This year marked the second time the Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award was been presented in recognition of outstanding individual achievement in the field of neurovirology. This year's award was presented to Dr. Volker ter Meulen on Septermber 14, 2000 during the 3rd International Symposium on NeuroVirology in San Francisco.
Dr. ter Meulen has had a long and distinguished career in the fields of neurovirology and immunology. He is presently holds the position of Professor within the Institure of Virology and Immunobiology at the University of Wurzburg in Wurzburg, Germany. He is an active participant in numerous professional societies in the fields microbiology, pediatrics, virology, and neurology. Dr. ter Meulen has served on the editorial boards of many scientific journals, including Journal of General Virology, Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Pediatric Research, Journal of Neuroimmunology, Journal of NeuroVirology, and Virology. Other professional activities include: President of the European Society against Virus Diseases; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Wurzburg; member of the Steering Committee on Acute Respiratory Viruses, World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva; chairman of the WHO Measles Virus Task Force, and; Dean of the Medical School at the University of Wurzburg. Dr. ter Meulen's accomplishments have earned him other awards, including the Kopernicus Medal of the Medical Academy of the University of Krakow, the Max-Planck Research Prize, and the Ludwig Aschoff Medal of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Freiburg. His accomplished career makes Dr. ter Meulen a deserving recipient of the Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award.
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