860. Acellular Pertussis Immunization During Pregnancy or Post-partum for Prevention of Diseases in Infants
Session: Symposium: Improved Vaccination Strategies for Control of Pertussis
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 11:21 AM
Room: 153ABC

Scott Halperin, MD, Dalhousie University IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada

Dr. Halperin is a Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology and Immunology at Dalhousie University and the Head of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He was educated in the United States, completing his undergraduate degree in Biology at Stanford University and his medical degree at Cornell University. His postgraduate residency training was in pediatrics at the University of Virginia and his fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Virginia and the University of Minnesota. He has lived in Halifax since 1985 where he is the Director of the Canadian Center for Vaccinology. Dr. Halperin is a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Clinical Research Chair in Vaccines. His research focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of pertussis and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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