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Scott B. Halstead, MD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Dr. Halstead has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the field of medical research administration

Dr. Scott B. Halstead has since been the recipient of the Kerr White Award in 2000 and a Gold Medal from Columbia University in 2005.

    ROCKVILLE, MD, January 13, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Scott B. Halstead, MD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Halstead celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Halstead founded the Pediatric Dengue Vaccine Initiative at the International Vaccine Institute in 2003 and remained active as founding director and director of research and development until 2010. The Institute, located in Seoul, South Korea, is notably the world's only international organization devoted exclusively to developing and introducing new and improved vaccines to protect the world's poorest people, especially children in developing countries. An alumnus of Yale University, Dr. Halstead received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, philosophy and history in 1951. He subsequently attained a Doctor of Medicine at Columbia University in 1955 before completing hospital training in internal medicine and serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps. Additionally, he received an honorary Doctor of Medicine from Mahidol University in Bangkok in 1990.

Upon retiring from the U.S. Army in 1968 as a lieutenant colonel after 11 years of service, Dr. Halstead began his career as a professor and chairman at the department of tropical medicine and medical microbiology for the University of Hawaii in the John Burns School of Medicine. He served as a faculty member on campus until 1983. Acquired by the Rockefeller Foundation in New York City shortly thereafter as an associate, deputy and acting director of the health sciences division between 1983 and 1995, during his tenure he most notably co-founded the Children's Vaccine Initiative in 1990. Dr. Halstead later became the director of infectious disease research for the U.S. Navy and worked as the chief scientist at the Office of Naval Research, for which he remains active as an independent consultant.

Renowned for his work as one of the world's leading authorities on viruses spread by mosquitoes, including dengue, Japanese encephalitis and chikungunya, Dr. Halstead is also recognized for his work in describing immune enhancement associated with dengue infections, which can lead to deadly hemorrhagic fevers. As a result of his many years of research, he has become widely published, having contributed over 400 scientific papers. Dr. Halstead has also scribed more than 60 book chapters covering such topics as vaccine research and international health development.

Leveraging his many years of expertise, Dr. Halstead was an advisor of infectious diseases for the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, as well as an advisor on the AIDS vaccine for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and for the program for vaccine development for the World Health Organization. Furthermore, Dr. Halstead was a senior scientist in the department of molecular, microbiology and immunology at Johns Hopkins University in the school of public health, was an adjunct professor in the department of preventive medicine at Uniformed Services University Health Sciences and was a lecturer in his field. A member and past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), the International Federation of Tropical Medicine and the American Bureau of Medical Advancement in China, Dr. Halstead is also a member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American Immunological Society. The ASTMH notably honored Dr. Halstead in 2017 with its highest honor, the Walter Reed Medal, for his services. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine and the American Board of Microbiology and Virology.

Dr. Halstead was a Fogarty senior fellow at the National Institutes of Health in 1975. He has since been the recipient of a Howard Moreland Taylor Award in 1999, a Kerr White Award in 2000 and a Gold Medal from Columbia University in 2005. A celebrated Marquis listee, Dr. Halstead has been showcased in over a dozen editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who's Who in Science and Engineering and Who's Who in the East.

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