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NVAC Public Member: Larry Pickering, MD

NVAC Public Member | Term: 2/8/2017 – 2/8/2020

Larry Pickering is past senior advisor to the director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and past executive secretary for the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). He is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

Dr. Pickering received the Edward J. van Liere Research Award from West Virginia University School of Medicine in 1970 and was voted the outstanding clinical faculty member by the 1976 graduating senior class at the University of Texas Medical School (honorable mention in 1977 and 1981). He is co-chair of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Management of Infectious Diarrhea Guideline Panel, chair of the IDSA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Immunization, and past member of the IDSA Scientific Program Committee. He was chair of the Scientific Program Committee of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Infectious Disease Week 2014. He is past president of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS); past member of the Board of Directors of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); past member of the Program Committee of ICAAC; and past member of the IDSA Awards Committee. He is a past member of the Board of Directors, program committee, and treasurer of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; editor of five editions the AAP Red Book®; co-editor of the four editions of Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases; recipient of the 2007 Pediatric Infectious Disease Society’s Distinguished Physician Award; recipient of the national AAP 2010 Award for Lifetime Contributions to Infectious Diseases Education; recipient of a 2013 Outstanding Service Award from the Georgia chapter of the AAP; 21st Annual IDSA Edward H. Kass Lecture in Infectious Disease; and recipient of the 2013 Distinguished Service Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. He is also a recipient of the 2016 Stanley A. Plotkin Lectureship in Vaccinology Award from the Pediatric Infectious Society and recipient of the 2016 John P. Utz Award in recognition of outstanding leadership skills from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

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Content last reviewed on February 10, 2017