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American Public Health Association (APHA) Executive Director Citation, New Orleans

Salk, Jonas. "Poliomyelitis Vaccine in the Fall of 1955." American Journal of Public Health 46 (1), 1956: 1–14.
Salk, Jonas. “Poliomyelitis Vaccine in the Fall of 1955.” American Journal of Public Health 46 (1), 1956: 1–14.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is honoring Dr. Jonas Salk posthumously during the centenary year of his birth today at the APHA 142nd Annual Meeting and Exposition in New Orleans.

Peter Salk speaks at the 2014 CCNY centenary symposium. Image courtesy of CCNY.
Peter Salk speaks at the 2014 CCNY centenary symposium. Image courtesy of CCNY.

Georges C. Benjamin, M.D., APHA Executive Director, will present the Executive Director Citation to Peter L. Salk, M.D. following a screening of the trailer for The Shot ‘Felt Round the World. You can follow the event on twitter at #APHA14@PublicHealth and @APHAAnnualMtg.

Jonas Salk became an APHA Fellow in 1949, and published several seminal articles in The American Journal of Public Health, which is APHA’s house journal. In honor of today’s award, we’ll take a closer look at these publications, which span Jonas Salk’s early work on influenza with Tommy Francis as well as the development and use of the polio vaccine.

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The Salk Institute—Jonas Salk 100th Birthday Global Health Symposium: Viruses, Vaccines and Pandemics

Jonas Salk at the Spring equinox, 1988
Image courtesy of The Salk Institute. Source: http://www.salk.edu/salk100/

The Salk Institute is hosting the Jonas Salk 100th Birthday Global Health Symposium this Thursday.

Take a look at the impressive lineup here, and visit the Salk’s Salk 100 page for historic photos and videos. William Brody, president of the Salk Institute, will open the event, and Inder Verma, professor at Salk,  will introduce the speakers.

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