Food and Drug Administration


Center for Biologics and Evaluation


Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee


Committee Roster


Chair                                                               Acting Executive Secretary

Gary D. Overturf, M.D.                         William Freas, Ph.D.

Expertise:  Pediatrics                                             Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research

Term:  02/23/02 – 01/31/06                                  Food and Drug Administration

Professor of Medicine                                              1401 Rockville Pike (HFM-71)

Division of Infectious Diseases                       Rockville, Maryland  20852

University of New Mexico School of                      301-827-0314

Medicine                                                          fax 301-827-0294

Ambulatory Care Center, 3rd Floor             

2211 Lomas Avenue, N.E.

Albuquerque, New Mexico  87131


Michael D. Decker, M.D.**                                    Ruth A. Karron, M.D.

Expertise:  Science, Medical Affairs             Expertise:  Pediatrics & Infectious Diseases

Term:  06/20/01 – 01/31/05                                  Term:  02/01/03 – 01/31/07

Vice President                                                  Associate Professor

Scientific and Medical Affairs             Division of International Health

Aventis Pasteur                                     Johns Hopkins University School of

Discovery Drive                                        Hygiene and Public Health

Swiftwater, Pennsylvania  18370              624 N Broadway, Hampton House, Rm 117

                                                                        Baltimore, Maryland  21205

Peter Palese, Ph.D.                                      

Expertise:  Molecular Biology             David M. Markovitz, M.D.

Term:  06/21/01 – 01/31/05                                  Expertise:  Infectious Diseases

Chairman and Professor                                  Term:  02/22/02 – 01/31/06

Department of Microbiology                            Professor

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine                                  Division of Infectious Diseases

New York University                                             Department of Internal Medicine

One Gustave L. Levy Place                               University of Michigan Medical Center

New York, New York  10029                          1150 West Medical Center Drive, Rm 5220

                                                                        Ann Arbor, Michigan  48109








Cindy Lyn Province, R.N., M.S.N.*                      Bonnie M. Word, M.D.

Expertise:  Consumer Representative              Expertise:  Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Term:  05/14/03 – 01/31/05                                  Term:  02/01/04 – 01/31/08

Associate Director                                                Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Bioethics Center of St. Louis                            Baylor College of Medicine

P.O. Box 6134                                                 Texas Children’s Hospital

Chesterfield, Missouri  63006                          Clinical Care Center

                                                                        6621 Fannin Street, Suite 1740.01

Walter Royal, III, M.D.                                  Houston, Texas  77030

Expertise:  Infectious Dis/Neurology

Term:  02/01/03 – 01/31/07

Associate Professor of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine

720 Westview Drive, S.W.

Atlanta, Georgia  30310


Monica M. Farley, M.D.

Expertise:  Bacterial Infectious Diseases

Term:  02/01/04 – 01/31/08

Professor of Medicine

Department of Medicine

Emory University School of Medicine

VA Medical Center

Research – Infectious Diseases (151)

1670 Clairmont Road

Decatur, Georgia  30033


Philip S. LaRussa, Ph.D.

Expertise:  Pediatrics/Virology

Term:  02/01/04 – 01/31/08

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital PH4 West 4-462

622 West 168th Street

New York, New York  10032







*Consumer Representative

**Industry Representative