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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Symposium, Lecture Honor NIAID’s Paul, Nov. 7 in Masur

Dr. William E. Paul

Dr. William E. Paul

On Nov. 7, NIH will honor the memory of Dr. William E. Paul, who passed away on Sept. 18, 2015, after having battled acute myeloid leukemia as well as B cell lymphoma. Paul had been chief of the Laboratory of Immunology, NIAID, beginning in 1970 at age 34 until his death. 

Paul will be remembered annually through an NIH Director’s Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series talk named in his honor. The first William E. Paul WALS lecture will be given by Dr. Laurie Glimcher at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 as part of a one-day symposium sponsored by the NIH immunology and cytokine interest groups. Other speakers include Drs. Mark Davis, Ron Germain, Harold Varmus and Anthony Fauci. 

Paul’s groundbreaking contributions to the immunology field, including the discovery of interleukin-4, were demonstrated in more than 600 publications over half a century. He also played an important role in the establishment of the NIH Vaccine Research Center while he was director of the NIH Office of AIDS Research. 

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