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Upcoming ISV Officer and Board Elections: Nominations now open

Dear Member of ISV:

2017 is an election year, so please consider whether you are interested in serving the Society or know of someone who would contribute.

The positions include 3 Officers: President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer, as well as 6 Executive Board members. If you would like to nominate someone for a position, please note that in addition to an obvious requirement that the candidate is a member of ISV, the candidate must be willing to commit the necessary time to fulfill the duties of the position. All positions are for two years. The Officers are de facto members of the Executive Board.

The President-elect serves in that position for two years before becoming President. The Secretary is responsible for confirming minutes of the Executive Board meetings/teleconferences (taken by the administrative support staff), maintaining members rolls and contact information in addition to other secretarial duties. The Treasurer is responsible for all financial matters related to membership dues, the annual Congress, filing of US tax forms (ISV is a tax-exempt, non-profit US 501(c) (3) institution). The President, Secretary, and Treasurer form an Executive Committee of the Board and have teleconferences once a month.

Nominations should include a short statement from the candidate describing his/her interest in and commitment to the position, a brief bio, and the nomination letter(s), i.e., one nomination from a Board member, or a nomination by two general members. Self-nominations are permitted as long as the necessary nomination letter(s) are included.

Voting (by members of ISV who are current on their Society dues) can be accomplished by email or in person at the annual ISV meeting held during the Congress (Friday, October 6, 2017) after receipt of the candidate list, which will be emailed to the membership two weeks prior to the annual meeting.

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Julius S. Youngner, Sc.D., Polio Vaccine Pioneer and 2015 ISV Fellow, Dies at 96 years of age.

Julius S. Youngner, Sc.D., a world-renowned virologist best known for his contributions to the development of the first effective polio vaccine alongside Jonas Salk, died peacefully Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home in Pittsburgh, surrounded by family.  Dr. Youngner, a Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of microbiology and medical genetics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, had a remarkable scientific career that spanned more than 60 years, influenced the careers of an entire generation of virologists, and has saved innumerable lives. More info here.

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