Thursday, April 25, 2013

CDC recognizes Dr. James Todd as Childhood Immunization Champion

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the CDC Foundation have honored Dr. James Todd, professor of pediatrics and microbiology at the University of Colorado and a physician at Children's Hospital Colorado, with a CDC Childhood Immunization Champion award. This award acknowledges individuals who have made immunization successes possible in their communities.

“For more than 13 years, Dr. Todd has worked to increase the number of children getting immunized for vaccine-preventable diseases,” said Dr. Rachel Herlihy, interim deputy director of the Disease Control and Environmental Epidemiology Division at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. “His annual vaccine-preventable disease reports have been a reliable and important reminder that we still have a lot of work to do to fully protect Colorado's children.
Since 1991, Dr. Todd has served as director of epidemiology for Children's Hospital Colorado and section head of epidemiology for the hospital’s Department of Pediatrics.For more information about other CDC Childhood Immunization Champion Award winners, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niiw/champions.

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