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Greenberg, Harry B.
Greenberg, Harry B.
Greenberg, Harry B. and Steinhart, Peter
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Stanford Historical Society
Harry B. Greenberg, MD, the Joseph D. Grant Professor in the School of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Research, was the lead inventor of the first-generation vaccine for rotavirus, a severe diarrheal disease that kills between 300,000 and 400,000 children each year in the developing world. In this interview, he discusses a range of important topics including developments in virology from 1970 to 2015 with a specific focus on vaccines for rotavirus and influenza, the relationship between the research and clinical sides of the Stanford School of Medicine in the late-twentieth century, the effects of entrepreneurism on medical research, ethical issues in medical research and Stanford’s responses to them, as well as the growth of the school from 1983 to 2015.
Harry B. Greenberg, Historical Society, oral histories, interviews, higher education, professors, rotavirus, vaccine, health care in developing countries, and disease prevention
September 21, 2015
Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012