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MSU vaccine symposium honors late alum Maurice Hilleman

Posted at 3:12 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 18:18:31-04

BOZEMAN – Vaccine experts from all over the nation made their way to MSU on Saturday to talk about future vaccine development and infectious diseases.

The event was free and open to the public and celebrated the legacy of famous vaccine scientist and former MSU alum Maurice Hilleman.

Over his career, Hilleman developed more than 40 vaccines and is credited with saving more lives than any other medical scientist in the 20th century. He worked on more than half of the vaccines most kids receive today.

“I think in my own way I try to emulate his work ethic and his focus on trying to get the job done. And at the very end he said it’s success that matters, and that is how we feel as well,” said keynote speaker Dr. Louis Picker.

Reporting by Mederios Babb for MTN News