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Stan Gerson, interim dean, School of Medicine
We can thank Dean Emeritus Fred Robbins and a team of researchers who received the Nobel Prize in 1954 for discovering a way to grow the polio virus in a test tube, enabling everyone from children to adults to receive the “shot felt 'round the world.” Many of our own researchers involved in ending today’s pandemic are part of that discovery engine that continues to heal our world. Thanks to the incredible effort to develop a vaccine faster than ever before, relief is here and available for the taking. Like the millions before who lined up for the polio vaccine, let’s follow their lead and stop the spread.