Paul Offit

Paul "For Profit" Offit
 

Paul Offit is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the 
Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the 
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

OFFIT BEGAN HIS TENURE ON ACIP IN OCTOBER OF 1998. OUT OF FOUR VOTES PERTAINING TO THE ACIP’S ROTAVIRUS STATEMENT HE VOTED “YES” THREE TIMES, INCLUDING, VOTING FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE ROTAVIRUS VACCINE IN THE VFC PROGRAM. 

He was Also on the Committee that made recommendations for the use of the LymeRix Vaccine.


Selected Articles


Dangerous Doctor: Media Vaccine Promoter has Huge Conflict of Interest


Vaccine pusher Paul Offit says aluminum supports a healthy fetus - have vaccine fanatics been brain damaged by toxic metals?




When Life Gives You Lemons, It's Not Because Of (Chronic) Lyme


What Would Jesus Do About Measles?


The Quackish Cult of Alternative Medicine- Dr. Paul Offit's battle against charlatanism


Vaccines: What You Should Know- Book Page 177


Recommendations for the Use of Lyme Disease Vaccine- Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)


Lyme Disease Community Blows the Whistle on Corruption Within the CDC


Mind Over Matter: Debunking Alternative Medicines


The disease active families are more likely to get than Zika


Opinion: Alternative healing or quackery?


Do You Believe in Magic? The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine


We Love GMOS And Vaccines


Correcting a Public Health Fiasco: The Need for a New Vaccine Against Lyme Disease


Paul A. Offit Resume

Paul A. Offit, MD is the Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases and the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. 

In addition, Dr. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 

He is a recipient of many awards including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland Medical School, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Disease Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health

Dr. Offit has published more than 140 papers in medical and scientific journals in the areas of rotavirus-specific immune responses and vaccine safety. He is also the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq, recommended for universal use in infants by the CDC; for this achievement Dr. Offit received the Luigi Mastroianni and William Osler Awards from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, the Charles Mérieux Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases; and was honored by Bill and Melinda Gates during the launch of their Foundation’s Living Proof Project for global health. 

In 2009, Dr. Offit received the President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics

In 2011, Dr. Offit received the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Biologics Industry Organization (BIO), the David E. Rogers Award from the American Association of Medical Colleges, the Odyssey Award from the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, and was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. 

In 2012, Dr. Offit received the Distinguished Medical Achievement Award from the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Drexel Medicine Prize in Translational Medicine fro the Drexel University College of Medicine. 

In 2013, Dr. Offit received the Maxwell Finland award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Distinguished Alumnus award from the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dr Offit was a member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and is a founding advisory board member of the Autism Science Foundation and the Foundation for Vaccine Research. 

He is also the author of five medical narratives: The Cutter Incident: How America’s First Polio Vaccine Led to Today’s Growing Vaccine Crisis (Yale University Press, 2005), Vaccinated: One Man’s Quest to Defeat the World’s Deadliest Diseases (HarperCollins, 2007), for which he won an award from the American Medical Writers Association, Autism’s False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure (Columbia University Press, 2008), Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All (Basic Books, 2011), and Do You Believe in Magic?: The Sense and Nonsense of Alternative Medicine (HarperCollins, 2013).    

Quoted by McStupid- "As the vaccine expert Paul Offit recently pointed out about false medical information, “It’s not hard to scare people, but it’s extremely difficult to unscare them.”

















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