New York Times Op-ed: This Is the Truth About Vaccines

While there are certainly thoughts, ideas and technologies progressing rapidly in the United States today, it remains that there are many Americans who do not vaccinate themselves and/or their children….

March 13, 2019 With No comments


JDRF & the Will Tankard Scholarship

I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) when I was 9 years old.  One day I was a considered a healthy child and the next I was I learning…

August 13, 2018 With No comments


Friends of VIC Summer Gathering

Dr. Mark Poznansky, Director of VIC, hosted an evening of dinner and conversation for the Friends of VIC, our generous donors and supporters. The event took place in the elegant…

July 25, 2018 With No comments


2018 Inaugural Professor Dulcie Coleman Lecture

On May 3rd, 2018 the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center(VIC) at MGH hosted the inaugural Professor Dulcie Coleman lecture in the historic Ether Dome at MGH in Boston. This lecture series,…

July 20, 2018 With No comments


The Epic Duo: Doctors and Data

In many of the “superhero” stories of our culture, from Batman and Robin to Sherlock and Watson, a superhero has an indispensable sidekick. Now, some real-life superheroes, notably doctors, are…

December 15, 2017 With No comments


Dulcie Coleman Award 2017

Time flies when you’re having fun, or so they say, and three months at VIC have gone by in a flash. It’s hard to believe my time here has drawn…

September 15, 2017 With No comments

VIC at Myopia Hunt Club 2017

Polo, a sport originating in ancient Persia, has been played for over two thousand years. The name derives from the word “pulu”, which means “ball” in Balti, a Tibetic language…

August 4, 2017 With No comments

Training the next generation of scientists

is an important part of VIC’s mission and is also a win-win situation for both the trainee and VIC. The trainee needs to gain formative scientific experience and develop problem-solving…

July 26, 2017 With No comments


The importance of being a philanthropist

There is something in common between the 10th century BC in ancient Greece, the 17th century in Baroque-style Europe and in the US today; philanthropy! Now, more than ever, philanthropic…

June 1, 2017 With No comments

March for science: what’s next?

More than a week has passed since scientists gathered together to march and to celebrate science and the role it plays in everyday lives. On Saturday 22 April, at the…

May 6, 2017 With No comments