Vermund, Polack elected to American Pediatric Society

Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D.

Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health Director Sten Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., and Cesar Milstein Chair in Pediatrics Fernando Polack, M.D. were recently elected to the American Pediatric Society.

The American Pediatric Society (APS) was established in 1888 as the first honorary society to recognize pediatricians for their research and leadership contributions to the field. The APS will induct Dr. Vermund and Dr. Polack during an annual meeting in May.

In addition to induction into the APS, Dr. Vermund will be awarded the Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award granted to one new member annually.

Dr. Vermund is recognized for his work on HIV treatment in countries such as Mozambique and Zambia, his leadership during the past six years within the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and his professorship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the areas of Pediatrics, Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Preventive Medicine.

Dr. Polack is recognized for his professorship in the area of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, his research and investigation of seasonal pediatric respiratory illnesses and his directorship at the INFANT Foundation for Children's Infectious Disease Research in Buenos Aires.

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