Sabin Vaccine Institute, Texas Children’s Hospital, Baylor College Of Medicine To Create Tropical Disease Research School

Peter Hotez, chair of the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine at George Washington University and president of Sabin Vaccine Institute, “will join the staffs of Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine this summer, [and] will serve as founding dean of a new, as yet unnamed, tropical disease research school at Baylor,” the Houston Chronicle reports (Christian, 6/8).

Hotez will leave his position at GWU but continue to serve as president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute, according to a Texas Children’s Hospital press release. In addition, the staff of the Sabin Vaccine Institute vaccine development program will relocate to Texas Children’s and BCM, but the institute’s advocacy and education programs will remain in Washington, D.C. (6/8).