of the most authoritative sources in the vaccines field.

"Dr. Levine holds an M.D. from the Medical College of Virginia and a Diploma in Tropical Public Health (D.T.P.H) with Distinction from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine."

Source: VaxGen profiles.