Biomedical Center Salutes Vaccine Developer

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Dr. Stanley Plotkin is being honored for more than a half-century of scientific achievement at the Wistar Institute gala.

Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin, professor emeritus at the Wistar Institute and a longtime major force in the scientific world, will be honored with the first Caspar Wistar Award at the institute’s gala this Saturday night, Oct. 26, at the Park Hyatt at the Bellevue.

Plotkin is credited with developing major vaccinations over more than a half-century of research, including the rubella vaccine, focusing on the RA27/3 strain, at Wistar, a biomedical center in the University City section of Philadelphia. He and Wistar colleagues Dr. Hilary Koprowski and Dr. Tadeusz Wiktor also created the vaccine against rabies.