Periodically, the ISNV recognizes individual achievement in the field of neurovirology through its Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award. The award was presented for the first time at the 2nd International Symposium on NeuroVirology, New London, NH, USA, on June 6, 1999.
The first recipient of the Pioneer in NeuroVirology Award was Richard T. Johnson, M.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At the time of his award, he held several positions, including Professor, Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Neurologist, Johns Hopkins Hospital; Professor of Microbiology, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson has had a distinguished career in the field of neurovirology spanning four decades. He has an extensive publication record that includes 199 papers as well as over 110 books and book chapters. He has been honored with numerous awards and is frequently requested as a guest lecturer. His contributions to the field of neurovirology and beyond made Dr. Johnson a well-deserved recipient of this award.
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