Navigation Links
Author Royalties From Autism Book Donated to Autism Research
Date:11/3/2008

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Offit, MD, announced today that all author royalties earned from the sale of his new book, "Autism's False Prophets: Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure," will be donated to the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081103/DC43575)

"We are very pleased to partner with Dr. Offit, and to accept the royalties of his book for the work done here at the Center for Autism Research (CAR) at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia," said Dr. Bob Schultz, director of the Center for Autism Research at Children's Hospital. "CAR is dedicated to helping children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families. CAR's mission is to identify the causes of ASD, and from that knowledge devise effective treatments. By donating profits from his book, Dr. Offit is helping to push science forward for the good of all."

Dr. Offit, who is chief of Infectious Disease and director of the Vaccine Education Center at Children's Hospital, recounts the history of autism research and argues that antivaccination forces have misled the public by claiming a false link between vaccines and autism, a challenging neurological condition whose true cause remains unknown.

Dr. Offit's book underscores the importance of dedicating scarce social resources toward supporting legitimate scientific research into autism, rather than being needlessly diverted into implausible and scientifically unsupported treatments.

Paul A. Offit, M.D. is the chief of Infectious Diseases and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as well as the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received numerous awards, including the J. Edmund Bradley Prize for Excellence in Pediatrics from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development from the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health. An international expert on rotavirus-specific immune responses, Dr. Offit is the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine RotaTeq, for which he received the Jonas Salk Award from the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, the Gold Medal from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Stanley A. Plotkin Award in Vaccinology from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society.

Media Contact:

Rachel Salis-Silverman

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

267-426-6063

Salis@email.chop.edu


'/>"/>
SOURCE The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Author royalties from autism book donated to autism research
2. Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Hires Director of Educational Programs
3. Triple-S Management Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2008 Results; Board Approves Share Repurchase Authorization of up to $40 Million
4. CPC Appoints Medical Product Service GmbH as Authorized European Representative for MedClose(TM) System
5. New Jersey Author Uncovers the Secret to Well-Being Is the Connection Between Health and Emotions
6. Tianyin Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. Authorizes $3.0 Million Stock Repurchase Program
7. New Author Mary Soliel Honored as Two-time National Best Books 2008 Award Finalist
8. Patient Safety Authority Supports International Infection Prevention Week
9. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Enters Into Agreement With Clinical Care Options as Its Authorized Online Conference Coverage Provider for the Liver Meeting(R) 2008
10. Exercise Can Help You Cope with Financial Stress and Heal Emotional Pain, Says Acclaimed Author and Psychotherapist
11. Mt. Sinai Services Toronto Becomes an Xceed Authorized Gene-Expression Service Provider Using Ziplex(R) System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... Groove Ring is excited to announce they've partnered ... silicon wedding bands and all-purpose rings. Whether you’re an athlete, adventurer, professional, or love ... for you. , From the rock face to the auto shop, Groove Ring is ...
(Date:6/22/2017)... ... June 22, 2017 , ... A June 12 article ... concerned about an apparent lack of oral hygiene by an aged parent who had ... dementia-related matters, suggests a number of steps, including scheduling a dentist visit. Northridge Dental ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... ... 2017 , ... After months of negotiations, FaceCradle USA is proud to announce the debut of ... , “Introducing our product on QVC is something we all worked hard to achieve for ... more than 90 million homes in the United States,” said FaceCradle USA President Dylan Doherty. ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Boulder, CO (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... released a report contending that the introduction of school choice can promote economic ... of a charter school that has, according to the report, contributed to the ...
(Date:6/20/2017)... Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... June 20, 2017 ... ... with gum disease in Cincinnati, OH for leading-edge care, whether or ... advances in laser dentistry. Using the BIOLASE WaterLase® iPlus™ laser, she targets bacteria ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/16/2017)... 16, 2017  Exactly 50 years ago today, the Monterey ... became known as the San Francisco "Summer of Love."  To ... two radical innovations in strategic market research portals that it ... the beginning of Northern Light,s "Summer of Love (For Our ... ...
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the ... President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has ... the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science ... from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... Bedard will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease ...
(Date:6/8/2017)... Fla. , June 8, 2017  Less than ... that hit more than 200,000 companies, including hospital networks, ... being heralded as one of the largest online extortion ... in the healthcare market, it is imperative that providers ... protect their data from this — and many other ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: