Dr. Anne Gershon
2015 Charles A. Alford Memorial Lecturer
“Whatever Happened to Congenital Varicella?”
Thursday, June 4 in the
Bradley Lecture Center
4th Floor Children’s Harbor Building
12 noon to 1:00 pm
Dr. Gershon is the director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Disease and Professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, a position she has held for the past 26 years. Her research, which included examining the epidemiology, diagnosis, immunology, latency, prevention and treatment of VZV, played a crucial role in the final steps of the vaccine’s licensure and broad public use. Dr. Gershon continues to study the safety and efficacy of varicella vaccine, including the growth and pathogenesis of VZV in cell culture and latency of VZV in humans and animal models.