Category Archives: Public Forum

Help Celebrate Dr. Hilleman’s 100th Birthday!

It’s Dr. Hilleman’s 100th birthday, but YOU are getting the gift! Gather your friends and make some popcorn!  

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dr. Hilleman’s birth, the complete version of the award-winning documentary HILLEMAN – A Perilous Quest to Save the World’s Children will be available to view for free on August 30, 2019.*

Check back here ( on August 30, 2019,* for links to view the film in English or with subtitling in Spanish, Portuguese, or Romanian languages!

We hope you will be able to enjoy the movie about this incredible scientist on the centennial of his birth. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who might be interested.

*The film will be available for free viewing from 6:00 PM ET August 29, 2019 through 12:00 PM ET August 31, 2019.

11th Annual Conference Crosses Borders, Boosts Vaccine Awareness

The 11th Annual ACIC Conference was jointly sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Center for Continuing Education in Health Sciences, and the Allegheny County Immunization Coalition.

Dr. Andrew Kroger of the CDC
Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, is a medical officer for the National Center ofr Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC.

This year’s conference featured welcoming remarks by Karen Hacker, MD, MPH, Director of the Allegheny County Health Department; and a keynote presentation entitled “Preventing the Spread of Diseases Across Borders” by Wilbert van Panhuis, MD, PhD, an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Biomedical Informatics at Pitt’s GSPH.

Also included was an Immunization Update and “Ask the Expert Q&A” with Andrew Kroger, MD, MPH, Medical Officer with the CDC; and an information-sharing session on “HPV! Why Should You Care” with Lyn Robertson, DrPH,

More than a dozen exhibitors and poster presentations shared information with conference attendees.

MSN, RN, Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Director, Health Equity, Education and Advocacy with the University of Pittsburgh’s Cancer Institute and Winfred Frazier, MD, HRSA-T-32 Postdoctoral Scholar and Univ. of Pittsburgh Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellow at UPMC St. Margaret.