The Alumni Organization at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a unique resource that allows residents, fellows and staff members to enhance their medical education. The group also works to strengthen relationships with CHOP alumni through networking events, ongoing education, and collaborative research.
Celebrating Dr. Paul A. Offit as the 2021 Recipient of the Richard D. Wood Distinguished Alumni Award
Annually since 1988, the Alumni Organization has recognized an alumnus who has made significant medical and scientific achievements in pediatric medicine. The Alumni Organization at CHOP is thrilled to announce Dr. Paul A. Offit as this year’s recipient of the Richard D. Wood Distinguished Alumni Award.
Dr. Offit is a professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases at CHOP and Director of the Vaccine Education Center. Over the past year, he has served as an expert about COVID-19 vaccine development and safety for countless top-tier news organizations, including The New York Times, NPR and NBC News. He is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC. He was a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Please join us on Monday, June 7, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. during the Annual Meeting of the Medical Staff to honor Dr. Offit and congratulate him on his remarkable accomplishments.
The Alumni Organization is run by a Board of Directors who oversee the organization’s efforts to provide residents, fellows and staff members with unique resources to enhance their medical education.