Let look at the authors:
Saad B. Omer, M.B., B.S., Ph.D., M.P.H., Daniel A. Salmon, Ph.D., M.P.H., Walter A. Orenstein, M.D., M. Patricia deHart, Sc.D., and Neal Halsey, M.D.
Most of these people are directly connected to Johns Hopkins School of Public Health which directly connected to the Institute for Vaccine Safety
Saad B Omar :The associate director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Healthhttp://www.globalhealth.emory.edu/pr...grams/omer.php
|Dr. Omer was an assistant scientist in the Global Disease Epidemiology and Control Program at Johns Hopkins University, where he received his doctorate in international health in 2006.
Daniel Salmon, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Vaccine Safety Specialist, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, member of the The National Vaccine Advisory Committee (NVAC) He is also on Merck's advisory board: http://apha.confex.com/apha/135am/te...per_164974.htmhttp://www.hhs.gov/nvpo/nvac/minutes20080411.htmlhttp://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm...ional%20Health
|Dr. Salmon's primary research and practice interests are in optimizing the prevention of childhood infectious diseases through the use of vaccines.
WALTER A. ORENSTEIN, M.D., professor of medicine and director, program for vaccine policy and development, department of medicine, Emory University, Atlanta; Formerly Director of the National Immunization Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),
He served as the CDC liaison member to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee for more than 14 years, having played a major role in development of critical immunization policy. During the same period as Dr. Orenstein served on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee, he also served as CDC liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID), the major immunization policy making body for private pediatricians.http://www.vaccines.emory.edu/scient...renstein.shtml
Neal A. Halsey, M.D., chairperson of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases, director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, which was established in 1997 at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.He has been a member or advisory member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP).http://faculty.jhsph.edu/default.cfm...ional%20Health
Dr. Halsey Serves on the advisory board to the Immunization Action Coalition, an advocacy group funded by vaccine makers including: Aventis Pasteur, Chiron Corporation, Glaxo Wellcome, Merck & Co., Nabi, North American Vaccine, SmithKline-Beecham, Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines.
|Dr. Neal Halsey of Johns Hopkins University. Like Katz, he is a vaccine pioneer and served on ACIP and the Red Book committees. He, too, is an advisor to the Immunization Action Coalition and the Hepatitis B Coalition. Halsey is also director of the Institute for Vaccine Safety, which he founded at Johns Hopkins to provide a forum on vaccine safety, among other things. According to a Johns Hopkins' spokesperson, the institute receives funds from Merck, SmithKline Beecham, North American Vaccines, Connaught/Pasteur Merrieux and Wyeth-Lederle."
Nicholas Regush ABCNEWS.com (Nicholas Regush is an ABC News journalist specializing in medical and scientific issues. He was, for 12 years, an award-winning investigative reporter for the Montreal Gazette, and worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.)